In anticipation of Saturday night's title fight against former 154-pound champion Austin Trout, we take a look back on a trio of "Iron Man's" most significant fights.
To quote French poet Charles Baudelaire, or maybe it was AC/DC: “It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll.” And the trip is no shorter if you’re blasting noses in place of eardrums for a living. Just ask Lee Selby.
Noted Greek historian Plutarch, as vaguely quoted by infamous German philosopher and socio-financial activist Hans Gruber, said that when Alexander the Great saw the breadth of his domain he wept because there were no more worlds left to conquer.
You could reasonably assume Miguel Vazquez never did a stint in the Boy Scouts, judging by his Greatest Hits.
The words are as big as the man currently giving voice to them.
Julian Williams is as hard on himself as he is the other dude in the ring.
The mental game is every bit as important as the physical work that happens in the ring, and Fernando Guerrero (27-3-0, 19 KOs) knows it. It’s a lesson that will play out for him Friday when he takes on Caleb Truax (25-2-2, 15 KOs) at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT on Bounce TV from Full Sail Live in Winter Park, Florida.
Other fighters have a nasty tendency to not stay around long when Jermall Charlo is in the ring. Of his last 15 fights, eight were over by the fifth round. Only one went the distance. It may be a sign for Cornelius Bundrage on Saturday, when the champion defends his world title against Charlo at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut (NBC, 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT), to try to take the Texas native into the deepest of waters. Strap in and hang on, if you can.