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.
Shawn Porter (30-2-1, 17 KOs) defended his WBC Welterweight Title against Yordenis Ugas (23-4, 11 KOs) in what turned out to be a great fight. This fight was everything it was supposed to be due to the fact that both fighters had complimentary styles.
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.
On Saturday, March 9, Shawn “Showtime” Porter (29-2-1, 17 KOs) will defend his WBC Welterweight title against Yordenis Ugas (23-3, 11 KOs) at the Dignity Health Sports Park in Carson, California. The fight will be aired live on Fox and the Fox Sports app. The main card begins at 8pm EST, and the main event (Porter vs Ugas) is expected to start some time around 9:30pm EST.
Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury (27-0-1 19KOs) has signed a blockbuster 5 fight deal with ESPN worth £80 million (roughly 103 million dollars). He has also signed a co-promotional deal with Top Rank Promotions. The deal potentially makes him the biggest star in the heavyweight division.
On Saturday, January 26, 2019 Keith Thurman (28-0, 22 KOs) will face Josesito “The Riverside Rocky” Lopez (36-7, 19 KOs). Anything can happen in boxing. Although Keith Thurman is the heavy favorite we can’t say he’ll win.
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.
2018 has been an incredible year for boxing so far and it’s setting boxing fans up for what could be the “Year of the Unification in 2019”. There are 5 mega-fights that could take place in 2019 across, the heavyweight, welterweight, lightweight and super welterweight divisions. Here are the 5 fights that every boxing fan REALLY (and I mean REALLY) wants to see!
After suffering a devastating knockout what is next for the once pound-for-pound king Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez.