The George Foreman story is well known and, as is the case with Muhammad Ali, there are plenty of documentaries, books and other tributes looking back on the incredible achievements of the former two-time world heavyweight king out there. As such, fans who have not yet seen the new (released in September of this year) documentary “Foreman,” may feel the Universal Pictures release offers nothing new.
While there is a growing sense that many top fighters are, if not exactly running away from Vasyl Lomachenko, not too enthusiastic at the idea of climbing into the ring with the Ukrainian southpaw, this is not the case with Jorge Linares. The reigning WBA and Ring Magazine lightweight king, in training for his January 27 defence against Mercito Gesta, has put it out on social media that after this fight is done and dusted, he and Lomachenko can fight:
Heavyweight Shannon Briggs is saying he’ll be Tyson Fury’s next opponent in April when the overweight former heavyweight champion makes his return to the ring following a 2-year layoff. Briggs says he’s already been in talks for the fight with the 6’9” Fury (25-0, 18 KOs), and he’s ready to knock him out.
As he waits for his next fight, a big one he hopes, pound-for-pound NO.1 Vasyl Lomachenko is open to quite a few possibilities. While the southpaw sensation has posted a fan poll on his official twitter page, asking who he should fight next in fan opinion, “Hi-Tech” is also thinking about other options.
One of the so-called “lost generation” of heavyweights, 1980s big name, and two-time titlist Tim Witherspoon hits the big 60 today. Looking far younger and having gotten out of the game in far better shape than a number of his fellow “lost generation” heavyweights – guys like Greg Page (RIP), Trevor Berbick (RIP), Tony Tucker and others who went down in depressing fashion – Witherspoon looks good, he talks well and he has his health and, if not as much as he should have, then at least some of his money.
The popular “New England’s Future” series, promoted by Rivera Promotions Entertainment (RPE), returns with its fifth installment on Saturday night, February 10, at The Palladium in Worcester, Massachusetts.
Brian Halquist Productions will kick off its 2018 season with a special Friday night boxing event on Friday, Jan. 12 with Battle at the Boat 114 at the Emerald Queen Casino in Tacoma, Wash.
The six-bout card will feature a 10-round main event between welterweights John Jackson and Manuel Perez and the return of Walter “2 Guns” Wright.
WBC Light Flyweight World Championship
December 30, 2017 / Bunka Gym / Yokohama, Japan
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