Originally Posted To My Sports Talk With Troy YouTube Channel! It Looks Like Anthony Joshua Will Get His Rematch Against Andy Ruiz As Planed. Unless something happens and with boxing, you never know. The Anthony Joshua Andy Ruiz rematch on December 7the will take place in Saudi Arabia. As you might recall Ruiz who upset Joshua in June was resistant to the location of the rematch. Regardless of where the rematch takes place, it may give us the answers to some unanswered questions from the first fight.
Originally Posted to Channel Sports Talk With Troy! Gennady Golovkin vs Sergiy Derevyanchenko For The IBF Middleweight Championship! GGG is back as he takes on Sergiy The Technician Derevyanchenko in October at Madison Square Garden in New York City for the Vacant IBF Middleweight Championship!
Taylor holds the IBF championship and holds the WBA and a share of the WBC along with Jose Carlos Ramirez who beat Maurice Hooker last month to take the WBO championship. Ideally, the winner of Regis Prograis and Josh Taylor will face Jose Carlos Ramirez for the undisputed championship!
Originally Posted To My YouTube Channel Sports Talk With Troy Anthony Joshua Andy Ruiz Rematch Announced, But Not Agreed On! Back in June Andy Ruiz Jr. Shocked the world and upset Anthony Joshua to win the WBA, WBO & IBF Heavyweight Championships. His contract had a rematch clause that favored than champion Joshua. It was announced by Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Boxing that the rematch will take place on December 7th in Diriyah, Saudi Arabia. However, despite the rematch clause, Ruiz has not agreed to these terms. The question is who has the most leverage? Joshua has the contract that Ruiz agreed to, Ruiz has 3 of 4 Heavyweight Championships. Who has the most to lose? If Ruiz refuses the current terms? I am of the opinion that one way or another Joshua is fighting on Dec 7th in Saudi Arabia.with at least one if not all three of the A Heavyweight Championships he lost to Ruiz in June on the line. If it’s not against Ruiz don’t be surprised if it’s against Oleksandr Usyk who is the #1 contender with the WBO and a Matchroom fighter. If Ruiz holds his position. He is promoted through the PBC and as long as Deontay Wilder wins his rematches with Luis Ortiz & Tyson Fury. He should get a shot at WBC Champion Wilder.
Regis Prograis Pulls Out Of World Boxing Super Series!
Prograis the WBA 140 pound champion was set to face Josh Taylor who holds the IBF championship at 140 in the finals of the World Boxing Super Series. Has pulled out of the competition.
The scheduled unification bout was expected to take place in October.
In July Jose Ramirez added the WBO championship to his WBC championship. Ideally, the winner of Prograis & Taylor would have faced Ramirez for the undisputed championship at 140. That is now on hold.
What’s next for Keith Thurman After Losing to Manny Pacquiao?
Thurman will take a bit of a step back, but I don’t expect it to be that big of a step back. I don’t see an immediate rematch happening. Maybe there will be a rematch sometime down the line? He won’t get the best of the best like the winner of Errol Spence & Shawn Porter, or Terence Crawford.
This being said I don’t see Thurman taking a big step down. I fell that the loser of Errol Spence & Shawn Porter could likely be his next opponent. Other possibilities include Danny Garcia, Mikey Garcia, Yordenis Ugas & Sergey Lipinets.
Coming off his big win over Keith Thurman. What’s next for Future Hall Of Fame boxer Manny Pacquiao
Don’t count on Pacquiao or any PBC promoted boxer to be in the same ring with Terence Crawford anytime soon. However, he still ha plenty of options. I believe that the PBC is going to match Manny Pacquiao up with the winner of Errol Spence Jr & Shawn Porter who fight to unify the IBF & WBC welterweight championships scheduled for September. If that falls through. Pacquiao has other options within the PBC. Mikey Garcia & Danny Garcia have the most appeal, but there is also Yordenis Ugas and Sergey Lipinets.
