With that feather in his cap, Spence strengthened his position as the best welterweight on the planet, but where does he rank in the pound-for- pound list ? Does he crack the top 5 ? Lets see.
Last night we saw an action packed fight from start to finish. One fighter’s career was elevated and the other’s came to an end. Sergey ‘Samurai’ Lipinets (15-1, 11 KOs) vs Lamont ‘Havoc’ Peterson (35-5-1, 17 KOs) was a big opportunity for both guys.
Juan Antonio Rodriguez shocks Mercito Gesta by knockout.
Two-division world champion Lamont “Havoc” Peterson (35-4-1, 17KOs) will take on former IBF junior welterweight world champion Sergey “Samurai” Lipinets (14-1 10KOs) in a 12-round welterweight matchup on Sunday, March 24 at MGM National Harbor in Maryland.
On Saturday night, March 16, 2019 we witnessed undefeated the WBC Lightweight World Champion – Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30KOs) – move up not one but two weight classes to challenge the boogeyman IBF Welterweight World Champion Errol Spence Jr. (25-0, 21KOs) in a huge showdown. A lot of fans, experts, legends and current fighters had Spence as the huge favorite given his significant size advantage over Garcia.
Undefeated IBF Welterweight Champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (24-0, 21KOs) will clash with fellow undefeated boxing star Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30KOs) tomorrow night at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This is a highly anticipated fight for boxing fan from all over. Two pound-for-pound, undefeated champions facing off, for what should be a blockbuster fight.
IBF Junior Lightweight champ Tevin Farmer (28-4-1, 6KOs) will take on undefeated contender, Jono Carroll (16-0-1, 3KOs) at the Liacouras Center, Philadelphia on Friday March 15th. They will finally settle their ongoing Twitter beef! No more trash talking. Let’s fight!
This Saturday, two of boxing’s top pound-for-pound fighters will square off when Errol Spence Jr. (24-0, 21KO’s) defends his IBF welterweight title against four-division world champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30KO’s) in Dallas, Texas. The fight, which will be broadcast by Fox Pay-Per-View, is highly anticipated by many fans and boxing media alike, but also criticized by others.
Can Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs) really hang with the top welterweights? He has fought top and mid-level welterweights within the division but the results have not been very convincing. Last nights display against Yordenis Ugas (23-4, 11 KOs) was far from convincing and many had him losing the fight including the Fox TV broadcasters.
Two-time boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi (36-8, 7 KO’s) has come out of retirement to sign with newly formed promotion, Bare Knuckle FC. The promotion seeks to expand the art of bare knuckle fighting, and is the first promotion to hold legal and sanctioned bare knuckle events in the United States since 1889.
Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs) defended his WBC Welterweight Title against Yordenis Ugas (23-4, 11 KOs) in what turned out to be a great fight. This fight was everything it was supposed to be due to the fact that both fighters had complimentary styles.
Former unified Middleweight Champion, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1 34KOs), has signed an official 3 year, 6 fight deal with DAZN. The deal will likely lock him up for the rest of his career.
On Saturday, March 9, Shawn “Showtime” Porter (29-2-1, 17 KOs) will defend his WBC Welterweight title against Yordenis Ugas (23-3, 11 KOs) at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. The fight will be aired live on Fox and the Fox Sports app. The main card begins at 8pm EST, and the main event (Porter vs Ugas) is expected to start some time around 9:30pm EST.
On Saturday night, March 9th, Dmitry Bivol (15-0, 11 KOs) from Saint Petersburg, Russia will take on New York native Joe Smith Jr. (24-2, 20 KOs) on DAZN at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York. Bivol will be defending his WBA Light Heavyweight title for the fourth time.
The last two weeks have been a roller coaster for boxing fans. Many thought they were going to get a possible Fight Of The Year candidate in May and now fans are left disappointed.