This past June, Andy Ruiz pulled one the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history when he stopped Anthony Joshua in the seventh round. Will history repeat itself?
Mexican fighter, Emanuel Navarette (29-1, 25KOs) has been a pro for seven years and is only 24 years of age. What’s even more impressive for the titleholder is that this will be his fifth bout of 2019 and his fourth title defense. He currently holds the WBO Super Bantamweight Title.
Mario “El Azteca” Barrios (25-0, 18KOs) took on Batyr Akhmedov (7-1, 6KOs) for the WBA Super Lightweight Title. Barrios, a solid young fighter had the clear edge to many coming into this fight. To those who watched the fight it would seem this fight had three parts. This included rounds 1-4, 5-11, and the final round. Lets review how and why some feel this fight was closer than what some of the scorecards revealed.
On Saturday, October 5th, former unified Middleweight Champion, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (39-1-1, 35KOs) will clash with Sergey “The Technician” Derevyanchenko (13-1, 10KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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.
Predicting that this one would go the distance before the fight, was a long shot to say the least. Let’s take a look back at each quarter of this brawl.
The table has been set for Otto Wallin (20-0, 13KOs, 1 NC) to attempt to dethrone a heavyweight kingpin. The Swede will take on Lineal Heavyweight Champion, the one and only Tyson Fury (28-0-1, 20KOs) on Saturday, September 14th in Las Vegas, Nevada at the T-Mobile Arena.
WBA (Super) Super Featherweight Champion Gervonta “Tank” Davis (21-0, 20KOs) will be making a mandatory title defense against Ricardo “El Cientifico” Nunez (21-2 19KOs) on Saturday, July 27 at the Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore. It will be only the second time in Davis’ career that fights in his hometown of Baltimore.
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.
Last night we witnessed a fight for the ages. Two lions in the welterweight division slugging it out to determine who would take his perch amongst the three titleholders at 147 pounds. We saw a 40 year old legend in Manny ‘PacMan’ Pacquaio (62-7, 39 KOs) take on a much younger undefeated Keith ‘One-Time’ Thurman (29-1, 22KOs) in his prime for Thurman’s WBA (Super) Welterweight Title.
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?
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…
IBF Lightweight champion Richard Commey (28-2, 25KOs) will meet tested warrior, Raymundo “Sugar” Beltran (36-8-1, 22KOs) on Friday, June 28 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, California.
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.