Boxing

Boxing

The current WBA “super” welterweight champion Keith Thurman is motivated to face off against the WBA’s “regular” champion, Manny Pacquiao, later this year in his third fight in two years.

Smoking hot Keith Thurman spent 22 months on the shelf due to an elbow injury and then a hand injury, both of which required surgery and rehab. In his first fight back in January, Thurman would shake off the ring-rust in a 12-round unanimous decision win over Josesito Lopez.

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Former WBO light middleweight champion Liam ‘Beefy’ Smith (26-2-1, 14 KOs) is throwing his name into the hat to let the boxing fans know that he’s interested in facing Kell Brook (38-2, 26 KOs) in his next fight once he takes care of business against domestic level 154 lb fighter Sam Eggington (24-5, 15 KOs) next month on March 30.

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The main event of the night Reymart Gaballo weighed in the scales at 118.5 lbs while Japanese foe Yuya Nakamura came in slightly heavier at 119 lbs.

In the co-main event for the coveted WBA Asia Lightweight Title, Romero Duno weighed 134 lbs while Indian opponent came at 135 lbs.

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WBA bantamweight champion Naoya Inoue (17-0, 15 KOs) will be meeting up with unbeaten IBF 118 lb champion Emmanuel Rodriguez (17-0, 12 KOs) on May 18 in the semifinal of the World Boxing Super Series [WBSS] tournament on the same card as the WBSS light welterweight semifinal fight between Josh Taylor and Ivan Baranchyk at the SSE Hydro Arena, Glasgow, Scotland.

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Anthony Joshua and American Jarrell ‘Big Baby’ Miller are said to have agreed to terms for a fight on June 1 in New York, according to the Metrol. Joshua’s purse for the fight is expected to be £19.3million [$24.83 million dollars). That’s a lot of money for what amounts to be a glorified mismatch for Joshua. Miller, 30, is said to be getting a purse of £5.41m [$6.96 million]. That number is hard to believe.

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