Boxing

Boxing

NEW YORK CITY (March 4, 2019) — Vladimir Nikitin and Irish sensation Michael “Mick” Conlan are on a collision course for a rematch of their quarterfinal bout from the 2016 Rio Olympics, won by Nikitin via highly controversial decision. Nikitin will fight Juan Tapia (8-2, 3 KOs) in a six-round featherweight bout on the undercard of Conlan’s 10-round featherweight tilt against Ruben Garcia Hernandez on Sunday, March 17 at Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden.

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Saul Canelo Alvarez (51-1-2, 35 KOs) surprised a lot of boxing fans recently when he said he has no interest in fighting other Mexican fighters during his career. This might have come to a shock to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya, who is interested in matching Canelo against WBO junior middleweight champion Jaime Munguia (32-0, 26 KOs) in the near future after the unbeaten 154 lb champion moves up in weight in a year or two.

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After 10 years as a pro, James DeGale has officially retired from boxing following his recent loss to Chris Eubank Jr. in London, England. This was an expected move for the 33-year-old DeGale (25-3-1, 15 KOs), as he was soundly beaten by a fighter that many believe that he would have had a fairly easy time beating in his prime.

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