The rematch between British super lightweights (up to 63.5 kg) Josh Taylor (19-0, 13 KOs) and Jack Catterall (26-1, 13 KOs) will take place no earlier than June, promoter Bob Arum announced (Top Rank).
In February last year, Taylor celebrated a very dubious victory – he defended the title of the absolute champion of the division. He has already given up the WBC, WBA Super and IBF belts, so only the WBO title will be at stake in the rematch. The Taylor vs Catterall 2 bout was scheduled to take place in March, but was canceled for the third time due to an injury to the champion.
American boxing legend Floyd Mayweather will hold another exhibition fight – in February in London (England) he will fight with a local ex-MMA fighter
Aaron Chalmers. In the meantime, the veteran is sparring with a YouTuber Jarvis:
Floyd Mayweather, 45, toying with 21-year-old YouTuber Jarvis in the second half of their four-round sparring session…
[ @FloydMayweather] pic.twitter.com/uq6UefSS1w
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) January 30, 2023
The WBO has officially ordered a fight in the minimum weight limit (up to 47.6 kg): Filipino champion Melvin Yerusalem (20-2, 12 KOs) is obliged to make his debut title defense against the mandatory challenger of the talented techie from Puerto Rico Oscar Collazo (6-0, 4 KOs).
The parties have 30 days to negotiate. Over the weekend, Collaso cosplayed Lomachenko for a bit, and then beat Reyes – video.
As expected, the talkative American welterweight (up to 66.7 kg) Blair Cobbs (16-1-1, 10 KOs) dropped the accusations against compatriot and division colleague Virgil Ortiz (19-0, 19 KOs) – he previously claimed that he is doping.
After Cobbs was threatened with a lawsuit at Ortiz, he instantly realized that he was wrong, which he hastened to report on social networks. He says, “Sorry, I made a mistake,” claims that Ortiz’s “purity” can only be compared with the tears of a baby. But still ready to fight a knockout.
Heavyweight (over 90.7 kg) from the USA, aka doping recidivist Jarrell Miller (25-0-1, 21 KOs), it seems that the next fight will be held in Tanzania. Rumor has it that on February 24 he will fight with the Nigerian journiman
Gbengoy Oluokun (22-13, 14 KOs).
In September last year, Miller did not fly to Kazakhstan. And more recently, it was rumored that he would fight with a near-champion from Australia.
The most talented prospect of the first middleweight (up to 69.9 kg) American Jesus Ramos (19-0, 15 KOs) will have his next fight on March 25 in Las Vegas (USA) as part of the PPV super show David Benavidez vs Caleb Plant.
The only pity is that the name of the opponent is still unknown. Ramos could have won the title of “best prospect” last year, but after a strong start, he disappeared somewhere.