Former WBO bantamweight and WBC featherweight world champion Johnny Gonzalez (63-10, 53 KOs) scored third-round knockout victory over Francisco Contreras (30-6, 23 KOs) finishing him with a vicious body punch:
Former two-time heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko, who turned 41 yesterday, thanked his fans for birthday wishes and revealed that he is still in great physical shape - he swims 150 meters in 2 minutes and 25 seconds.
2016 GB Rio Olympian Lawrence Okolie looked impressive in his pro debut scoring devastating first round knockout victory over Geaffrey Cave (0-3). Video of the fight you can watch here:
WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares (42-3, 27 KOs) retained his title with a twelve round unanimous decision over Anthony Crolla (31-6-3, 13 KOs) in their rematch on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. Linares dropped Crolla in round seven with a left uppercut and won the fight by wide unanimous decision - alll three judges scored the fight 118-109 for Linares. Here is the video of this fight:
Abel Sanchez, trainer of middleweight king Gennady Golovkin, in the interview to BaylorIC TV gave his predictions on Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko and Joseph Parker vs Hughie Fury fights.
On Parker - Fury fight: “I think Joseph Parker is too much of a fighter for him”.
WBO heavyweight mandatory challenger Hughie Fury sparring with one of the brightest prospects on the division 19-years-old Daniel Dubois who will start his professional career on April 8:
Former cruiserweight world champion Steve Cunningham thinks that former heavyweight king Wladimir Klitschko can beat much younger IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua if he will be better prepared mentally than he was in the Tyson Fury fight.
"I think that fight depends on what Wladimir shows up. If the hungry Wladimir shows up I think he can get Joshua. I say that because a lot of people don't realize that Wladimir does very well with guys he's had in camp. They've had Joshua in camp before and he feels very confident, but don't get it twisted Joshua is a dag gone specimen, he's athletic and strong so he's capable of winning the fight. If Wladimir isn't there like the Fury fight it's going to be a good night for Joshua." - Cunningham told Boxingtalk.com.
Gennady Golovkin took a step forward with his pay-per-view sales, doing 170,000 units for his March 18 middleweight unification bout at Madison Square Garden in New York against Daniel Jacobs.
Golovkin won the fight by unanimous decision to move to 37-0.