Boxing’s oldest reigning world champion showed he’s not slowing down as he successfully defended his 175-pound title for the ninth time Saturday night.
Highly-competitive contest gave fans in Canada plenty of reason to cheer, just not a conclusive ending.
Long-reigning WBC light heavyweight champion looks to make his ninth title defense against former two-division titleholder tomorrow night on Showtime.
The WBC light heavyweight titleist—currently the second-longest reigning champion in boxing—gets another opportunity to add to his legacy this Saturday night when he faces former two-division title holder Badou Jack on Showtime.
Light heavyweight champion's title defense against two-division titleholder at Air Canada Centre in Toronto will be part of a SHOWTIME split-site doubleheader that also features 126-pound champion Gary Russell Jr. defending his belt against undefeated challenger Joseph "JoJo" Diaz Jr. at MGM National Harbor in Maryland.
Twenty-plus world champions and challengers took part in a large media event in NYC on Wednesday—announcing several stacked matchups that will take place over the first half of 2018.