Fightful Boxing Newsletter (7/27): Alleged AIBA Financial Issues, Tyson Fury Retires, Mayweather vs. McGregor News

A civil war has started to brew within amateur boxing's governing body, AIBA, with members resigning their post and leaking alleged financial mismanagement and revealing multi-million dollar debts to numerous companies.

The organization has denied that the organization is going bankrupt and that an audit presented to them at a recent Executive Committee meeting in Russia confirmed the governing body's claims. The controversy stemmed from members of the organization that have tried to leave the AIBA coming forward and talking to the media about the alleged financial troubles with AIBA.

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Former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has announced he will retire once more after not going through with a very abrupt retirement announcement nearly a year ago. Despite not many taking Fury seriously nowadays whenever he talks, it's hard to imagine Fury will ever come back to the ring due to him still being suspended indefinitely by numerous governing bodies for several failed drug tests.

Boxing in the Barclays Center is set to return this weekend with a stacked card, despite no world titles being on the line. Adrien Broner will face current lightweight world champion Mikey Garcia in a non-title fight at light welterweight. A preview of the fight, and more, is covered in this week's edition of the Fightful Boxing Newslettter.

Fightful Boxing Newsletter (7/27) Table of Contents:

  1. Alleged AIBA Bankruptcy Troubles (Page 2)
  2. Tyson Fury retires (again) (Page 3)
  3. Latest on Mayweather vs. McGregor (Page 4)
  4. Results from the world of boxing (Page 5)
  5. Fightful boxing rankings (Page 6-7)
  6. Other news in boxing (Page 8)
  7. Fightful’s preview of Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia (Page 9)

Alleged AIBA Bankruptcy Troubles

The International Boxing Association (AIBA) is now suffering from potential bankruptcy issues with former members of the governing’s Executive Committee standing firm in alleging the organization is mishandling certain funds and is massive debt.

According to The Guardian, amateur boxing's governing body has yet to pay back millions dollars in loans and investments and could potentially face bankruptcy.

There had been issues at the top of the governing body after the treasurer and finance director resigned following claims that they "were sidelined" by AIBA President Wu Ching-kuo. An executive committee member was also removed by the AIBA president after the executive was worried about possible irregularities within the organizations finances. That executive member was reinstated by Swiss courts, where AIBA headquarters are located, in mid-July.

AIBA has been under scrutiny for some time now, with numerous claims by many in the boxing community that the judging had been subpar. Current pro boxer Michael Conlan, who recently fought on the Manny Pacquiao vs. Jeff Horn undercard, made headlines at the 2016 Summer Olympics after he believed he was robbed by the judges in his quarterfinal fight against Vladimir Nikitin.

Azerbaijani company Benkons also sent out a letter demanding AIBA to pay back an £8 million loan from 2011. A source within the organization said AIBA only has £2 million in its account despite receiving about £14 million in investments from the IOC to help the organization through the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will take place in Tokyo.

The organization published a letter on its official website responding to the media reports and condemning the financial mismanaging of a former executive member, part of which can be read below.

"Regarding the Azeri loan, Benkons MMC had never claimed any payment from AIBA nor called upon the guarantee contained in the Investment Agreement until its letter dated July 19, 2017. Benkons and AIBA in fact had reached an agreement in which AIBA assumes the obligation to reimburse the loan and Benkons MMC agrees to a repayment schedule. Benkons’ lawyers reviewed this Settlement Agreement and expressly approved its content on all the essential features. AIBA was surprised at the letter and its leaking to the press, and has initiated arbitration proceedings against Benkons in Switzerland seeking a declaration that the Settlement Agreement is valid and binding."

To add onto the growing debt, a Chinese company called First Contract International Trade sent documents to the AIBA demanding it pay back an 18.99 million Swiss francs investment that the governing body put into its marketing department BMA.

In a letter to AIBA’s executive committee last month, Wu suggested he did not put more money into BMA because it was losing millions and that his requests for more board meetings, a credible business plan, and a “specific and clear report on this unreasonable huge loss” were not being met.

Rob Garea, AIBA’s financial director, also resigned, but not before suggesting that he was not consulted on key contracts and was worried about accounting irregularities within the governing body. In a letter to Executive Committee members seen by the Guardian, Garea raised concerns about the spending of the organization.

“The president’s office in Taipei is paid for – at the cost of 200,000 Swiss francs a year with another 120,000 of the president’s representational fees, including travels, per diems and merchandising giveaways paid for by AIBA. That is more than AIBA has given to its five confederations to help fund and promote the sport over the past 12 months. In my opinion, the money spent on legal, communication and travel fees is out of proportion and wasteful. AIBA HQ focuses heavily on presidential PR management. I believe the management culture of the organization is neither inclusive nor transparent and needs reforms,” Garea wrote.

The AIBA held a two-day Executive Committee in Moscow, Russia to address numerous issues regarding the governing body and its mission to bring boxing into the 2020 Summer Olympics, which will be held in Tokyo, Japan. Key decisions were reached on the host cities for AIBA’s flagship international events ahead of the start of an exciting new partnership for world boxing, Alisports, delivered their vision for the global growth of the sport and for unleashing AIBA’s marketing and online potential.

In that meeting, it was finally concluded that the hosting rights for the 2019 and 2021 Men’s World Boxing Championships were awarded to the Russian city of Sochi and India’s capital New Delhi, the Women’s World Championships for 2018 and 2019 to Trabzon in Turkey and New Delhi respectively, and Moscow will host the 2018 AIBA Congress.

The meeting also confirmed that there is a sort of civil war taking place within the organization, as Wu, without naming names, called the group that have left, or tried to leave, the organization “a negative faction within the Executive Committee that appears to be bent on creating a false narrative in the media.”

KPMG, a global finance firm, presented their financial audit of the organization at those meetings which was approved by the AIBA. This was the first audit for the first time in three years, noting the improved financial transparency and cooperation since Rio 2016. The audit was confirmed by the Executive Committee, which was very pleased with what the financial records and audit had showed. It was agreed that the financial situation and positive forecasts, with significant increases in hosting fees sponsorship and licensing income, will be communicated to all AIBA member federations in the second half of the year.

The city of Hamburg, Germany, will host the 2017 edition of the AIBA World Boxing Championships, which will run from August 25 to September 2.

Tyson Fury retires (again)

The tumultuous career of Tyson Fury, one of boxing’s most eccentric and controversial characters, announced his retirement once more.

Sources close to the situation have said that Fury is fine and does not believe he will continue his retirement. What’s different about this time is that there is a good possibility that there is a realistic chance that he would never even get cleared to fight ever again.

