Patrick Day fought for his life until the very end, just as he did in the ring. After four days in a coma, he succumbed to his injuries and passed away today, October 16, 2019. He was just 27 years old.
Usyk did what he was supposed to do and looked great in his heavyweight debut but against the right opponent.
Saturday, October 12th, former undisputed Cruiserweight king, Oleksandr Usyk (16-0, 12KOs), will take on Chazz “The Gentleman” Witherspoon (38-3, 29KOs) at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, Illinois. Usyk was supposed to face Tyrone Spong (14-0, 13KOs), but Spong popped dirty on a VADA drug test.
Golden Boy Promotions is at a bit of a crossroads with the young talent. They need to solve this quickly and quietly. Ryan Garcia has ties to their biggest cash cow in Canelo Alvarez.
Will we see the return of destroyer Munguia, the continuation of lack-lustre Munguia, or will Allotey become boxing’s new breakout star? We will find out tonight.
On Friday, September 13, Devin “The Dream” Haney (22-0, 14KOs) will battle Zaur Abdullaev (11-0, 7KOs) for the WBC Interim Lightweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The winner of this bout between the #2 and #3 ranked opponents, will become the WBC mandatory for (WBC,WBA,WBO) Unified Lightweight champion, Vasiliy “Hi-Tek” Lomachenko (14-1, 10KOs). Lomachenko just defeated Luke Campbell (20-3, 16KOs) for the vacant WBC title, which was vacated by Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30KOs).
Gervonta “Tank” Davis (22-0, 21KOs) has vacated his WBA (Super) Lightweight title and moved up to the stacked super lightweight division. He automatically becomes the #1 contender for the 135 pound WBA title. Will his promotion team allow him to fight Vasiliy “Hi-Tek” Lomachenko straight away?
It’s kind of funny because GGG was originally stripped of his IBF title for not fighting then mandatory challenger, Derevyanchenko, as a late replacement for Canelo.
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.
After the fight, Charlo stated that he wants a big fight and he wants it with either of the two biggest names in the middleweight division…
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.
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.
“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.