Boxing

WBC junior middleweight champion Jermell “Iron Man” Charlo (29-0, 14 KOs) made weight on Friday in coming in at 153.6 pounds for his title defense against his mandatory challenger Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (18-0, 13 KOs) on the Erislandy Lara vs. Terrell Gausha card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Lubin, 22, weighed in at 153.4 lbs.

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WBA Super World featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (33-1-1, 18 KOs) made weight on Friday in weighing in at 125.4 pounds for his voluntary title defense against #11 WBA fringe contender Chris Avalos (27-5, 20 KOs) for their fight this Saturday night on Fox at the StubHub Center, in Carson, California. Avalos, 27, weighed in at 126 lbs.

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IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. (22-0, 19 KOs) is promised a purse of $3.5 million for his next fight in December or January, according to Dan Rafael. Spence, 27, is getting that money from his manager Al Haymon, says Rafael, and he’ll likely be facing #5 IBF Lamont Peterson (35-3, 17 KOs) on December 17 or in January.

Peterson, 33, makes the most sense for Spence to fight, as he is with Haymon and he’s also ranked in the top 5 with the International Boxing Federation.

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Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) surprised a lot of boxing fans on Thursday when he announced on Twitter that he would be fighting 3 times in 2018, starting in April. Fury hasn’t fought in 2 years, doesn’t have a boxing license to fight, and he was as big as a house in recent interviews. Of course, Fury says all kinds of things on Twitter on a weekly basis. It’s hard to take him seriously at this point because he changes his mind so frequently.

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