Boxing

Boxing

LAS VEGAS -- As of mid-afternoon Tuesday, ÓSCAR VALDEZ knew he was fighting Saturday night in the co-main event of the TERENCE CRAWFORD - VIKTOR POSTOL boxing card.  What he didn’t know was exactly what he was fighting for, other than a nice paycheck and another step forward in his career.

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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.

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Former WBO cruiserweight champion Marco Huck (39-3-1, 27 KOs) will be facing #8 WBC Ovill McKenzie (25-12-1, 13 KOs) on September 24 in Frankfurt, Germany. It’s unknown if the Huck vs. McKenzie fight will be an eliminator for the WBC crown. Heck, there’s already a line of top talents that are waiting to get a crack at Bellew. They’re like sharks smelling blood in the water. Mairis Briedis, the #1 WBC challenger, wants his mandatory shot at the belt.

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Britain’s David Haye thinks this would be the perfect time for IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) to face unbeaten WBC heavyweight champ Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) with him coming off a bad biceps and hand injury to his right hand.

The 6’7” Wilder broke his right hand and suffered a torn bicep in his 8th round knockout victory over Chris Arreola (36-5-1, 31 KOs) last Saturday night at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.

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