Hear More On Liam Smith TKO Win + Tim Tszyu News Too
The latest edition of the “Fight Freaks Unite Recap” podcast is up with the prominent focus on the Liam “Beefy Smith fourth round TKO of Chris Eubank Jr. in the Boxxer Promotions main event Saturday night in Manchester, England.
However, there’s plenty more to go over from that fight card and other news of the week including Australia’s Tim Tszyu taking a substantial fight with former champ Tony Harrison before he gets to battle injured Jermell Charlo for the undisputed 154 lb. title later this year.
And, there is also news on WBO #1 heavyweight Joe Joyce and the Josh Taylor-Jack Catterall rematch being postponed, yet again, this time for injury to Taylor’s foot.
Dan Rafael has all the details below,
Full recap of Smith’s big fourth-round KO of Eubank. Is it the best win of his 15-year career? What’s next for Smith? Will there be a rematch?
We chatted about two of the undercard fights: cruiserweight Richard Riakporhe’s nice fourth-round knockout of former two-time titlist Krzysztof Głowacki and former heavyweight titlist Joseph Parker rebounding from a knockout loss to outpoint Jack Massey.
Recap of the terrific “ShoBox” main event between Stevens and Hemphill and the dramatic ending — and why it perfectly illustrated why I will always be opposed to open scoring. Also, tip of the hat to Showtime executive Gordon Hall, who is so instrumental and making these kinds of excellent fights.
The announcement Sunday that Tim Tszyu, whose undisputed junior middleweight title shot against injured Jermell Charlo was postponed, will face former titlist Tony Harrison — the only man to defeat Charlo — for the interim WBO title with the winner getting Charlo.
The disappointment that junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor has a foot injury and his long-awaited rematch with Jack Catterall on March 4 has been postponed.
WBO interim heavyweight titlist Joe Joyce and Zhang Zhilei being close to finalizing an April 15 fight.
Thoughts on where super middleweight free agent Edgar Berlanga might land days after Golden Boy’s Oscar De La Hoya posted about his interest on social media.
A bit of nostalgia as Sunday was the 50th anniversary of when George Foreman famously knocked out Joe Frazier to win the heavyweight title in a fight that was also the first bout ever on HBO and the 35th anniversary of when Mike Tyson knocked out former champion Larry Holmes to retain the undisputed title.
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