Your fight-size boxing update:
- Later today, Alberto Puella and Jonathan Alonso will fight for the interim WBA junior welterweight title on a boxing card in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic that features several WBA regional title bouts. Below are the weigh-in results for the top fights on that card:
Interim WBA Junior Welterweight Title (140-pound limit):
- Alberto Puello: 140 Lbs
- Jonathan Alonso: 140 Lbs
WBA FEDELATIN Lightweight Title (135-pound limit):
- Jackson Mariñez: 135 Lbs
- Kenin Bethancourt: 133 Lbs
WBA FEDELATIN Bantamweight Title (122-pound limit):
- William Encarnación: 122 Lbs
- Giovanny Gutiérrez: 122 Lbs
WBA FEDELATIN Featherweight Title (126-pound limit):
- Héctor García: 125 Lbs
- Anvar Yunusov: 124 Lbs
- 19-year-old Japanese prospect Ginjiro Shigeoka is already a regional champion just four fights into his career. Shigeoka knocked out Clyde Azarcon earlier today at Korakuen Hall in Tokyo, capturing the WBO Asia Pacific minimumweight title with a 72-second win. The card also featured Hironori Mishiro defeat Ryo Tanenaka to retain the OPBF super featherweight title.
- In an interview with Fino Boxing, Eddie Hearn revealed that he is looking to bring a WBC lightweight title eliminator between Devin Haney and Zaur Abdullaev for September 14 on DAZN given how Canelo Alvarez’s planned fight date was postponed.
- British promoter Frank Warren wrote a column talking about Dillian Whyte’s reported failed drug test, which can be seen at this link.
- Rising bantamweight prospect Duke Micah has brought on Keith Connolly and Michael Amoo as his co-managers. In addition to that, Micah has aligned himself with Premier Boxing Champions with his next fight taking place either in August or in September.
- Evan Holyfield, son of former undisputed heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, announced that he will sign with Main Events to start out his pro career. The 21-year-old will start out at 154 pounds.