With boxing legends such as Manny Pacquiao and Nonito Donaire getting on in years, the fighting nation of the Philippines is looking for a new hero. Look no further than IBF Junior Bantamweight champion Jerwin Ancajas, who is taking on fellow Filipino Jonas Sultan on ESPN on May 25th, and takes one step closer to superstar status.
Undefeated Mexican super lightweight contender Antonio Orozco has had more issues on the scale than he has in the ring, but under the guidance of Manny Robles and with a new fighting attitude, “Relentless” is finally ready to takeover.
In the crowded super middleweight division, champions like George Groves, James DeGale and Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez rule the roost. But with the recent crowning of interim IBF champ Jose Uzcategui Jr., Bolivita is ready to show the boxing world why he is best at 167 lbs.
Round 1 of the Jose Sulaiman World Invitational Tournament is in the books as eight elite welterweights battled it out in an all-action affair, presented by Evander Holyfield’s Real Deal Boxing. Let Boxcaster recap Round 1 of what is sure to be a premier tournament in the sweet science.
Ahead of his May 19th fight on the undercard of Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack, Boxcaster met with undefeated Canadian light heavyweight prospect Nick Fantauzzi to discuss his favourite punch, Stevenson vs. Jack, and the current surge in Toronto’s boxing talent.
Undefeated welterweight contender Jose Benavidez Jr. has faced his share of adversity outside of the ring, but now in good health and at a new weight, “Merciless” is set to take the 147 lb. division by storm.
With George Groves and Callum Smith battling it out in the World Boxing Super Series and champions Gilberto Ramirez and Caleb Truax awaiting the winner, the super middleweight division is primed to crown a king. But boxing’s youngest reigning champion, WBC kingpin David Benavidez is ready to topple the pecking order and prove that boxing is a young man’s game.
With at least 4 recognized belts in 17 different weight division, being a world champion does not always mean as much as it once did. But for Mexican warrior and new WBO World Lightweight champ Ray Beltran, being a world champion means everything.
With Vasiliy Lomachenko making the move to lightweight, top spot in the super featherweight division is up for grabs. Though many are tagging Gervonta Davis as the division’s new ruler, tough Mexican slugger and WBC champ Miguel Berchelt is ready to prove why he should wear the crown.