Lopez has a date and a rival, Neri called Inoue a “mosquito”


Mexican top fighter of the second bantamweight (up to 55.3 kg) Luis Neri (34-1, 26 KOs) after an early victory in the WBC eliminator over Azat Hovhannisyan (21-4, 17 KOs) from Armenia challenged the pound ex-absolute division below the Japanese Naoi Inoue (24-0, 21 KOs): “I want a Monster. He’s not really a monster though. He is a mosquito. A mini-monster at best.”

Promoter Eddie HearnMatchroom Boxing) claims that the former WBA featherweight champion (up to 57.2 kg) Briton Lee Wood (26-3, 16 KOs) will choose his next opponent himself. He has two options – an immediate attempt to regain the belt lost on Saturday in a rematch with Mexican Mauricio Lara (26-2-1, 19 KOs) or a financially profitable fight with ex-champion compatriot Josh Warrington (31-2-1, 8 KOs) . Wood has already made it clear that he will take revenge.

Immediately after the Wood vs Lara fight, the winner spat at his former opponent. He is shocked: “Fucking bastard!”

The fight for the vacant WBO super flyweight belt (up to 52.2 kg) between ex-world champions Japanese Junto Nakatani (24-0, 18 KOs) and Australian Andrew Moloney (25-2, 16 KOs) will take place in Australia or in USA. This was stated by the Japanese side.

The IBF featherweight champion (up to 57.2 kg) Mexican Luis Alberto Lopez (27-2, 15 KOs) will make his debut defense on the road. As expected, he will fight with ex-applicant from Ireland Michael Conlan (18-1, 9 KOs). The fight will take place on May 27 in Belfast (Northern Ireland).

The WBA World super middleweight champion (up to 76.2 kg) Cuban David Morrel (8-0, 7 KOs) will have his next fight on June 24 in Minneapolis (USA). The name of the opponent has not yet been called.

In November, Morrel knocked out Yerbosynuly, and he almost died – he ended up in a coma, but seemed to be on the mend. Check out how the Cuban reacted to Yerbosynuly’s injury.

The WBA’s attempt to determine a single 47.6kg minimumweight champion is in jeopardy. Scheduled for March 1 in Nakhon Sawan (Thailand), the fight between local legend Tammanun Nyomtrong (24-0, 9 KOs) and young Dominican Eric Rosa (5-0, 1 KOs) may not take place, as the guest was detained by the immigration service of Thailand – which something is wrong with the documents.

The Dominican showed the conditions in which he is now:

Así está viviendo Erick Rosa en Tailandia por los problemas de visado que todavía no se han solucionado. pic.twitter.com/2BdfLuxJDS

— Peleadores del SN (@PeleadoresSN) February 21, 2023