Patrick Day fought for his life until the very end, just as he did in the ring. After four days in a coma, he succumbed to his injuries and passed away today, October 16, 2019. He was just 27 years old.
On Friday, October 18th, IBF Light Heavyweight Champ Artur Beterbiev (14-0, 14KOs) will face off against WBC/Lineal Champ Oleksandr “The Nail” Gvozdyk (17-0, 14KOs) at the Liacouras Center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. This should be a treat for fans. We rarely get to see two top undefeated champions putting it all on the line for a unification.
Usyk did what he was supposed to do and looked great in his heavyweight debut but against the right opponent.
It’s been reported that Unified Welterweight Champion, Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (26-0, 21KOs) was seriously injured in a single car wreck last night, while driving his Ferrari at approximately 3:00am CDT, in Downtown Dallas,TX.
Saturday, October 12th, former undisputed Cruiserweight king, Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12KOs), will take on Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon (38-3, 29KOs) at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Usyk was supposed to face Tyrone Spong (14-0, 13KOs), but Spong popped dirty on a VADA drug test.
Juan Manuel Marquez will go down as one of the greatest Mexican fighters of all time. He will also be linked to Manny Pacquiao for their rivalry that lasted for eight years. Marquez will also be linked to Juan Diaz due to their legendary battle that happened ten years ago.
Whether you rank Lomachenko at number one, two, or three in your pound-for-pound list, he has certainly proved he is one of the best fighters in the world today.
A night of knockouts filled Madison Square Garden on the undercard of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (40-1-1, 35KOs) vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-2, 10KOs). The action, although exciting on the undercard, could not compare to the main event.
Many fans are wondering if Sergiy can get over the hump in his second fight for a title. Sergiy has always been a determined and focused fighter. He brings grit and Ukranian scrappiness to the ring. He has trained hard for this fight.
If Benevidez continues down the road that he is currently on he will undoubtedly get worldwide recognition in the near future. And what exactly should be the next step on that road?
Mario “El Azteca” Barrios (25-0, 18KOs) took on Batyr Akhmedov (7-1, 6KOs) for the WBA Super Lightweight Title. Barrios, a solid young fighter had the clear edge to many coming into this fight. To those who watched the fight it would seem this fight had three parts. This included rounds 1-4, 5-11, and the final round. Lets review how and why some feel this fight was closer than what some of the scorecards revealed.
On Saturday, October 5th, former unified Middleweight Champion, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (39-1-1, 35KOs) will clash with Sergey “The Technician” Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The clash between Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (26-0, 21KOs) and “Showtime” Shawn Porter (30-3-1, 17KOs) delivered a unification bout for the ages. Both welterweights stepped in the ring as champions (Spence Jr., the IBF titleholder and Porter, the WBC titleholder), but only one fighter would leave with both belts.
On Saturday, September 28th, IBF Welterweight Champ Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (25-0, 21KOs) will clash with WBC Welterweight Champ Shawn “Showtime” Porter (30-2-1, 17KOs) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. This should be a blockbuster fight.
One journey I have followed for a few years now is that of Sean “Untouchable” Max`son (1-0, 1KO). He made his pro debut on July 27, 2019 but the road to get there took many things, including patience.