The former unified heavyweight champion had been under a lot of scrutiny in the past year since defeating Wladimir Klitschko back in late 2015. Their rematch had been called off numerous times as Fury was deemed "medically unfit" to compete.

Fury was submitted to a random urine test September 22 in Lancaster, England. The results came back positive for the substance benzoylecgonine, the central compound found in cocaine and the marker for a positive test for the banned substance. Fury also tweeted a meme of his face replacing Scarface character Tony Montana sitting in front of a large amount of cocaine as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the positive test, but it did little to help his cause in being reinstated. According to reports, Fury's doctor believes that he may be suffering from mental health issues

When the cancelation of the second rematch attempt with Klitschko was announced, it was also announced that Fury would undergo treatment. Klitschko and Fury were originally going to fight on July 9, 2016, but Fury suffered an ankle injury weeks before the fight and could not compete.

Fury also had his license suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control and gained a significant amount of weight and was not in ring-shape. In addition, even if Fury wanted to box he faces a U.K. Anti-Doping hearing for a previous charge of using a performance-enhancing drug, the banned steroid Nandrolone, stemming from before he defeated Klitschko in 2015.

Fury had been calling out current unified world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua for several months now, claiming he was training to fight on the undercard of an early July card headlined by Billy Joe Saunders. For completely separate reasons, neither man fought on that card. Fury had been hoping to have his comeback be capped off with a fight against Joshua in 2018 with the unified titles on the line.

Throughout his career, Fury has been loud, brash, vulgar and one of the most colorful characters in British boxing in years. Despite his personal demons getting the best of him at times, if reports are to be believed, Fury’s talents in the ring are undeniably great. Fury won the English heavyweight title, his first title won as a professional boxer, in 2010 in just his eighth pro fight.

Fury burst onto the scene as a true world title contender when he defeated Dereck Chisora in 2014 to become the unified European, WBO International and British heavyweight champion. Almost exactly one year after beating Chisora, Fury not only went the distance against Klitschko, but also won the fight, dethroning the former heavyweight king. But that would be the last we see Fury compete in a boxing ring.

Like the first retirement attempt, it is still not sure whether or not he will follow up on the retirement.

Mayweather vs. McGregor news

As we approach the August 26 super fight between Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor, betting for the fight has changed the odds so drastically that McGregor is now a relatively minor underdog. The Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook reportedly took two low five-figure bets on McGregor at just +500 recently, pushing the odds to the closest they have ever been since the mega fight was made official earlier this summer. McGregor now sits as a +425 underdog with Mayweather being a -550 favorite at WestGate. At Bovada, McGregor currently sits as a +375 underdog.

According to ESPN, more than 90 percent of tickets and nearly 80 percent of the money placed on bets at the Westgate has been put down on McGregor. The current odds are significantly lower than the initial odds when it was opened back in February. McGregor opened at +1100 with Mayweather being a -2500 favorite. It’s interesting to note that Mayweather was a way bigger favorite in his last fight against Andre Berto back in 2015, when he was a -4000 favorite.

The issue with all those bets being placed on McGregor is that it’s changing the odds significantly. Should McGregor win, casinos and places where people placed bets on McGregor would be financially ruined in trying to pay back all those bets.

The fight has drawn comparisons to Mayweather’s fight against Manny Pacquiao in May 2015 in terms of revenue being made. Many have said Mayweather’s fight against McGregor will break the revenue record made from the Pacquiao fight. Back in June, ESPN’s Darrin Rovell tried to predict whether or not that will happen, looking at the betting in Nevada, merchandise and sponsorships sales, pay-per-view buys and live gate. Rovell predicted that the August fight will come just short of the $623.5 million made for the Pacquiao, only projecting a $606.1 million revenue total.

Tickets for the August 26 bout were recently made available for purchase, ranging from $500 to $10,000 with additional fees applied at checkout. Other tickets cost $1,500, $2,500, $3,500, $5,000 and $7,500. There is a limit of two tickets per household. The T-Mobile Arena, which opened last year, holds 20,000 for boxing, and was the host for the Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. fight back in May. The get-in price for the August fight is less expensive than the 2015 Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao bout where the cheapest list price was $1,500 at the 16,800-seat MGM Grand Garden Arena. Only 500 tickets were released to the public in that fight with the rest doled out to promoters and others involved with the bout.

With many concerned about the high price of tickets and the pay-per-view ($99.95 for HD), an alternative way to watch the fight was just made available. Fathom Events and Mayweather Promotions recently announced that they have partnered to bring the August 26 fight, and the accompanying undercard, to movie theaters around the country. The movie theater broadcast of the event (9 p.m. ET) will be identical to what home viewers will see on the Showtime pay-per-view telecast.

This isn’t the first time that movie theaters have shown Mayweather fights before. Fathom screened its first boxing event in 2009, distributing Mayweather's showdown against champion Juan Manuel Marquez to 251 theaters nationwide. The company also showed Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez back in 2013 on 543 screens.

One would be surprised how much movie theaters make on these boxing showings. About 100,000 theater seats were available nationwide for Mayweather vs. Alvarez with tickets priced at between $20 and $25, and that the fight expected to sell between two-thirds and three-quarters of those seats. That translates to revenue roughly of $1.3 million to $1.9 million split between Fathom, theaters and the promoters. That fight did about $150 million in revenue, which would be the third-highest revenue amount for a Mayweather fight, behind Mayweather vs. Oscar De La Hoya from 2007, when adjusted for inflation.

Whether or not the fight breaks the revenue record for a boxing fight, one thing that almost seems like a guarantee is Mayweather the $1 billion mark in career earnings. That would make Mayweather just the third athlete in history to achieve that mark, behind Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, but Mayweather becomes the first boxer to do so.

Although that probably won’t matter as Mayweather still has to deal with the IRS and the massive debt that Mayweather owes it.

In terms of drug testing, both McGregor and Mayweather will undergo extensive USADA drug testing before the fight, according to a USADA spokesperson who spoke with MMAFighting.com.

"The program is consistent with other professional boxing programs USADA has conducted over the years where the athletes agree to robust testing," the spokesperson said.

Getting both men to agree to the drug testing was a far quicker and painless process when compared to the drug testing negotiations Mayweather and Pacquiao underwent that nearly derailed the 2015 mega fight. Mayweather has been tested twice in 2015 by USADA and was tested 34 times in 2015, Mayweather's last year spent as a full-time boxer. All testing information will be published on USADA's website.

