Mikey Garcia Returns On October 16th To Face Sandor Martin

By: Sean Crose He's held titles in four different weight divisions. He's also spends considerable periods of time outside the ring. Now, Mikey Garcia is set to return to action this October 16th, in his first fight since the winter of 2020. Time away from the ring aside, no one can say Garcia hasn't accomplished a lot - or feared challenging himself. His is a record of very good - sometimes great - competition. Garcia's ring foe this time, however, is the widely unknown Sandor Martin. Boasting a record of 38-2, the 28 year old Spaniard is most likely being sent in as a tune up opponent for his more decorated foe. Boxing, however, is a sport where anything can happen, so one can't be too sure how this one will turn out. Garcia has been an interesting topic for fight fans. He's said to only see boxing as a way to make money and not much else, yet he doesn't take many soft touches. It's hard to argue the man only fights to cash checks when there's names like Errol Spence, Adrien Broner, Jessee Vargas and Robert Easter on his resume. Garcia was also very interested in facing Manny Pacquiao, pre the Filipino icon's recent defeat at the gloved fists of Yordenis Ugas. There was also talk of a fight with notable Regis Prograis before the bout with Martin was announced. None of that stands as evidence the man takes boxing lightly. Photo by James D. Smith/Dallas Cowboys “I’m very excited to get back in the ring and give my fans another night to remember,” Garcia said in a press release announcing the bout which will go down at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California. “I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on October 16 in Fresno – it’s going to be a great night of boxing.” Martin, of course, sees this as chance of a lifetime. “I’m so excited for this opportunity,” he said. “The sport of boxing brings me the chance to change my life. There will be a before and after for everyone in this fight.” Garcia's last bout was a unanimous decision win over Jesse Vargas in February of 2020. Martin's was last seen in the ring in March when he earned a unanimous decision over Kay Prospere. The 40-1 Garcia will no doubt be a heavy favorite walking in next month. The Garcia-Martin bout will be the main event of a three fight card broadcast on the DAZN streaming service. The post Mikey Garcia Returns On October 16th To Face Sandor Martin appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Mikey Garcia Returns On October 16th To Face Sandor Martin

By: Sean Crose

He's held titles in four different weight divisions. He's also spends considerable periods of time outside the ring. Now, Mikey Garcia is set to return to action this October 16th, in his first fight since the winter of 2020. Time away from the ring aside, no one can say Garcia hasn't accomplished a lot - or feared challenging himself. His is a record of very good - sometimes great - competition. Garcia's ring foe this time, however, is the widely unknown Sandor Martin. Boasting a record of 38-2, the 28 year old Spaniard is most likely being sent in as a tune up opponent for his more decorated foe. Boxing, however, is a sport where anything can happen, so one can't be too sure how this one will turn out.

Garcia has been an interesting topic for fight fans. He's said to only see boxing as a way to make money and not much else, yet he doesn't take many soft touches. It's hard to argue the man only fights to cash checks when there's names like Errol Spence, Adrien Broner, Jessee Vargas and Robert Easter on his resume. Garcia was also very interested in facing Manny Pacquiao, pre the Filipino icon's recent defeat at the gloved fists of Yordenis Ugas. There was also talk of a fight with notable Regis Prograis before the bout with Martin was announced. None of that stands as evidence the man takes boxing lightly.

Photo by James D. Smith/Dallas Cowboys

“I’m very excited to get back in the ring and give my fans another night to remember,” Garcia said in a press release announcing the bout which will go down at Chukchansi Park in Fresno, California. “I’m looking forward to seeing everyone on October 16 in Fresno – it’s going to be a great night of boxing.” Martin, of course, sees this as chance of a lifetime. “I’m so excited for this opportunity,” he said. “The sport of boxing brings me the chance to change my life. There will be a before and after for everyone in this fight.”

Garcia's last bout was a unanimous decision win over Jesse Vargas in February of 2020. Martin's was last seen in the ring in March when he earned a unanimous decision over Kay Prospere. The 40-1 Garcia will no doubt be a heavy favorite walking in next month. The Garcia-Martin bout will be the main event of a three fight card broadcast on the DAZN streaming service.

