If Benevidez continues down the road that he is currently on he will undoubtedly get worldwide recognition in the near future. And what exactly should be the next step on that road?
The clash between Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (26-0, 21KOs) and “Showtime” Shawn Porter (30-3-1, 17KOs) delivered a unification bout for the ages. Both welterweights stepped in the ring as champions (Spence Jr., the IBF titleholder and Porter, the WBC titleholder), but only one fighter would leave with both belts.
Can Caleb Plant forge his path to greatness? Can he clean out the super middleweight division? It’s entirely possible. He is definitely the most technical boxer at 168lbs – he’s ultra fast, has very good footwork, and has a high ring IQ.
Keith Thurman might’ve lost his fight on Saturday but he showed plenty of heart. It will be interesting to see how he responds after losing the first fight of his career. He has numerous options on the table and it would be no surprise to see him bounce back and fight for a title next year.
Both fighters faced off at the final press conference and things got little chippy. Harsh words were exchanged and the fighters had to be separated before things went any further. Caleb Plant has clearly gotten under Mike Lee’s skin. Could it play a role in the fight?
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…
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.
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.
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.
This Saturday night in Carson, California, Danny Garcia (34-2, 20 KOs) will square off against Adrian Granados (20-6, 14 KOs) live on Fox. It will be Garcia’s first fight since dropping a split decision to Shawn Porter (30-2, 17 KOs) last September. It was Garcia’s second attempt at claiming the coveted WBC welterweight title but he fell just short in a tightly contested fight.
On Saturday night, March 16, 2019 we witnessed undefeated the WBC Lightweight World Champion – Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30KOs) – move up not one but two weight classes to challenge the boogeyman IBF Welterweight World Champion Errol Spence Jr. (25-0, 21KOs) in a huge showdown. A lot of fans, experts, legends and current fighters had Spence as the huge favorite given his significant size advantage over Garcia.
Undefeated IBF Welterweight Champion Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr (24-0, 21KOs) will clash with fellow undefeated boxing star Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30KOs) tomorrow night at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This is a highly anticipated fight for boxing fan from all over. Two pound-for-pound, undefeated champions facing off, for what should be a blockbuster fight.
This Saturday, two of boxing’s top pound-for-pound fighters will square off when Errol Spence Jr. (24-0, 21KO’s) defends his IBF welterweight title against four-division world champion Mikey Garcia (39-0, 30KO’s) in Dallas, Texas. The fight, which will be broadcast by Fox Pay-Per-View, is highly anticipated by many fans and boxing media alike, but also criticized by others.
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.