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.
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.
Kal Yafai will defend his WBA World Super-Flyweight title against Norbelto Jimenez on Saturday June 29 at the Dunkin’ Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
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.
Murat Gassiev will make his long-awaited Heavyweight debut against Joey Dawejko on Saturday July 29 at College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
Super-Lightweight kings set for unification battle on July 27. Maurice Hooker and Jose Ramirez came face-to-face for the first time today at the first press conference for their World Super-Lightweight unification blockbuster on Saturday July 27 at the College Park Center in Arlington, Texas, live on DAZN in the US and on Sky Sports in the UK.
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?
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.
“This week has been incredible, and part of the development of Anthony Joshua the fighter and the brand is to take him worldwide and keep growing the incredible profile around the world.”
“It’s another special sporting weekend ahead. What a special arena this is, the most famous in the world. AJ is here lighting up New York with posters everywhere, I thought the workout at Brookfield Place was fantastic yesterday down in the financial district. There’s a real buzz around the city and it’s an honour to be here again and it’s magnificent to have so much talent on display on Saturday night.”
Andy Ruiz Jr. says he is ready to shock the world by ripping the WBA Super, IBF, WBO and IBO Heavyweight World titles from Anthony Joshua this Saturday June 1 at Madison Square Garden in New York, live on DAZN in the US and Sky Sports Box Office in the UK.