Canelo Alvarez picks the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world after himself
Mexican is looking to rebuild his legacy after defeat to Bivol
Canelo Alvarez believes he is “the best pound-for-pound fighter in the world”. The Mexican is the current undisputed champion of the super middleweight category after defeating Gennady Golovkin in his last fight.
Canelo fought twice in 2022 and he lost the first by unanimous decision to Dmitry Bivol, then in September he returned to the ring and finished the trilogy against GGG. The Mexican successfully defended his WBA, WBC, IBF and WBO super middleweight crowns.
Since then he has not fought, and despite losing to the Russian, Canelo claims he remains the best in the world today, even though the badge was taken away after the loss to Bivol.
A reporter from YouTube channel ESNEWS, accosted Canelo and said, “You’re the pound-for-pound king, who’s second?”
Alvarez was quick to answer this question, looking towards the heavyweight division.
“There are a lot of good boxers out there, but I think Tyson Fury deserves to be, also Usyk,” Canelo told ESNEWS.
In the same ESNEWS video Canelo commented that he has just started training for the upcoming bout, but that he will return to the ring in May or September. As for the opponent, he said that one of his goals is to have a rematch against Bivol, however, he will take his time to decide the next opponent.
Eddie Hearn, like Alvarez, confirmed that the Mexican’s return will be on Cinco de Mayo or Mexican Independence Day weekend. The promoter was encouraged to suggest that Canelo’s possible opponent would be John Ryder, who is a mandatory challenger. He also said that the fight could take place in either Mexico or England.
Manny Pacquiao to make comeback in fight with Conor Benn
A matchup between both fighters might take place despite the Brit’s drug test failures
Despite the official result of Conor Benn’s failed drug tests being made public, negotiations for a fight with Manny Pacquiao are still in progress.
Prior to his unfortunate battle against domestic opponent Chris Eubank Jr. last August, Benn, 26, failed two drug tests.
The Destroyer thought his initial test result for the illegal drug clomifene, which was negative, was “faulty,” but he later tested positive for the same drug in a subsequent test.
While he was being investigated, the British boxer went on to renounce his British boxing license. He has been attempting to clean his name for months by consulting with a doctor and a lawyer. The 270-page document supplied by Benn’s team that asserts his innocence has been the subject of a month-long investigation by the World Boxing Council (WBC).
Mauricio Sulaiman, president of the WBC, has stated that Benn is not suspended in any way and is allowed to compete. Eddie Hearn, the head of Matchroom Boxing, revealed that early negotiations for a fight between Benn and Pacquiao have begun.
“I would not be surprised to see Conor Benn fight Manny Pacquaio next, but it’s not signed. There’s been a couple of discussions, minor discussions,” said Hearn to Boxing King Media.
Pacquiao’s return to boxing
After Yordenis Ugas defeated Pacquiao in August 2021 for the WBA welterweight championship, the former eight-weight world champion Pacquiao declared his professional retirement. In an exhibition match against YouTuber and “martial arts expert” DK Yoo in December of last year, the boxing icon made a comeback to the ring.
Benn has 21 professional fights under his belt and is eager to go back in the ring after receiving the go-ahead. Hearn expressed his anger over the prolonged investigation into Benn’s test failures and claimed the British man may compete without a formal decision being made.
“He’s back in training, he wants to fight and is being told he can fight,” Hearn said. “We’re kind of holding him back for that decision, he’s saying ‘Well if this document shows my innocence and a commission will see that document and licence me, I’m ready to fight’. My question to the situation is, at what point do we say it’s enough waiting and it’s time to fight again?”
Avril Mathie and Ebanie Bridges, Australian boxers and OnlyFans stars, are setting up a fight that’ll broke Internet
The two are causing a sensation on Instagram and other social media.
Two Australian boxers have caused a sensation not only above the ring, but outside of it thanks to the fact that they are both figures on social media and on the OnlyFans platform, where they have hundreds of thousands of followers. Avril Mathie and Ebanie Bridges have had a successful run, and are planning a bout between the two that is sure to break the internet.