What about a rematch with Floyd Mayweather? I think that if it happens it is likely to be next. I think that if Mayweather wants to make the fight now is the time to do it. I really don’t think Pacquiao beats Spence, and despite coming off a win over Thurman. I’m not sure he beats Porter either.
Boxing is the subject that I fell the most comfortable and confident talking about, and that does not just go for sports. Sop when tragedies happen in boxing like they did this weekend. I fell I need to talk about what can be done to best prevent future tragedies from happening.
Boxing Must Enact Protocols To Best Protect Its Participants every boxer who gets into the ring knows there are risks. They know that they might not come out the ring the same or at all. These risks are not exclusive to boxing, but I believe magnified in boxing. This includes other combat sports as well as non-combat sports. Just because these risks are understood. It does not mean these risks should be accepted or understood as “part of the game”. There needs to be standardized rules and protocols in place, that are not subject to Athletic Commission or Sanctioning Bodie’s selectivity. I am not a doctor or a medical professional, but I do have some suggestions. Have a trained medical professional in each corner to observe the boxer to look for any indications something might be wrong. The referee can stop a fight to allow a doctor to decide if a cut is bad enough to end a fight. Also, allow the referee to stop the fight and have a doctor look over the boxer f they feel something might be wrong. Get boxes to post-fight medical exams and to any medical help they need right after the fight. If the placement of padding inside boxing gloves makes a difference. Standardize the gloves. The truth is that even with the best protocols in place we can’t prevent something bad from ever happening. However, we can greatly reduce the risk and how often they happen.
Manny Pacquiao Beats Keith Thurman Reaction! Manny Pacquiao becomes the WBA welterweight champion of the world by winning a 12 round split decision over Keith Thurman!
I had picked Thurman to win the fight going in. I just felt he was the better boxer. I was proven wrong! My personal score may have been closer than most, but I still had Pacquiao beating Thurman. I have to tip my hat to Manny Pacquiao for beating Keith Thurman who I also have to tip my hat to for showing humility in defeat. It’s a trait we see far too little of in boxing.
Manny Pacquiao vs Keith Thurman Preview! Manny (Pac-Man) Pacquiao and Keith (One Time) Thurman both who hold a share of the WBA welterweight championship square off against each other tonight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas Nevada. Pacquiao comes into the fight with a record of 61-7-2. 39 wins by stoppage and has been stopped twice. Thurman enters the ring at 29-0 with 22 stoppage wins. The winner is very likely to face the winner of Errol (The Truth Spence) & Shawn (Showtime) Porter who are set to meet in September.
Unified middleweight champion and WBA super-middleweight champion Saul Canelo Alvarez has decided to forgo a September date that would have likely been used for a third fight with rival Gennady GGG Golovkin. While nothing is certain it is very possible that Canelo is eyeing a fight with WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Krusher Kovalev who would have to get past challenger Anthony Yarde in August. Mexican Independence Day is Septembe16th and that weekend is always a big one in boxing. DAZN who broadcasts Canelo’s fights has some options. They can match up GGG with either Demetrius Boo Boo Andrade for Andrade’s WBO middleweight championship. They can also match GGG with Unified super-middleweight champion Callum Mundo Smith. If they can’t match GGG up with either they can match Smith and Andrade. The other option DAZN has is to hold the Anthony AJ Joshua/Andy Destroyer Ruiz rematch that weekend.
Pernell Whitaker Is One Of The Best Boxers Of All Time! I thought I would share my thoughts about the great Pernell Whitaker who was killed when he was hit by a car. Sweet Pea as he was known won the lightweight, super lightweight/Jr. welterweight, welterweight & super welterweight/ Jr. middleweight Championships in his career. Along with a Gold Medal in the 1984 Olympics.
How great was Whitaker? In my opinion, he is among the very best of the very very best.
Pernell Whitaker is a major reason boxing quickly surpassed football & boxing as my favorite sport.