Results from the world of boxing:

July 26: Mico University, Kingston, Jamaica

  • Sakima Mullings defeats Phil Rose: TKO, Round 6
  • Kemahl Russell defeats Nigel Edward: KO, Round 1

July 24: Centrale Live del Foro Italico, Roma, Lazio, Italy

  • Viktor Polyakov defeats Giovanni De Carolis to win the vacant WBA International super middleweight title via UD
  • Mattia Faraoni defeats Radek Geissmann: KO, Round 1
  • Orial Kolaj defeats Giorgi Beroshvili: KO, Round 2
  • Valerio Ranaldi and Ruslan Schelev fight to a draw on PTS
  • Damiano Falcinelli defeats Amedeo Maurizio: TKO, Round 6
  • Diego Di Luisa defeats Leri Tedeev via PTS
  • Lasha Gurguliani defeats Roberto Bassi via PTS
  • Claudio Kraiem defeats Silvio Secchiaroli: TKO, Round 3

July 24: South Cotabato Gym, Koronadal City, Cotabato del Sur, Philippines

  • Vincent Astrolabio defeats Joe Tejones to win the vacant Philippines Mindanao Professional Boxing Federation (MinProBA) bantamweight title via UD
  • Vincent Dayaganon defeats Jessie James Boyles via UD
  • Ruben Davidas defeats Jorge Perez: TO, Round 1

July 23: Olympic Hall, Mingachevir, Azerbaijan

  • Farshid Rostami defeats Nikoloz Berkatsashvili: KO, Round 4
  • Ismat Eynullayev defeats Ariz Ovciyev: TKO, Round 3
  • Vusal Aliev defeats Yusif Havilov: TKO, Round 2
  • Ali Mammadov defeats Emin Binneteliyev: UD (40-36, 40-36, 40-36)
  • Rauf Aghayev defeats Elvin Garayev: UD (40-38, 40-36, 40-37)
  • Elvin Akhundzada defeats Ariz Abbasov: UD (40-36, 39-35, 40-37)

July 23: PalaBadminton, Milan, Lombardia, Italy

  • Dario Morello defeats Tobia Giuseppe Loriga to retain Italy welterweight title: UD (97-93, 98-92, 98-92)
  • Vissia Trovato defeats Kleopatra Tolnai: TKO, Round 1
  • Endri Spahiu defeats Jiri Svacina: UD (59-55, 60-54, 59-55)

July 23: Piazza Betti, Marina di Massa, Toscana, Italy

  • Francesco Barotti defeats Nemanja Sabljov via PTS

July 23: Ota-City General Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan

  • Hiroto Kyoguchi defeats Jose Argumedo to win the IBF World minimumweight title: UD (116-111, 116-111, 115-112)
  • Ryoichi Taguchi defeats Robert Barrera to retain the WBA World light flyweight title: TKO, Round 9
  • Ryuichi Funai defeats Takayuki Okumoto to retain the Japanese super flyweight title: TD, Round 7 (68-65, 68-65, 67-66)
  • Kohei Kono defeats Rambo Sithsaithong: TKO, Round 5
  • Daiki Wakamatsu defeats Pangpetch Keokwang Resort: KO, Round 1
  • Hironori Mishiro defeats Somsakchai Sor Sor Narong: TKO, Round 3
  • Akira Kokubo defeats Retsu Matsuda: UD (40-36, 40-36, 39-37)
  • Kazunori Sato defeats Yuta Onishi: MD (38-37, 38-37, 37-37)

July 23: Robinson's Place, General Santos City, Cotabato del Sur, Philippines

  • Ben Mananquil defeats Kim Lindog: UD (60-53, 58-55, 60-53)
  • Jade Bornea defeats Nicardo Calamba: KO, Round 2
  • Engelbert Moralde defeats Jestoni Makiputin: MD (57-57, 59-55, 59-55)
  • Dave Apolinario defeats Rio Gulipatan via UD
  • Mark Antonio defeats Elizer Ambon: KO, Round 1
  • Jerven Mama defeats Roger Salaton: TKO, Round 1

July 23: Emperors Palace, Kempton Park, Gauteng, South Africa

  • DeeJay Kriel defeats Dexter Alimento to win the vacant WBC International minimumweight title: UD (116-112, 116-112, 117-111)
  • Lerato Dlamini defeats Thembani Hobyani via UD
  • Wade Groth defeats Edwin Thaba: TKO, Round 2
  • Chris Thompson defeats Tshilidzi Mulaudzi: TKO, Round 2
  • Jabulani Makhense defeats Khodani Tshiakale: TKO, Round 1
  • Ayabonga Sonjica defeats Alex Matlaila via PTS

July 23: Dar Live Hall, Dar-Es-Salaam, Tanzania

  • Nasibu Ramadhan defeats Yohane Banda to win the vacant East & Central African Professional Boxing Federation featherweight title: TKO, Round 9
  • Francis Miyeyusho and Israel Kammwamba fight to a majority draw: Vacant East & Central African Professional Boxing Federation lightweight title bout (96-94, 95-95, 95-95)
  • Idd Pialari defeats Rigen Champion to win the vacant East & Central African Professional Boxing Federation super lightweight title: (99-91, 100-90, 100-90)

July 23: Mutenda Hall, Mbeya, Tanzania

  • Benson Nyilawila defeats Joshua Muli: KO, Round 3
  • Meshack Mwankemwa defeats Hamis Sefu: KO, Round 2
  • Allen Kabungo defeats Furaha Mapepe: KO, Round 2
  • Joseph Sinkala defeats Isaya Mwangulumbe: KO, Round 3
  • Aziz Uliza defeats Mofati Lusekelo: KO, Round 3
  • Hamis Msondo defeats Fred Ndomba: KO, Round 2

July 23: Meenayothin Camp, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Vasan Siankrathok defeats Jomrawee Sor Bangkru: TKO, Round 6
  • Masaaki Kurishima defeats Patumpong Saengarun: RTD, Round 3
  • Masahiro Sakamoto defeats Perapon Saelao: TKO, Round 1
  • Don Parueang defeats Korrawit Chanchay: TKO, Round 3
  • Yutthichai Wannawong defeats Siriphong Khiriphithakchon: TKO, Round 3
  • Phuean Phai defeats Phatthaphong Phonloka: TKO, Round 1
  • Tadayuki Miyagi defeats Tanakorn Wangphruek: TKO, Round 1
  • Somphon Banyaem defeats Samatthachai Phurin: TKO, Round 1
  • Takao Mori defeats Phichayut Thongteeb: TKO, Round 2
  • Parn Chai defeats Anucha Noithong: TKO, Round 1

July 23: Copthorne Hotel, Brierley Hill, West Midlands, United Kingdom

  • Ryan Aston defeats Christian Hoskin Gomez via PTS
  • Manny Zaber defeats Harvey Hemsley via PTS
  • Tommy Ghent defeats Teodor Nikolov via PTS
  • Danny Ball defeats Martin Karbhel: KO, Round 1
  • Craig Morris defeats Marcin Cybulski: TKO, Round 3

