IBF/WBA champion Anthony Joshua (19-0, 19 KOs) on Sunday in telling him that he’s coming for him. Wilder wants to fight Joshua as soon as possible. Deontay was ringside for Joshua’s dismal performance last Saturday against Wladimir Klitschko (64-5, 53 KOs) at Wembley stadium in London, England. Joshua was knocked down once in round 6 and hurt several times by the 41-year-old Wladimir.
Former lightweight world champion and proven in-ring warrior, JUAN ‘BABY BULL’ DIAZ has the hunger to capture a world title once again and he knows that to get even closer to that precious championship opportunity he will have to surpass the test that he will have in front of him this Saturday, August 6, in front of a sold out crowd on the ‘Solo Boxeo Unimas’ card that will take place at the Grand Ballroom of the CASINO DEL SOL RESORT in the city known as ‘The Sunshine Factory’.
Dillian Whyte put David Allen to the sword with a shutout points victory in Leeds to win the WBC International heavyweight title.
British heavyweight Dillian Whyte (18-1, 14 KO) will be fighting 34-year-old Ian Lewison (12-2-1, 8 KOs) in what appears to be a mismatch on October 7 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The Whyte-Lewison fight was made official on Friday. It’ll be taking place on the undercard of World Boxing Association World light welterweight champion Ricky Burns’ first title defense against #1 WBA Kiryl Relikh.
Alexander Dimitrenko tried his best against unbeaten #1 IBF, #1 WBO heavyweight contender Joseph Parker last Saturday night, but he ended up getting dropped four times in the fight in losing by a 3rd round knockout in New Zealand.
Undefeated light heavyweight contender Dmitry Bivol (11-0, 9 KOs) destroyed former world title challenger Cedric Agnew (29-3, 15 Kos) by a 4th round technical knockout on Saturday night at the Mandalay Bay Event Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Bivol, 26, was hitting Agnew at will in the corner when the referee stepped and stopped the one-sided contest. Agnew’s right eye was swollen, and he was just covering up and not even trying to fight.
Promoter Kathy Duva of Main Events believes that the reason Floyd Mayweather Jr. scheduled his August 26 fight with Conor McGregor so close to the September 16 fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Gennady GGG” Golovkin is because he’s trying to FORCE them off the September date. Duva reasons that by Mayweather scheduling his with McGregor so close to Canelo-Golovkin, it will mean fewer PPV buys for their fight.
British promoter Eddie Hearn says a rematch between his fighter IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko is possible next depending on whether there’s interest in a second fight from the boxing public and whether Wladimir wants the rematch. The way that Wladimir, 41, has been talking lately, the rematch was a dead certainty, but Hearn has not seemed nearly as excited about a second fight between Joshua and Klitschko for some reason.
Former lightweight world title challenger Edner Cherry (36-7-2, 19 KOs) won a controversial 10 round unanimous decision victory over the 26-year-old Omar Douglas (17-2, 12 KOs) on Tuesday night in a fight televised by Premier Boxing Champions on FSI from the Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
Undefeated #1 WBC Eleider Alvarez (23-0, 11 KOs) kept his number 1 mandatory spot with the World Boxing Council at light heavyweight a 12 round majority decision win over Jean Pascal (31-5-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night in the co-feature bout on the undercard of the Adonis Stevenson vs. Andrzej Fonfara fight card at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
IBO/WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara’s mismatch against Yuri Foreman (34-3, 0 KOs) last Friday night brought in good ratings on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike. Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs) won the fight by a 4th round knockout over the 36-year-old Foreman. Foreman was also down in round 3 of their fight at the Hialeah Park Racing & Casino in Hialeah, Florida.
The match brought in an average of 547,000 viewers with a high of 707,000 on Spike TV. Lara ended the fight with an uppercut that put Foreman down for the count. Surprisingly, the Lara-Foreman fight pulled in more viewers than the Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergio Mora rematch fight had brought in. That was a mismatch too.
Errol Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs), a member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic boxing team, will challenge Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOS) on Saturday for the IBF welterweight title in Brook’s hometown of Sheffield, England, before about 30,000 fans. A boxer’s style can reflect his personality at large.
Errol Spence Jr. (22-0, 19 KOs) wore down and stopped IBF welterweight champion Kell “Special K” Brook (36-2, 25 KOs) in the 11th round after Brook quit at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England. Brook was taking punishment in the 11th round when he suddenly took a knee and was counted out. After the fight, Brook blamed his defeat on his left eye. It was badly swollen.
Errol Spence Jr. (22-0, 19 KOs) proved to be the real deal last Saturday night in Bramall Lane, UK by beating Kell Brook (36-2, 25 KOs) in 11 rounds by stoppage in front of 27,000 hostile fans. Spence became the IBF welterweight champion by beating ‘Special K’ in his hometown of Sheffield, England.
IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. (22-0, 19 KOs) is targeting both WBA/WBC champion Keith “One Time” Thurman and WBO champion Manny Pacquiao in unification fights. Spence, 27, will be fighting in September in Dallas, Texas. Thurman is out of commission with an elbow injury, so there’s zero chance of him fighting Spence next. Pacquiao has a fight against Jeff Horn on July 2 against Jeff Horn in Brisbane. Australia. Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum isn’t going to put him back inside the ring so quickly against a dangerous puncher like Spence.
Unbeaten #2 IBF Errol Spence Jr. (20-0, 17 KOs) doesn’t intend on losing focus for his next fight against #6 IBF Leonard Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) on August 21 at the Amphitheater in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York.
IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. (22-0, 19 KOs) says he’s hopeful that he can get Danny Garcia or Manny Pacquiao in his next fight. Spence says he wants to fight WBA/WBC welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman at the start of 2018, as long as he’s healed up from his elbow surgery that he recently had to repair a problem.
Errol Spence Jr. wants to take a stay busy fight against the highly ranked Danny Garcia while he waits for a much bigger unification match against Keith Thurman for later this year. Spence (22-0, 19 KOs) will be back inside the ring in September or October in making his first defense of his IBF welterweight title that he won on May 27 in stopping Kell Brook in the 11th round.
Undefeated welterweight contender Errol Spence (21-0, 18 KOs) is confident that he can beat WBA 147lb champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) when the two fighters eventually face each other in the future. It’s unclear when Spence and Thurman will face each other though.
Welterweight contender Errol Spence Jr. stopped the game but limited Leonard Bundu on Sunday in the 6th round, and then immediately called out IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook for his now mandated title shot.
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