That he’ll make Gorman vs DuBois by the years end. I’d assume each gets 1-2 more fights before then, so I’d assume November or December should it occur.
EOTR BOXING HEADLINES
Per Mike Coppinger
“Breaking: The WBC has been notified that Tyson Fury will take an interim fight in May or June before pursuing the rematch with Deontay Wilder in fall, per sources. Fury wants to build his profile in the U.S. on ESPN to make PPV fight a bigger event”
Very few quality HWs on the roster of Top Rank or Frank Warren's roster of fighters. Possible names available: Gorman, Parker, Jennings, Rivas.
Per Michael Benson on Twitter:
“ FIGHTS ANNOUNCED
Srisaket Sor Rungvisai vs Juan Francisco Estrada II
Daniel Roman vs TJ Doheny
WBA & IBF
The Forum, LA”
Current lineup for the undercard.
Teofimo Lopez vs. TBA
Shakur Stevenson vs. Christopher Diaz
Felix Verdejo vs. Bryan Vasquez
Carlos Adames vs. Frank Galarza
Vikas Krishan vs. Noah Kidd
Lawrence Newton vs. TBA
With talks of what’s next for Chris Eubank Jr, currently on a multi fight deal with PBC, the name I’m hearing floated as a potential opponent is Jermall Charlo. Both being PBC fighters, and with an expressed desire from Eubank Sr that his son moves down to 160, this matchup seems like one of the biggest possible at 160, considering the stable at PBC being so thinned out at the weight. Thoughts on this potential matchup?
Talks are ongoing for WBA Regular Middleweight champion Rob Brant to face Australia’s Jeff Horn, who recently moved up to the 160lb class, in a fight for Brant’s title in either the Summertime in Australia, or potentially a Winter showdown. Australia seems the likely destination, both in terms of drawing power and money for the bout. With the 160lb class at the top end, tied up with unifications, or lining up for such fights, the middle and lower end of the top 20 are searching for a path, and for Brant, this may his best option as he waits for a shot at a true World title.
Per Eddie Hearn on Twitter
“Delighted to agree terms for @ant_crolla v @VasylLomachenko for the @WBABoxing World title with @trboxing @espn - April 12 Staples Center - more news soon!”
Per Michael Benson on Twitter. Boxing Scene had previously reported on Lopez’s desire to pursue the WBC title, assuming its vacancy.
“Teofimo Lopez travelled to Mexico to directly ask WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman for a world title fight today. He's making a strong play to secure a shot at the WBC lightweight belt, assuming Mikey Garcia vacates. Luke Campbell is the current mandatory.“
Per Michael Benson on Twitter; confirmed by Boxingscene
“ The WBC have officially ordered Dillian Whyte vs Dominic Breazeale for their ‘interim’ heavyweight title, purse bid March 19th if no deal is agreed. Winner will be mandatory for the winner of the Wilder vs Fury rematch.”
An interesting overview of Mayweather Jr.'s talents. Nicely overwrites the space in my memory that was used to watch the last All Access episode.
A selection of controversial fights of the past are new in the Fight Vault as of last week or so, ready for EOTR fan judges to score them. Enjoy!
Joe Louis vs. Jersey Joe Walcott I Friday, December 5, 1947
Kid Gavilan vs Johnny Saxton Wednesday, October 20, 1954
Sugar Ray Robinson vs Ralph Dupas Wednesday, January 30, 1963
Muhammad Ali vs. Jimmy Young Friday, April 30, 1976
Larry Holmes vs. Tim Witherspoon Friday, May 20, 1983
Riddick Bowe vs. Tony Tubbs Saturday, April 20, 1991
George Foreman vs. Shannon Briggs Saturday, November 22, 1997
Koki Kameda vs. Juan Landaeta Wednesday, August 2, 2006
Donaire vs. Darchinyan
Golovkin vs. Stevens Preview (HBO Boxing)
Golovkin vs. Stevens - Madison Square Garden Promo
Some Curtis Stevens footage here, with Max Kellerman narration, in which Max supposedly spills private details on glove sensors, in development by HBO, that measure punching power. Early tests on the sensors were thought to be failing because Curtis Stevens' punching power was off the charts.
Stevens will have his hands full on November 2nd, when he battles heavy favorite Gennady Golovkin.
Robert Hoyle is familiar with media attention regarding a controversial decision. Remember Hoyle scored Pacquiao vs. Marquez III 114-114. Now that the dust has settled, 114-114 seems a respectable card for that fight. He's also on tap to judge Marquez vs. Bradley tonight, which could be another tough one.
At least in London anyway. A sparing session with a future romantic partner seems like a great idea. I'm not joking, how else are you going to know if they fight dirty? Such knowledge is important if you're considering becoming sparing partners in life.
Full story: She broke my nose, then she broke my heart.