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The jab has long been stated as being the most important punch in boxing.
The jab was on full display this past Friday the 13th at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden as Devin “The Dream” Haney (23-0, 15 KOs) put on a career-best performance against Russia’s Zaur Abdullaev (11-1, 7 KOs).
The press conference dais told the story. Four title bouts were laid out, symbols of Vasiliy Lomachenko's current and long-standing status as one of boxing's elites.
Lomachenko (13-1, 10 KOs) will defend his WBA/WBO/Ring Magazine lightweight titles against fellow 2012 Olympic gold medalist Luke Campbell (20-2, 16 KOs) Saturday evening at The O2 (5 p.m. ET, ESPN+). The vacant WBC lightweight world title will also be at stake, leaving the victor one belt shy of becoming the division's undisputed champion.
In front of a sellout crowd of 12,000 fans at the Centro de Usos Multiples arena in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico, Juan Francisco Estrada (40-3, 27 KOs) further cemented his status as one of the best fighters in the world pound-for-pound.
Mission accomplished for José Ramírez. The undefeated World Boxing Council (WBC) champion arrived in enemy territory with the objective of adding the World Boxing Organization (WBO) title to his collection, and he did it.
Jose Ramírez (25-0, 17 KO's), of Avenal, Calif., blasted then-undefeated champion Maurice Hooker with a stoppage at 1:48 of the sixth round in a unification clash that took place at College Park Center. Now, Ramirez will set his sights on unifying all the belts at 140 pounds.
WBA/WBO lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko, the pound-for-pound Picasso and two-time Olympic gold medalist, will defend his belts Saturday, Aug. 31, against fellow Olympic gold medalist “Cool Hand” Luke Campbell, the pride of Hull, England, at The O2 in London.