Publish Date: 02/09/2020
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster
We chew the fat this week with expert analysts Travis Hartman, Rizwaan Zahid, and John J. Raspanti, who weigh the truth-or-fiction aspects of Tyson Fury’s claim that he’ll weigh at least 270 pounds for the Wilder rematch in two weeks. Is he friggin’ kidding?
Wilder counter-punched with mind games of his own, a claim that he broke his arm in training camp four weeks before the first fight with Fury.
We also break down consequences that could be awaiting Gervonta Davis for roughing up his girlfriend in an arena full of people — a videotaped assault that resulted in his arrest in Florida, home of a whole bunch of hangin’ judges.
We evaluate the punishment Ivan Redkach is enduring (a $300,000 financial hit and a one-year suspension) for nipping Danny Garcia’s shoulder in the heat of combat.
And we unpack Gary Russell Jr’s once-a-year stellar performance against a rugged Mongolian in Showtime’s main event on Saturday.
It’s all a prelude to our main event — an in-depth interview with The Rougaroo, former WBA super lightweight champ Regis Prograis, who is hoping for an April showdown with Maurice Hooker (who would have a 13-inch reach advantage). Regis also debunks rumors that he’s in a hurry to jump to 147 pounds and take on the likes of Terence Crawford and Errol Spence. Avenging his loss to Josh Taylor is a much-higher priority, he says.
Dennis Taylor is host of The Ringside Boxing Show, editor-publisher of www.ringsideboxingshow.com, and co-author (with John J. Raspanti) of “Intimate Warfare: The True Story of the Arturo Gatti and Micky Ward Boxing Trilogy,” an Amazon bestseller.
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