British lightweight contender Terry Flanagan insists he is ready to make some boxing history when he faces American Jose Zepeda for the vacant WBO title next month at the Manchester Velodrome, England.
In this week’s Monday mailbag, fans from both sides of The Pond share their thoughts on Kell Brook’s domination of Frankie Gavin, Amir Khan’s tough outing against Chris Algieri, Lee Selby’s title win against Evgeny Gradovich, Anthony Joshua’s demolition of Kevin Johnson and what might be next for the weekend’s winners. Enjoy!
Kevin Mitchell’s two previous title shots were nights the British lightweight would rather forget, but a 10th-round stoppage loss to WBC lightweight titleholder Jorge Linares on Saturday in London saw Mitchell box brilliantly at times, drop the champion, battle back from the brink and ultimately go out on his shield in a sterling encounter.
There was barely a shred of fat to be had at the weigh-in for the huge Matchroom Boxing show which takes place on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday.
In this week’s Friday mailbag, fans share thoughts on tomorrow’s quadrupleheader in London featuring Kell Brook-Frankie Gavin, Jorge Linares-Kevin Mitchell, Evgeny Gradovich-Lee Selby and Anthony Joshua-Kevin Johnson, plus all-British mythical matchups, love for Nigel Benn, questions about Freddie Roach, Alexander Povetkin and Chris Algieri, and much more. Enjoy!
Former five-division world titleholder Oscar De La Hoya believes Jorge Linares’ WBC lightweight title defense against Britain’s Kevin Mitchell, which takes place in London, England, on May 30, will be a highly competitive all-action encounter.
Unbeaten junior middleweight Liam Smith eyes a clash with Demetrius Andrade, while his lightweight stablemate Scott Cardle secures a British title shot.
In what looks like a very satisfying card indeed, heavyweight Anthony Joshua will face American Kevin Johnson and world titleholders Jorge Linares and Evgeny Gradovich will defend against the U.K.’s Kevin Mitchell and Lee Selby, respectively, at London’s O2 Arena.
Fans share their thoughts on the merits of Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao as a topic for the mailbag and a mega-fight, the ever rising price of boxing pay-per-view events, Kevin Mitchell, Jeff Lacy, Paul Williams, Matthysse-Provodnikov, and many other subjects in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
This Saturday, British lightweight Kevin Mitchell will face Daniel Estrada but already has his sights on WBC titlist Jorge Linares.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, lightweight contender Kevin Mitchell has his sights on WBC titlist Jorge Linares. But first, he has to get past Daniel Estrada on Jan. 31.
Fighter of the Year contender Naoya Inoue will get a chance at a third big win in 2014 when he steps up two divisions to face long-time WBO junior bantamweight titleholder Omar Narvaez on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at the Metropolitan Gym in Tokyo, Japan.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, Main Events’ Kathy Duva shares her elation in handling two televised cards on the same evening, both with definitive results.
Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev weighed 179.75 and 185 at this morning’s second-day weigh-in for their light heavyweight title unification bout tonight at Boardwalk Hall. The IBF-mandated Saturday weigh-in result leads a packed notebook by Lem Satterfield.
Heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder kept his KO streak going with a fourth-round technical knockout over journeyman Jason Gavern on Saturday at The StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Omar Figueroa’s recent changes in training have been all about family. This Saturday, he defends his WBC lightweight belt against Daniel Estrada.