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Garcia, Redkach make weight, finalize welterweight clash

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posted January 25, 2020 at 02:41 pm

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Danny Garcia and Ivan Redkach were both successful on the scale on Friday’s weigh-in to signal the green light on Saturday night’s Showtime PBC at the Barclays Center in New York.
The former two-weight titleholder Garcia weighed in at exactly 147 pounds while the Ukrainian fighter Redkach was at 146 ¾ pounds.
The remaining boxers also made the cut on their respective divisions with Jarrett Hurd facing Francisco Santana in a 10-rounder junior middleweight match. Meanwhile, Stephen Fulton and Arnold Khegai will shot for the WBO junior featherweight eliminator to face the reigning champion Emmanuel Navaratte in a 12 round bout.
For the main event, Garcia and Redkach will go head-to-head with the chance of fighting either Manny Pacquiao or Errol Spence Jr.
Garcia is the heavy favorite in the match but Redkach predicted a sixth-round victory for him.
Currently ‘Swift’ Garcia has a better professional record with 35 wins with 21 knockouts and two defeats while ‘El Terrible’ Redkach won 23 fights, 18 via knockouts, four losses, and a draw.
Coverage of the fight will be available at Bad Left hook at 7:00 PM Eastern Time with preliminary streaming on YouTube.
The three main fights will then be played by Showtime at 9:00 pm ET.

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Francis Ngannou cries ‘deception’ vs Anthony Joshua camp

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Francis Ngannou cries ‘deception’ vs Anthony Joshua camp

Former UFC fighter Francis Ngannou accused AJ camp of ‘trickery’ when he suffered devastating knockdowns in the first and second round last March 8, 2024 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

The MMA fighter and former UFC heavyweight champion said that AJ camp sabotaged him by letting him go early in the arena.

“We both fought at 3am. What I think, something that’s happened is that they get me to the arena very early. Like my pickup time was 10.30pm to go to the arena. And then when we get to the arena, they tell us that we are scheduled around 1.45am. right?” Ngannou blurted.

He believed that he came exhausted, which resulted in his humiliating defeat.

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Texas Department urges Mike Tyson to pass EEG, EKG tests

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Texas Department urges Mike Tyson to pass EEG, EKG tests

The 57-year old legend Mike Tyson (50 wins – 6 loss) vs 27-year old YouTuber Jake Paul (9 wins – 1 loss) must undergo major tests before the fight to materialize at AT&T Stadium in Texas Arlington on July 20, 2024.

The Texas Department of Licensing and Regulations (TDLR) urged Tyson to undergo or pass a brain test Electroencephalography (EEG) and Electrocardiogram (EKG) for the heart.

“A person aged 36 or older applying for a contestant’s license must submit a report of favourable physical testing conducted within the previous 12 months, including but not limited to an EEG and an EKG.” TDLR elaborated.

Meanwhile, the American youtuber explained that he picked Tyson because he wants to change the history of boxing. He already fought Floyd Mayweather Jr but he lost.

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WBC, Dela Hoya warrant Ryan Garcia vs Athletic Commission

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WBC, Dela Hoya warrant Ryan Garcia vs Athletic Commission

After the controversial posts of Ryan Garcia and the alleged Mental Health evaluation request of the Athletic Commision, the World Boxing Commission (WBC) assured that they are in talks with New York State Commission (NYSC) for the April 20, 2024 bout.

Ryan Garcia (24 wins 1 loss) will clash with undefeated Devin Haney (31 wins – 0 loss) in April however, Ryan faces a number of issues. Though it may be part of marketing their fight, the fans are alarmed how Garcia is behaving in social media.

Boxing Hall of Famer, Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar Dela Hoya said that Garcia is in great spirits in the gym.

“Don’t mind the posts, that takes like five, 10 seconds of his time. He’s working hard every single minute of the day.” he exclaimed.

WBC president Mauricio Sulaimán said that the fight is not cancelled.

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