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Author: Luke Irwin

Golden Boy on DAZN: Campbell vs. Garcia Picks

  Interim WBC World Lightweight Championship: Luke Campbell (20-3) vs. Ryan Garcia (20-0) Luke Irwin: The Ryan Garcia hype train hits its toughest crossing to date, but at 33, Campbell is attempting to win world title gold for the third time. Is he going to have a career similar to recently-retired fellow Brit Martin Murray? Chasing gold over and over but never attaining it? If this was a few years earlier, I would have liked Campbell here, but the timing is just right for Garcia here to get a win over a name fighter on the way down. Good...

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The Ecstasy of Gold: 5 Best Title Fights of the Weekend

  The championship fight. The pinnacle of achievement across combat sports for centuries. A premiere attraction that draws millions every year. But not all title bouts are created equally. So which title bouts every week are the ones to watch? We’ll look over every title fight from across the combat sports landscape and give you the five best based on five criteria:   Competitiveness: Is this an even matchup? Or just a warm body to throw at a champion? It’s a title fight, so we want the best possible at that division in that promotion. Excitement: How exciting will...

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Fighters of the Week

    1. David O. Morrell Jr.: He didn’t defend his title, since he got TKO’d by the scale, but still took care of business and finished Mike Gavronski inside three rounds in the main event of the last major boxing card of 2020.   2. Jamal Yusupov: Decisioned fellow kickboxing and muay thai vet Samy Sana in the main event of ONE: Collison Course 2, which was aired on Christmas morning.   3. Hironori Mishiro: Earned the biggest upset of the week, slipping by former world junior lightweight champion Masayuki Ito by majority decision Saturday in Tokyo.  ...

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