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Placed battles today:
- Light Heavyweight: ( 4) Joe Smith Jr vs Saying Vlasov, Apr. 10
- Welterweight: ( 9) Sergey Lipinets vs Jaron Ennis, Apr. 10
- Junior Bantamweight: ( 5) Jerwin Ancajas vs Jonathan Rodriguez, Apr. 10
Upcoming Battles: ( 4) Andy Ruiz Jr vs Chris Arreola, Might 1 … (8) Joseph Parker vs Derek Chisora, Might 1 … (1) Tyson Fierceness vs (2) Anthony Joshua, TBA … (9) Michael Seeker vs Filip Hrgovic, TBA
Upcoming Battles: TBA
Forthcoming Battles: ( 4) Joe Smith Jr vs Saying Vlasov, Apr. 10 … (2) Dmitry Bivol vs Craig Richards, Might 1
Upcoming Battles: ( 8) Carlos Gongora vs Christopher Pearson, Apr. 17 … (1) Canelo Alvarez vs (4) Billy Joe Saunders, Might 8
Upcoming Battles: (3) Demetrius Andrade vs (9) Liam Williams, Apr. 17 … (8) Jaime Munguia vs Maciej Sulecki, Apr. 24 … (7) Chris Eubank Jr vs Marcus Morrison, Might 1
Notes: I claimed some weeks when Sebastian Fundora took the No. 10 port that I would certainly review after Tim Tszyu’s battle with Dennis Hogan on March 31, due to the fact that splitting Fundora and also Tszyu back then was essentially a coin turn to me. As well as I have actually done that. Yet it’s not Fundora I’m going down, it’s Michel Soro, that was No. 8 recently.
Tszyu knocked down Hogan; I do not believe rather as much of Hogan as some do, I believe he was a difficult design suit for Jaime Munguia that time which’s type of the height of his profession. Yet there was an idea he might additionally be a difficult design suit for Tszyu. He was not.
“But that’s not how it works!” one or 3 of you may howl. It can be. Look, I simply did it. Oh no! Soro kinda entered the leading 10 when this department had not been as solid as it is currently and also has simply type of rested there walking water. He last battled in Nov. 2019, that component is whatever now due to COVID and also all that, yet he’s 33 and also his last truly substantial battle was a loss to Brian Castano in 2017. It’s 2021. He’s won 5 right, yet the resistance has actually been no much better than Tszyu’s or Fundora’s, truly, no much better than Erickson Lubin’s; really, I believe Lubin’s gain Terrell Gausha is much better than anything Soro’s done given that shedding to Castano, and also by a reasonable little bit. Soro appears quite material to remain at house in France, which is great for him. You might definitely still have him in the leading 10. I simply do not any longer.
Maybe a short lack. Erislandy Lara is intending to transfer to 160 for his May 1 versus Cornflake Lamanna, which will certainly open up an area. Might be Soro, and after that he may shed that to the Magomed Kurbanov-Liam Smith victor a week later on. Tony Harrison needs to battle April 17, also, and also he’s been out a while and also has actually constantly brought the air of being susceptible also in his ideal efficiencies, also. We’ll see. There are others to think about, also, consisting of increasing hopes Charles Conwell and also Israil Madrimov, and also people like Brandon Adams, also, that go to the very least revealing some passion.
Upcoming Battles: (7) Tony Harrison vs Bryant Perrella, Apr. 17 … (3) Erislandy Lara vs Thomas Lamanna [middleweight] … (4) Jeison Rosario vs (8) Erickson Lubin, TBA
Upcoming Battles: ( 9) Sergey Lipinets vs Jaron Ennis, Apr. 10
Upcoming Battles: (3) Regis Prograis vs Ivan Redkach, Apr. 17 … (1) Josh Taylor vs (2) Jose Ramirez, Might 22 … (4) Jose Zepeda vs Pedro Campa, Might 22
Upcoming Battles: ( 4) Devin Haney vs (7) Jorge Linares, Might 29 … (1) Teofimo Lopez vs (10) George Kambosos Jr, TBA … (2) Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Masayoshi Nakatani, TBA … (3) Ryan Garcia vs (8) Javier Fortuna, TBA
Notes: Jamel Herring holds solid at No. 3 after his leading gain Carl Frampton, that after that introduced his retired life. Herring did every little thing he ought to have done, carried out the best tactical plan practically completely. As we reviewed Sunday, he’s obtained a great deal of choices. The most significant are a marriage with Oscar Valdez, a return as much as 135 for Teofimo Lopez or probably an uninhabited title battle (if Teofimo relocate to 140 post-Kambosos), and also the one he appears the very least thinking about: Shakur Stevenson, that will likely quickly be his bought obligatory at 130. In other words, it’s excellent to be Jamel Herring now. He’s mosting likely to have choices, and also great ones.
