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.
On Saturday, June 15, Lineal Heavyweight champ Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (27-0-1, 19KOs) will take on Tom Schwartz (24-0, 16KOs) at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV. This will be Fury’s first fight on his new ESPN deal.
On Saturday, June 15, IBF Featherweight champion Josh Warrington (28-0 6KOs) will finally clash with bitter rival Kid Galahad (26-0 15KOs) at First Direct Arena in Warrington’s hometown of Leeds in West Yorkshire. These two hate each other and it should be a very entertaining fight.
Gennady Golovkin (39-1, 35KOs) was back in full force yesterday when he knocked out Steve Rolls (19-1, 10KOs) in the fourth round. It was definitely a tune-up fight for Golovkin that was meant to showcase his skill in his DAZN debut. Now with that fight out of the way, who should be next for the Kazakh slugger?
Heavyweight WBC champ Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (41-0-1, 40KOs) has agreed to a rematch with Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (31-1, 26KOs). The fight date and venue are to be determined, but rumor has it that the fight will take place in September.
“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.
Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s co-manager said that they were considering three boxers for his next fight. Here is who…
At the final bell of the 12th round, it was evident to all in attendance and watching at home that they had just witnessed the coronation of a new junior middleweight champion.
Miguel Berchelt was coming into this fight as the favorite and rightfully so. Since defeating Francisco Vargas to capture the WBC Super Featherweight Crown in 2017 he went 4-0. He’s a seasoned champion and that’s exactly what he portrayed last night at the Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona.