Oscar De La Hoya is still railing on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Conor McGregor fight being bad for the sport of boxing in general. De La Hoya sounded off on the subject last week when he tore into the Mayweather-McGregor fight in seeing it as little more than just a money grab due to Mayweather facing a novice in boxing. McGregor has never fought in a boxing ring, and he’ll be going into the Mayweather fight with no experience in the sport.
This Saturday night, Demetrius ‘Boo Boo’ Andrade (23-0) travels to Germany to challenge Jack Culcay (22-1), for the WBA world super-welterweight championship, live on Sky Sports 2HD in the UK. The former undefeated WBO champion, at the same weight, looks to regain some momentum in his career after fighting only three times since winning that belt in November 2013. Last week Demetrius took some time to talk with me over the phone about Saturday’s fight and what happened after he became world champion when he was forced to relinquish the gold.
Fresh off his debut at middleweight last Saturday night, Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (25-0, 16 KOs) has reportedly vacated his WBA 154lb. title following his 12 round unanimous decision over Alantez Fox (23-1-1, 11 KOs) at the Turning Stone in Verona, New York.
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) has a lot of pressure on him this Saturday in his rematch against the inactive 39-year-old Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Tony Bellew’s win over David Haye last Saturday night makes him an option for WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder’s next title defense. Wilder’s promoter Lou Dibella says that they would consider fighting Bellew. WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker is the fight that Wilder and Dibella really want most of all.
That would be a unification fight. Bellew would be another voluntary defense for Wilder, who has already have 5 of them since winning the WBC title two years ago in 2015. If the World Boxing Council lets Wilder take a 6th consecutive voluntary defense, then Bellew (29-2, 19 KOs) would be a possibility.
Deontay Wilder responded back to Anthony Joshua on Monday in addressing the comments he made to media about wanting to jam a jab down his throat. Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) took 7 hours to respond to Joshua’s message, and when he did, he didn’t like the way he worded his comments, and that he’s going to teach him how to talk.
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) doesn’t think too much of IBO/WBA/WBC champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) after learning of the British heavyweight pulling out of his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko last Friday for the second time. Wilder, 6’7” says that Fury lacks discipline for the sport, and he sees the 28-year-old as a sad sight to behold.
Deontay Wilder didn't knock Chris Arreola out, but he did beat him badly enough that Arreola's corner stopped the fight.
Deontay Wilder remained undefeated and kept his WBC heavyweight title tonight, stopping Chris Arreola after eight rounds in front of an announced 11,974 fans in Birmingham, Alabama, live on FOX.
A fight between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder and undefeated contender Luis “King Kong” Ortiz is in the works for the fall on Showtime Championship Boxing, according to RingTV.com. However, #1 WBC Bermane Stiverne is Deontay’s mandatory at this time.
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) vs. Luis “King Kong” Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) has been officially announced for November 4 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn wants WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) to get his fighter #5 WBC Dillian Whyte (21-1, 15 KOs) a title shot in what would be a voluntary defense for Wilder in September or October or possibly later. Deontay has a mandatory defense due against Bermane Stivern, the #1 WBC ranked contender.
Eddie Hearn, the promoter for IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte, is interested in having unbeaten WBC champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder travel over to the UK to fight his two heavyweights, starting with Whyte. As of now, the cash isn’t there from Hearn’s side to get Deontay to fight the once beaten Whyte in the UK.
Deontay Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) opened on IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua with both barrels in criticizing him for saying he’s not sure if he’s ready to face him now. Wilder took that to mean that the 27-year-old Joshua is getting cold feet about wanting to fight him.
Wilder, 31, says Joshua is talking about not wanting to fight him until 2010. Wilder sees that as a ploy to try and wait him out until he gets old before he faces him in 3 years from now. Wilder says he won’t be old anytime soon. Wilder says isn’t sure if Joshua is scared or using performance enhancing drugs.
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.
Despite Luis Ortiz (27-0, 23 KOs) testing positive for 2 banned drugs in his pre-fight test by VADA, WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) says he’s still going to be fighting on November 4th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Wilder, 31, doesn’t know who he’ll be fighting, but he would prefer that it be Ortiz if possible. However, it’s not up to him, Wilder admits. It’s up to the World Boxing Council to make the decision. The WBC is not likely to let Ortiz go ahead and fight Wilder after he tested positive on his A-sample by VADA during his pre-fight testing.
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (38-0, 37 KOs) says he’ll retire from boxing if he loses this Saturday night in his title defense against his mandatory challenger 38-year-old Bermane Stiverne (25-2-1, 21 KOs) in their fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
A loss for Wilder, 31, against would result in him losing millions upon millions of dollars in his hoped for unification fight against IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua going down the drain. That fight would definitely not be happening at that point because Joshua would go in another direction towards other fighters.
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.
If everything works out as planned against Robert Helenius (25-1, 16 KOs) this Saturday night, #3 WBC Dillian Whyte (21-1, 16 KOs) says he wants fights against three heavyweights in his next 3 fights: Deontay Wilder, Anthony Joshua and Joseph Parker (25-0, 18 KOs). Whyte’s chances of getting the fights in that order is questionable at beat. Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn is still trying to get WBC heavyweight champion Wilder to agree to face Whyte on February 3.
Promoter Eddie Hearn says he’s trying to work on a deal to get former world heavyweight title challenger #7 WBC Dominic Breazeale (18-1, 16 KOs) to face his fighter #3 WBC Dillian Whyte (21-1, 16 KOs) in a fight on the undercard of the Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev card on Ocober 28 in Cardiff, Wales.
For the Whyte vs. Breazeale fight to happen, Bermane Stiverne will need to move off his scheduled fight against Breazeale on November 4th and face WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder in the main event on that card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
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