Jorge Linares and Anthony Crolla will face off in one of the most attractive matchups that can be made at 135 pounds and the stakes are extremely high.
Golden Boy will keep the talented Jorge Linares in the fold with the announcement today as Linares eyes a possible unification fight with Anthony Crolla later this year.
British boxing has been on upswing in recent months but U.K. fans are sure to miss Kevin Mitchell who was always value for money in his career.
Lightweight titleholder Jorge Linares will defend his WBC belt against Ivan Cano tonight in Caracas, Venezuela. The bout will air on espn3.com at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT.
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.