Showtime Boxing: 154-pound Tripleheader: Lara decisions Gausha, Charlo knocks out Lubin in One and Hurd stops Trout after Ten

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. 

Did Mikey Garcia Make the Right Choice?

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? 

Miguel Cotto Will Face Sadam Ali in his Final Fight

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. 

Who is The Best in the World?

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. 

Leo Santa Cruz and Abner Mares shake off the ring rust on Oct 14

LOS ANGELES – Leo Santa Cruz (33-1-1, 18 KOs) looks to defend his 126lb title in Carson, California on October 14th against former title challenger, Chris Avalos (27-5, 20 KOs) with Featherweight World Champion, Abner Mares (30-2-1, 15 KOs) also featuring on the card against Mexico’s Andres Gutierrez (35-1-1, 25 KOs). A mandatory rematch was expected between Santa Cruz and Mares this fall, so the decision to fight separately on the same card came as a baffling development. Abner Mares had begun preparation for the Santa Cruz fight and admits feeling irritated that the plans changed but sees the silver lining in having more time to tune up for the Santa Cruz bout and that the focus is solely on his October 14 match up: