The 135-pound division is on fire! After defeating Vasiliy Lomachenko, Teofimo Lopez will defend his lightweight title against George Kambosos in Miami, Florida next month. One week after Lopez defends his title, Gervonta Davis hopes to put on a show against Mario Barrios. Lurking in the background, Lomachenko looks to get another shot at Lopez if he defeats Masayoshi Nakatani on June 26.
One fighter that is looking to prove he belongs in the conversation of the best 135-pound fighters is none other than Devin Haney. For weeks, he’s called out the likes of Teofimo Lopez, Ryan Garcia and Gervonta Davis. This week, he’s looking to strengthen his case to be the top lightweight against Jorge Linares.
What Are The Important Things I Need To Know?
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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Who Is Fighting On The Undercard?
- Melissa Hernandez vs Chantelle Cameron
- Jason Quigley vs. Shane Mosley Jr.
- Martin J. Ward vs. Azinga Fuzile
- Khalil Coe vs. TBA
- Reshat Mati vs. Gilberto Espinoza Zarata
- Ramla Ali vs. Mikayla Nebel
- Amari Jones vs. Jonathan Ryan Burrs
What’s Time Will The Main Event Begin?
Yes, boxing cards can be long and everyone may not want to watch each and every preliminary fight. The NBA playoffs are underway, Memorial Day Weekend cookouts are heating up and there’s a Verzuz battle tonight. Simply put, there are a lot of things competing for your attention this weekend. If you’re just trying to watch the main event, you should tune in around 11:15 p.m. ET.
What’s At Stake In The Main Event?
Devin Haney enters the ring with a lot at stake. He’s aiming for a fight with either Lopez, Davis or Lomachenko. However, critics have raised doubts about his ability to finish after he seemingly cruised to a decision against Yuriorkis Gamboa instead of stopping him. If he were able to stop Linares, it would put him into different conversations and possibly inch him closer to a big-money fight. Not to mention, championship belt and
Haney is not the only one with a lot at stake. Three years ago, Jorge Linares lost his lightweight title to Lomchenko. Since then, he’s won three of his last four fights. However, his only loss came against Pablo Caesar Cano when a belt was on the light. If Linares is going to call himself a world champion once again, tonight is the night to make it happen.