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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
British heavyweight Dillian Whyte (18-1, 14 KO) will be fighting 34-year-old Ian Lewison (12-2-1, 8 KOs) in what appears to be a mismatch on October 7 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. The Whyte-Lewison fight was made official on Friday. It’ll be taking place on the undercard of World Boxing Association World light welterweight champion Ricky Burns’ first title defense against #1 WBA Kiryl Relikh.
Alexander Dimitrenko tried his best against unbeaten #1 IBF, #1 WBO heavyweight contender Joseph Parker last Saturday night, but he ended up getting dropped four times in the fight in losing by a 3rd round knockout in New Zealand.
Former lightweight world title challenger Edner Cherry (36-7-2, 19 KOs) won a controversial 10 round unanimous decision victory over the 26-year-old Omar Douglas (17-2, 12 KOs) on Tuesday night in a fight televised by Premier Boxing Champions on FSI from the Bethlehem Events Center in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania.
IBO/WBA junior middleweight champion Erislandy Lara’s mismatch against Yuri Foreman (34-3, 0 KOs) last Friday night brought in good ratings on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike. Lara (24-2-2, 14 KOs) won the fight by a 4th round knockout over the 36-year-old Foreman. Foreman was also down in round 3 of their fight at the Hialeah Park Racing & Casino in Hialeah, Florida.
The match brought in an average of 547,000 viewers with a high of 707,000 on Spike TV. Lara ended the fight with an uppercut that put Foreman down for the count. Surprisingly, the Lara-Foreman fight pulled in more viewers than the Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergio Mora rematch fight had brought in. That was a mismatch too.
Unbeaten #2 IBF Errol Spence Jr. (20-0, 17 KOs) doesn’t intend on losing focus for his next fight against #6 IBF Leonard Bundu (33-1-2, 12 KOs) on August 21 at the Amphitheater in Coney Island, Brooklyn, New York.
Undefeated welterweight contender Errol Spence (21-0, 18 KOs) is confident that he can beat WBA 147lb champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) when the two fighters eventually face each other in the future. It’s unclear when Spence and Thurman will face each other though.
Welterweight contender Errol Spence Jr. stopped the game but limited Leonard Bundu on Sunday in the 6th round, and then immediately called out IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook for his now mandated title shot.
Chris Eubank Sr. is still interested in setting up a rematch between his son #2 WBA, #2 WBC Chris Eubank Jr. (23-1, 18 KOs) and unbeaten WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (23-0, 12 KOs) so that his son can avenge his loss to Saunders from 2014. However, Eubank Sr. doesn’t know if Saunders is interested in the fight with Eubank Jr. Saunders has a chance of potentially getting a nice payday fight against former two division champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez in December.
Make no mistake about it: Manny Pacquiao will defeat Australian challenger Jeff Horn at his own backyard in their WBO championship match on July 2. The former schoolteacher from down under has absolutely no advantage against the eight-division champion, save his height and youth, which do not pose any threat to the Pacman even at this late stage in his career.
Felix Verdejo has reportedly been released from the hospital according to Dan Rafael. Unbeaten lightweight contender Verdejo (22-0, 15 KOs) has been hospitalized since last Sunday after crashing his motorcycle. Fortunately for Verdejo, 23, has wasn’t seriously injured in the accident.
What did we learn after Carl Frampton added a featherweight world title to his super-bantamweight supremacy in New York, while Josh Warrington continued his impressive ascent in Leeds?
LAS VEGAS—Manny Pacquiao showed he still has plenty of energy by dominating Jessie Vargas in a WBO title fight on Saturday -- and his rival Floyd Mayweather was there to see it with a ringside seat.
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