Top Rank will be distributing the November 5 fight between WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas and Manny Pacquiao on pay-per-view without the help of their longtime partner HBO. The network passed on the option of televising the Vargas-Pacquiao fight.
WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko (8-1, 6 KOs) put on a boxing clinic in giving former WBA 130lb champion Jason Sosa (20-2-4, 15 KOs) a beating in stopping him at the end of the 9th round on Saturday night at the MGM National Harbor, in Oxon Hill, Maryland. The fight was stopped by Sosa’s trainer at the end of the 9th round. He didn’t want Sosa to continue to soak up needless punishment at the hands of Lomachenko.
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Andre Ward (31-0 15ko’s) and Sergey Kovalev (30-1-1 26ko’s) will battle once again in Las Vegas to determine the true Light-Heavyweight king and grab P4P glory. The venue may have changed but the needle between the two certainly has not, with both fighters claiming success from the first fight and foreseen success in the second.
Light heavyweight contender Andre Ward’s tune-up fight against #10 WBA Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs) is little over a week away and very few boxing fans are talking about the Ward-Brand fight. Instead, the fans are discussing Ward’s scheduled fight against IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev, who Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) is supposed to be facing on November 19 if he beats Brand.
Andre Ward vs. Alexander Brand will be televised this Saturday night on HBO Boxing at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Ward, 32, wants to show off what he can do to the boxing fans that will be tuning in to see the contest. Brand is a real long shot to get the victory in this fight because he’s slower, less skilled a lot older than Ward at 39.
Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward appear to have cleared their impasse for the venue for their November 19 fight. According to Lance Pugmire of the LA Times, the Ward vs. Kovalev fight looks to be headed to the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. This is the same venue that the two fighters were originally supposed to be fighting.
This Saturday’s contest between former super middleweight champion Andre Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) and IBF/WBA/WBO 175lb champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KO) is a classic example of a boxer vs. the puncher type of fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Trainer Virgil Hunter thinks Andre Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) won’t get credit if he beats IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) in their fight on November 19. Hunter thinks that people in the boxing world will give Isaac Chilemba credit for creating the blueprint in how to beat Kovalev in their fight last July.
Andre Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) broke down the guys that he’s patterned his fighting style after last night following his 12 round decision win over Alexander Brand at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.
IBF/IBO/ WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s management will need to start negotiations for a fight against WBA “regular” champion Daniel Jacobs (31-1, 29 KOs) for a fight that must take place within 120 days from now, as World Boxing Association president Gilberto Mendoza on Monday formally ordered the two fighters to face each other next. If the two fighters are unable to agree to a deal within that time, then the WBA will order a purse bid.
The WBA has ordered a WBA Super World featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (33-1-1, 18 KOs) to face WBA World featherweight champion Abner Mares (30-2-1, 15 KOs). The management for the two fighters has 30 days to try and negotiate the fight before the World Boxing Association orders a purse bid. This move by the WBA is part of their efforts to decrease the amount of titles they have in each weight division.
After three years of soft title defenses one after another, WBA World light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) appears to be at the end of the line with the news that the World Boxing Association has ordered him to begin negotiations with WBA “Super” light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs), according to Fight News.
Antonio Margarito weighed in at 154 pounds during Friday’s weigh-in for his scheduled 12 round fight against Ramon Alvarez on Saturday night at the Rosarito Convention Center, Mexico, Baja California. The Margarito vs. Alvarez fight will be televised on beIN Sports Espanol (USA), TV Azteca 7 (Mexico). Alvarez weighed in at 155lbs.
After have witnessed a couple of horrendous robberies at the summer Olympics, now we the fight fans, will get ready to continue our boxing year. With at least three bouts worth of attention on this month, because one of those could be able to challenge the Francisco Vargas versus Orlando Salido fight of the year award.
Jessie Vargas is the next opponent for the fighting senator Manny Pacquiao. The Pacquiao-Vargas title fight has been officially scheduled for November 5, 216 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Frank Warren (Promoter):
“It’s a toss-up between Sergey Kovalev and Gennady Golovkin, who are both concussive punchers. You get a lot of guys who start out and knock people over until they reach a certain level, but those two have been consistent at the top level.”
Last Saturday night the new unified WBC-WBO and also new Ring Magazine Champion undefeated light welterweight Terence “Bud” Crawford put up a boxing counter-punching clinic to outbox, outsmart, outpoint and outclass a clueless Viktor Postol.
“Pacquiao will have earned $500 million from boxing purses and endorsements during his two-decade professional career.”
So wrote Kurt Badenhausen of Forbes last April, on the eve of Manny Pacquiao’s supposed last fight against Timothy Bradley. Clearly both the monetary amount and the title of “last fight” are now no longer valid. To be sure, Pacquiao is facing reliable if not brilliant welterweight Jessie Vargas this Saturday in yet another Vegas throwdown. He’s also set to make a whole lot of money in doing so. Make no mistake about it, the gravy train keeps rolling for Pacquiao.
LAS VEGAS via Glutamax “Will we see Manny score a knockout for the first time in years? Well, let’s see,” said a hopeful Freddie Roach during the press conference before the highly anticipated WBO Welterweight Title bout between eight-division World Boxing Champion Manny Pacquiao and World Boxing Organization Welterweight Champion Jessie Vargas , on November 5, 2016 at Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Las Vegas, Nevada.
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