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Fulton vs. Figueroa Not Happening

The fight most hardcore fight fans had circled as the most meaningful fight of the week is now off as WBO super bantamweight world champion Stephen Fulton was set to face WBA & WBC super bantamweight champion, Brandon Figueroa, with the winner of the contest holding three of the four world titles in the division.

This was set to be a fight of the year-type bout on Showtime until Figueroa contracted COVID-19, and the bout has been postponed, and the card is no longer occurring this weekend. A seemingly sleepy few weeks of fights, or lack thereof, got even sleepier.

At least next week, Anthony Joshua fights.

Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Ticket Info

For those interested in watching the Teofimo Lopez vs George Kambosos Jnr., title fight for all four of the lightweight belts, and is Lopez’s first defense of his IBF lightweight world title, which also takes place on my birthday, Monday, October 4 in the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden and live on Pay-Per-View (8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT) with a FREEVIEW starting at 7:00 p.m. ET / 4:00 p.m. PT, now has tickets available.

The bout is being put on in association with DiBella Entertainment, advance tickets priced at $306, $206, $106, $81, and $56, which went on sale, today September 15 at 12:00 p.m. ET through MSG.com. The event will be broadcast live on Pay-Per-View priced at $49.99 available globally through FITE.TV and on traditional cable/satellite via iNDemand.

The bout will now see a conclusion, as a seemingly cursed fight, after Triller emerged from a purse bid to win the broadcast rights to the fight, it has been postponed twice, once because of Floyd Mayweather versus Logan Paul bout, and then secondly due to Teofimo Lopez contracting COVID-19. We will now see an end to this saga, which has been one of the strangest ongoing subplots in boxing, as Triller exciting burst onto the scene which felt like a breath of fresh air at the beginning of the year, now is seemingly in need of a boost after the utter atrocity of Vitor Belfort knocking out Evander Holyfield in less than two minutes last week on pay-per-view.

Canelo vs Caleb Plant Ticket

Tickets for the November 6th bout, to crown an undisputed super-middleweight champion as all four belts will be on the line when the WBA, WBC, and WBO super middleweight world champion Canelo Alvarez takes on IBF world champion Caleb ‘Sweethands’ Plant, with tickets going on sale today, Wednesday, September 15th, for the bout that will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

To purchase tickets please visit, AXS.com. For those staying home, you can watch the bout on pay-per-view.

Triller Fight Club Tuesday Fight Results

It was a good run for Pablo Cesar Cano, but it appears his decade of being one of the toughest gatekeepers in the sport, as he stopped Jorge Linares, and gave Erik Morales as well as Paulie Malignaggi tough bouts, might be over as Miguel Cotto Promotions’ Danielito Zorrilla, stopped him in only two rounds.

The bout which headlined a Tuesday night Triller card, and was behind a pay-wall of $2.99, taking place in Hollywood, Florida, saw Zorrilla land a left hook to the body, and right hook to the head in the second round, that saw a seemingly close fight turn into a dominant performance for the Puerto Rican boxer. Cano got to his feet, but went down again, as the referee stopped the bout.

After the bout, Zorrilla explained he had ambitions of a world-title, and made everyone know how big of a statement this was as Cano, on paper, was his toughest test. Zorrilla in his last bout, won a technical decision against Ruslan Madiyev, in a bout that lost a lot of his luster, as the bout was called early, and some questioned Zorrilla.

Zorrilla showed who he is on Tuesday night. A contender at the world championship level at 140 lbs.

In the co-main event, the underdog, Philly’s Nahir “Woo” Albright, promoted by Rodney Rice of RDR Promotions, stopped Thompson Boxing’s Michael Dutchover in six-rounds, when Dutchover’s coach, Danny Zamora called a halt to the bout.

Albright dropped Dutchover four times in the fight.

Undefeated banger Miguel Madueno stopped veteran tough guy Sonny Fredrickson in an action fight that saw the firepower of Madueno, being just a tad bit too much for Fredrickson.

These Triller Fight Club Tuesday night shows have been a welcomed treat, but I hope in the future, we know a bit more in advance, about when the shows are occurring as I was unaware of this fight card until the Thursday prior to the card.

PBC Back-To-Back Nights In Bakersfield – Saturday and Sunday

Premier Boxing Champions will hit the central valley this weekend in a two-night extravaganza, looking to showcase and build some of the young talents, that they have hopes of being at the top of the cards in the next few years. The fights taking place Saturday and Sunday will start on each day at 4 PM PT Pacific Time, from the Mechanics Bank Arena, Bakersfield, California, will be shown on FS1.

Saturday

Saturday’s main event will feature undefeated 22-year-old lightweight Jose Valenzuela, who trains with Jose Benavidez Sr. facing Deiner Berrio in the first ten-round bout of his career.

For those thinking this is a walk in the park for Valenzuela, they would be wrong. Deiner Barrio is promoted by Don Chargin protege, Paco Damian, is coming to win, as this should be a good test to see how fast they can move Valenzuela at this point in his career.

The sneaky really good fight of the card is the battle of unbeaten fighters when featherweight Rajon Chance faces Elon de Jesus. The two faced each other in the amateur in 2018 with Chance winning a split-decision, and the bout is the first six-rounder for either fighter, as well as both, have faced limited opposition until this point as pros. This one should be good.

Keep an eye on featherweight Mikhail Montgomery, the brother of Maliek Montgomery, who will be fighting on this undercard as well, as the Montgomery brothers were fear and with good reason in the amateurs, now we just need them to get fights and get in the mix.

Sunday

I think the world of Maliek Montgomery, and I think come Sunday afternoon as Football Night In America occurs during the break between the afternoon football games and the evening game, people will see how good Montgomery is against Aleem Jumakhonov, and why Ken Porter is putting so much time into this young fighter. Montgomery if he is moved right could be a feared fighter in his division, but boxing is just as much about the position as it is about talent, and I am sure Maliek knows that first-hand.

Omar Juarez will return to the ring after his first career loss and will face Jairo Lopez. This should be a chance for Juarez to shake off the stigma of his last fight, but within a fight-or-two, Juarez will once again be in tough, so any adjustments he wishes to make should be practiced in this bout.

The redemption of Angel Barrientes, who suffered his first career loss, last year, a day after Christmas, will face a central valley spoiler in Victor Torres, who has good power but might not have that much tread left in the tires. Torres has a pressure style and this should be a good assessment of Barrientes at this point.

Club Shows

Ali Akhmedov will return to action in a fight card from Montebello, California, along with Serhii Bohachuk, as both fighters are coming off the first loss of their careers, and will face opponents in separate bouts on UFC Fight Pass.

Philly’s Jesse Hart recently left Top Rank Inc, will be given no favors in his homecoming as he faces known spoiler and tough guy Mike Guy, who trains with Ace Johnson from Vallejo, Ca, on BXNGTV. This is a 50-50 fight.

Martin Bakole will be in action in Dubai. I see this as a stay-busy type fight as he is more than likely going to end up in an IBF heavyweight title eliminator against Filip Hrgovic, in the near future.

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