Your fight-size boxing update:
- The bottle cap challenge that has seen several MMA fighters spin kick a bottle cap to open it has also made its way to boxing. WBA light heavyweight champion Dmitry Bivol took a crack at the bottle cap challenge and video of his attempt can be seen below.
- Unified heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr. recently visited Puerto Rico to further celebrate his win over Anthony Joshua on June 1. Ruiz was given a special WBO belt to commemorate the historic moment as the WBO offices reside in Puerto Rico.
#PuertoRico In a crowded and festive activity the World Boxing Organization (WBO), chaired by Francisco 'Paco' Valcárcel, Esq., awarded Unified WBO Heavyweight Champion Andy Ruiz Jr. a commemorative belt in honor of his historic victory over Anthony Joshua pic.twitter.com/vXCFmMpgzd— WBO (@WorldBoxingOrg) July 1, 2019
WBO Unified Heavyweight Champion Andy Ruiz Jr. In Puerto Rico!!! pic.twitter.com/bTTidDfsXJ— WBO (@WorldBoxingOrg) July 1, 2019
WBO Unified Heavyweight Champion Andy Ruiz Jr. arrived in Puerto Rico and visited 'Panadería España' (bakery) located in Isla Verde!!— WBO (@WorldBoxingOrg) June 30, 2019
Llegó a Puerto Rico el campeón unificado de la OMB de los pesos pesados. Andy Ruiz Jr. y visitó la Panadería España, localizada en Isla Verde!! pic.twitter.com/rPNOWelQ8C
- The WBA announced that a fight between Miriam Gutierrez and Bianka Majlath on July 5 in Madrid, Spain will be for the WBA Gold lightweight title, marking the first time a women's bout will also be for the Gold title.
- Louie Lynn was supposed to fight on the undercard of the July 13 Queensberry Promotions event from the O2 Arena headlined by Daniel Dubois vs. Nathan Gorman for the vacant BBBofC British heavyweight title.
- The price for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Keith Thurman pay-per-view in the United Kingdom has been revealed. The card, broadcast on ITV Box Office UK pay-per-view, will be £12.95. The broadcast not only includes the four-fight main card, but also Caleb Plant vs. Mike Lee for the IBF super middleweight title.