Fight-Size Boxing Update: Spence Calls Out Pacquiao, David Avanesyan TKO's Kerman Lejarraga, More

Here's your fight-size boxing update for September 29, 2019:

- In the video at the top of the page, newly-minted unified welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr. called out Manny Pacquiao to a fight.

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- In a repeat of his upset win back in March, David Avanesyan scored a first-round TKO win over Kerman Lejarraga to retain the EBU European welterweight title on September 28 in Bilbao, Spain.

- Floyd Mayweather was in attendance for Spence's split decision win over Shawn Porter in Los Angeles.

- Unbeaten rising middleweight contender Carlos Monroe scored a split decision win against former world title challenger Javier Francisco Maciel on September 28 in Atlanta.

- The latest edition of the Fightful Boxing Podcast can be seen below, dissecting the entire Spence vs. Porter show, plus the news of Deontay WIlder vs. Luis Ortiz 2 being announced.

- Super flyweight contender Jose "Chiquiro" Martinez, who fought in a WBO title eliminator in January, announced on social media that he isn't retiring and that he is currently negotiating his next fight.

- Here are the BBBofC Award winners with the time period for the award candidates being from August 2018 to August 2019:

  • Boxer of the Year: Callum Smith
  • Trainer of the Year: Joe Gallagher
  • Fight of the Year: Josh Warrington vs. Carl Frampton, December 2018
  • Commonwealth Trophy: Josh Taylor
  • Overseas Boxer of the Year: Oleksandr Usyk

- French heavyweight prospect Tony Yoka stopped Michael Wallisch in three rounds on September 28 in France. Souleymane Cissokho, managed by Anthony Joshua, won a 10-round decision against Dmitry Mikhaylenko on that same card.

- Former WBC flyweight champion Daigo Higa has been trying to get the Japanese Boxing Commission to lift his suspension for failing to make weight for a title defense earlier this year, according to Asian Boxing. Higa hopes to return to the ring before the end of 2019.

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