With Frampton out– and also he would certainly have been out also if he really did not retire, this is merely not his department– Chris Colbert is available in. He’s done truly well versus actions up thus far and also appears like he’ll reach a title battle in time. It additionally appears like Tevin Farmer will certainly be going up to 135 faster than later on, most likely in his following battle given that he isn’t going to obtain one more title battle at 130, and also Berchelt and also Diaz may additionally go up, though Diaz hasn’t suggested any kind of strategies to although he really did not make weight last break.
Upcoming Battles: ( 7) Shakur Stevenson vs Jeremiah Nakathila, June 12 … (8) Shavkat Rakhimov vs Kenichi Ogawa, TBA
Upcoming Battles: ( 3) Emanuel Navarrete vs Christopher Diaz, Apr. 24 … (1) Gary Russell Jr vs Rey Vargas, TBA … (2) Child Galahad vs Jazza Dickens, TBA
Upcoming Battles: Murodjon Akhmadaliev looked fantastic in his win Saturday over Ryosuke Iwasa, like truth No. 1 man at this weight. Stephen Fulton Jr is one more competitor I such as a whole lot, and also if we might really obtain those people with each other for a battle, that would certainly be fantastic. They each brag a significant stab that they really make use of and also a great deal of ability past that, also. That does not appear a most likely battle to occur, yet if both of them promoted it, perhaps it can. It’s not like either of them are smash hit ticket office super stars, and also they both appear like people that “want the smoke,” if you will certainly forgive me. Directly I will certainly not forgive me, yet I wish you do.
Upcoming Battles: TBA
Forthcoming Battles: ( 1) Naoya Inoue vs Michael Dasmarinas, June 19
Notes: Donnie Nietes is back in the sporting activity, defending the very first time given that 2018 and also altogether looking respectable on Saturday with a gain Pablo Carrillo I’m carefully placing him in at No. 10; last he battled prior to the return, he won a globe title battle. It was extremely affordable and also the result open to question, yet it was additionally versus Kazuto Ioka, that is a fantastic competitor. As Well As Nietes is 38, not 46.
Will Nietes come back in with those large pet dogs? I believe that’s his objective. Possibly not following or today– or, hi there, perhaps!– yet by the end of 2021 I believe he’ll be checking out what his choices are. He’s an intriguing professional wild card to toss right into a really gifted department.
The competitor befalling of the leading 10 is Francisco Rodriguez Jr, that resembles Michel Soro at 154 because he had an area and also has actually been walking water with it while a great deal of individuals in this department are swimming past him. Rodriguez hasn’t battled anybody you would certainly think about truly near being a challenger in years, and also truly never ever in this department. He’s an excellent competitor, he’s extremely come up to approving bodies so we could see him in a title battle at some point, yet what is he really doing? He combats people everybody understands he’ll defeat and also he defeats them. As well as his efficiency last break in late February does not influence much self-confidence, either.
Upcoming Battles: (5) Jerwin Ancajas vs Jonathan Rodriguez, Apr. 10
Upcoming Battles: (2) Moruti Mthalane vs Sunny Edwards, Apr. 30
Upcoming Battles: ( 1) Kenshiro Teraji vs (7) Tetsuya Hisada, Apr. 24
Upcoming Battles: (9) Ginjiro Shigeoka vs Toshiki Kawamitsu, Might 23 … (1) Ko CP Freshmart vs Pongsaklek Sithdabnij, Might 29
Upcoming Battles: ( 1) Canelo Alvarez vs Billy Joe Saunders, Might 8 … (2) Naoya Inoue vs Michael Dasmarinas, June 19 … (9) Tyson Fierceness vs Anthony Joshua, TBA … (5) Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jr, TBA … (7) Vasiliy Lomachenko vs Masayoshi Nakatani, TBA
Upcoming Battles: ( 2) Katie Taylor vs Natasha Jonas, Might 1 … (7) Mikaela Mayer vs TBA, June 19