Boxing News in Brief - 29 July
Last Updated on Monday, 29 July 2013 21:56
Written by Alexander Zammit
Monday, 29 July 2013 21:29
Boxing News updates for: Erik Morales - Brian Viloria - Denis Boytsov - Bastie Samir - Floyd Mayweather - Ricardo Mayorga - Shane McPhilbin vs. Hughie Fury - "THREE TO SEE" - Lucas Matthysse vs Danny Garcia - LUCAS "BIG DADDY" BROWNE
Mexican legend Erik Morales plans to have two more fights before hanging up the gloves for good, and the first bout is targeted for October in Cancun. "El Terrible" will fight on, as he's reportedly set to return to the ring in October in Cancun, the first of what will be the final two fights in the Hall of Fame-bound career of Erik Morales. Morales, who turns 37 on September 1. Cancun will likely be a tune-up for a possible December retirement in his hometown of Tijuana.
Former WBO/WBA flyweight champion Brian Viloria would welcome a rematch with Mexico’s Juan Francisco Estrada who won the title from him last April 6 and successfully defended it against another Filipino, Milan Melindo at the same Cotai Arena venue of the Venetian Resort Hotel in Macao last Saturday. He said that if given a rematch against Estrada which according to Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is possible, Viloria said “I will put everything into it and prove to everybody that I am the best flyweight today.”
Undefeated heavyweight contender Denis Boytsov (33-0, 26KOs) has signed a promotional contract with, Sauerland Event. The General Manager of Sauerland, according Chris Meyer, Boytsov will debut for the company in August or September.
Ghanaian boxer, Bastie Samir is back in the US sparring with Floyd Mayweather as he prepares for the biggest fight of the year against Saul Canelo Alvarez on September 14. “I’m going back to the US because Floyd Mayweather has called me to come and spar with him ahead of the fight against Canelo. I sparred with him before he fought Cotto and he acknowledged that I gave him a good competition and he wants me again to help him prepare for the fight because me and Alvarez have the same style,” Bastie told the Ghana based newspaper, Boxing In Ghana.
Ricardo Mayorga got back into the cage for another MMA fight.In his second attempt at invading the mixed martial arts world Ricardo Mayorga was choked out by Rene "Level" Martinez, who using a guillotine hold ended the fight as Mayorga immediately submitted. The 39-year-old former welterweight and junior middleweight titleholder, really has no business in MMA fights.
Shane McPhilbin vs. Hughie Fury - Heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (8-0, 5 KO’s) could be facing former British cruiserweight champion Shane McPhilbin (8-7-1, 5 KO’s) next, according to Boxing roundup. McPhilbin, 27, has lost five out of his last six fights in the past year and his career seems to be going nowhere ever since he missed out on a 1st round knockout of Enzo Maccarinelli in the infamous fight where the 1st round ended 47 seconds early with Maccarinelli badly hurt.
"THREE TO SEE" August 3rd Mohegan Sun Due to heavy demand for tickets to "Three To See" featuring Curtis Stevens vs. Saul Roman, Eddie Chambers vs. Thabiso Mchunu and Tomasz Adamek vs. Dominick Guinn at the Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, August 3rd, Main Events and Mohegan Sun have opened up additional seating in the venue. Many tickets are still available for purchase but they are moving fast!
Lucas Matthysse vs Danny Garcia - When Lucas Matthysse and Danny Garcia entre the ring on September 14th they will be fighting for more than just titles and the right to be called the best in the division; they will also be fighting for a chance to be the next in line to face Floyd Mayweather. Matthysse who is the WBC interim light welterweight champion (34-2, 32 KO’s) speaking on ‘BoxingScene Radio’ said “Yes, that's what I've been hearing that whoever wins this fight will be Floyd Mayweather's next opponent. I would be proud to fight Mayweather. To beat him, yes, it would be very difficult. You have to be well trained and throw punches and more punches. I think other fighters respect him too much. It must be very difficult fighting against him by the way he moves and his form but you have to do good work and hit him in the arms [and] the body. I think that's the key. I would be very proud to fight with him and hopefully the winner of this fight gets that fight”
LUCAS "BIG DADDY" BROWNE has said his next fight could be in the UK, after he halted Travis Walker in Melbourne on Thursday (July 25). The Perth puncher, 34, recovered from a flash knockdown in the first round before taking charge of the fight, dropping the tough American three times, and forcing him to quit on his stool after seven sessions. The win takes his perfect ledger to 17 wins with 15 stoppages and moves him further up the heavyweight ladder. Originally, Browne was scheduled to face Sheffield giant Richard Towers, but visa issues meant the fight was scrapped at the eleventh hour. Now "Big Daddy" says he's prepared to jet across the world and face the Englishman in his backyard.