July 22: Club Unión, Avellaneda, Santa Fe, Argentina

  • Jonathan Eduardo Gaston Chavez defeats Carlos Saul Chumbita to win the vacant South American welterweight title: TKO, Round 9
  • Yamila Esther Reynoso defeats Cristina Beatriz Cuevas to win the vacant Argentina (FAB) female welterweight title: SD (93-97, 97-96, 97-95)
  • Roberto Pablo Monzon defeats Nestor Adrian Maidana: TKO, Round 3
  • Juan Gabriel Rizo Patron defeats Robinson de Jesus Mendez: KO, Round 1

July 22: Club Social y Deportivo Santa Clara, Santa Clara del Mar, Buenos Aires, Argentina

  • Cristian Lautaro Calullerovich defeats Ricardo Daniel Vilce: TKO, Round 3

July 22: Rumours International, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

  • Rivan Cesaire defeats Jamie Hilt to retain the Australian welterweight title: UD (99-92, 98-92, 98-92)
  • Randall Rayment defeats Herman Ene Purcell: UD (58-56, 59-55, 60-54)
  • Steve Spark defeats Alessio Cassara: TKO, Round 1
  • Tim Tszyu defeats Christopher Khan: TKO, Round 2
  • Brent Moore defeats Maks Chylewski fight to a split draw (38-38, 40-36, 36-40)
  • Gavan HornerydebutKyle Teer: UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Chris Brackin defeats Chris Oliver: KO, Round 1

July 22: Gimnasio de Puriscal, Puriscal, San Jose, Costa Rica

  • Jordan Reyes defeats Jose Roman Mora Sandoval: KO, Round 1
  • Denis Martinez defeats Erick Aguilera: KO, Round 4
  • Ramon Sandoval defeats Mario Mairena: KO, Round 1
  • Felix Matamoros defeats Gustavo Miller: MD (60-57, 59-56, 59-59)

July 22: Salle Roger Maillaud, Nouzonville, Ardennes, France

  • Kevin Lele Sadjo defeats Uladzimir Kharkevich: TKO, Round 2
  • Jozef Kolodzej defeats Ibrahim Traore via PTS

July 22: Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

  • Aro Schwartz defeats Mazen Girke via PTS
  • Oleksandr Zakhozhyi defeats Tomas Mrazek: TKO, Round 4

July 22: Bukom Boxing Arena, Accra, Ghana

  • Isaac Dogboe defeats Javier Nicolas Chacon to retain the WBO International super bantamweight title: RTD, Round 6
  • Olanrewaju Durodola defeats Karama Nyilawila: TKO, Round 2
  • Kabiru Towolawi defeats David Allotey: TKO, Round 2
  • Albert Commey defeats Michael Tagoe: TKO, Round 1
  • Prince Oko Nartey defeats David Ehizojie: UD (60-54, 60-54, 60-54)
  • Victor Kuwornu defeats Enoch Lamptey: UD (58-55, 59-54, 59-55)
  • Wasiu Mohammed defeats Emmanuel Laryea: TKO, Round 2
  • Daniel Ankornu defeats Evans Darko: TKO, Round 2

July 22: Piove di Sacco, Veneto, Italy

  • Luca Rigoldi defeats Mattia Musacchi via PTS

July 22: Montegiorgio, Marche, Italy

  • Jonny Cocci defeats Rodolfo Benini via PTS

July 22: Cagliari, Sardegna, Italy

  • Andrea Saba defeats David Kis via PTS

July 22: Lienzo Charro Parral, Hidalgo Del Parral, Chihuahua, Mexico

  • Jhonny Gonzalez defeats Jessie Cris Rosales to retain the WBC Latino super featherweight title: KO, Round 2
  • Marcos Mendez defeats Isaac Mendez: TKO, Round 5
  • Misael Rodriguez defeats Jose David Mosquera: KO, Round 2
  • Lindolfo Delgado defeats Gerson Escobar: TKO, Round 1
  • Jessica Arreguin defeats Monica Gutierrez: KO, Round 2
  • Jazmin Gonzalez defeats Elizabeth Chavez: UD (58-56, 58-56, 60-54)
  • Roberto Acosta defeats Ever Ceballos: TKO, Round 4
  • Victor Munoz defeats Daniel Silos: KO, Round 3

July 22: The Flash Grand Ballroom of the Elorde Sports Complex, Paranaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines

  • Cristian Abila defeats Vergel Nebran: MD (77-73, 76-74, 75-75)
  • Ronnie Campos and Jason Buenaobra fight to a split draw (77-75, 76-76, 73-79)
  • Jestoni Racoma defeats Argie Guiriba: UD (58-56, 58-56, 59-55)
  • Eranio Semillano defeats Roy Lagrada: TKO, Round 2
  • Ricardo Sueno defeats Francis Gonzales: UD (59-55, 59-55, 59-55)
  • Bienvenido Ligas defeats Lemuel Lausa: UD (40-36, 40-36, 40-36)
  • Alvin Medura defeats Oscar Lim: TKO, Round 2
  • Ronel Sumalpong defeats Rico Yogno: TKO, Round 1
  • Franklin Mendoza defeats Jonathan Pedrosa: UD (40-33, 40-33, 40-33)

July 22: Red Square, Moscow, Russia

  • Mikhail Aloyan defeats Marvin Solano to win the vacant WBC Silver super flyweight title: UD (118-110, 117-110, 119-108)
  • Fedor Chudinov defeats Jonathan Geronimo Barbadillo: TKO, Round 2
  • Magomed Madiev defeats Jeyson Minda: KO, Round 1
  • Stanislav Kashtanov defeats Siarhei Khamitski via MD
  • Egor Mekhontsev defeats Gusmyr Perdomo via MD

July 22: Cembranos, Castilla y León, Spain

  • Alberto Pineiro defeats Francisco Duran: TKO, Round 1
  • Angel Moreno defeats Stefan Nicolae: KO, Round 3
  • Mamadou Goita defeats Jorge Pinilla via UD

July 22: Brentwood Centre, Brentwood, Essex, United Kingdom

  • Johnny Coyle defeats Innocent Anyanwu via PTS
  • Tyler Goodjohn defeats Adam Barker via PTS
  • Idris Hill defeats Gyula Tallosi: TKO, Round 5
  • John Wayne Hibbert defeats Arvydas Trizno via PTS
  • David Oliver Joyce defeats Lesther Cantillano: TKO, Round 3
  • Tey Lynn Jones defeats Dan Blackwell via PTS
  • Ryan Maycock defeats Mike Castell: TKO, Round 2
  • Sunny Edwards defeats Jose Aguilar via PTS
  • Kaan Hawes defeats Andrej Cepur via PTS
  • David Allen defeats Tom Dallas: TKO, Round 3
  • Lerrone Richards defeats Lewis van Poetsch: TKO, Round 3
  • Harjeet Singh defeats Jevgenijs Andrejevs: TKO, Round 1

