Lomachenko finishes strong to outlast Ortiz, keeping Haney undisputed title fight intact for 2023

Vasiliy Lomachenko punches Jamaine Ortiz during their lightweight bout at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden on October 29, 2022 in New York...

He warned many about Jamaine Ortiz’s abilities pre-fight – having spent five weeks sparring with him last year – but seeing the 26-year-old American actually step up only added spice to Vasiliy Lomachenko’s rousing response in the championship rounds. He marked his return with a hard-fought victory, as undisputed lightweight champion Devin Haney watched ringside.
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Lomachenko is the talk of the town at lightweight, but has business to complete this weekend

Vasiliy Lomachenko in between rounds during his fight against Richard Commey for the WBO intercontinental lightweight championship at Madison Square...

Former three-weight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko ends his 10-month layoff against Jamel Herring’s final conqueror Jamaine Ortiz (16-0, 8 KOs) this weekend, knowing the unbeaten American prospect represents the only thing still left standing in his way before the wheels start turning on a potential undisputed title opportunity against Devin Haney in 2023. Continue reading

Haney again too good, defends undisputed lightweight titles with UD win in Kambosos rematch

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - OCTOBER 16: Devin Haney celebrates victory over George Kambosos Jr. in the World Lightweight Championship bout between George Kambosos Jr. of Australia and Devin Haney of the United States at Rod Laver Arena on October 16, 2022 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Kelly Defina/Getty Images)

He outclassed Kambosos Jr the first time this past summer with minimal trouble. The second time eventually became a bloody, bruising affair but had the same result. Devin Haney, 24 next month, has now defended his undisputed status at lightweight and appears set on one final challenge – perhaps Vasiliy Lomachenko in early 2023 – before moving to light-welterweight. Continue reading

Haney feeling sharp, content with more activity before Kambosos Jr title rematch on Sunday

Devin Haney of the US faces-off with Australia's George Kambosos in Melbourne on October 11 ahead of their rematch for the lightweight unification...

As he prepares to make the first defence of his four lightweight titles against the man he comfortably beat just four months ago, undisputed world champion Devin Haney is both happy to stay active and has said the short spacing between title fights provides him a showcase for further improvements this weekend in Australia. George Kambosos Jr by contrast, quietly working away this time around, believes he’ll shock the world – this time on home soil. Continue reading

Stevenson secures comfy UD12 win over Conceicao, calls for Haney and Lomachenko at 135lbs

Robson Conceição and Shakur Stevenson exchange punches during their WBC and WBO junior lightweight championship fight at Prudential Center on...

Shakur Stevenson flashed brilliance and petulance before getting the job done, but pressingly posed more questions about how he’ll fare at lightweight after easing to a unanimous decision win over Olympic gold medallist Robson Conceicao as a record-breaking 10,107 watched at the Prudential Center in the two-division champion’s homecoming from Newark, New Jersey. Continue reading

Kambosos Jr involved in weigh-in drama before undisputed lightweight title bout vs. Haney

George Kambosos Jr. Speaks during the weigh in for the World Lightweight Championship bout between George Kambosos Jr. And Devin Haney at Margaret...

“Art of war baby, deception, let them believe this was done… everything is for a cause, a process, trust me.” Three-belt lightweight champion George Kambosos Jr insisted, having returned to the scales again and this time making weight (134.47lbs) ahead of his long-awaited title unification bout with WBC titlist Devin Haney. All things considered, should we believe him? Continue reading

After bumpy 2021, Ryan Garcia’s coaching change could make-or-break career trajectory

Ryan Garcia enters the ring before the WBC Interim Lightweight Title fight against Luke Campbell at American Airlines Center on January 02, 2021 in...

After departing Eddy Reynoso’s tutelage last week citing a desire for independence and an opportunity to build his brand, lightweight contender Ryan Garcia is now with new coach Joe Goossen. Ahead of his return vs. Emmanuel Tagoe on Apr. 9, Goossen has this week claimed nobody will ever beat Garcia at his best. We’ll wait to see whether he can inspire that next level. Continue reading

Vasiliy Lomachenko’s Commey clinic elevates him in Kambosos Jr sweepstakes

Vasiliy Lomachenko reacts after his win over Richard Commey during their WBO Intercontinental Lightweight Title fight at Madison Square Garden on...

In a sport-packed weekend filled with thrills and spills, it was business as usual in New York for one of boxing’s pound-for-pound stars Vasiliy Lomachenko in the early hours on Sunday (BST), as he eased to a dominant UD win over gamely former IBF lightweight titlist Richard Commey. Unsurprisingly afterwards, he put his hat in the George Kambosos Jr title bout conversation. Continue reading

Finally, Lopez-Kambosos Jr lightweight title fight looms large this weekend

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During a rare weekend without UFC action to focus on, boxing takes precedence this Saturday as three-belt lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez finally prepares to make the first defence of his titles against IBF mandatory challenger George Kambosos Jr. Will it be a happy end to a disruptive 2021 for the champion, or is an Australian upset on the cards? Continue reading

Primetime: Gervonta Davis, Vasiliy Lomachenko earn contrasting knockout victories

What's next for Tank Davis and Vasiliy Lomachenko after big wins? - Bad  Left Hook

Former lightweight king Vasiliy Lomachenko (15-2, 11 KOs) returned to winning ways in style against Masayoshi Nakatani, boosting his hopes of a Teofimo Lopez rematch. A few hours later,  Gervonta Davis (25-0, 24 KOs) endured a sluggish start in a new weight class before blasting Mario Barrios’ 26-0 unbeaten streak into oblivion with a clinical knockout on Showtime PPV.
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Teofimo Lopez tests positive for COVID-19, Kambosos Jr fight rescheduled for August 14

Teofimo Lopez poses with his championship belts during a press conference for Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 16, 2021 in...

After the original June 5 date was shelved, Triller’s June 19 title fight date has been rescheduled for mid-August. News broke this afternoon confirming unified lightweight champion Teofimo Lopez had tested positive for COVID-19 and was described as symptomatic – again delaying the first defence of his new titles against Australia’s George Kambosos Jr until later this summer. Continue reading