Jermell Charlo defiende su cetro por segunda vez en la pelea co-estelar de una triple-cartelera de SHOWTIME Boxeo que presenta campeones superwélters enfrentándose a boxeadores elite. El retador es el peligroso zurdo Erickson Lubin, quien busca convertirse en uno de los campeones más jóvenes del mundo. Raul Marquez analiza las claves para la victoria de ésta batalla y aconseja a Charlo a presionar con inteligencia, y le sugiere a Lubin que mantenga la pelea en el centro del ring. Sábado 14 de Octubre en vivo por SHOWTIME a las 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT desde Barclays Cente
The 154-pound division made its case as one of the best weight classes in boxing at the Barclays Center. WBA 154-pound champion won a unanimous decision over Terrell Gausha in the main event. WBC 154-pound champion Jermell Charlo scored an emphatic knockout over Erickson Lubin in the first round and IBF 154-pound champion Jarrett Hurd stopped Austin Trout after ten action-packed rounds.
Three-division champion and current WBC lightweight (135) champion Mikey Garcia (37-0, 30 KOs) turned down a deal with Golden Boy Promotions to fight Puerto Rico's Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs). Garcia was not willing to sign a multi-fight contract with the promoter. Did Garcia make the right choice?
Juan Francisco Estrada's promoter Zanfer Promotions reportedly earlier today on Twitter that their fighter Estrada would be facing WBC super flyweight champion Srisaket Sor Rungvisai this upcoming February.
Puerto Rican four-division champion Miguel Cotto (41-5, 33 KOs) will make his final appearance inside the squared circle against Brooklyn, New York’s Sadam “World Kid” Ali (25-1, 14 KOs). Cotto will put his WBO 154-pound title on the line in a 12-round bout. The fight will take place at the famed Madison Square Garden in New York on December 2nd.
The discussion surrounding the pound-for-pound status of boxing’s elite has always been a headlining talking point. Now that the Mayweather-Pacquiao era is over and with Ward’s retirement, many fans are left wondering who is the best in the world.
While UFC 216 was not exempt from the recent trend of fights falling apart, it made for one of their better cards in their recent pay-per-views. An Interim Champion was crowned and a current champion defended his belt in a fashion that will be talked about till the end of the year.
The long-awaited middleweight title bout between current champ, Michael Bisping and former welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre takes place in November at Madison Square Garden. Three title fights headline the event and the first press conference can be seen here: