Julian Williams will certainly need to wait yet a little bit much longer for his return spell.
BoxingScene.com has actually discovered that Williams has actually endured an undefined injury while training that has actually required him to take out from his future fight versusBrian Mendoza Philly’s Williams (27-2-1, 16 KOs, 1 NC) and also Albuquerque’s Mendoza (19-1, 13 KOs) were expected to fulfill in a 10-round junior middleweight suit Saturday evening on the Outset Pay television undercard of the Gervonta Davis-Mario Barrios spell at State Ranch Field in Atlanta.
Williams, 31, hasn’t combated because he endured an unusual fifth-round, technical-knockout loss to Jeison Rosario in January 2020 at Holy place College’s Liacouras Facility in Philly. The previous IBF/IBO/WBA 154-pound champ was constantly detailed as a 30-1 favored to beat the Dominican Republic’s Rosario because optional title protection.
Williams transformed fitness instructors afterwards loss, from BoxingScene.com factor Stephen “Breadman” Edwards to Javan “Sugar Hill” Guardian. He has actually been educating with Guardian because November in Las Las Vega.
Williams was expected to eliminate Mendoza in a FOX Sports centerpiece December 26 in Los Angeles, yet Williams got COVID-19 and also his go back to the ring was postponed.
It was vague at the time this tale was published Sunday mid-day if an ideal alternative can be discovered for Mendoza on such brief notification for the pay-per-view section of Saturday’s card (9 p.m. EDT; $74.99).
Along with Baltimore’s Davis (24-0, 23 KOs) going up 2 weight courses to test San Antonio’s Barrios (26-0, 17 KOs) for his additional WBA 140-pound champion in the 12-round centerpiece, Outset’s pay-per-view program will certainly consist of an interesting 12-round, 154-pound fight in between Erickson Lubin (23-1, 16 KOs), of Orlando, Florida, and also Rosario (20-2-1, 14 KOs).
Rosario will certainly attempt to recover from shedding the titles he won from Williams to Jermell Charlo (34-1, 18 KOs). Houston’s Charlo knocked senseless Rosario in the 8th round of Rosario’s last fight, which occurred September 26 at Mohegan Sunlight Field in Uncasville, Connecticut.
Batyr Akhmedov (8-1, 7 KOs), a southpaw from Uzbekistan, likewise is arranged to contest versus Argenis Mendez (25-6-3, 12 KOs, 1 NC), of Yonkers, New York City, in a 12-round, 140-pound WBA removal suit that’ll belong to this pay-per-view program.
Keith Idec is an elderly writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be gotten to on Twitter @Idecboxing.