Top Rank battles through fight fallouts

Top Rank is not catching any breaks. Four of their first five scheduled main events in July have fallen through for various reasons.

July 2
Jamel Herring vs. Jonathan Oquendo (jr lightweight)
Herring tested positive for COVID-19

July 7
Ivan Baranchyk vs. Jose Zepeda (jr welterweight)
Baranchyk suffered an undisclosed injury

July 9
Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller vs. Jerry Forrest (heavyweight)
Miller failed a drug test

July 16
Eleider Alvarez vs Joe Smith Jr. (light heavyweight)
Alvarez suffered a shoulder injury

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  • Kudos to Top Rank for bringing boxing back. Such a run of bad luck! All these were better fights than the June line-up. Hopefully they’ll find some good replacement fights.

  • Hopefully this doesn’t start the end for Top Rank. Bob too old to be going through these continuous setbacks. Prob bleeding money at this point. He’s been used to ODH, Mayweather, or a Paq type fighter to compensate for failed promotions

  • These fights were headliners? Boxing is in bad shape these days. I miss knowing who the fighters actually are.

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