Gerald Washington played football for USC and is 18-0-1 in his pro boxing career. The latter can definitely be said for Gerald Washington as he prepares to face Deontay Wilder in the Premier Boxing Champions event Saturday at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Washington grew up in Northern California, but when he was 13, him and his mother, Rosa Rangel, moved to Mexico.
LAS VEGAS — Cody Garbrandt said immediately after he defeated Dominick Cruz to win the UFC bantamweight title that his preference for a first title defense was, well, the same man he just beat. Garbrandt said he was willing to grant Cruz an immediate rematch due to his standing as an all-time great at the 135-pound division. And “No Love” stood by that in discussions the UFC, he said at a recent Ultimate Fighter 25 media day. It was Cruz that did not want the rematch, Garbrandt said. Which is why Garbrandt will defend the belt against T.J. Dillashaw in July and coach opposite him on TUF 25. “I was very surprised with Dominick, all the sh*t talking he did,” Garbrandt said. “What he said he was
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr will both bet their multi-million dollar fight purses in a £27.5m "winner-takes-all" when they meet in an explosive middleweight showdown in May. Canelo and Chavez Jnr, the pride of Mexican boxing, meet in Las Vegas on 6 May during the weekend of Cinco de Mayo. The host of the show then asked both men to shake hands on their arrangement, with Canelo's promoter Oscar de la Hoya confirming on Twitter both men had agreed to bet their respective shares of the fight money.