Earlier we had received confirmation that Cuban boxing legend 🇨🇺Jose “Mantequilla” Napoles (81-7-0, 54KO) has passed away at the age of 79. In recent years, he had dealt with many different ailments that affected the quality of his life.
Napoles was a Cuban boxer who defected to Mexico in 1962 and became one of Mexico’s most recognizable and loved Champions. From a Championship run that started with a big win over the talented Curtis Cokes, he went on to become one of the greatest Welterweight Champions of all-time. He will definitely be missed in the boxing community.
Earlier this month, British WBO Super-Middleweight Champion 🇬🇧Billy Joe Saunders (28-0-0, 13KO) surprised the boxing world with his split with Promoter Frank Warren a couple of weeks back, agreeing to part ways on friendly terms after 9 years paired together. Continue reading “Saunders Signs with Eddie Hearn & Matchroom Boxing 🗞️”
Former Featherweight Champion 🇬🇧Carl “Jackal” Frampton’s (26-2-0, 15KO) quest towards hoisting another World Title has been temporarily halted, with news surfacing today that he has broken 2 knuckles in his left hand due to an accident that had occurred.
This renders his Saturday fight with 🇲🇽Emanuel Dominguez (26-8-2, 18KO) as a no-go. The co-headliner featured contest of 🇺🇸Jason Sosa vs.🇺🇸Haskell Lydell Rhodes will be rolled over to be showcased as the headliner on the ESPN+ card.
The WBO Featherweight Champ is no more, as undefeated standout Mexican talent 🇲🇽Oscar Valdez (26-0-0, 20KO) decides to move up in weight to view his prospects in the Super-Featherweight division. Continue reading “Moving on Up-Oscar Valdez 🗞️”
It is awful when tragedies happen in the ring, and things are magnified even worse once you factor in the families and loved ones that was immediately affected by these outcomes, but often times we don’t think about the other fighter on the end of the spectrum. Continue reading “A Very Classy Gesture from Subriel Matias 🗞️”