Here's your fight-size boxing update for June 30, 2020:
- The June 27 Top Rank on ESPN card, which nearly started at midnight, averaged 418,000 viewers, up from June 25's 345,000 viewers, and drew a 0.17 rating in the 18-49 demo (16th best on cable). The viewership was Top Rank's highest this month while the rating is tied for the highest.
- Below are the official weights for tonight's Top Rank on ESPN card from Las Vegas.
- Junior Welterweight bout: Alex Saucedo (140.8 lbs) vs. Sonny Fredrickson (140.9 lbs)
- Junior Welterweight bout: Josue Vargas (140.5 lbs) vs. Salvador Briceno (138.2 lbs)
- Junior Welterweight bout: John Bauza (139.3 lbs) vs. Larry Fryers (138.9 lbs)
- Middleweight bout: Donte Stubbs (160.2 lbs) vs. Isiah Jones (159.3 lbs)
- Former world champion Kermit Cintron called out Sergio Martinez, who is rumored to be making a comeback, saying that he wants a rematch. Here's what Cintron said:
"I see that he is coming back, and I want the opportunity to face him. We have some unfinished business from our fight in 2009, and this is the time to do it. There were various opinions on that fight. If the fight needs to be in Spain, Argentina or wherever, my Passport is up-to-date, and I am willing to travel. This is a no brainer fight for the promoters, but it is up to Sergio. I am sure he would like to avenge the draw, so let's make it happen," Cintron said.
- The fight between Jorge Linares and Javier Fortuna, taking place on August 28 in California and set to headline a DAZN card, will now be for the WBC Diamond lightweight title.
- I spoke with boxing analyst and judge Fernando Barbosa, who is a part of the ESPN Deportes broadcast team for its boxing events, and you can check out the interview below.
- IBF super featherweight champion Joseph Diaz Jr. issued a challenge to current WBO super featherweight champion Jamel Herring.
Let me and Berchelt fight to see who is the best 130lb champion— Joseph Diaz (@JosephDiazJr) June 28, 2020
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