Your fight-size boxing update:
- Showtime announced that it will air a replay of the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury fight for the WBC heavyweight championship on December 8. The fight, which saw the two men battle to a split draw, took place in the main event of a pay-per-view card on December 1. Fightful did a post-show podcast which can be seen in the video above.
- Former world champion Ricky Hatton, who was in Fury's corner for the fight against Wilder, went to Instagram to give his thoughts on the fight. The Instagram post can be seen below.
Not gonna harp on cus I did enough moaning lastnigt. But I have to say my mate the @gypsyking101 was robbed of one of the best comebacks you could wish to see. Didn’t lose a round other than than the two he got flattened in,and to get up from the second one & comeback like he did was incredible. Wilder showed the spirit of a champion to keep going & pressing like he did. But I think that was bollocks. How many times do we say this but judging & decisions like this give our sport a bad name. #teamfury
- WBO President Francisco Valcarcel said he will try to designate WBO Latino bantamweight champion Ricardo Espinoza as the mandatory challenger to the WBO world title currently being held by Zolani Tete. Since Tete is in the World Boxing Super Series, Espinoza would get his shot after the tounament concludes if he is in fact going to be named the mandatory challenger.
After watching #2 ranked WBO Bantamweight Latino Champion, Ricardo "Hindu" Espinoza, I will recommend the championship comittee to designate him as the mandatory of the winner of the World Boxing Super Series Undisputed Champion. @allstarboxing @AlexCamponovo @WorldBoxingOrg— Paco Valcárcel, Esq. (@PacoValcarcel) December 1, 2018
- Former super bantamweight world title challenger Shingo Wake will face Takafumi Nakajima on January 19, 2019. The fight is a rematch from their 2012 bout that saw Wake win by a narrow unanimous decision after eight rounds.