It wasn’t a busy week for ranked fighters, but Javier Fortuna and Shohjahon Ergashev picked up wins.
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Ranked fights this week:
- Light Heavyweight: (7) Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan, Nov. 28
- Super Middleweight: (7) Daniel Jacobs vs Gabriel Rosado, Nov. 27
- Junior Welterweight: (9) Jack Catterall vs Abderrazak Houya, Nov. 28
- Minimumweight: (1) Wanheng Menayothin vs Petchmanee CP Freshmart, Nov. 27
Upcoming Fights: (2) Anthony Joshua vs (7) Kubrat Pulev, Dec. 12 … (5) Alexander Povetkin vs (6) Dillian Whyte, Jan. 30
Upcoming Fights: (9) Michal Cieslak vs Taylor Mabika, Dec. 5 … (2) Krzysztof Glowacki vs (8) Lawrence Okolie, Dec. 12 … (7) Arsen Goulamirian vs Yury Kashinsky, Dec. 13 … (3) Ilunga Makabu vs TBA, Dec. 19 … (5) Kevin Lerena vs Patrick Ferguson, Dec. 19
Upcoming Fights: (7) Badou Jack vs Blake McKernan, Nov. 28 … (8) Gilberto Ramirez vs Alfonso Lopez, Dec. 19 … (1) Artur Beterbiev vs Adam Deines, TBA … (4) Joe Smith Jr vs Maksim Vlasov, TBA
Upcoming Fights: (7) Daniel Jacobs vs Gabriel Rosado, Nov. 27 … (5) Billy Joe Saunders vs Martin Murray, Dec. 4 … (1) Callum Smith vs (2) Canelo Alvarez, Dec. 19
Upcoming Fights: (10) Matt Korobov vs Ronald Ellis, Dec. 12 … (2) Gennadiy Golovkin vs Kamil Szeremeta, Dec. 18 … (1) Canelo Alvarez vs Callum Smith [super middleweight], Dec. 19
Upcoming Fights: (8) Michel Soro vs Ismail Iliev, Dec. 13 … (3) Brian Castano vs (9) Patrick Teixeira, TBA
Upcoming Fights: (1) Errol Spence Jr vs (6) Danny Garcia, Dec. 5
Notes: Ergashev won a tune-up last Tuesday in Russia, stopping his opponent after two rounds. He won the two rounds, then the opponent due to an injury. Nothing changes, but he got a camp in and picked up another win, so should be available for something bigger early in 2021.
Upcoming Fights: (9) Jack Catterall vs Abderrazak Houya, Nov. 28
Notes: Fortuna got a win on Saturday, completely dominating Antonio Lozada in an FS1 fight nobody watched. There’s not a ton you can take from fights like that — Lozada is not nearly as good as “once upset Felix Verdejo” or his W-L record would make you think — but Fortuna did what he should have done with that sort of fight, which is show his superiority and smash an over-matched foe instead of fiddling around. Fortuna wasn’t trying to get rounds in, he came out firing at Lozada and eventually got him out. All things considered — like the realities of boxing politics and all that — he’d be a fine next opponent for Teofimo or Haney or Tank. We’d all like something more, like two of those three fighting one another, but I’ve given up on sincerely hoping for the best things in boxing to happen. Sometimes they will, most times they won’t. When they won’t, I just hope for something decent.
Upcoming Fights: (5) Luke Campbell vs (9) Ryan Garcia, Jan. 2
Upcoming Fights: (7) Shakur Stevenson vs Toka Kahn Clary, Dec. 12 … (3) Jamel Herring vs (9) Carl Frampton, TBA … (1) Miguel Berchelt vs (6) Oscar Valdez, TBA
Upcoming Fights: (9) Ryan Walsh vs Jazza Dickens, Dec. 2
Upcoming Fights: TBA
Upcoming Fights: (3) Nonito Donaire vs (6) Emmanuel Rodriguez, Dec. 19 … (8) Takuma Inoue vs Keita Kurihara, Jan. 14
Upcoming Fights: (4) Kazuto Ioka vs Kosei Tanaka, Dec. 31
Upcoming Fights: (2) Julio Cesar Martinez vs TBA, Dec. 19 … (3) Moruti Mthalane vs Jayson Mama, Dec. 20 … (1) Kosei Tanaka vs Kazuto Ioka, Dec. 31 [junior bantamweight]
Upcoming Fights: TBA
Upcoming Fights: (1) Wanheng Menayothin vs Petchmanee CP Freshmart, Nov. 27
Upcoming Fights: (3) Errol Spence Jr vs Danny Garcia, Dec. 5 … (9) Miguel Berchelt vs Oscar Valdez, Dec. 12
Upcoming Fights: (1) Claressa Shields vs Marie-Eve Dicaire, TBA … (5) Jessica McCaskill vs (6) Cecilia Braekhus, TBA
Source: Boxing – Bad Left Hook