Minnesota native's latest victory—a third-round stoppage of former interim champion Diego Chaves—sent a notice to the stacked 147-pound division that "Shango" is a serious threat.
Two-time world champion has his sights set on history January 20 when he looks to become the first man to defeat Robert Easter Jr.—and become the first-ever Dominican-born boxer to win three world titles.
Maryland native says time is now to take on fellow titleholders Erislandy Lara and Jermell Charlo after stopping former champ Austin Trout back in October.
Here’s a list of some of PBC's top rising stars. Boxers on this list are on a hot streak—like a slugger in baseball on a hitting streak or a running back in football who keeps posting 100-yard rushing games. They’re not ranked in any particular order. We’ll leave that to you—the reader.
After making a victorious ring return after 13 months away, former two-division world champion Jessie Vargas is ready to take on welterweight world champions Keith Thurman or Errol Spence Jr. or former 147-pound titleholders Shawn Porter, Danny Garcia, Devon Alexander and Andre Berto.