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.
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.
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.
Floyd Mayweather Jr's last five opponents have experienced heroic highs or the depths of despair since they were beaten by the former pound-for-pound king.
Floyd Mayweather Sr. thinks his son Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) could return to the ring in search of his 50th win, and he’d like for him to pick former four division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner, who he used to be friends with but not anymore after the two had a reported falling out.
WBA featherweight champion Carl Frampton and his manager Barry McGuigan appear to be interested in facing the likes of IBF champion Lee Selby or WBC champion Gary Russell Jr. in a unification fight.
Newly crowned WBA featherweight champion Carl Frampton (23-0, 14 KOs) and Leo Santa Cruz (31-1-1, 18 KOs)
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