In the main event of the evening in Oakland, New Zealand, former world champion Joseph Parker (26-2, 20 KOs) defeated by unanimous decision previously undefeated Junior Fa (19-1, 10 KOs). The scores were 119-109, 115-113, 117-111. It should be noted that the fight was very competitive and what is happening in the ring, rather, reflects the score 115-113, but not 119-109.
Avni Yildirim (21-2, 14 KOs) received a visa to the United States and moved his training camp for the fight against Saul Alvarez (54-1-2, 36 KOs) in California. Prior to that, the 30-year-old fighter trained in Turkey, where he was accompanied by trainer Joel Diaz.
Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) bragged on social media for recording a jump into the sea with icy water. In addition to the feat of the Briton, the video clearly shows that the WBC heavyweight champion, awaiting the announcement of a fight with Anthony Joshua (24-1, 22 KOs), is not training too hard now. Or exercising heavily on food.
On September 25 in Yekaterinburg IBF and WBC light heavyweight champion Arthur Beterbiev (15-0, 15 KOs) will fight Fanlong Meng (16-0, 10 KOs). The Chinese is the official contender for the title of International Boxing Federation.
The teams of the WBC middleweight champion Germall Charlo (30-0, 22 KOs) and Sergiy Derevyanchenko (13-2, 10 KOs) reached an agreement on the organization of the fight, which will be held in September or October in the United States. Official confirmation of the date of the fight is expected in the near future.
Shakur Stevenson (14-0, 8 KOs) officially vacated his WBO featherweight belt and moved to the super featherweight. The 22-year-old American fought for the last time in June when he defeated Felix Caraballo by technical knockout. Stevenson earned 400 thousand dollars for this performance.
Soon the name of the next opponent of Saul Alvarez (53-1-2, 36 KOs), who will return to the ring on September 14 in the United States, will be announced. The financial problems of the DAZN platform are forcing the Mexican team to look for the cheapest opponent.
Boxing is reviving more and more on all continents. Australia’s largest fight in a few years will take place in Townsville on August 26: Tim Tszyu (15-0, 11 KOs) against Jeff Horn (20-2-1, 13 KOs). The gentlemen were to meet in April, but for obvious reasons, the duel was postponed. Now boxing fans can rejoice not only about the conduct of this fight.
Eric Gomez, the president of the Golden Boy promotion representing Saul Alvarez, says that next year we can see Canelo’s third fight against Gennady Golovkin. But for this, both opponents must agree with the terms of this fight, mainly financial.
WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) praises the man who he beaten in the ring in February and took his belt Deontay Wilder (42-1-1, 41 KOs). All this once again struck IBF, WBA and WBO champion, Fury's compatriot, Anthony Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs).