This past June, Andy Ruiz pulled one the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history when he stopped Anthony Joshua in the seventh round. Will history repeat itself?
Mexican fighter, Emanuel Navarette (29-1, 25KOs) has been a pro for seven years and is only 24 years of age. What’s even more impressive for the titleholder is that this will be his fifth bout of 2019 and his fourth title defense. He currently holds the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
On Saturday, December 7, Unified (WBA/IBF/WBO) Heavyweight Champion, Andy “The Destroyer” Ruiz Jr. (33-1, 22KOs) will clash with Anthony Joshua (22-1, 21KOs) at the Diriyah Arena in the Saudi Arabian capital of Riyadh. This is one of the most anticipated fights of the year, and is probably one of the biggest rematches at heavyweight since the early 1990s when Riddick Bowe and Evander Holyfield met for a second time.
This Saturday night, Jermall Charlo (29-0, 21KOs) will be taking on Dennis Hogan (28-2-1, 7KOs) live from the Barclays Center. Up for grabs will be Charlo’s WBC World Middleweight Title and some potential big money fights in the future.
UK native and current IBO World Super Middleweight champion Chris Eubanks Jr. (28-2, 21KOs) will make his US pro debut in Brooklyn, at Barclays Center, against Matt Korobov (28-2-1, 14KOs) on December 7th for the vacant interim WBA World Middleweight belt.
This Saturday night, former WBO featherweight champion, Oscar Valdez (26-0, 20KOs) will be moving up in weight to take on Andres Gutierrez (38-2-1, 25KOs). This fight marks Valdez super featherweight debut and it will be interesting to see how he looks at the new weight.
On Saturday, November 30th, Alexander Besputin (13-0, 9KOs) will meet Radzhab “The Python” Butaev (12-0, 9KOs) at the Casino de Monte Carlo in Poland. They will be fighting for the vacant Regular WBA Welterweight title. Both of these former Russian amateur standouts are at similar stages in their career and we should be in for a real treat.
This Saturday, November 23rd, touts a headline of heavyweight fighters. Yet the smaller weight division has quite the battle. Luis Nery (30-0, 24KOs) takes on Emmanuel Rodriguez (19-1, 12KOs) and the winner will become the mandatory challenger for the WBC Bantamweight belt.
This Saturday night, Leo Santa Cruz (36-1-1-19 KO) will take on Miguel Flores (24-2-12 KO) for the vacant WBA super featherweight (130 lbs) title. The fight will act as the co-main event for the Deontay Wilder-Luis Ortiz Pay-Per-View.
On Saturday, November 23rd, WBC Heavyweight Champ Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder (41-0-1, 40KOs) will fight Luis “King Kong” Ortiz at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. This will be the second time these two meet. If Ortiz can pull off the upset, it would send colossal waves through the boxing world.
Both fighters will battle again this weekend in Las Vegas on Fox PPV. Most boxing critics feel Wilder will win again by stoppage. Ortiz, on the other hand, will try to prove everyone wrong.
If it was improbable the first time around as amateurs, it’s even more so now as pros. The debut of KSI and Logan Paul will take place this weekend. The boxing community seems to be split down the middle as to whether this is a pure joke or it will implore the casual sports fan to take an interest in the sweet science.
Over the weekend, Garcia faced off with his toughest challenge up to date against Romero Duno (21-2, 16 KO’s) of the Philippines. Well that was on paper at least.
On Thursday, Nov 7th Unfeated IBF/WBA Reg Bantamweight Champion Naoya Inoue (18-0, 16KOs) will clash with WBA (Super) Champion (40-5, 26KOs) at the Saitama Super Arena in Japan.
In front of a packed house at the MGM Grand and Casino in Las Vegas, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (51-1-2, 36KOs) proved why he is one of the best fighters in the world today.