Former unified bantamweight world champion Ryan Burnett today announces his retirement from professional boxing. Over the last few years, he has dealt with injuries sustained during competition and in training.
Although he hopes to face the winner of the upcoming fight between Richard Commey and Teofimo López, which takes place in December, the WBC, WBO, WBA unified lightweight champion Vasiliy Lomachenko would consider fights with Gervonta Davis and Devin Haney in 2020.
Now Emanuel Navarrete can get some real rest.
Stiffer challenges lie ahead for Nordine Oubaali, though his team always sensed that heading into his first fight as a defending titlist.
Nordine Oubaali didn’t even know who he was next fighting as recent as a month ago, but has remained the consummate professional ahead of his first career title defense.
Naoya Inoue enters the World Boxing Super Series bantamweight finals in similar fashion to how he advanced to the semifinals—in swift and violent fashion.
There’s no arguing the talent of Japan’s 26-year old bantamweight Naoya Inoue (17-0, 15 KO).
Nonito Donaire advanced with a whimper into the World Boxing Super Series semifinals, but has stormed into the finals with a bang.
Stephon Young (18-1-3, 7 KOs) of Saint Louis, Missouri, USA, the WBA No. 5 contender and official WBSS super-lightweight reserve replaces Zolani Tete in the bantamweight semi-final against Nonito Donaire due to an injury in the right shoulder of the South African WBO Champion.
WBO bantamweight boxing champion Zolani Tete is training hard for his next fight in the World Boxing Super Series (WBSS) bantamweight tournament.