July 22: Holiday Inn, Birmingham, West Midlands, United Kingdom

  • Jordan Clayton defeats Adam Grabiec via PTS
  • Sean Davi defeats Simas Volosinas via PTS
  • Ashley Silver defeats Casey Blair via PTS
  • Matt Sennett defeats Dmitrij Kalinovskij via PTS
  • Andrew Robinson defeats Josef Obeslo via PTS

July 22: Epic Centre, Magdalen Street, Norwich, Norfolk, United Kingdom

  • Zaiphan Morris and Luke Fash fight to a draw on PTS
  • Craig Poxton defeats Ibrar Riyaz via PTS
  • Nathan Dale defeats Nathan Hardy via PTS
  • Fabio Wardley defeats Zheko Zhekov: TKO, Round 1
  • Connor Vian defeats Danny Little via PTS
  • Jack Smith defeats Gary Reeve via PTS
  • Iain Martell defeats Jindrich Velecky: RTD, Round 3

July 22: LC2, Swansea, Wales, United Kingdom

  • Jay Harris defeats Michael Barnor via PTS
  • Mano Lee defeats Jordan Grannum via PTS
  • Kieran Gething defeats William Warburton via PTS
  • Ricky Owen defeats Jamie Quinn via PTS
  • Lee Churcher defeats Sonny Whiting via PTS
  • Robert Studzinski defeats Richard Harrison via PTS
  • Lance Cooksey defeats Joe Beeden via PTS

July 22: Charlie’s Harley Davidson, Huntington, West Virginia, USA

  • Bobby Gunn defeats Gilberto Matheus Domingos: TKO, Round 2
  • Don Pennington defeats Jeremy Marts: TKO, Round 4
  • Chris Cella defeats Shawn Hodson: TKO, Round 2
  • David Griffith defeats Brett Curtis: TKO, Round 1
  • Juan Alvarez defeats Justin Brown: TKO, Round 2

July 22: Los Angeles Badminton Club, El Monte, California, USA

  • Aaron Cole defeats Colby Courter: KO, Round 6
  • Oleksandr Teslenko defeats Juan Goode: TKO, Round 3
  • Jhon Leon defeats Ilya Usachev: KO, Round 6
  • Ruben Sabedra defeats Maclovia Salas: KO, Round 3
  • Daniel Garcia defeats Brian True: UD (39-37, 40-36, 40-36)
  • Tim Lu defeats tMing Freeman: UD (37-36, 38-35, 38-35)
  • Jonathan Esquivel defeats Marcus Beckford: KO, Round 3

July 22: Uptown Live, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

  • Mekhrubon Sanginov3 0 0Stephen Derstine to win the vacant Women's International Boxing Association International middleweight title: TKO, Round 1
  • Eric Moon defeats Marlon Hayes: TKO, Round 4
  • Logan Holler defeats Szilvia Szabados to win the vacant Women's International Boxing Association International middleweight title: UD (59-55, 60-54, 60-54)
  • Alvin Varmall Jr. defeats Eric George: TKO, Round 2
  • Perry Ballard defeats Steve Walker: UD (59-51, 59-51, 60-50)
  • Francisco Vazquez Irizarry defeats Natron McClean: RTD, Round 1
  • Alexander Dedovets defeats Bryan Canady: TKO, Round 1
  • Omar Bordoy defeats Felip Nazario: UD (39-36, 39-36, 39-36)
  • Iskander Kharsa defeats Travis Barnes: KO, Round 1
  • Michael White defeats Jarmell Hocott: KO, Round 1
  • Yedil Kozhamberdiyev defeats Cavarius Haskins: TKO, Round 1

July 22: Convention & Center Center, Roswell, New Mexico, USA

  • Gene Perez defeats John Herrera via UD
  • Omar Acosta defeats Isreal Huerta: TKO, Round 1
  • Richard Villa defeats Mauricio Lopez: KO, Round 3
  • Augustin Perez defeats Ricardo Reyes via UD
  • Tim Ruiz defeats Raymond Lara: TKO, Round 2
  • Oscar Espinoza defeats Ysidro Portillo: KO, Round 2

July 22: Belle of Baton Rouge, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

  • Chris Singleton defeats Gary Bergeron via UD
  • Manjaro Hills defeats David Lujan: TKO, Round 3
  • Henry Allen defeats Eugene Broussard via UD
  • Tory Williams defeats Eric Thompson: TKO, Round 2
  • Harris Tucker defeats Roman Pizzolato: TKO, Round 2
  • Andre Knighton defeats Jamie Chester: TKO, Round 3

July 22: Durham Convention Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA

  • Donnie Marshall defeats Zachariah Kelley: TKO, Round 2
  • Roy King defeats Keith Collins: UD (60-52, 60-53, 60-53)
  • Paul Lynch defeats Truman Monk: TKO, Round 1
  • Greg Saunders defeats Omar Barefield: KO, Round 2
  • Avious Griffin defeats David Perez: TKO, Round 2
  • Shakeem Hodge defeats Kendall Batts: TKO, Round 1
  • Fernando Bunch defeats Kevin Cooper: UD (40-35, 40-35, 40-35)
  • Jonathan Baxter defeats Carlos Pena: TKO, Round 1

July 22: Pensacola, Florida, USA

  • Shady Gamhour defeats Anderson Hutchinson via UD
  • Devin Cushing defeats Devin Parker via UD

July 21: Estadio F.A.B., Buenos Aires, Distrito Federal, Argentina

  • Diego Gonzalo Luque defeats Gabriel Angel Ledesma to win the vacant IBF Latino welterweight title: SD (96-94, 93-97, 96-94)
  • Walter Matias Leiva defeats Santiago Jesus Perotti: UD (59-54, 60-53, 60-53)
  • Matias Fidel Medina and Carlos Daniel Cordoba fight to a no contest

July 21: Club Atlético Central Córdoba, San Miguel, Tucuman, Argentina

  • Hector Carlos Santana defeats Rogerio Damasco: TKO, Round 6
  • Fernando Sebastian Bravo defeats Mario Alberto Soria via UD

July 21: Club Union San Vicente, Cordoba, Cordoba, Argentina

  • Gonzalo Coria defeats Angel Rafael Gonzalez: UD (40-36, 40-36, 40-36)

July 21: Town Hall, Malvern, Victoria, Australia

  • Terry Tzouramanis defeats Andrew Wallace to win the vacant Australia - Victoria State super lightweight title via UD
  • Corey Allen defeats Maxime Binet via UD
  • Troy Bullock defeats Jonathan Binet via UD
  • Michael Harrington defeats Marvin Feterika: TKO, Round 1
  • Cliff Chamberlain Jr. defeats Stuart Stokes: RTD, Round 2
  • Mohammad Hosein defeats Daniel Dwyer on PTS
  • Adam Kaoullas defeats Natthaphon Chalothorn: KO, Round 1

July 21: The Danforth Music Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

  • Alex Dilmaghani defeats Ulises Perez: TKO, Round 6
  • Patrice Volny defeats Adam Green to win the vacant WBA-NABA Canada middleweight title: TKO, Round 5
  • Kevin Higson defeats Eliud Melendez Rocha: UD
  • Stanyslav Skorokhod defeats Nestor Fernando Garcia: TKO, Round 3
  • Nick Fantauzzi defeats Diego Armando Rivera Martinez: TKO, Round 1

July 21: Hotel El Prado, Barranquilla, Colombia

  • Dayana Cordero defeats Julieta Andrea Cardozo to retain the interim WBA World female bantamweight title: UD (100-90, 100-90, 98-92)
  • Jose Sanmartin defeats Gregory Vera: UD (79-73, 79-73, 79-73)
  • Monica Henao and Jenifer Rodriguez fight to a majority draw (76-76, 76-76, 77-75)
  • Andres Figueroa defeats Gustavo Vera via TD
  • Carlos Galvan defeats Francisco Fuentes: TKO, Round 2
  • John Cortez defeats Carlos Alvarez: TKO, Round 1
  • Alejandro Munera defeats Hector Garcia: TKO, Round 3
  • Ruben Cervera and Oscar Chacin fight to a no contest
  • Nike Theran defeats Miguel Urdaneta: UD (60-52, 60-52, 59-53)
  • Albenio Martinez defeats Sergio Narvaez: TKO, Round 1
  • John Brand defeats Miguel Lengua: KO, Round 3

July 21: Grosssporthalle, Schwaebisch Gmuend, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

  • Kasim Gashi defeats Daniel Szoros: TKO, Round 1
  • Erkan Teper defeats Zoltan Csala: TKO, Round 1

July 21: Campo Colosseo, Cassino, Lazio, Italy

  • Gianmarco Cardillo defeats Ivan Di Berardino fight to a techincal draw (Round 3): Vacant Italy heavyweight title bout
  • Luca Genovese and Luigi Mantegna fight to a draw on PTS
  • Ivan D'Adamo defeats Christian Solito: TKO, Round 5

July 21: Livorno, Toscana, Italy

  • Federico Gassani defeats Alessandro Ruggiero on PTS

July 21: Auditorio Blackberry, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico

  • Antonio Moran defeats Guadalupe Rosales to win the vacant WBO Latino lightweight title: TKO, Round 6
  • Jerson Aguilar defeats Luis Daniel Flores via UD
  • Omar Solano defeats Jose Sebastian Lopez via SD
  • Geovanni de Jesus Godinez defeats Miguel Angel Flores: TKO, Round 4
  • Arturo Ivan Hernandez defeats Eduardo Esparza Ramirez via UD
  • Victor Hugo Dominguez defeats Carlos Daniel Garcia via UD
  • Ricardo Garcia Lozano defeats Tomas Manuel Rayon: TKO, Round 4

July 21: Arena Azteca, Cintalapa, Chiapas, Mexico

  • Emanuel Lopez defeats Luis Zambrano: TKO, Round 5
  • Luis Solis defeats Jose Mendoza: TKO, Round 8
  • Mateo Javier Perez Vazquez defeats Rogelio Hernandez: UD (59-55, 59-55, 59-55)
  • Alejandro Ramos defeats Jesus Lopez: TKO, Round 6
  • Alberto Serrano defeats Javier Ramos: UD (58-57, 59-55, 58-56)
  • Audel Jimenez defeats Cesar Santiago Sanchez: TKO, Round 2
  • Jorge Gonzalez defeats Efrain Rodriguez: TKO, Round 6
  • Sergio Garcia Perez defeats Adan Sanchez: UD (60-54, 60-54, 60-54)
  • Raul Correa defeats Angel Gomez: UD (58-56, 58-56, 58-56)

July 21: Sheraton Puerto Rico Hotel & Casino, San Juan, Puerto Rico

  • Amanda Serrano defeats Edina Kiss to retain the WBO World female super bantamweight title: TKO, Round 3
  • Jonathan Oquendo defeats Orlando Rizo: RTD, Round 5
  • Robson Conceicao defeats Bernardo Gomez Uribe: KO, Round 1
  • Jeyvier Cintron defeats Guillermo Dejeas: TKO, Round 2

July 21: Pabellon Basket Illa, Castellbisbal, Cataluña, Spain

  • Marc Vidal defeats Sergio Blanco to win the vacant EBU (European) featherweight title: SD (116-111, 113-114, 114-113)
  • Emmanuel Feuzeu defeats Jose Nunez on PTS
  • Damian Anto defeats Ivan Ruiz Garrido: DQ, Round 2

July 21: Santa Marina de Siero, Principado de Asturias, Spain

  • Jose Ramon Fernandez and Daniel Robles fight to a draw on PTS

July 21: Siam Paradise Entertainment Centre, Ngam Wong Wan, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Kittithat Ungsrivongs defeats Emanuel Nahak to win the vacant WBC Youth Intercontinental super bantamweight title: KO, Round 5
  • Tassana Sanpattan defeats Manoosh: TKO, Round 1
  • Sirichai Thaiyen defeats Muhammad Azizi: KO, Round 2

July 21: Ram 100 Thai Boxing Stadium, Ramkamhaeng, Bangkok, Thailand

  • Les Sherrington defeats Plaisakda Boonmalert: KO, Round 2

July 21: Palais des Congress, Kara, Togo

  • Kouami Folly Kuegah defeats Milos Janjanin to retain Universal Boxing Federation (UBF) European super welterweight title: TKO, Round 4
  • Sladan Janjanin defeats Tricky Commey: TKO, Round 3

Fightful Boxing rankings:

Pound-for-pound

  1. Andre Ward
  2. Gennady Golovkin
  3. Canelo Alvarez
  4. Vasyl Lomachenko
  5. Terence Crawford
  6. Keith Thurman
  7. Roman Gonzalez
  8. Guillermo Rigondeaux
  9. Mikey Garcia
  10. Leo Santa Cruz

Heavyweight

  1. Anthony Joshua
  2. Deontay Wilder
  3. Wladimir Klitschko
  4. Joseph Parker
  5. Luis Ortiz
  6. Kubrat Pulev
  7. Dillian White
  8. Andy Ruiz Jr.
  9. Dominic Breazeale
  10. Charles Martin

Cruiserweight

  1. Oleksandr Usyk
  2. Denis Lebediev
  3. Murat Gassiev
  4. Krzysztof Glowacki
  5. Mairis Briedis
  6. Krzysztof Wlodarczyk
  7. Marco Huck
  8. Firat Arslan
  9. Tony Bellew
  10. Yunier Dorticos

Light heavyweight

  1. Andre Ward
  2. Sergey Kovalev
  3. Adonis Stevenson
  4. Nathan Cleverly
  5. Oleksandr Gvozdyk
  6. Sulliva Barrera
  7. Artur Beterbiev
  8. Eleider Alvarez
  9. Joe Smith Jr.

