Former WBC light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal (32-5-1, 19 KOs) has ended his 5-month retirement, and he’ll be coming back next month to face novice fighter Steve Bosse (1-0) on June 29 at a still to be determined venue.
It looks like the fight between WBC light welterweight champion Jose Ramirez (22-0, 16 KOs) and interim WBC 140lb champion Regis Prograis (21-0, 18 KOs) is dead in the water after Monday’s purse bid was called off without a new date for the rescheduling. Ramirez’s promoters at Top Rank aren’t eager to make the fight with the highly talented unbeaten Prograis right now, according to Dan Rafael.
Abel Sanchez says he wants WBA ‘regular’ middleweight champion Ryota Murata (14-1, 11 KOs) to be the next opponent for IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) to fight if a rematch against Saul Canelo Alvarez can’t be made for Triple G in September.
Max Kellerman of HBO dissected middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) following his 2nd round knockout win over Vanes Martirosyan (36-4-1, 21 KOs) last Saturday night, and he came to the conclusion that he fights much differently against weaker opposition than he does when he fights the more talented guys like Daniel Jacobs and Saul Canelo Alvarez.
Middleweight contender Gary ‘Spike’ O’Sullivan (28-2, 20 KOs) destroyed welterweight prospect Berlin Abreu (14-2, 11 KOs) by a 3rd round stoppage on Saturday night on ESPN at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
O’Sullivan, 33, hurt Abreu in the 3rd round, causing him to spit out his mouthpiece to try and buy some time. The referee Gerard White promptly penalized Abreu, 26, a point for spitting out his mouthpiece. After the round ended, Abreu quit on his stool.