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.
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.
Cancio proved it was their first fight was no fluke, as he stopped Machado again last Friday; this time quicker, to retain his “regular” WBA 130 pound title.
Jermell Charlo (32-1-16 KO) knocked out rugged Mexican, Jorge Cota (28-4-25 KO) on Sunday in his first win since dropping a decision (and WBC title) to Tony Harrison (28-2-21 KO) last December. Charlo was back in impressive form, dropping Cota with a short right hook in the third round before drilling him with a picture perfect 1, 2 that left Cota laid out on the canvas.
Ruiz Jr.’s victory shook up the sport for sure, but is he now considered the best heavyweight in the world? Is it Wilder or Fury? Where does Joshua stand in the heavyweight rankings now? Lets take a look.
Gennady Golovkin (39-1, 35KOs) was back in full force yesterday when he knocked out Steve Rolls (19-1, 10KOs) in the fourth round. It was definitely a tune-up fight for Golovkin that was meant to showcase his skill in his DAZN debut. Now with that fight out of the way, who should be next for the Kazakh slugger?
This is a true grudge match that has both fighters eager to cause the other a lot of damage. There will for sure be be fireworks!
It is widely expected that Canelo will fight in September again and there are a number of interesting options for him on the table. Who should be next for Canelo Alvarez?
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-3-1, 32 KOs) is set to return on June 22nd in Mexico, ending a two-year layoff. Chavez last fought in 2017 against Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KOs).
It wasn’t too long ago that Canelo was universally loved in the boxing world.
For a late replacement, Ruiz Jr. is pretty good. Some might even argue that Ruiz Jr. is a better opponent than Miller originally was.
Daniel ‘Miracle Man’ Jacobs (35-2, 29 KOs) will face Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KOs) this Saturday. It is a highly-anticipated fight that promises high-level action but for Jacobs, this is hardly the biggest fight of his life.
Should Crawford get past Khan this Saturday, he will have many options that he could face (barring boxing politics). But just how far can he go, what is his ceiling? If he maximizes his potential, where will that leave him?
This Saturday night in Carson, California, Danny Garcia (34-2, 20 KOs) will square off against Adrian Granados (20-6, 14 KOs) live on Fox. It will be Garcia’s first fight since dropping a split decision to Shawn Porter (30-2, 17 KOs) last September. It was Garcia’s second attempt at claiming the coveted WBC welterweight title but he fell just short in a tightly contested fight.