Rewind: Vergil Ortiz Jr’s R9 TKO win vs. Michael McKinson, a look at what’s perhaps next for both

Vergil Ortiz Jr. Stops Michael McKinson with TKO in the 9th round at their WBO International Welterweight fight at Dickies Arena on August 6, 2022 in...

The dust has settled and with a rare weekend lacking big boxing or UFC fights, I reflect in detail on Vergil Ortiz Jr’s R9 TKO win over crafty British southpaw Michael McKinson three weeks ago. Ortiz Jr ended his long-awaited return while maintaining his stoppage streak (19-0, 19 KOs), but what’s next for him and McKinson – who feels this display shows he belongs at world level? Continue reading

Vergil Ortiz Jr vs Michael McKinson tonight: Time to shine bright, or a step too far?

Boxers Vergil Ortiz Jr. And Michael Mckinson pose during their official weigh-in at Dickies Arena on August 5, 2022 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Vergil Ortiz Jr ends a 53-week layoff later tonight (Sunday, 4am BST) as he faces fellow unbeaten boxer Michael McKinson in their WBA welterweight world title eliminator. Will the 24-year-old rising star have it all his own way, against a hard-working Brit, or is a surprise in store? Continue reading

Charlo chops Castano with R10 KO in back-and-forth rematch, becomes undisputed at 154lbs

Jermell Charlo exchanges punches in the ring with Brian Castano during their super middleweight title fight at Dignity Health Sports Park on May 14,...

After their first firefight last summer ended in a split draw, it’s no wonder this was nerve-racking for Jermell Charlo a second time. However, he was more intense and picked his moments better en route to a tenth-round stoppage vs. Brian Castano in their rematch. Beforehand, there was another early evening’s work for rising welterweight star Jaron Ennis in the co-main event. Continue reading

Spence Jr unifies WBA, WBC, IBF welterweight titles with R10 TKO win vs. Ugas

Errol Spence Jr. Connects with a punch against Yordenis Ugas at AT&T Stadium on April 16, 2022 in Arlington, Texas.

Errol Spence Jr endured an iffy start but made subtle adjustments on-the-fly and produced a tenth-round stoppage win over Manny Pacquiao’s conqueror Yordenis Ugas, unifying three of the sport’s four welterweight titles. At long last, surely a highly-anticipated clash against WBO champion Terence Crawford to see one true titlist reign supreme cannot be avoided any longer. Continue reading

He’s angry, emotional power puncher: Van Heerden dismisses Benn ahead of Saturday’s bout

Ahead of their welterweight bout on Saturday, Chris van Heerden has dismissed Conor Benn’s boxing ability by describing the 25-year-old unbeaten prospect as an emotional, angry fighter who he doesn’t rate very highly – insisting a reliance on power will not do him any good this weekend in a matchup many aren’t exactly excited to see given Benn’s lofty title aspirations.
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After successful arm surgery, Ugas looks to produce another upset in Spence’s backyard

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After confirming he subsequently underwent successful surgery on the torn bicep injury which had many questioning whether he’d be okay to fight Manny Pacquiao as a late-notice replacement last August, WBA champion Yordenis Ugas is putting the finishing touches to a training camp with unbeaten two-belt titlist Errol Spence Jr awaiting him next on April 16. Continue reading

Errol Spence Jr vs. Yordenis Ugas welterweight title unification clash set for April 16

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Tune-ups are for those who feel unsure of themselves, he said. Well, after a 16-month absence packed with some rotten timing which saw him agonisingly miss out on the legacy bout all boxers crave, it has now been confirmed: unbeaten two-belt welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr will face Yordenis Ugas in a unification bout – it’s a busy month of boxing in April. Continue reading

Conor Benn produces career-best display, flattens Chris Algieri in four rounds

Conor Benn knocks out Chris Algieri to win the WBA Continental Welterweight Title fight between Conor Benn and Chris Algieri at M&S Bank Arena on...

Adrien Broner? Khan-Brook winner next? Stateside debut? The possibilities are limitless. Rising welterweight contender Conor Benn made good on his promise to deliver big in a headline spot, delivering a furious R4 finish to knock out former welterweight champion Chris Algieri before vowing for big things to come in 2022 after an eventful night’s work from Liverpool.
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