Category: This Weeks Fights

Caleb Plant Set for First Title Defense against Mike Lee

It’s been six months since we have seen Nashville,Tennessee native 🇺🇸Caleb Plant in action. That night, the man who goes by “Sweet Hands”, put them and his grit on full display as he took apart Venezuela’s power puncher Jose Uzcategui en route to leaving the ring with the vacant IBF Super Middleweight title.

Saturday night in Las Vegas, on the undercard to Pacquiao vs Thurman , Plant (18-0-0 10KO) will make the first defense of his title as he takes on Chicago’s 🇺🇸Mike Lee (21-0-0, 11KO) who will be moving down from 175 after 13 months out of the ring. Lee is getting his first crack at a world title and he will also be in his first 12 round bout in a 10 year career. 

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Chisora & Szpilka Hope to Steal the Show in Crossroads Bout

British Heavyweight 🇬🇧Dereck Chisora (30-9-0, 21KO) and Poland’s 🇵🇱Artur Szpilka (22-3-0, 15KO) are headed to what is expected to be a flat out brawl that could steal the show as the undercard to Dillian Whyte vs Oscar Rivas at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday. Continue reading “Chisora & Szpilka Hope to Steal the Show in Crossroads Bout”

Dillian Whyte Faces Hungry Oscar Rivas in WBC Title Eliminator

The WBC #1 mandatory contender 🇬🇧Dillian “The Body Snatcher” Whyte continues to wait for his shot at the title held by current champion Deontay Wilder, a wait that Whyte has continuously noted has gone on for over 600 days at this point. The last time we saw Whyte in the ring he won with an explosive 11th round knockout over longtime rival Derek Chisora in December of 2018.

This Saturday at the O2 Arena in London, Whyte (25-1-0, 18KO) will take on WBC #10 ranked 🇨🇴Oscar Rivas (26-0-0, 18KO) in yet another eliminator for the Title shot.  Continue reading “Dillian Whyte Faces Hungry Oscar Rivas in WBC Title Eliminator”

Two Former Champs Meet in the Bantamweight Division (Nery vs. Payano)

As part of the Pacquiao/Thurman undercard, knockout specialist 🇲🇽Luis “Pantera” Nery (29-0-0, 22KO) will stand across from rugged former Titlist 🇩🇴Juan Carlos Payano (21-2-0, 9KO) of the Dominican Republic this Saturday. They are both going for the vacant minor WBC ‘Silver’ Title to try to jockey themselves in position to fight the holder of the official WBC World Title, that of course being Nordine Oubaali, who fought just a couple weeks ago.
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A Welterweight Showdown – Two Generations Collide

WBA Welterweight Champion 🇺🇸Keith “One Time” Thurman (29-0-0, 22KO) even during his most active days at the height of his career (before suffering a myriad of injuries), was very vocal and outspoken about trying to get a fight with one of the 2 legends of the sport campaigning at the Welterweight division before they retired from the ring. His first option was getting a fight against 🥉🇺🇸Floyd Mayweather Jr., but with Floyd’s departure from the sport, this was deemed impossible for Keith to secure.

Well fortunate for Thurman, there was one more All-Time-Great available who not only is still active, but is also still a very dangerous opponent for most fighters at 147 lbs. That fighter is boxing’s only 5-Division Lineal World Champion, and its only 12-Time, 8-Division World Champion ♛🇵🇭Manny “Pac Man” Pacquiao (61-7-2, 39KO), who has the secondary WBA belt which ultimately serves as #1 WBA contender to the Belt that Thurman possesses. Continue reading “A Welterweight Showdown – Two Generations Collide”