Boxing News For This Week.
This week has been eventful so far and we have a lot more news.
It seems as though Vanes and Ishe Smith are organizing a bout at Junior Middleweight. This is happening through twitter. As we know Vanes will fight anyone and he’s keen for a fight, being a real throwback fighter. I’m sure if he had a fight on each week, he would be happy. However Ishe Smith is a similar kind of fearless fighter and the two are trying to get in contact to make the fight happen. Should be an interesting bout with hopefully Showtime or PBC picking it up. A bit on the line for both Vanes and Smith, as a win can catapult them back into the world title mix.
Erislandy Lara is calling out GGG after his comfortable and rather boring win over Rodriguez on the weekend. The only dilemma is where will Lara’s purse come from? Lara earnt $1 million vs Rodriguez. Golovkin’s last opponent, Willie Monroe Jr fought for a purse little over $100K. And although Lara has a much bigger name then Willie Monroe Jr, it’s not anywhere near large enough to command a purse even close to $500K. So I doubt this fight happens. Theres simply not enough interest in this bout and the money isn’t there for Lara.
Andre Ward and Golovkin apparently had a joint meeting at HBO. Golovkin has said that Ward declined the opportunity to fight Gennady in person according to his most recent press release. I doubt that release was actually done by Golovkin though as it uses language which is unlike anything we have heard from him before. When Ward beats Paul Smith, who he is expected to beat, just make the fight at 168 pounds. Winner takes all.
It’s decision week for Austin Trout as he has two potential opponents. Anthony Mundine is willing to travel to Trout’s backyard to settle a 5 year beef. Both fighters genuinely dislike each other and it should be a very interesting bout. However Trout may chose upcoming beast Julian Williams. Reason is both Trout and Williams are with Al Haymon. If Austin Trout takes the William’s bout, it’s a crazy move, considering he’s fighting a young beast without a name. At least Mundine brings a solid name to the table.
If you watched Deontay Wilder on the weekend, you are probably disappointed with his performance. Molina fought well for his ability, but Wilder showed a lot of flaws. He won’t fight Povetkin next, that would be carnage. Instead expect Wilder to fight Arreola or a soft touch next.