Super middleweight

  1. James DeGale
  2. Gilberto Ramirez
  3. George Groves
  4. Anthony Dirrell
  5. Andre Dirrell
  6. Jose Uzcategui
  7. Chris Eubank Jr.
  8. Tyron Zeuge
  9. Callum Smith
  10. Juergen Braehmer

Middleweight

  1. Gennady Golovkin
  2. Canelo Alvarez
  3. Daniel Jacobs
  4. David Lemieux
  5. Billy Joe Saunders
  6. Andy Lee
  7. Hassan N’Dam
  8. Ryota Murata
  9. Sergiy Derevyanchenko
  10. Tureano Johnson

Light middleweight

  1. Erislandy Lara
  2. Jermell Charlo
  3. Demetrius Andrade
  4. Jarrett Hurd
  5. Julian Williams
  6. Austin Trout
  7. Erickson Lubin
  8. Liam Smith
  9. Jack Culcay
  10. David Benavidez

Welterweight

  1. Keith Thurman
  2. Errol Spence Jr.
  3. Danny Garcia
  4. Shawn Porter
  5. Manny Pacquiao
  6. Jeff Horn
  7. Adrien Broner
  8. Kell Brook
  9. Jessie Vargas
  10. Omar Figueroa

The rest of the rankings are in the next page.

Light welterweight

  1. Terence Crawford
  2. Julius Indongo
  3. Viktor Postol
  4. Antonio Orozco
  5. Eduard Troyanovski
  6. Rances Barthelemy
  7. Adrian Granados
  8. Ricky Burns
  9. Sergey Lipinets
  10. Felix Diaz

Lightweight

  1. Jorge Linares
  2. Mikey Garcia
  3. Terry Flanagan
  4. Robert Easter Jr.
  5. Anthony Crolla
  6. Luke Campbell
  7. Dejan Zlaticanin
  8. Raymundo Beltran
  9. Denis Shafikov
  10. Felix Verdejo

Junior lightweight

  1. Vasyl Lomachenko
  2. Miguel Berchelt
  3. Gervonta Davis
  4. Jezreel Corrales
  5. Takashi Uchiyama
  6. Francisco Vargas
  7. Takashi Miura
  8. Orlando Salido
  9. Robinson Castellanos
  10. Jason Sosa

Featherweight

  1. Leo Santa Cruz
  2. Carl Frampton
  3. Gary Russell Jr.
  4. Ee Selby
  5. Abner Mares
  6. Oscar Valdez
  7. Scott Quigg
  8. Jesus Cuellar
  9. Joseph Diaz
  10. Claudio Marrero

Light featherweight

  1. Guillermo Rigondeaux
  2. Jessie Magdaleno
  3. Nonito Donaire
  4. Moises Flores
  5. Hugo Ruiz
  6. Rey Vargas
  7. Marlon Tapales
  8. Julio Ceja
  9. Yukinori Oguni
  10. Ronny Rios

Bantamweight

  1. Shinsuke Yamanaka
  2. Jamie McDonnell
  3. Zhanat Zhakiyanov
  4. Ryan Burnett
  5. Rau’shee Warren
  6. Juan Carlos Payano
  7. Zolani Tete
  8. Lee Haskins
  9. Luis Nery
  10. Takoma Inoue

Light bantamweight

  1. Naoya Inoue
  2. Roman Gonzalez
  3. Srisaket Sor Rungvisai
  4. Jerwin Ancajas
  5. Khalid Yafai
  6. Carlos Cuadras
  7. Juan Francisco Estrada
  8. John Riel Casimero
  9. Luis Concepcion
  10. Kohei Kono

Flyweight

  1. Kazuto Ioka
  2. Donnie Nietes
  3. Daigo Higa
  4. Zou Shiming
  5. Juan Carlos Reveco
  6. Moruti Mthalane
  7. McWilliams Arroyo
  8. Francisco Rodriguez Jr.
  9. Komgrich Nantapech
  10. Andrew Selby

Light flyweight/Strawweight

  1. Milan Melindo
  2. Kosei Tanaka
  3. Knockout CP Freshmart
  4. Jose Argumedo
  5. Ken Shiro
  6. Ryoichi Taguchi
  7. Tatsuya Fukuhara
  8. Hekkie Budler
  9. Pedro Guevara
  10. Wanheng Menayothin

Other News in Boxing:

1. Christian Carto, who is 10-0 in his career, will main event an August 11 boxing card in Philadelphia, promoted by King’s Promotions. Carto, who has won all of his fights via knockout, will take on Phillip Adyka in a bantamweight bout that will headline a nine-fight card with fights full of up-and-coming prospects.

2. Former junior featherweight world champion Nonito Donaire signed a multi-fight deal with Ringstar Sports, led by Richard Schaefer. Following the loss of his WBO junior featherweight world title to Jessie Magdaleno last year, Donaire had hoped to land a rematch, but that never happened. This prompted Donaire to request his release from Top Rank a little early — a request which was granted by the promotional company.

Donaire will now be looking to make a return to the featherweight division where he was a WBA “super” featherweight champion in 2014. Donaire lost that title to Nicholas Walters with a sixth-round TKO. Since the Walters loss, Donaire is 4-1 winning the NABF and WBO titles in the process. The current plan is for Donaire to get into world title contention soon, but Schaefer will try to get Donaire fighting on a World Boxing Super Series card in either September or early October.

3. The Artur Beterbiev-Enrico Koelling saga continues after Top Rank won a purse bid to claim promotional rights for the light heavyweight title eliminator. Top Rank won the right to promote the fight with an offer of $315,000, easily topping the only other bid made by Koelling promoter Team Sauerland, which bid $80,000.14 at the IBF's headquarters in Springfield, New Jersey.

