Teofimo “El Brooklyn” Lopez is something special. His electrifying charisma to go along with his thunderous power, slick speed, and technical boxing skills, are gradually transforming him into boxing’s next superstar.
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.
Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (32-3-1, 28 KOs) will be seeking revenge against Elieder “Storm” Alvarez (24-0 12KOs) on Saturday, February 2nd in Frisco, Texas. There are important questions that are going to be answered during this fight. First, was the first fight a fluke?
Last week, the WBO made Billy Joe Saunders, (26-0, 12 KOs) the mandatory challenger for Demetrius Andrade’s (27-0, 17 KOs) WBO Middleweight Title which is laughable, to say the least. What was the WBO thinking?
This Saturday marks the long awaited return of WBA (Super) Welterweight Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (28-0 22 KOs). He will be fighting Josesito Lopez (36-7 19 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY. This is supposed to be a tune up fight for Thurman, who hasn’t been in the ring since March of 2017 due to injuries.
On Saturday, January 26, 2019 Keith Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs) will face Josesito “The Riverside Rocky” Lopez (36-7, 19 KOs). Anything can happen in boxing. Although Keith Thurman is the heavy favorite we can’t say he’ll win.
On Saturday, we saw Manny Pacquaio (61-7-2, 39 KOs) take on Adrien Broner (33-4-1, 24 KOs) which was a huge event not only for boxing but for sports worldwide. We had a legend and all time great Manny Pacquaio who isn’t half of what he used to be but still respected because of his speed, power and experience. With him being 40 years of age and having fought multiple wars in his career, a lot of fans expected a good fight between him facing and the younger Adrien Broner, a former four-time world champion in four different weight classes.
Amir Khan, who teased the public about a potential dustup with fellow UK rival fighter Kell Brook for months, pulled a U-turn and took the opportunity to fight pound-for-pound favorite Terrence Crawford. You cannot blame Khan as he is taking on a bigger challenge and also fighting for a world title.
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?
Current WBA (Regular) Welterweight Champion Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) is set to take on Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3, 24 KOs) on Saturday, January 19th, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (26-0, 16KOs) is back in action tomorrow night in New York. He’ll be defending his newly won WBO world title against Artur Akavov (19-2, 8KOs) in the Madison Square Garden Theater.
Caleb Plant came in as the fighter with so many unanswered questions for the fans who wondered if he could hurt Jose. Could he keep Jose from pressuring him around the ring? Could he last 12 rounds with Uzcategui? After Plant’s his performance on Sunday night, those questions were answered!
This is a very good fight with a lot of momentum lately. Both sides seem to not like each other, and feel that the other has been talking too much trash. Both fighters are promising victories, but only one will follow through. See who we predict will win.
These 6 boxing prospects are poised to have breakout years in 2019. Check out who we think are the next generation of boxing superstars!
Former world champion and two time Olympic Gold Medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-1, 11KOs) will make his return to the ring on January 13 under the PBC banner. The announcement came today per BoxingScene.com