The fight for the WBA World welterweight title (up to 66.7 kg) between the champion Eimantas Stanyonis (14-0, 9 KOs) from Lithuania and the mandatory challenger Virgil Ortiz (19-0, 19 KOs) from the USA will take place on April 29.
The fighters were supposed to fight in March, but the champion was operated on.
In the first show of 2023 from Oscar De La Hoya (golden boy) and
streaming DAZN in the main event, American welterweight (up to 66.7 kg) Alexis Rocha (21-1, 13 KOs) and late replacement – age
George Ashey (33-5-1, 25 KOs) from Ghana.
The fight will take place on January 28 at the arena Youtube Theater (Inglewood, California, USA).
An intriguing WBC eliminator in the minimum weight (up to 47.6 kg) between Ayanda Dulani (13-2-1, 4 KOs) from South Africa and Luis Castillo (20-0-1, 13 KOs) from Mexico will take place on February 25 in Johannesburg (South Africa) ).
British prospect-knocker of the second bantamweight (up to 55.3 kg)
Andrew Cain (10-0, 9 KOs) significantly increased the level of opposition – on March 25 in Telford (Britain) he will fight with the ex-European champion Ionuts Baluta (15-4, 3 KOs) from Romania.
Women’s boxing legends Kathy Taylor (22-0, 6 KOs) from Ireland and Amanda Serrano (43-2-1, 30 KOs) from Puerto Rico have agreed on a rematch – the match will take place on May 20. But there are still questions about the venue – 3 arenas are being considered.
Only a Mexican can disrupt a revenge Erica Cruz (15-1, 3 KOs) – on February 4, she will fight with Serrano in unification for the title of absolute featherweight champion (up to 57.2 kg).
The fight Taylor vs Serrano 2 will also be for the title of the absolute, but two divisions higher – in lightweight (up to 61.2 kg). The Puerto Rican woman is no stranger to jumping on the scales – she is the only conqueror of 7 (!) divisions in the history of women’s boxing.
Last May, in the greatest fight in the history of women’s boxing, Taylor thinly beat Serrano.