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Heavyweight boxing schedule, Jul 12-20, 2022

Wednesday, 13, July 2022 Arenes de Frejus, Frejus, Var, FranceMekki Sahli vs Vaclav Trojacek Friday, July 15, 2022 Livorno, Toscana, Italycommission Federazione Pugilistica ItalianaAlessio Marchese vs Andrea Pesce Showbuzz, Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of The CongoMussa Ajibu vs Joel Tambwe DjekoSven Eggers vs George TshimangaYannick Manda Katuta...

Agron Smakici (18-1, 16 KO) fights on July 15

Croatia's top-ranked heavyweight is the surging Filip Hrgovic (14-0, 12 KO) who is, along with Joe Joyce, arguably one of the best in the division's crop of up-and-coming fighters. But that country's No. 2 heavyweight isn't exactly chopped liver either. On Friday, Croatia's current runner-up, Agron...

Firat Arslan, 51: Next fight against Juan Rodolfo Juarez on July 15

Former cruiserweight champion Firat Arslan (51-9-3, 36 KO), who will turn 52 in September, returns to the ring to face Juan Rodolfo Juarez (20-6) at Historische Stadthalle, Wuppertal in Germany. Arslan vs Juarez will take place at cruiserweight. Like the Energizer Bunny, Firat keeps going and...

Hasim Rahman Jr: Weight will be an issue vs Jake Paul

So, there's a catch after all. Maybe we shouldn't give Jake Paul too much credit for facing a legit pro boxer yet. The August 6 fight between Hasim Rahman, Jr and Paul will take at cruiserweight. Hence, there's a 200-pound limit. But, wait, Rahamn Jr weighed...

Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman, Jr: Fan/Expert reaction (pre-fight)

YouTube celebrity Jake Paul (5-0, 4 KO) will face Hasim Rahman, Jr (12-1, 6 KO) on August 6. The former was initially slated to fight Tommy Fury who was replaced following passport issues. The big question: How will Paul fare against a “real” professional boxer with...

Paul vs Rahman odds (early thoughts)

Is Jake Paul really fighting Hasim Rahman Jr (12-1, 6 KO)? If so, the former YouTuber is every bit as confident as he portrays. We don't have Paul vs Rahman odds yet but when or if this bout becomes official, don't be surprised if Paul is...

Jake Paul vs Hasim Rahman Jr: Yes, that junior…

Per ESNews via Sports Illustrated, the popular Jake Paul will face Hasim Rahman, Jr next. The latter, of course, will be a replacement for Tommy Fury who apparently has passport issues. So, who is Hasim Rahman Jr? Boasting a record of 12-1, 6 KO, junior is...

Joshua vs Usyk 2 prediction: Frank Warren is decisive

Unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk will face former champion, Anthony Joshua, on August 20. The fight, Joshua vs Usyk 2, will be a rematch of their encounter won by Usyk last year. What's your prediction? Famed promoter Frank Warren left no doubt about who he thinks...

Mike Tyson: Sparring partner in 2020 mightily impressed

In a much-publicized exhibition of boxing legends, Mike Tyson, then 54, and Roy Jones, Jr, then 51, fought to draw their December 2020 exhibition. It was as good as anyone could have expected as both men showcased a few of their signature moves from the past...

Arturo Gatti nearly killed Gamache: Should weigh-ins be on fight day?

The ControversyOfficial weigh-ins occur the day before a bout, enabling fighters to rehydrate to their actual weight in the 28-32 hours leading up to the bout. Some fighters, like Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, have the process down to a science. While campaigning at middleweight (160 lb limit),...