July was an amazing month for boxing fans, with 2 extremely prepared for battles occurring. Naoya Inoue and Terence Crawford both showcased their success in dominant success, strengthening their positions as leading pound-for-pound fighters in the sport.
Inoue went up a weight department to challenge unified champ Stephen Fulton. In a spectacular screen, Inoue knocked out Fulton in the 8th round, declaring the WBO and WBC incredibly bantamweight titles.
Crawford took on against Errol Spence Jr., another extremely concerned fighter. Crawford controlled the fight, scoring 3 knockdowns and eventually requiring the referee to stop the bout in the ninth round.
In addition to these success, Anthony Joshua recovered with a knockout win over Robert Helenius, and Emmanuel Navarrete kept his WBO junior light-weight title with a win over Oscar Valdez.
If you’re a fan of boxing and MMA, do not lose out on the current news and analysis. Subscribe to Morning Kombat with Luke Thomas and Brian Campbell for specialist commentary.
Oleksandr Usyk, who beat Joshua to win the heavyweight titles, will be back in action on August 26 when he handles Daniel Dubois. Usyk was initially set to fight Tyson Fury, however the bout failed, resulting in his obligatory match against Dubois.
Looking ahead to September, a superfight in between Canelo Alvarez and Jermell Charlo is on the horizon. Alvarez, the undeniable incredibly middleweight champ, will put his titles on the line against Charlo, the 154-pound titleholder, in Las Vegas on September 30.
Please note that this schedule goes through alter and updates.
|Aug. 26||Wroclaw, Poland||Oleksandr Usyk (c) vs. Daniel Dubois||IBF, WBA, WBO heavyweight titles||ESPN|
|Aug. 26||San Juan||Oscar Collazo (c) vs. Garen Di|