There are some attention-grabbing tales within the boxing world with fights coming collectively for 2022. Whereas boxing had a really weak begin to the yr the second quarter has been choosing up and information is circulating of much more attention-grabbing fights and updates surrounding current fights:
Canelo Alvarez to face Golovkin in Third combat
After Dmitry Bivol dominated Alvarez in a one sided unanimous choice at mild heavyweight Alvarez initially declared that he wished a rematch. Rumors started about Alvarez going through Bivol at 168 lbs. for Alvarez’s title belts. These rumors have confirmed false as Alvarez has determined to go forward with the Golovkin trilogy which was the plan all alongside although Alvarez didn’t win the Bivol combat. General I feel that is good for 2 causes; Golovkin is getting previous now and the time to finalize the third combat is waning, second, Bivol towards the Joe Smith Jr vs Artur Beterbiev winner for all the belts at mild heavyweight is a terrific combat. In all honesty I’d reasonably see Golovkin unify at middleweight towards a man like Jermall Charlo or Demetrius Andrade whereas Canelo fights David Benavidez with the sunshine heavyweights unifying. Nevertheless, boxing followers do need to see readability and lots of additionally need to see Golovkin get revenge off the 2 controversial choices he had towards Alvarez or see Alvarez put this to mattress. My preliminary intestine prediction is Alvarez by choice, some suppose he’ll cease a slowed down Golovkin however I simply don’t see it.
Anthony Joshua Hires Robert Garcia for July Rematch with Oleksandr Usyk
Anthony Joshua misplaced his unified heavyweight belts again in October of 2021 by a decisive choice to Ukrainian cruiserweight king Oleksandr Usyk. Usyk used his velocity, work fee, foot work, and unimaginable conditioning to beat a major top, attain and weight drawback and out boxed the British champion and had him out on his toes late within the combat. The loss spoiled the Tyson Fury whole unification match and most observers give Joshua little probability to avenge the defeat. The selection to rent Robert Garcia is an attention-grabbing one as Garcia is an skilled coach at welterweight and beneath however has not had a lot success coaching the higher weights and I battle to consider an enormous identify heavyweight he has skilled. Joshua did attempt to field Usyk and by no means bought out utterly for the KO or tried to impose his dimension on Usyk. Some suppose the thirty-two yr previous Brit is just too far alongside to study new tips however the combat does happen in Saudi Arabia and that’s the place he did avenge the Andy Ruiz loss by reinventing himself. Robert McCracken his ex-trainer was with him within the Olympics and his complete skilled profession and although many mentioned he ought to have been fired after the Ruiz debacle they caught collectively and gained the rematch. I perceive leaving a coach while you really feel you may longer develop and want a change for an enormous combat however I simply am unsure it’ll make an enormous distinction. Usyk has been in Ukraine through the warfare and might be distracted by that and it may impact the end result of the combat. I don’t give Joshua a lot of an opportunity right here however he may all the time money in on large proper hand. I predict one other Usyk victory possible lopsided on factors.
Ladies’s Boxing has two Unification Bouts
Claressa Shields faces Savannah Marshall for all the titles at middleweight whereas Mikaela Mayer and Alycia Baumgardner unify three belts at tremendous feather weight. Shields versus Marshall is attention-grabbing as Marshall is the one lady to defeat Shields, that was within the amateurs a decade in the past. Marshall holds the WBO belt and has ten knockouts in twelve fights and may match the scale and physicality of Shields. Shields carries herself because the GWOAT, Best Lady of All Time, and lots of of considered Marshall as an ideal foil some even felt she would swerve this combat. Effectively the combat is a carried out deal for September of this yr. Marshall has the punch, Shields has the expertise of going ten rounds in large fights. Shields can also be getting into off the again of an MMA defeat within the PFL and it will likely be attention-grabbing to see how she goes from the cage again to the ring. Alycia Baumgardner shook up the boxing world with an early stoppage win over Terri Harper to win the WBC belt in Harper’s yard. She has since elevated to a preferred standing for feminine fighters and takes on fellow champion Mikaela Mayer. Mayer is a fighter I’ve written about loads of occasions and he has a stable elementary model and although she isn’t a KO puncher she has energy. This can be a very attention-grabbing combat between two achieved American fighters. Ladies’s boxing has actually been stepping it up in the previous couple of years with champions unifying and one of the best combating one of the best. Additionally, many of those large girls’s fights have delivered in leisure as properly which is an efficient factor. Many excessive profile males’s fights have been duds over time however these girls have been making the fights and delivering on the highest stage. I stay up for seeing what occurs in each matchups.