2019 has been a memorable year so far, full of upsets and comebacks. As we reach the final months of the year, it’s time to review who the best fighters in boxing are. Who has cracked our pound-for-pound list ? Let’s see.
On Saturday, October 26th, WBA/WBC (Diamond) Super Lightweight Champion, Regis “Rougarou” Prograis (24-0, 20KOs) will clash with IBF Champ Josh “The Tartan Tornado” Taylor (15-0, 12KOs) at O2 Arena in East London, UK. Aside from the monster unification, the winner will be awarded the Muhammad Ali trophy, along with 10 million dollars.
The fight was a rematch from their 2009 amateur battle, where Beterbiev won by way of stoppage in the second round. The rematch had Gvozdyk wanting to prove that he isn’t the same fighter as before and wanting to redeem himself and Beterbiev wanting to prove he’s still the better of the two.
Patrick Day fought for his life until the very end, just as he did in the ring. After four days in a coma, he succumbed to his injuries and passed away today, October 16, 2019. He was just 27 years old.
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.
On Saturday, September 28th, IBF Welterweight Champ Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (25-0, 21KOs) will clash with WBC Welterweight Champ Shawn “Showtime” Porter (30-2-1, 17KOs) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. This should be a blockbuster fight.
On Friday, September 13, Devin “The Dream” Haney (22-0, 14KOs) will battle Zaur Abdullaev (11-0, 7KOs) for the WBC Interim Lightweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The winner of this bout between the #2 and #3 ranked opponents, will become the WBC mandatory for (WBC,WBA,WBO) Unified Lightweight champion, Vasiliy “Hi-Tek” Lomachenko (14-1, 10KOs). Lomachenko just defeated Luke Campbell (20-3, 16KOs) for the vacant WBC title, which was vacated by Mikey Garcia (39-1, 30KOs).
This past Saturday we saw Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-1, 10KOs) win the vacant 135lb WBC title and capture his 3rd belt in the lightweight weight class as he had a competitive but very clear win over Luke Campbell (22-3, 16KOs).
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.
WBC Interim Champ Jermall “Hitman” Charlo (28-0, 21KOs) will square off against Brandon “Cannon” Adams (21-2, 13KOs) on Saturday, June 29th, at the NRG Arena in Houston, TX. Charlo will be fighting in front of his hometown for only the second time in his career.
Ruiz Jr.’s victory shook up the sport for sure, but is he now considered the best heavyweight in the world? Is it Wilder or Fury? Where does Joshua stand in the heavyweight rankings now? Lets take a look.
Shelly Finkel, Wilder’s co-manager said that they were considering three boxers for his next fight. Here is who…
This is a true grudge match that has both fighters eager to cause the other a lot of damage. There will for sure be be fireworks!
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.
This is very unusual and a bit controversial since Lomachenko is not ranked within the WBC, let alone ranked either #1 or #2. However, it’s still great news for boxing fans.