Avril is the one who wants to take advantage of the popularity of both
On Saturday night, Avril (35) will face Ramla Ali at Madison Square Garden and if she comes out victorious as she intends, she has her eyes set on her next opponent, which would be Ebanie.
Mathie has a record of 8-0-1 as a pro and was the winner of the 2014 Miss Swimsuit USA International, and has every intention of fighting IBF bantamweight champion Ebanie “Blonde Bomber” Bridges.
Avril almost got her wish the year before, but the champion had to face her mandatory challenger, and now it’s up to her to prove in the ring that she has the merits to face Bridges.
She respects Bridges and is excited about the idea of facing her
“I think Ebanie is very smart and hats off to her. It’s going to be a killer fight, I’m very excited for it,” said Mathie, who assures that if the fight happens, it will be spectacular.
“She goes all out, she likes to go forward and never takes a step back, but I can also punch and move forward. I think there will be fireworks and it will be an exciting fight,” she added.
She concluded by noting that she is ready for the opportunity: “But, it’s one I’m ready for, so as soon as his hands get better, we can get started,” she said.
For his part, Bridges is ignoring the criticism. Although she has a 9-1 record and is getting better and better as a boxer, she has been criticized for her presence on OnlyFans and Instagram.
“The people who now don’t believe in me or aren’t fans are the same people who don’t believe in Floyd Mayweather. The higher you go… The higher you get, the more fans you have, the more haters they are. I’ve always been true to myself,” he explained.
Oscar de la Hoya celebrates his 50th birthday in his tighty whities some say it’s the hottest birthday photo yet
Oscar de la Hoya celebrated his 50th birthday in his underwear
Golden Boy, Oscar de la Hoya, celebrated his 50th birthday in his tighty whities with his girlfriend in her underwear and he caused quite a stir on social media as many fans congratulated the famous boxer and promoter.
Oscar de la Hoya also volunteered in the kitchen for Project Angel Food
Oscar de la Hoya volunteered in the kitchen for Project Angel Food to give something back to the community.
“Happy Birthday to me,” wrote the Golden Boy on his Instagram account, next to a photo with his girlfriend, journalist, and modelHolly Sonders.
“49 never looked so good be free, be you. So much more to come. Love you,” Sounders commented.
In the photo, his girl also appears in her underwear, as she bites into the cake and the boxer blows out the candle.
“You deserve all the cake you want @oscardelahoya,” wrote the model, who also shared her photos
As expected, followers couldn’t hold back and left funny comments and congratulations to the celeb.
“Pretty sexy birthday “; “love the photos Happy birthday Oscar! “; “Sexiest couple ever! “; “Happy Birthday champ “, she was told.
Sonders surprised her boyfriend with this peculiar photo shoot inspired by an iconic one for W magazine starring Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt, according to the former boxer’s PR agency, who also spent the morning of his birthday doing volunteer work preparing meals at the Project Angel Food organization.
Canelo Álvarez analyzes returning to the ring in May or waiting until his traditional September fight
Canelo Alvarez weighs in his fighting options
Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez returned to the gym and mentioned that he was weighing in his options to fight in May or September.
“I just started training, I started hitting the sack and I’m going to see what happens in a couple of weeks,” Saul responded in a talk with media in Los Angeles, California. “May or wait until September.”
Canelo’s fight against Bivol is highly anticipated
According to the latest reports, Canelo is looking for an opponent for the May date and then he is weighing in on the possibility of fighting one of the most awaited rematches in recent boxing history against Dmitry Bivol.
On the other hand, we have John Ryder, the mandatory challenger for the WBO. As of now, there is not a specific place where the fight will take place, but promoters are analyzing the possibilities of having it in the United States, the Middle East, England, or even Canelo’s homeland, Mexico.
Canelo has been outspoken about his return to the gym in preparation for his next match, it is the first time that he returned to his environment since the Gennady Golovkin fight where he mentioned that he injured his left hand during the match.
Canelo underwent surgery on his hand and recently returned to the gym