After eight rounds of punishment, Omar Figueroa’s corner had seen enough and ended his 140-pound title eliminator bout against Sergey Lipinets who stepped in only five days ago after Adrien Broner stepped away due to mental health issues.
One of boxing’s greatest careers may have finally come to a close. Eight-division world champion, Manny Pacquiao, 42, took a heavy beating after losing to WBA Welterweight title-holder Yordenis Ugas, a replacement-level fighter who only had 11 days to prepare, during their bout this Saturday.
As a co-main event headliner for the incredibly one-sided fight between Pacquiao and a smack-talking sack of potatoes, boxers Badou Jack and Marcus Browne fought for the WBA light heavyweight title and WBC’s Silver 175 title on Saturday and boy was it a gruesome bloody mess.
Golden Boy Promotions, who represent prominent Mexican boxer Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, held a press conference today announcing that the highly anticipated rematch between Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin on May 5th has been canceled. During the press conference, Golden Boy President Eric Gamez, sitting next to Chairman/CEO Oscar De La Hoya, announced that both Alvarez and Golden Boy thought it best for Alvarez to pull out of the fight, believing that Alvarez’ April 18th hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission to determine the extension to Alverez’ current suspension will likely not go in his favor. Keep Reading
For people actually interested in watching this circus, Showtime has announced that the August 26th bout between Floyd Mayweather, Jr. and Conor McGregor PPV will cost $89.95 for standard definition (who the hell still buys that?) and $99.95 for HD. Keep Reading
Robert La Amenaza Garcia was set to fight Errol Spence this Saturday on Spike TV but has pulled out from what’s being reported as a “mental breakdown,” the Monitor is reporting. His trainer, Edgar Sanchez believes that his career may actually be over and that he may be in need psychiatric counseling.
Garcia had won his last 9 fights with his last loss coming against Antonio Margarito back in 2010.