Monthly Archives: July 2018

Patricio ‘Pitbull’ Freier and Daniel Weichel Rematch Goes Down Saturday Night at Bellator 203 in Rome

Patricio “Pitbull” Freier faces Daniel Weichel on Saturday night at Bellator 203 (Photo: Bellator – Lucas Noonan)

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By Chris Robinson

Bellator 203: Pitbull vs Weichel 2 takes place this Saturday night, July 14, from Forco Italico in Rome, Italy and the main event is one not to miss. Featherweight champion Patricio “Pitbull” Freire (26-4) will be taking on Daniel Weichel (39-9) for a second time in a rematch that will surely settle some kind of score.

All one has to do is take a look back and their first fight to get a sense of how much drama was in the air as they squared off in St. Louis, Missouri in June of 2015. Weichel was filling in for an injured Georgi Karakhanyan and fought very well in the first round. I rewatched the fight earlier tonight and was impressed by how much skill was on display from each man.

PHOTOS: Mikey Garcia Media Day Ahead of July 28 Unification vs. Robert Easter Jr.

Mikey Garcia (Photo: Esther Lin – SHOWTIME)

Mikey Garcia

By Chris Robinson

On Tuesday afternoon, WBC lightweight champion Mikey Garcia worked out for the media inside of the Fortune Gym in Los Angeles ahead of his July 28 bout vs. IBF champion Robert Easter Jr. Garcia (38-0, 30 KO’s) faces Easter (21-0, 14 KO’s) inside of the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles in a Premier Boxing Champions telecast that will air live on SHOWTIME.

Garcia lives in nearby Riverside and is happy to be fighting so close to home.

Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez Part II: Will The Rematch Be Worth The Wait?

Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin will meet again (Photo: HoganPhotos)

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By Chris Robinson

By now, it’s been well documented to everyone the kind of ride Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin have put us through these past few months. From Canelo Alvarez initially failing a pre-fight drug test that ended up leading to the cancellation of their May rematch, to the back-and-forth war of words between the two camps, and eventually the promising news that we will be seeing the two men face off again in Sep., there has been a lot to take in.

But Canelo Alvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin part two is officially on its way, as the rematch is set for Sep. 15 inside of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev., with HBO pay per view once again airing the contest. The two men fought to a controversial split-draw verdict after 12 rounds of action and people were speculating as to whether a rematch was going to actually take place.