Usyk did what he was supposed to do and looked great in his heavyweight debut but against the right opponent.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The moment we have all been waiting for – finally hearing who former unified middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (38-1-1, 34KOs) will fight in June. A fight against Brandon “Cannon” Adams (21-2, 13KOs) has been announced for June 8th.
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.