Boxing news today covers a wide range of topics, from the latest bouts to the best movie stars. Read on to discover the most popular news from the world of professional boxing.
David Avanesyan vs Terence Crawford
Terence Crawford will make a title defense against David Avanesyan on Saturday night. The two boxers will meet in Omaha, Nebraska.
Crawford is 38-0 with 29 KOs. He has a great reputation for being a switch-hitter. In his last fight, he defeated Shawn Porter. His next fight is likely to be against Errol Spence Jr. Considering that the two have agreed to preliminary terms, there is a good chance that the pair will square off in the future.
Crawford is a former WBA welterweight champion. He also holds the WBO welterweight strap. After he beat Shawn Porter, Crawford became free and signed with upstart promoter BLK Prime.
The fight is expected to be streamed through BLK Prime. It will also be available on Roku TV, AppleTV and other devices.
It is unclear whether BLK Prime will bring Crawford back for another fight. If it does, it would be a nice payday for Crawford.
Crawford stayed active throughout the fight, taking advantage of his superior speed. He kept Avanesyan on the move and landed combinations. As the round wore on, Avanesyan’s defense weakened.
Billy Graham in hospital
The WWE Hall of Famer is out of ICU and back to his normal routine. He continues to have some health issues, but he’s in good spirits.
Graham has been in and out of the hospital multiple times. He is dealing with an infection in his lungs, as well as bone involvement. His latest bout with pneumonia is expected to last at least a couple of days.
In the ring, he has been known for his compelling performances, including the epic matchup with Bruno Sammartino. He’s also a great motivator.
After his liver transplant, Graham’s immune system was weakened. Despite that, he has never taken a break from the ring. During his last two crusades, he preached to crowds of over 230,000 people.
He is also well known for his evangelistic work. He founded the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association and a youth organization called Youth for Christ Campus Life. As an evangelist, he preaches to millions of people worldwide.
The WWE released a DVD about Graham’s career. The DVD is titled 20 Years Too Soon: The “Superstar” Billy Graham Story.
Manny Pacquiao to compete for Rizin Fighting Federation in 2023
In a major announcement on Saturday, eight-division world boxing champion Manny Pacquiao announced that he is signing a deal with the Rizin Fighting Federation (RIZIN) to compete in 2023. The fighter will make his promotional debut in a bout that will be held under mixed martial arts rules.
While the exact opponent has not been announced, the 44-year-old Filipino fighter says that he is open to fighting a Japanese opponent. He also said that he is willing to fight any opponent who is willing to fight him.
Pacquiao has won 12 major world titles in eight different divisions. He is currently 68-8-2 in the ring. His last professional bout was against Yordenis Ugas in August of 2021. Although he has been out of the boxing ring for two years, the Philippines senator has been taking part in some exhibition matches.
Earlier this year, the Filipino martial artist took part in an exhibition bout in South Korea. In a six-round match, Pacquiao won a unanimous decision over DK Yoo, a Korean YouTuber.