World Boxing News provides a round-up of the latest news and headlines from October regarding the World Boxing Association.
Boxing News – Naoya Inoue
Naoya Inoue is the king of 118 pounds and one of the best pound-for-pound fighters today. He owns the World Boxing Championship (WBA) bantamweight, WBC, and IBF. He has yet to win the WBO title, and will try to fight Paul Butler on December 13 at the Ariake Arena in Koto-Ku, Japan.
“Monster” will face Butler at home for the eighth defense of the black and gold. The Japanese fighter is coming off a stunning knockout of Nonito Donaire on June 7th and is looking to continue his hot streak.
Butler will go to his first exhibition as a champion and try to win the big prize. The British fighter is very motivated and eager to wonder what is the most important fight of his life so far.
Inoue has 23 wins, no losses, and 20 strikeouts, while Butler has 34 wins, two losses, and 15 strikes.
Cuba’s David Morrell will face a major challenge to defend his World Boxing Championship (WBA) title. In another bout of undefeated fighters, he will face Kazakhstan’s Aidos Yerbossynuly on November 5.
The match will take place at the Armory, Minneapolis, where the champion resides, and will be the main event of TGB Promotions. Morrell will defend his fourth title against Lennox Allen in August 2020. Since then, the champion has shown belts against Mario Cazares, Alantez Fox, and Kalvin Henderson.
Now he will face an opponent who is fully developed and who holds the top position of the pioneer group. Yerbossynuly is a strong fighter who has knocked out three of his last four opponents and has been challenging Morrell for months.
The 24-year-old Cuban player has a record of 7 wins, no losses, and one shutout. Yerbossynuly has 16 wins, 11 before the limit.
Baumgardner vs. Choi
Finally, the featherweight world boxing champion, Hyun Mi Choi, once again won against Canadian Vanessa Bradford in Seoul, South Korea.
The fight begins with analysis from both of them, measuring their movements. Choi successfully dominated the Canadian boxer.
She knows how to use her punches to the midsection. Already after the third round of the fight, both of them are taking punishment from each other.
After not working for more than a year, the champion found herself in the ring. She finds some problems to overcome and succeeds again, but this time in a close way.
Choi won the belt in August 2013. At age 31, South Korea’s Choi is undefeated, with 20 wins. Five were by knockout, and only one draw was submitted by her. two as a professional fighter after her debut in October 2008.
Vanessa Bradford, nicknamed “Tisiga,” enters the competition with six goals, three losses and two draws. Two of her losses were against top boxers Alycia Baumgardner and Mikaela Mayer. At 38, Bradford has now suffered a fourth setback.
Choi’s next challenge is expected to be against new champion Alycia Baumgardner, who has already challenged her.
The World Boxing Association (WBA) has sent a letter to Leigh Wood’s featherweight champion. They reminded him to send the requested health report on September 27 last.
Wood was scheduled to fight Mauricio Lara on September 24 but had to stop his fight due to an injury in one of his biceps. International newspapers reported this incident.
The decision sent by the WBA has ordered a fight between Wood and Leo Santa Cruz once the British fighter has recovered from his injury. In order to calculate a reasonable time-out, an injury report was requested from the WBA Medical Committee to determine a probable date.
Under WBA Rule C.33, elimination of non-participation. If a boxer refuses to participate in a mandatory defense, elimination fight, or knockout, his title may be vacated, reduced, or stripped of his status.
The board will give five days to send documents related to the conversation with Santa Cruz and Wood’s injury report.
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