Sometimes, a fighter’s record doesn’t paint the most accurate picture of his skills—even a fighter who is undefeated. Take, for example, Miguel Flores.
This week in boxing history, PBC recounts a Mexico City showdown before more than 130,000 fans, recaps a bloody 40-round title bout, celebrates a four-division world champion, relives a heavyweight title rumble in Las Vegas and marvels at a Fight of the Decade.
Adrien Broner insisted from the get-go that Saturday’s fight against former sparring partner Adrian Granados wasn’t going to be easy. Some may have thought Broner was simply trying to hype a bout he was co-promoting. Turns out, the former four-division champion was being 100 percent truthful.
Instead of performing like a guy who hadn’t fought in 16 months, Lamont Peterson looked like a boxer ready to go 16 rounds with David Avanesyan.
Adrien Broner and Adrian Granados have spent plenty of time together in the ring, but it’s never really counted until now.
David Avanesyan is currently in possession of a 147-pound world title, which he successfully defended in his last fight against none other than legendary former five-time champion Shane Mosley. Count Avanesyan’s next opponent as thoroughly unimpressed by that accomplishment.
Both Tony Harrison and Jarrett Hurd were already on the verge of fulfilling their goal of fighting for a world championship leading up to their 154-pound showdown next week. Thanks to Jermall Charlo, that opportunity is now staring them in the face.
For the better part of a year, hard-core fight fans have been asking some version of this question: What the heck happened to Lamont Peterson? Turns out, Peterson is alive, well and ready to take aim at one of the most stacked divisions in boxing.