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.
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.
It has been nearly 20 years since there was an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and that was Lennox Lews. Take a look at how we could see history repeat itself 20 years later as competition in the heavyweight division is currently white hot.
Now off the biggest win of his career, it will be interesting to see who Chris Eubank fights next. Here are the the best options.
After nearly five years out of the ring, Marcos ‘El Chino’ Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) is set to return to boxing.
Currently, the light heavyweight division is stacked and easily one of the sport’s best. From the WBC champ, to the IBF champ, the division is filled with savages roaming around.
Currently the WBA “regular” champion, and recently signed to Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions, Manny Pacquiao has no shortage of fights on the table.
So where exactly does Golovkin’s place in boxing history currently stand? There is no doubt he is a top middleweight, but has he reached the ceiling that many had believed he would when he was knocking out solid, but not elite fighters in Geale, Stevens, and Lemieux?