Your fight-size boxing update:
- Days after Manny Pacquiao defeated Adrien Broner in Las Vegas and later challenged Floyd Mayweather Jr. to a rematch, both Pacquiao and Mayweather had a very brief encounter at a Los Angeles Lakers NBA game, Below is a video Pacquiao tweeted featuring the two boxers seeing each other at the Staples Center.
- Tugstsogt Nyambayar vs. Claudio Marrero, scheduled to be on the TV card for the January 26 PBC on Fox card from the Barclays Center, has now been approved as a title eliminator for the WBC featherweight title. The current world champion is Gary Russell Jr. According to Boxrec, the fight will also be for the IBO featherweight world title.
- The World Boxing Super Series posted an article on its website about Jason Moloney's thoughts regarding the bantamweight semifinal bouts between Emmanuel Rodriguez and Naoya Inoue as well as Nonito Donaire vs. Zolani Tete. Here's what he said.
"I’m leaning slightly towards Inoue and Donaire, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I was wrong with both. I really think Rodriguez has a good chance to beat Inoue if he fights the right fight and fights with confidence," Moloney said.
- On January 29, the Nevada State Athletic Commission will review a request from Golden Boy Promotions to have the upcoming Canelo Alvarez vs. Daniel Jacobs fight take place in Las Vegas. The fight, which will unify the WBA "Super," WBC and IBF middleweight titles, is scheduled to take place on May 4 in the main event of a boxing card on DAZN.