Three Boxing Things I’m Looking For 12/4-5
One month is left in 2021, and we have a Sunday night pay-per-view here in the United States featuring knock-out artist Gervonta Davis. We also have an interesting matchup between Devin Haney and Joseph “Jojo” Diaz. A real solid weekend of fights to kick off the month of December.
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Here is a quick rundown of what I was looking at last week.
Teofimo Lopez and George Kambosos Jr. was a really entertaining fight, and we have a new undisputed champion in George Kambosos. We now have this weekend to see if any of the following fights give him the most interest.
Stephen Fulton and Brandon Figueroa made the Fight of the Year bucket as those two slugged it out whit Fulton coming out on top. Both said they could run it back; we’ll see if that or Ra’see Aleem is up next.
Will Kenichi Ogawa win the IBF belt again? Yes, as he beat Azinga, Fuzile wan a unanimous decision. Former WBO champ Jamel Herring was watching the fight mentioned he’d like to take on Ogawa next.
Here are the three boxing things I’m looking for this weekend.
Gervonta Davis fights on Sunday night.
You don’t see Sunday night pay-per-views nowadays, but Showtime has a solid one from the Staples Center in Los Angeles. Davis’s original opponent Rolly Romero was pulled due to a sexual assault accusation that came out. Hence, Issac “Pitbull” Cruz is coming in on short notice for Davis’s secondary WBA title. Both made weight at today’s weigh-in easily. Davis weighed in 134.5 lbs and Cruz at 134.25 lbs.
Devin Haney taking on Jojo Diaz.
It should be an interesting styles matchup as Haney, who has a version of the WBC title, challenges Diaz to close out DAZN from Las Vegas. The winner of this fight was looking to have their sites on Kambosos, who will be at both fight cards this weekend “sizing up the competition”.
Towering Inferno time as Jr. middleweight Sebastian Fundora takes on Sergio Garcia in what should probably steal the show from Los Angeles. I agree it will and Fundora said as much Friday.
I promise that this is going to be the fight of the night,” Fundora said at the final presser Friday. “My style just depends on the fight. If he gives me the chance to display my skills and shows he can last in there, then I’ll do that. But if I can end it quickly, then I’m going to do what I always do.”