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Yordenis Ugas Vs. Eimantas Stanionis Headline A Four Man Welterweight Tournament Ordered By The WBA

By: Hans Themistode The proliferation of WBA world titles could be coming to an end. At least, in the welterweight division. With both Yordenis Ugas and Jamal James holding two versions of the WBA trinket, the pair will take part in a four-man tournament to determine one true titleholder. Ugas, the WBA “Super” champion, has now been ordered to face rising star Eimantas Stanionis in the next 120 days. On the other side of the welterweight bracket, James, the WBA “Regular” champion, will take on Radzhab Butaev. Whomever comes out on top in those respective matchups, will face off sometime in March of 2022. "The championship committee call(s for a) Box-Off as necessary for WBA Welterweight division in order to have one champion,” said Carlos Chavez, chairman of WBA Championship Committee. “Based on the hierarchy of WBA rankings the eligible boxers are: Yordenis Ugas, Jamal James, Radzhab Butaev and Eimantas Stanionis. “In accordance to the previous resolution, Jamal James shall box official contender in Radzhab Butaev by November 2021. Yordenis Ugas must defend the title against the next leading available contender Eimantas Stanionis within 120 days from the date of this resolution. The Super Champion must box the regular champion by the end of March 2022.” For the 27-year-old Stanionis, news of fighting for his first world title must come as somewhat of a surprise. While the Lithuanian has been impressive during his brief career, his most recent ring appearance didn't go according to plan. In early August, Stanionis (13-0, 9 KOs) attempted to deliver a statement in his showdown against former 147-pound titlist, Luis Collazo. Although he appeared to be in control throughout, their bout was ruled a no-contest due to a clash of heads which left Collazo unable to continue. Ugas, on the other hand, is still riding high after putting together a career-best performance. After being pegged as a significant underdog against Manny Pacquiao on August 21st, Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs) made the betting public look foolish as he pulled off the upset win. Originally, Ugas had been hoping that his reward for defeating the future first-ballot Hall of Famer would be a showdown against unified 147-pound titlist, Errol Spence Jr. While a matchup between Stanionis and Ugas represents the more sexier contest, James vs. Butaev figures to be a competitive bout. Since picking up the lone defeat of his career, ironically enough against Ugas, James (27-1, 12 KOs) has gone undefeated over the past five years, reeling off seven straight wins. In the case of the 27-year-old Butaev (13-0, 10 KOs), a showdown against James serves as a significant step up in competition. The Russian native KO’d fringe contender Terry Chatwood in his most recent ring appearance in December of 2020. The post Yordenis Ugas Vs. Eimantas Stanionis Headline A Four Man Welterweight Tournament Ordered By The WBA appeared first on BoxingInsider.com.

Yordenis Ugas Vs. Eimantas Stanionis Headline A Four Man Welterweight Tournament Ordered By The WBA

By: Hans Themistode

The proliferation of WBA world titles could be coming to an end. At least, in the welterweight division.

With both Yordenis Ugas and Jamal James holding two versions of the WBA trinket, the pair will take part in a four-man tournament to determine one true titleholder.

Ugas, the WBA “Super” champion, has now been ordered to face rising star Eimantas Stanionis in the next 120 days. On the other side of the welterweight bracket, James, the WBA “Regular” champion, will take on Radzhab Butaev. Whomever comes out on top in those respective matchups, will face off sometime in March of 2022.

"The championship committee call(s for a) Box-Off as necessary for WBA Welterweight division in order to have one champion,” said Carlos Chavez, chairman of WBA Championship Committee. “Based on the hierarchy of WBA rankings the eligible boxers are: Yordenis Ugas, Jamal James, Radzhab Butaev and Eimantas Stanionis.

“In accordance to the previous resolution, Jamal James shall box official contender in Radzhab Butaev by November 2021. Yordenis Ugas must defend the title against the next leading available contender Eimantas Stanionis within 120 days from the date of this resolution. The Super Champion must box the regular champion by the end of March 2022.”

For the 27-year-old Stanionis, news of fighting for his first world title must come as somewhat of a surprise. While the Lithuanian has been impressive during his brief career, his most recent ring appearance didn't go according to plan. In early August, Stanionis (13-0, 9 KOs) attempted to deliver a statement in his showdown against former 147-pound titlist, Luis Collazo. Although he appeared to be in control throughout, their bout was ruled a no-contest due to a clash of heads which left Collazo unable to continue.

Ugas, on the other hand, is still riding high after putting together a career-best performance.

After being pegged as a significant underdog against Manny Pacquiao on August 21st, Ugas (27-4, 12 KOs) made the betting public look foolish as he pulled off the upset win. Originally, Ugas had been hoping that his reward for defeating the future first-ballot Hall of Famer would be a showdown against unified 147-pound titlist, Errol Spence Jr.

While a matchup between Stanionis and Ugas represents the more sexier contest, James vs. Butaev figures to be a competitive bout. Since picking up the lone defeat of his career, ironically enough against Ugas, James (27-1, 12 KOs) has gone undefeated over the past five years, reeling off seven straight wins.

In the case of the 27-year-old Butaev (13-0, 10 KOs), a showdown against James serves as a significant step up in competition. The Russian native KO’d fringe contender Terry Chatwood in his most recent ring appearance in December of 2020.

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