ESPN is working on an August fight between former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker and ex-title challenger Bryant Jennings, to take place in Atlantic City.
Speaking of Atlantic City, there were back to back cards there over the weekend. On Friday, unbeaten welterweight Jaron “Boots” Ennis (20-0, 18 KOs) blew out former contender “Mighty” Mike Arnaoutis (26-11-2, 13 KOs) in two rounds. On Saturday, featherweight Toka Kahn Clary (25-1, 17 KOs) won a ten round unanimous decision over Emmanuel Dominguez (22-7-2, 14 KOs).
Meanwhile, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, 44-year-old heavyweight Bobby Gunn (21-7-1, 18 KOs), coming off a 2017 loss to Roy Jones Jr., needed just 41 seconds to finish Irineu Beato Costa Junior (19-7, 17 KOs) in a bare-knuckle contest. The PPV event was billed as the first legal, regulated, and sanctioned bare-knuckle event in the United States since 1889.
If WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin fights WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders next (probably in the UK), it could temporarily solve his Derevyanchenko problem. The IBF has ordered GGG to face little known mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko next, but sanctioning bodies often allow unification fights to take priority.
Remember, Saturday’s Terence Crawford vs. Jeff Horn fight is on ESPN+ not ESPN. Obviously, nobody’s excited about shelling out for another pay service, but $4.99 a month could be worth it.
ESPN is working on an August fight between former WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker and ex-title challenger Bryant Jennings, to take place in Atlantic City. ———- Speaking of Atlantic City,…
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