Now that Deontay Wilder has been granted an optional heavyweight title defense, his team’s next move is to secure an opponent and lock down a location. Rumors have been swirling about the former. As for the latter, Wilder definitely has a preference: somewhere near home.
Danny O’Connor expected to gain revenge over Gabriel Bracero on Saturday, and for a number of good reasons.
Jonathan Guzman’s ritual has been the same before each of his professional fights: He leaves his wife, Carolina, and their three young sons in the Dominican Republic, heads to America for a training camp lasting from six to eight weeks, then returns home within days of knocking out his opponent.
Jonathan Guzman was lingering in the wings at Agganis Arena in Boston back in May, waiting his turn to close the show against Christian Esquivel, a former 122-pound title contender who would represent the unbeaten Dominican’s most difficult obstacle to date.
Boston-area favorite Danny O’Connor will look to get even for one of the two losses in his career with a long-awaited rematch of his 2011 bout against Gabriel Bracero on NBCSN at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT October 10 in front of a favorable crowd at Lowell Memorial Auditorium in Lowell, Massachusetts.