Current WBA (Regular) Welterweight Champion Manny “Pac-Man” Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) is set to take on Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-3, 24 KOs) on Saturday, January 19th, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Caleb Plant came in as the fighter with so many unanswered questions for the fans who wondered if he could hurt Jose. Could he keep Jose from pressuring him around the ring? Could he last 12 rounds with Uzcategui? After Plant’s his performance on Sunday night, those questions were answered!
This is a very good fight with a lot of momentum lately. Both sides seem to not like each other, and feel that the other has been talking too much trash. Both fighters are promising victories, but only one will follow through. See who we predict will win.
Former world champion and two time Olympic Gold Medalist Guillermo Rigondeaux (17-1, 11KOs) will make his return to the ring on January 13 under the PBC banner. The announcement came today per BoxingScene.com
Manny Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39KOs) vs Adrien Broner (33-3-1, 24KOs) takes place on January 19 on Showtime PPV. This fight is going to be interesting to watch because it’ll let the public know what’s left in both fighters. Pacquiao is 40 years old and is in the twilight of an illustrious career. His opponent Adrien Broner is a former four division world champion and eleven years younger but his career has been tainted by lack of focus and discipline.
With these two performances, what did we learn about Jermell and Jermall Charlo to wrap up 2018?
Charlo is hoping to make a big statement this weekend and prove to the boxing world that he is ready for all the big names he’s been calling out in the middleweight division, most notably Canelo Alvarez.
On Saturday night, December 22nd, Jermell Charlo (31-0 15 KOs) meets Tony Harrison (27-2 21 KOs) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY, and live on FoxSports. This is actually a better fight than most people are giving it credit for. There’s no sure thing here; there never is. However, this is intriguing from a clash of styles perspective. There are ways for each fighter to defeat the other.
Tonight’s co-main event features undefeated Robert Easter Jr. (20-0, 14 KOs) versus once-beaten former world champion Javier Fortuna (33-1-1, 23 KOs) at 135 pounds. What was supposed to be a fight for Robert Easter’s IBF World Title, is no longer the case as Fortuna failed to make the 135 pound weight limit.
After a great year of boxing in 2017, 2018 promises to be an exciting year with 5 rising stars poised to make a name for themselves.
Despite Virgil Hunter being one of the most well-respected and sought after trainers, he has been unable to produce another world champion other than Andre Ward. With Ward’s retirement in 2017 and the inactivity of the other fighters in his stable, Hunter has seldom been seen in the corners for any top-ranked prize fights. So who is Virgil Hunter and what happened to his great career as a trainer?
The junior middleweight division is riddled with talent, but there can only be one king. Find out who Eightcount has at the top of the division.