For good or bad, the world of boxing is evolving significantly. With Triller entering the picture, the sport has taken on a circus atmosphere. Nevertheless, hardcore boxing fans prefer watching boxing. Few are interested in listening to Justin Bieber churn out a few tunes. Those who prefer to avoid the insanity of boxing will stick with the conventional pay per views. Doing so ensures that they can watch great fights without cursing and other lewd commentaries from non-boxers and geriatric rappers. Thankfully, there are plenty of great boxing fights in the near future.
Below, you’ll learn more about the top upcoming boxing fights that you don’t want to miss.
Alvarez Vs Saunders
Since the departure of Floyd Mayweather many years ago, Canelo Alvarez has been pushed as the best boxer in the game. Some ridicule the Mexican because he often handpicks his opponents. Nevertheless, most people at least think about tuning in. Whether they’re cheering for him to lose or not, Alvarez is usually a draw. His next fight will be against Billy Joe Saunders at the AT&T Stadium in Texas. The bout is a 168-pound unification match that could likely be the largest event in the history of Texas. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has already confirmed that the fight has sold 60,000 tickets.
The capacity is set to be 65,000, so it’ll be sold out before you know it. Previously, the largest fight in Texas was a showdown between Pernell Whitaker and Julio Cesar Chavez in 1993. That event took place at the Alamodome and less than 60,000 people attended. AT&T Stadium has hosted other boxing fights as well. For instance, it was the site of the 1998 bout between Oscar De La Hoya and Patrick Charpentier. Alvarez may already be looking ahead since he has expressed interest in fighting Errol Spence.
Anyone betting on online wetten sites will likely see that Alvarez is a huge favorite going into the fight. Right now, Alvarez is a -700 favorite over the British boxer.
Devin Haney Vs Jorge Linares
Another interesting bout coming up is the May showdown between Devin Haney and Jorge Linares. WBC lightweight champ Haney will take on the former three-division champion Jorge Linares. The bout will be held at the Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas. It is scheduled for May 29 with Haney’s WBC title being up for grabs. The boxes are identical in terms of height but Haney is undefeated with 25 wins and 15 knockouts. As for El Nino, the Venezuelan boxer has a record of 47 wins and 5 losses. He has scored 29 knockouts during his career.
Initially, there was interest in Haney fighting Ryan Garcia. However, Garcia showed little interest in the fight and tried to score deals with Manny Pacquiao and Gervonta Davis. As for Garcia, he was supposed to fight Javier Fortuna but pulled out of the bout. Jorge Linares last fought and beat Carlos Morales. However, he has been beaten by Pablo Cano and Vasyl Lomachenko. Haney will likely be a big favorite coming into the fight. Many from around the world will visit a casino so they can bet on the outcome of the bout.
Vasiliy Lomachenko Vs Masayoshi Nakatani
Finally, you have Lomachenko against Nakatani. The showdown between the lightweight boxers will come after Lomachenko’s first professional loss. The bout is scheduled to take placed at the Virgin Hotel in Vegas on June 26. Loma had shoulder surgery soon after his loss to Lopez. Unfortunately, the boxer has been plagued with shoulder injuries. After his most recent bout, Loma admitted he was unable to use his lead right hook. Both men have lost to Lopez.
Nevertheless, both put up battles in their respective fights. As for Nakatani, he took a year off after the 2019 decision loss. Then, he went on to fight and stop Felix Verdejo. During that bout, Nakatani was knocked down twice early in the bout. Nevertheless, he got up and won by stopping his opponent in the 9th round. Both fighters will attempt to build momentum. Loma will try to regain his confidence after a slightly controversial loss to Lopez. Both men will push for a rematch against Lopez who holds three titles at 135 pounds. Again, the bout will take place on June 26.