Weekly News Roundup 11/5
BY KID HERSH
- You have to get the feeling that the United States has an interesting heavyweight in Deontay Wilder. The question is still how good is he, because blowing out Bermane Stiverne in the manner he did was impressive but yet still unimpressive at the same time due to Stiverne being inactive and overweight - not to mention throwing 4 punches and landing a big fat goose egg. You have to give Wilder props because he couldn't have done any better but on the other hand he was fighting a guy that did not want to fight and was not in shape. He has three opponents that have dropped out on him due to testing positive for PEDs which has created a strange aura around him, with some questioning the legitimacy of his whole rise and some now coming around to thinking he is indeed the real deal and special.
- Dmitry Bivol looks every bit the blue chip prospect he was figured to be. We have yet to see a chink in the armor.
- Ricardo Mayorga fought this week. In case you missed it; he was stopped while going for a regional title belt and likely, finally, retired.
- Juan Francisco Estrada vs Srisaket Sor Rungvisai is going to be a very good fight. We have yet to see the best out of Estrada.
- Ahmed Elbiali vs Jean Pascal is a very interesting matchup. Sure, Pascal looks nearly shot, but Elbiali has very little experience.
- Dana White says that the UFC may start doing things in boxing in 2018. I actually think the UFC could do far better than many managers and promoters currently in boxing and it would not surprise me at all if they were successful.