UCN Week in Review – Canelo’s Pre-Summer Vacation
A wild week in boxing with the WBC at the center of the storm. The week began with the WBC postponing the heavyweight title bout scheduled for last night between WBC champion Deontay Wilder and Alexander Povetkin after the Russian tested positive for the banned substance meldonium. By mid-week the WBC’s headache deepened as popular Mexican middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez vacated his WBC title so as not to succumb to the WBC’s “artificial deadlines.” Just another week in boxing…
Articles of the Week
Tom Loeffler: ‘Canelo-Golovkin is the biggest fight that can be made in boxing’ – on the heels of the red head dumping his green belt, Michael Baca caught up with Team GGG and K2 Promotion’s Tom Loeffler to get his thoughts.
A pay-per-view debate – Steve Kim opened the week with a deep dive into PPV numbers and why we care about them.
Joseph Parker to take his place at the heavyweight table – Marty Mulcahey previewed New Zealand heavyweight product Joseph Parker who won a decision in the IBF heavyweight eliminator in a night of heavyweights in London.
Ronnie Shields: ‘Austin Trout is nothing special’ – Bill Tibbs sat down with Jermall Charlo’s trainer Ronnie Shields ahead of his victory over Austin Trout.
Getting all Doug Fischer here… – Steve Kim pays tribute to RingTV colleague Doug Fischer lifting is patented mailbag.
Video of the Week
We went into the archive this week and published a handful of previously shot, but not released 10 Counts and Gloves Off. New episodes of 10 Count shoot this Monday is Santa Monica.
Gloves Off – Business in Boxing
10 Count on Kovalev vs. Ward
Gloves Off – Catch Weights
10 Count – Future Prospects