WBO light welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (28-0, 20 KOs) will be giving away three inches in height and reach to the 5’11” WBC 140lb champion Victor Postol (28-0, 12 KOs) this Saturday night in their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Terence Crawford took some shots at WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia this week on Twitter for some unknown reason. Garcia took the high road by not firing back on the 28-year-old Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) Crawford the way he would have if he had wanted to. Crawford’s trash talking won’t lead to him getting a fight against Garcia.
GILBERTO "ZURDO" RAMIREZ, Mexico's undefeated WORLD BOXING ORGANIZATION (WBO) super middleweight world champion with the matinee idol looks and two-time Mexican Olympian and undefeated No. 1 featherweight contender ÓSCAR VALDEZ, will headline the pay-per-view undercard topped by the junior welterweight world title unification battle between undefeated world champions TERENCE "BUD" CRAWFORD and "THE ICEMAN" VIKTOR POSTOL.
As many boxing fans expected, the July 30 unification fight between WBO light welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) and WBC 140lb champion Viktor Postol (28-1, 12 KOs) resulted in low pay-per-view buys on HBO. According to Dan Rafael of ESPN, the fight generated between 50,000 and 60,000 pay-per-view buys.
World Boxing Council World super flyweight champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras (35-0-1, 27 KOs) believes he’s got the punching power and the speed to defeat former three division world champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KOs) in their fight this Saturday night on HBO Championship Boxing at The Forum in Inglewood, California.
World Boxing Council World super flyweight champion Carlos “Principe” Cuadras (35-1-1, 27 KOs) wasn’t too happy at losing his WBC 115lb belt to unbeaten pound-for-pound star Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez, (46-0-0, 38 KO’s) by a 12 round unanimous decision last Saturday night at The Forum in Inglewood, California. The hulking Cuadras, who looked like a featherweight in the ring last Saturday, claimed that he should have been given the decision by the judges.
Sergio Mora says WBA ‘regular” 160lb champion Danny Jacobs has the punching power to hurt IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin if he can get to his chin in the first three rounds. Mora believes that Jacobs has the better overall punching power than Golovkin. However, he feels that Golovkin has the better technique, which will kick in after the 3rd round if he’s still in the fight.
Mora sees Jacobs as having a suspect chin that Golovkin could take advantage of if he can get him past the third round.
WBA World middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) will be fighting the unranked Sergio Mora (28-4-2, 9 KOs) in a rematch that few boxing fans want to see next month on September 9 at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania.
WBA World middleweight champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) and IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) had a brief exchange earlier today on social media in which Jacobs, 29, let ‘him know that he wasn’t planning on running from him by not taking the fight. Golovkin vs. Jacobs shapes up to be a war from start to finish.
WBA middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) will be defending his title against Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (28-4-2, 9 KOs) in a rematch in less than two weeks on Friday, September 9 at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pa. The Jacobs-Mora II rematch hasn’t caught the attention of boxing fans because it’s not a fight that is in demand at all, period.
Danny Garcia (32-0, 18 KOs) won’t have his WBC welterweight title on the line next month in his 10 round fight against #6 WBA Samuel Vargas (25-2-1, 13 KOs) on November 12 at the Liacoursas Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Garcia isn’t underestimating the 5’9” Vargas even though the fight is seen as a major mismatch and just a tune-up fight. Garcia is expecting Vargas to be a tough fight for him.
Undefeated WBC welterweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (32-0, 18 KOs) will be fighting on September 24 on Showtime Championship Boxing against an opponent still to be determined, according to Ring TV. Garcia has been idle for the past six months, and there were some who were wondering if he’s just going to sit on his new WBC belt like a mother hen rather than defending it.
WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia (32-0, 18 KOs) plans on being back inside the ring on September 24.
David Haye claims he is still the best heavyweight on the planet as he continues to chase the biggest names in the division.
British heavyweight David Haye (28-2 26 KOs) is in a strong position to get a world title shot for the World Boxing Association belt in 2017 if he keeps winning, and if the desire is there on his part to fight for that belt. Haye, 35, would be fighting the winner of the Lucas Browne vs. Fres Oquendo for the regular WBA title.
David Haye believes he’ll be one of the heavyweight world champions by 2017. Haye, 35, isn’t sure which of the current heavyweight world champions he’ll be defeating to become a champion. It’s going to be tough no matter which of the champions he faces because they all have a considerable size advantage over him.
It looks like the much talked about fight between former IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux and Curtis Stevens won’t be taking place on October 22 on HBO as boxing fans had hoped. The negotiations between the two fighters have hit a stall, and it appears that the fight won’t be salvaged with help from HBO.
#3 WBC David Lemieux (36-3, 32 KOs) weighed in at 159 pounds on Friday for his 12 round middleweight fight against #2 WBC Curtis Stevens (29-5, 21 KOs) for their fight this Saturday night at the Events Center at Turning Stone Resort & Casino. Stevens weighed in at 158.25 pounds. HBO Boxing After Dark [BAD] will be televising the Lemieiux-Stevens fight on their network.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya said today that his fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is still a 154lb fighter, and that he’s not going to fight unbeaten Gennady “GGG” Golovkin until his body tells him it’s ready to go up to 160lbs to take that fight. This is the same thing De La Hoya has been saying for months now.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya thinks it’s a mistake for 2012 U.S Olympian Errol Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs) to be going to Europe to fight for the IBF welterweight title against Kell Brook. De La Hoya says that Spence’s career isn’t being moved a long like it should be for a fighter with his kind of talent. He says that if Spence was one of his fighters in his Golden Boy stable, he would turn him into a star. He would have Spence fighting on the undercard of the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. card on May 6.
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