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.
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.
WBC Interim Champ Jermall “Hitman” Charlo (28-0, 21KOs) will square off against Brandon “Cannon” Adams (21-2, 13KOs) on Saturday, June 29th, at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX. Charlo will be fighting in front of his hometown for only the second time in his career.
IBF Lightweight champion Richard Commey (28-2, 25KOs) will meet tested warrior, Raymundo “Sugar” Beltran (36-8-1, 22KOs) on Friday, June 28 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California.
Guillermo “El Chacal” Rigondeaux (18-1, 12KOs) is one fight away from a WBC title shot. On Sunday, June 23, he will be colliding with Julio “Pollito” Ceja (32-,3 28KOs) at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. Ceja is the number one ranked boxer in the WBC rankings in the junior featherweight division. A win for Rigondeaux means a shot at greatness again, a shot becoming champion.
On Saturday, June 15, Lineal Heavyweight champ Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (27-0-1, 19KOs) will take on Tom Schwartz (24-0, 16KOs) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. This will be Fury’s first fight on his new ESPN deal.
On Saturday, June 15, IBF Featherweight champion Josh Warrington (28-0 6KOs) will finally clash with bitter rival Kid Galahad (26-0 15KOs) at First Direct Arena in Warrington’s hometown of Leeds in West Yorkshire. These two hate each other and it should be a very entertaining fight.
Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1 34KOs) returns on Saturday, June 8, at Madison Square Garden in New York City to take on Steve Rolls (19-0 10KOs). The fight will take place at a 164lb catchweight, raising some eyebrows in the boxing world.
Heavyweight WBC champ Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (41-0-1, 40KOs) has agreed to a rematch with Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (31-1, 26KOs). The fight date and venue are to be determined, but rumor has it that the fight will take place in September.
Devin “The Dream” Haney (21-0 13KOs) will take on Antonio Moran (24-3 17KOs) on Saturday, May 25th at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The fight will be aired live on DAZN in the USA and on Sky Sports in the UK.
Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s co-manager said that they were considering three boxers for his next fight. Here is who…
WBA (Super) & IBF Junior Middleweight Champ Jarrett “Swift” Hurd (23-0, 16KOs) will defend his titles against the #1 IBF ranked boxer, Julian “J-Rock” Williams on Saturday, May 11 at EagleBank Arena in Fairfax, VA. This should be a good fight.
This is very unusual and a bit controversial since Lomachenko is not ranked within the WBC, let alone ranked either #1 or #2. However, it’s still great news for boxing fans.
These are two of the best middleweights in the world getting ready for war, in what should be a fight of the year candidate. Boxing fans should be in for a treat!