There is no shortage of boxing action this weekend, with a number of big and important fights going down in various locations. The three fights that have attracted a good deal of the attention are the Anthony Joshua-Eric Molina fight (Yes, the under-card fight of Dereck Chisora Vs. Dillian Whyte has also attracted plenty of press and fan interest, but the word now is that the fight might not even happen. As a result of Chisora’s desk-throwing wobbler, the BBB of C must decide whether or not to allow the fight to go ahead), the Andy Ruiz Jnr-Joseph Parker clash and the Terence Crawford-John Molina Jnr showdown.
Joe Parker / Andy Ruiz Weigh-In Results – VIDEO
Andy Ruiz 255.7 vs. Joseph Parker 246.7
Jeff Horn 146.6 vs. Ali Funeka 146.4
Isaac Dogboe 121.8 vs. Julian Aristile 121.8
Junior Fa 270.1 vs. Pablo Magrini 210
Josh Parker 189.6 vs. Ash McConville 203.4
Brown Buttabean 281 vs. Che Barlow 231.5
Crawford vs Molina / Parker vs Ruiz live on BoxNation
Pound-for-pound star Terence Crawford has vowed to make a statement against John Molina as he looks to be crowned the 2016 ‘Fighter of the Year’.
29-year-old Crawford clashes with the teak tough Molina this Saturday night, exclusively live on BoxNation, at the CenturyLink Center in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.
Arum says Joseph Parker-Andy Ruiz fight “is gonna take place,” prefers January 2017 date
Top Rank boss Bob Arum says a deal is very close for his fighter, unbeaten Mexican/American Andy Ruiz Jr, to face unbeaten New Zealander Joseph Parker, for the soon to be vacant WBO heavyweight title. Arum, speaking on Radio Live, said there are a couple of things still to be worked out – the date, for example, with Arum preferring a January date over a December date – but he added he is “optimistic” the fight will get made.
“It’s gonna take place,” Arum stated. “We’re going to make a deal, I’m sure. The WBO, everybody’s agreed, will sign completely neutral officials. Hopefully we’ll have an announcement shortly. It makes sense – Parker and Ruiz are two top contenders and the WBO will have a great champion.”
Peter Fury says Andy Ruiz Jr has pulled out of fight with Hughie Fury
According to trainer Peter Fury, who guides both heavyweight champ Tyson Fury and his son, unbeaten heavyweight contender Hughie Fury, Mexican/American contender Andy Ruiz Junior has pulled out of his scheduled October 29 fight with Hughie. The fight, a very interesting and intriguing one between two young and talented big men, was to have been the chief support to Fury-Klitschko II in Manchester.
However, according to Peter, who took to social media earlier today, the fight is now off as Ruiz Jr has pulled out for as yet unconfirmed reasons.
Hughie Fury fights Andy Ruiz on October 29
Undefeated heavyweight sensation Hughie Fury will make the first defence of his WBO Intercontinental Championship against Mexico’s Andy Ruiz Jr on the undercard of Tyson Fury’s eagerly-anticipated rematch with Wladimir Klitschko at the Manchester Arena on Saturday 29th October, live and exclusive on BoxNation.
Fury, 20-0 10 KO’s, has ripped through the heavyweight division, claiming his first professional title in the WBO Intercontinental against Fred Kassi at London’s Copper Box Arena back in April. Should he defeat the unbeaten Ruiz Jr, Fury will move into the number one mandatory position for the WBO World Heavyweight title – held by his cousin Tyson.
Hughie Fury-Andy Ruiz clash set to support Fury-Klitschko II in October; Warren says confirmation announcement will come soon
If the plans top British promoter Frank Warren has come to fruition, there will be a huge night for British heavyweight boxing taking place on October 29th. It will also be a huge night for the two Fury’s, Tyson and Hughie. As fans know, Oct. 29 is the working date (still, despite all that has happened) for the eagerly awaited Fury-Klitschko II, and Warren has written in his column in The Star how this mega-fight will indeed happen – “I expect an announcement to confirm everything is going ahead as planned soon” – and that Hughie Fury will face unbeaten Mexican/American Andy Ruiz Jr on the under-card.
Gerald Washington, Andy Ruiz Junior both win by KO, retain unbeaten records
Deontay Wilder and Chris Arreola were not the only big men fighting last night, there were two young (ish) and unbeaten heavyweights in action also. On the card in Alabama, Gerald Washington went to 18-0-1(12) with a 4th-round KO over veteran Ray Austin, 29-8-4(18). While in Detroit, Michigan, 26-year-old Andy Ruiz Junior stopped another veteran in Josh Gormley, via 3rd-round TKO. Ruiz is now 28-0(19), Gormley, who was having just his fourth fight since 1999, falls to 22-5(21) and the 42-year-old’s comeback looks to be over.