Beterbiev is entitled to 75 percent of the winning bid ($236,250), and Koelling will receive the remaining 25 percent ($78,750). Top Rank has 90 days to make the bout happen, which will likely put it on the undercard of Jessie Magdaleno vs. Cesar Juarez, which still in the works.

Beterbiev and Koelling were supposed to fight on the Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia undercard, but conflicting reports from different sides of the fight have called the fight off. Promoter Yvon Michel claims Beterbiev’s visa issues won’t let him in to the United States for July 29, but Beterbiev’s attorney said the fight was called off was because of an impending lawsuit filed against Michel due to contract disputes.

4. Showtime has announced that it will broadcast several fights before the Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia telecast on July 29 begins. The network said it will stream the Carl Frampton vs. Andres Gutierrez fight live from the SSE Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland at around 5:30 p.m. ET. Coverage for that fight will be provided by Northern Ireland’s Channel 5 network.

As for the other fights, starting at around 7:15 p.m. ET, Showtime will stream two fights from the Broner vs. Garcia undercard: Gerald Washington vs. Jarrell Miller and Katie Taylor, who won an Olympic Gold medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics, will be making her United States debut. The card will take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

5. Golden Boy promotions and RingTV.com will stream the entire Gennady Golovkin vs. Canelo Alvarez card on September 16. They will show the pay-per-view card, which starts at 8 p.m. ET, as well as the non-PPV portion of the card for free. Fight week events such as press conferences and weigh-ins will also be streamed there. This isn’t the first time Golden Boy has streamed a Canelo fight. They streamed Canelo’s WBO light middleweight title win over Liam Smith last year as well as Canelo’s win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. back in May.

6. The latest in the World Boxing Super Series: to add onto the numerous first-round cards that have been announced, it has also been announced that Oleksandr Usyk, the current WBO cruiserweight champion and top seed in the cruiserweight tournament, will be facing Marco Huck in Berlin, Germany on September 9. That card will kick off the cruiserweight tournament.

7. Light middleweight contender Justin DeLoach will now face Nathaniel Gallimore in a 10-round fight that will be aired on a PBC card. DeLoach was supposed to fight former title challenger Fernando Guerrero, but Guerrero had to withdraw due to a sudden illness. The card, which will be headlined by the return of former world champion Victor Ortiz, will be broadcasted on FS1 and Fox Deportes on July 30 starting at 7 p.m. ET.

Fightful’s preview of Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia:

What is at stake:

Broner was poised to be one of the sport’s megastars, but never quite had that one fight that would have made him that transcendent star that fans, both casual and hardcore would shell out major dollars just to watch. Floyd Mayweather had Oscar De La Hoya and all Broner has had are good and exciting fights, but practically no audience to show for. Broner has had all the success in the world throughout his career, capturing numerous world titles with only just two losses, but he never captivated audiences quite the way that fans, and Broner’s promoters, had hoped for.

Fighting a guy like Mikey Garcia, who is about as good a boxer as Broner will encounter at this stage of his career, on Showtime at the Barclays Center presents a unique opportunity to showcase his skills to fans desperately hoping to see Broner be that once in a generation star. He struggled in his last fight against Adrian Granados, but Broner can set himself up for a possible world title shot against the future unified junior welterweight champion with a win over Garcia.

As for Garcia, the current lightweight world champion is not defending his title, but simply fighting the best fight currently available to him. Garcia has flirted with the possibility of moving to the 140-pound division and is more than capable of being an elite boxer there, but that mainly hinges on his performance against Broner. Garcia might think about moving up in weight with an impressive win and if a unification bout does not happen for him at lightweight. Garcia is still getting back up to 100 percent, if he hasn’t already, after not fighting from January 2014-July 2016.

While knocking out Dejan Zlaticanin in his last night was great, the jury is still out there on whether or not Garcia is truly a top 5 pound-for-pound fighter. Beating Broner in his junior welterweight debut would put him in the conversation of being one of the best pound-for-pound boxers in the world.

Where to watch:

The main card will be broadcasted on Showtime and its accompanying streaming apps beginning at 9 p.m. ET. The telecast will mark Showtime’s fourth trip to the Barclays Center in roughly six months. As usual, the main Showtime broadcast team, led by Mauro Ranallo, will have the call. The main telecast will only show two fights, including Broner vs. Garcia. The network did recently announced that it will also broadcast two undercard fights at 7:15 p. ET after showing the Carl Frampton vs. Andres Gutierrez fight beforehand.

Tale of the Tape:

Mikey Garcia:

Record: 36-0 (30 KO)

Height: 5’6”

Reach: 68 in.

Signature wins: Dejan Zlaticanin, Roman Martinez, Jonathan Victor Barros, Juan Carlos Martinez, Orlando Salido, Juan Manuel Lopez

Titles held: WBC lightweight title, WBO super featherweight title, WBO featherweight title, WBO-NABO featherweight title, NABF featherweight title, USBA featherweight title

Adrien Broner:

Record: 33-2 (24 KO)

Height: 5’6”

Reach: 69 in.

Signature wins: John Molina Jr., Paulie Malignaggi, Eloy Perez, Antonio DeMarco, Vicente Escobedo, Daniel Ponce De Leon

Titles held: WBA “super” super lightweight title, WBA international super lightweight title, WBA welterweight title, WBC lightweight title, WBO super featherweight title, WBC-USNBC super featherweight title, WBO Intercontinental super featherweight title, WBC-USNBC lightweight title, WBC Youth Intercontinental super featherweight title

Betting odds: (from Bovada:)

Mikey Garcia: -210

Adrien Broner: +170

Full fight card:

Showtime main card (Showtime 9 p.m. ET):

  • Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia: junior welterweight bout
  • Jermall Charlo vs. Jorge Sebastian Heiland: WBC middleweight eliminator

Showtime undercard (7:15 p.m. ET):

  • Jarrell "Big Baby" Miller vs. Gerald Washington: heavyweight bout
  • Katie Taylor vs. Jasmine Clarkson: female lightweight bout

Untelevised undercard:

  • Rau'shee Warren vs. McJoe Arroyo: IBF junior bantamweight eliminator
  • Noel Murphy vs. Julio Cesar Sanchez: welterweight bout
  • Billy Dib vs. Yardley Armenta Cruz: lightweight bout
  • George Arias vs. Elder Hernandez: heavyweight bout
  • Kenny Robles vs. Dan Murray: welterweight bout
  • Richardson Hitchins vs. Robert Mosley: junior welterweight bout
  • Desmond Jarman vs. Darnell Pettis: featherweight bout

Fightful will have live coverage of the card at the Barclays Center.

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