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!
At the final bell of the 12th round, it was evident to all in attendance and watching at home that they had just witnessed the coronation of a new junior middleweight champion.
Miguel Berchelt was coming into this fight as the favorite and rightfully so. Since defeating Francisco Vargas to capture the WBC Super Featherweight Crown in 2017 he went 4-0. He’s a seasoned champion and that’s exactly what he portrayed last night at the Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona.
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.
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).
On Saturday night we finally saw the long awaited showdown between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) and Daniel ‘Miracle Man’ Jacobs (35-3, 29 KOs) and to some fight fans the clash did not live up to expectations.
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.
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!
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.
We all know by now that Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1, 34 KOs) and longtime trainer Abel Sanchez called it quits recently. Different stories have come out as to why the split occurred.
On Friday, April 26th, WBC Super Flyweight champ Srisaket Sor Rungvisai (47-4-1, 41 KOs) will meet Juan Francisco Estrada (38-3, 26 KOs) for a second time in what should be a very action packed, close fight. The fight will take place at The Forum in Inglewood, California and is a part of a very stacked DAZN card.
So it has been a few days since we saw two world champions and contenders in highly anticipated fights, all of which ended in clear one-sided victories. Now that the adrenaline and expectations of the fans has subsided and the dust has settled, lets take a look back on one of boxing’s most anticipated weekends so far in 2019.