Can Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs) really hang with the top welterweights? He has fought top and mid-level welterweights within the division but the results have not been very convincing. Last nights display against Yordenis Ugas (23-4, 11 KOs) was far from convincing and many had him losing the fight including the Fox TV broadcasters.
Two-time boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi (36-8, 7 KO’s) has come out of retirement to sign with newly formed promotion, Bare Knuckle FC. The promotion seeks to expand the art of bare knuckle fighting, and is the first promotion to hold legal and sanctioned bare knuckle events in the United States since 1889.
Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs) defended his WBC Welterweight Title against Yordenis Ugas (23-4, 11 KOs) in what turned out to be a great fight. This fight was everything it was supposed to be due to the fact that both fighters had complimentary styles.
Former unified Middleweight Champion, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1 34KOs), has signed an official 3 year, 6 fight deal with DAZN. The deal will likely lock him up for the rest of his career.
On Saturday, March 9, Shawn “Showtime” Porter (29-2-1, 17 KOs) will defend his WBC Welterweight title against Yordenis Ugas (23-3, 11 KOs) at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. The fight will be aired live on Fox and the Fox Sports app. The main card begins at 8pm EST, and the main event (Porter vs Ugas) is expected to start some time around 9:30pm EST.
On Saturday night, March 9th, Dmitry Bivol (15-0, 11 KOs) from Saint Petersburg, Russia will take on New York native Joe Smith Jr. (24-2, 20 KOs) on DAZN at the Turning Stone Resort and Casino in Verona, New York. Bivol will be defending his WBA Light Heavyweight title for the fourth time.
It has been nearly 20 years since there was an undisputed heavyweight champion of the world and that was Lennox Lews. Take a look at how we could see history repeat itself 20 years later as competition in the heavyweight division is currently white hot.
Now off the biggest win of his career, it will be interesting to see who Chris Eubank fights next. Here are the the best options.
Former two-time Super Middleweight Champion James DeGale (25-2-1 15 KOs) will meet Chris Eubank Jr (27-2 21 KOs) on Saturday, February 23, at the O2 Arena in London. The two outspoken boxers will finally settle their long running feud and decide who’s better.
Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30 KOs) continues to grind at the SNAC training center ahead of his showdown with welterweight champion, Errol Spence Jr. (24-0, 21 KOs). Mikey Garcia is moving up from 135 pounds to 147 pounds in hopes of winning a world title in a fifth weight division.
Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (27-0-1 19KOs) has signed a blockbuster 5 fight deal with ESPN worth £80 million (roughly 103 million dollars). He has also signed a co-promotional deal with Top Rank Promotions. The deal potentially makes him the biggest star in the heavyweight division.
After nearly five years out of the ring, Marcos ‘El Chino’ Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) is set to return to boxing.
This past Saturday, February 16, 2019 we saw WBA super featherweight champion Leo “El Terrremoto” Santa Cruz (36-1-1, 19 KOs) easily outbox last minute replacement Rafael Rivera (26-3-2, 17 KOs) to retain his title, by a wide unanimous decision (119-109 on all scorecards) at L.A Live’s Microsoft Theatre.
Currently, the light heavyweight division is stacked and easily one of the sport’s best. From the WBC champ, to the IBF champ, the division is filled with savages roaming around.
We all know that Gervonta Davis is good, but can we put him in that elite status bucket now? I, for one, wanted to see the Abner Mares fight to see if Davis is the […]