Friday, February 24, 2017
I lead the challenge over Ramon Malpica 11-10.
Deontay Wilder defends his WBC heavyweight title against late replacement Gerald Washington.
Wilder himself has questions about chin and competition,but the undefeated Washington,a former USC Trojan football player has far more.
I'm not sure how much the winner is going to prove in this one,but the loser will have more question marks than the Riddler has on his costume!!
The better fight is at junior middleweight,where a strong fight to be the IBF mandatory challenge to Jermall Charlo suddenly became a title fight when Charlo vacated his title to move up to middleweight.
Jarrett Hurd takes on Tony Harrison in a battle of two talented young fighters for the title and should be the fight of the weekend.
I've been very impressed by Hurd's last few outings and Harrison was seemingly headed to a title before being stopped late by Willie Nelson in a fight that Harrison was winning.
Harrison has rebounded with a few wins since that loss and this should be a good one...
We added two non-televised fights for the challenge as long time WBC top contender Elieder Alvarez stays busy as he waits for Adonis Stevenson and fights Canadian favorite Lucien Bute in a Quebec City light heavyweight fight while the vacant WBC junior featherweight belt is filled in Hull,England as Gavin McDonnell fights Rey Vargas for the championship vacated by the retirement of Hozumi Hasegawa...
WBC Heavyweight Title.12 rds
Deontay Wilder vs Gerald Washington
R.L:Wilder KO 5
TRS:Wilder KO 3
Vacant IBF Junior Middleweight title.12 rds
Jarrett Hurd vs Tony Harrison
R.L;Hurd KO 9
TRS:Hurd KO 11
Vacant WBC Junior Featherweight Title.12 rds
Gavin McDonnell vs Rey Vargas
R.L:Vargas Unanimous Decision
TRS:McDonnell Split Decision
Light Heavyweights.12 rds
Elieder Alvarez vs Lucien Bute
Both:Alvarez Unanimous Decision