Monthly Archives: January 2020

VIDEO: BJ Flores On Why He Favors Deontay Wilder Over Tyson Fury In Their Rematch

BJ Flores speaking in Miami, Florida (Photo: Hustle Boss)

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By Chris Robinson

Former interim title challenger BJ Flores is in Miami this week, as he will be in the corner of popular YouTube star-turned debuting boxer Jake Paul ahead of his grudge match vs. Ali Eson Gib. Paul vs. Gib will take place on DAZN later tonight, as a chief undercard attraction to WBO middleweight champion Demetrius Andrade’s title defense vs. Irishman Luke Keeler.

But I was actually more interested in Flores’ take on the looming rematch between WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder and former lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury. The two giants face off for a second time on February 22 in Las Vegas, with everyone’s memory of their split-draw verdict from December 2018 still lingering.

PHOTOS: Jesse Hart And Joe Smith Jr. Face Off In Atlantic City

Jesse Hart and Joe Smith (Photo: Mikey Williams – Top Rank)

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By Chris Robinson

On Thursday afternoon, former title challengers Jesse Hart and Joe Smith Jr. faced off two days before their highly anticipated, 10-round light heavyweight showdown. Hart (26-2, 21 KO’s) and Smith (24-3, 20 KO’s) will meet inside of the Hard Rock Live at Etess Arena in Atlantic City, with the fight to be carried by ESPN.

One of the subplots heading into the contest will be Hart seeking revenge, as Smith scored a stoppage victory over the Philadelphia fighter’s mentor, former two-division world champion Bernard Hopkins in December 2016.

Unified Junior Welterweight Champion Josh Taylor Signs With Top Rank; Sets Stage For Big Fights In The Future

Josh Taylor has officially signed with Top Rank (Photo: World Boxing Super Series)

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By Chris Robinson

Big signing in the boxing world today, as it has been announced that unified junior welterweight champion Josh Taylor has officially aligned his career with Top Rank.

Taylor (16-0, 12 KO’s) holds the IBF and WBA junior welterweight titles and is regarded as perhaps the best fighter at 140 pounds. Nicknamed “The Tartan Tornado”, Taylor is coming off of an excellent victory over former champion Regis Prograis this past October.