Rematch Yordenis Ugas or retire? Assessing the Manny Pacquiao predicament

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Despite a competitive first-half showing, eight-division world champion Manny Pacquiao could have no complaints last Saturday as WBC welterweight titlist Yordenis Ugas eased past him with a UD victory (115-113, 116-112, 116-112), stepping up on short notice to retain his belt in style. Now, the legendary Filipino has stressed his desire for a rematch. Should he just retire? Continue reading

Ricards Bolotniks raring to shock Joshua Buatsi in their weekend encounter

Joshua Buatsi alongside Eddie Hearn and Ricards Bolotniks during a press conference at Mascalls, Brentwood, London. Picture date: Thursday August 12,...

Ricards Bolotniks (18-5-1, 8 KOs) faces Joshua Buatsi (14-0, 12 KOs) in the main event of this weekend’s final Matchroom Fight Camp show, a pivotal bout between two of the world’s top-15 light-heavyweights with a big promotion push awaiting the winner. Bolotniks is more experienced and has vowed to make this weekend a hard one for the Olympic bronze medallist.
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Errol Spence Jr suffers retinal eye tear, WBA champ Yordenis Ugas to fight Pacquiao

Yordenis Ugas - Next Fight, Fighter Bio, Stats & News

WBA welterweight champion Yordenis Ugas (26-4, 12 KOs) will step up and replace an injured Errol Spence Jr against Manny Pacquiao in a legacy-defining fight on less than two weeks’ notice. Having discovered he had a torn retina during a pre-fight medical exam in Las Vegas yesterday, Spence flew back home today and will have surgery to repair the tear tomorrow. Continue reading

Joshua-Usyk title fight date set for Sept. 25, but don’t overlook the Ukrainian

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After the September 25 date for Anthony Joshua’s latest title defence was announced earlier today, he’ll defend his heavyweight belts against an unbeaten Ukrainian and fellow Olympic gold medallist in former cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk (#1 WBO). AJ will be favoured to win on home soil again, but it’s not difficult to imagine Usyk silencing critics in two months’ time.
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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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Gervonta Davis entering enemy territory at 140lbs as Mario Barrios awaits

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Saturday night presents Gervonta Davis’ biggest test yet, as the two-division world champion goes up two weight divisions looking to seize Mario Barrios’ WBA (Regular) super-lightweight title at 140lbs. Considering the lightweight logjam that stalled his first appearance of 2021 until the final week of June, Tank can’t afford to falter with a lot more eyes on him this weekend. Continue reading

Joshua Buatsi blasts past Daniel Dos Santos with R4 TKO victory

Joshua Buatsi viciously knocks out Daniel Dos Santos in fourth round in Manchester | Boxing News | Sky Sports

Daniel Blenda Dos Santos was unbeaten, unknown and had plenty to gain as an overwhelming underdog against Joshua Buatsi, but the British light-heavyweight contender ended his night in four rounds with a patient and potent display that certainly would’ve pleased new trainer Virgil Hunter even though the 28-year-old’s pursuit of tougher opposition remains a pressing concern. Continue reading

After comeback win vs. Chris Arreola, Andy Ruiz Jr namechecks Luis Ortiz next

Having shaken some of his ring rust off – recovering from a round two knockdown – before outstriking Chris Arreola in their WBA heavyweight title eliminator, former unified world champion Andy Ruiz Jr (34-2, 22 KOs) expressed an interest in fighting another dangerous veteran – Luis Ortiz (32-2, 2 NC), who attended Saturday and is equally up for the challenge. 
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Chris Eubank Jr’s latest promotional deal an opportunity to finally prove himself

Chris Eubank Jr claims WBA middleweight title belt on US debut after Matt Korobov suffers freak injury

Chris Eubank Jr (29-2, 22 KOs) will hope his latest deal with European promoter Team Sauerland provides him the platform to take over the middleweight division. However, with two years since his last real fight – retiring James DeGale in February 2019 – we’ve heard this before. Now 31, how will he back up ambitious claims to prove he’s a worthy title-holder at world level? Continue reading