Deontay Wilder is now 38-0 with 37 knockouts in his professional career. In the lead-up to his fight against Gerald Washington, Deontay Wilder admitted he didn’t watch much of the challenger’s tape. For the first four rounds of the fight, you could tell he didn’t as Washington controlled almost every second of the tilt.
Almost everyone wants a mega-money fight against UFC sensation Conor McGregor, but not everyone is focused on the money. Lightweight standouts Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, who will square off the for the interim 155-pound title on March 4, want to knock the Irishman off the throne and prove their worth as the best in the world. Welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson, who rematches Tyron Woodley in a headlining championship bout at UFC 209, would like to fight McGregor to test himself as a martial artist. “Yeah for me it is about fighting the best people in the world and proving that I am the best fighter, not only to the world but to myself,” Thompson told Damon Martin on The
For Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., facing Canelo Alvarez with all of Mexico’s attention is an opportunity to cleanse his reputation as a malingerer. “Winning takes away a lot of that criticism,” Chavez told The Times through an interpreter Friday before his appearance with Alvarez in front of an estimated 5,000 at Plaza Mexico in Lynwood to hype their May 6 pay-per-view bout in Las Vegas. The 31-year-old former middleweight world champion has been previously disciplined by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for smoking marijuana and taking a banned diuretic, and he’s taken severe public heat for not meeting standards set by his legendary fighter father. Chavez (50-2-1, 32 knockouts), who has battled to make weight in recent years, was unceremoniously knocked down and stopped after nine rounds by Andrzej Fonfara less than two years ago.