This week in PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy recaps an exciting championship doubleheader, chats with Danny Garcia in the lead-up to his 147-pound title unification against Keith Thurman and previews our upcoming fight cards.
Robert Easter Jr. didn’t get the knockout he was seeking against Luis Cruz, but he was no less dominant defending his world title in front of a hometown crowd.
If his opponent’s recent résumé is any indication, Robert Easter Jr.'s first 135-pound title defense could be a quick one. Just don’t expect the new champion to go making any brash early-knockout predictions.
This week in PBC Jabs, host Jordan Hardy chats with heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder about his upcoming title fight with Gerald Washington, and checks in with 135-pound champion Robert Easter Jr. before his defense against Luis Cruz.
Robert Easter Jr. had to push himself further than ever before in his last fight to become a world champion. Now he’s hoping to put on an even bigger show in his first title defense in his hometown.
Luis Cruz’s performance in his last fight was akin to that of a professional golfer who is cruising along with six-shot lead with three holes to play when he inexplicably starts shanking balls all over the course.
Back in September, dozens of friends and family members made the trek from Toledo, Ohio, to Reading, Pennsylvania, to watch Robert Easter Jr. claim a vacant 135-pound title with a win over Richard Commey. Easter’s supporters won’t have nearly as far to travel to watch their hometown hero make his first title defense.