Boxrec has never been known for its rankings, but this list might throw any ounce of credibility they had left out of the window.
It’s kind of funny because GGG was originally stripped of his IBF title for not fighting then mandatory challenger, Derevyanchenko, as a late replacement for Canelo.
On Saturday, August 3rd, undefeated WBA Interim Light Heavyweight Champion Marcus Browne (23-0, 16KOs) will take on Jean Pascal (33-6-1, 20KOs) at The Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. This is where we see if Pascal is completely done or has something left in the tank like he says.
Undefeated heavyweight contender Adam “Babyface” Kownacki (19-0, 15KOs) will clash with Chris “The Nightmare” Arreola (38-5-1, 33KOs) on Saturday August 3rd, at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn,NY. This fight should be full of fireworks
WBA (Super) Super Featherweight Champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (21-0, 20KOs) will be making a mandatory title defense against Ricardo “El Cientifico” Nunez (21-2 19KOs) on Saturday, July 27 at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. It will be only the second time in Davis’ career that fights in his hometown of Baltimore.
Can Caleb Plant forge his path to greatness? Can he clean out the super middleweight division? It’s entirely possible. He is definitely the most technical boxer at 168lbs – he’s ultra fast, has very good footwork, and has a high ring IQ.
Jose Ramirez believes all the pressure is on hometown favorite Maurice Hooker as they clash for the WBO and WBC World Super-Lightweight titles at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas on Saturday night, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
Everything is bigger in Texas – and that’s just what Maurice Hooker plans to be as he prepares for his Super-Lightweight unification clash with Jose Ramirez on Saturday night at the College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
Keith Thurman might’ve lost his fight on Saturday but he showed plenty of heart. It will be interesting to see how he responds after losing the first fight of his career. He has numerous options on the table and it would be no surprise to see him bounce back and fight for a title next year.
With the victory, Pacquiao regained his status as one of the best welterweights in the planet and will have no shortage of future opponents. Currently signed to Premier Boxing Champions, Pacquiao has numerous options on the table. Lets take at look at some of them.
Last night we witnessed a fight for the ages. Two lions in the welterweight division slugging it out to determine who would take his perch amongst the three titleholders at 147 pounds. We saw a 40 year old legend in Manny ‘PacMan’ Pacquaio (62-7, 39 KOs) take on a much younger undefeated Keith ‘One-Time’ Thurman (29-1, 22KOs) in his prime for Thurman’s WBA (Super) Welterweight Title.
Both fighters faced off at the final press conference and things got little chippy. Harsh words were exchanged and the fighters had to be separated before things went any further. Caleb Plant has clearly gotten under Mike Lee’s skin. Could it play a role in the fight?
This is one of the biggest fights of the year. It pits old versus young, legend versus champion, but it is lion versus lion.
When Amir Khan won silver in the 2004 Olympic games at the age of 17, many touted him as the next big thing. For his first 18 fights, Khan was proving just that. He was quickly becoming a sensation in his native U.K., but that all came crashing down when he faced his first major test against then-undefeated, Breidis Prescott in 2008.
There have been rumors flying for the past couple months about who Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (52-1-2, 35KOs) will fight next. A lot has happened recently. A lot of names being mentioned, some changes in the division. One thing is for certain though – no matter who Canelo fights, boxing fans will be tuning in for it.