As spring turns to summer, the future of boxing looks brighter than in the past few years. The competition schedule is fully arranged, and the championship titles of many departments will be unified to solve the long-standing problems of the sport with a clear title. As the dust settles, the last days of summer enters autumn, and this season is going in a very different way than expected.
The biggest game on the calendar has failed, and the judging problem has also arisen. As they often do in this sport, the circus game may have reached its lowest point. Nonetheless, there are good moments in the sport, and some boxing elites have consolidated their status as the best boxers in the world.
Let’s take a look at the highs and lows of boxing in the summer of 2021.
Low: Triller drags the sport into the abyss
The last “summer event” was when Triller’s brand promotion fell to a low point where they might not be able to recover. After returning to the ring with Oscar De La Hoya for the first time since 2007, the match against former UFC champion Vitor Belfort has been questioned, de La Hoya After Oscar De La Hoya tested positive for COVID-19 and failed, Triller called Evander Holyfield. A few days before the age of 59, Holyfield had no business in the boxing ring. The California State Athletic Commission knew this. This made Triller scramble to go to Florida, where Holyfield was not only allowed to compete but also had to Wait until the end of the game to decide whether he is willing to participate in the competition and conduct professional competitions or exhibitions with Belfort.
Holyfield was defeated and stopped after a fall in the first round. Belfort’s barrage was completely knocked down and covered up as more blows continued to land. The game ended up being an exhibition, as were two of the other three games on the card, although you never learned about it from Triller’s publicity or broadcast of the game. Despite the bets offered in the game, the fact that David Haye’s beautification battle with old friend Joe Fournier or Anderson Silva’s demolition of Tito Ortiz is an exhibition is completely unknown to the public. Give your thoughts on the battle between Logan Paul and Floyd Mayweather, but Mayweather spent the entire game reminding everyone that this is an exhibition, not a “real battle” “.
Triller’s most recent effort is an ugly card presented in an immoral way, with Dangerous exploitation of nearly 60-year-old manBoxing is a sport that usually has no sense of shame, but Triller still manages to embarrass everyone.
Gao: Gwenta Davis passed another test
Gervonta Davis is one of the most exciting young fighters in this sport. In late June, Davis took the risk of increasing his weight to 140 pounds to fight Mario Barrios. The larger boxer used his height and range to allow Davis to adapt to the game in the early stages of the game, but Davis proved that his strength can easily gain weight.Davis knocked down multiple times to control the battle Before the 11th round suspension.
Davis won the paper title, took home the “regular” WBA junior welterweight title, and his “regular” WBA lightweight title. Davis is obviously not the “man” in those divisions, but there is a lot of battle to fight for, and there is no reason to believe that Davis can’t beat the best player in the world at 135 or 140.
Low: Failure in a large battle or encountering obstacles
Tyson Fury went from the heavyweight united battle planned with Anthony Joshua in August, to the trilogy battle planned with Deontay Wilder in July, and then in a short period of time There was no summer battle in that time. After Fury dominated the rematch, Wilder was able to use arbitration to force a fight with Fury, but shortly before the game, Fury tested positive for COVID-19. This is a terrible situation that has greatly slowed down a hot heavyweight sector. Fury and Wilder should finally resolve the issue on their new October 9th date, but now they have no chance to end the 2021 boxing match with an undisputed heavyweight championship.
Errol Spencer Jr. should have entered the ring to face Manny Pacquiao in August. For Spencer, the welterweight champion, this is not necessarily the most difficult game in the department, but it is a big name in a big battle and could have continued to improve Spencer’s popularity. Unfortunately, Spencer was forced to withdraw from the game due to an eye injury a few days before the game. Pacquiao was transferred to the game with WBA champion Youdenis Ugas, who has been scheduled to participate in the game. Pacquiao hardly offered to Urgas, and lost a clear decision. There is still a market for Pacquiao’s next match, if he chooses boxing again, but Pacquiao’s era as a top boxer is over.
In the strangest circumstances of this summer, the huge and exciting bantamweight title between Nonito Donell and John Lille Casimero was unified on August 14th. Disputes involving drug testing and Casimero’s comments on Donell’s wife Rachel collapsed. In addition to his wife’s drug tests and misogynistic comments, Donell also disputed Casimero’s tweets with the label “RealFilipino”. All in all, it is a strange way to look at the potentially exciting battle between the two bantamweight fighters falling apart. Casimero defeated Guillermo Rigonedo with a controversial decision in one of the most terrifying battles of the year.
High and low: the continued rise of the Paul brothers
To call Jack and Logan Paul “polarized personalities” is an understatement. They are noisy, often controversial, and often immature, and at the same time become big stars because of their social media antics. The two brothers also made strange and serious promises to boxing. This is not for everyone. Jack was criticized for the extent of his opposition, and Logan did not achieve much actual success in the ring. Both had a very successful summer and made a lot of money in sensational events.
Logan Face off with Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition game, Obviously lost to a much smaller person, although no winner was announced in the exhibition. Although Mayweather did not go all out in the offense, it was a moral victory for Logan and an event that Mayweather sold in a very honest way, namely “entertainment” rather than fighting.Jack ran away from him The professional record is 4-0 and a decision is made Defeat former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. This is the first hard fight in Jack’s career. It seems that Paul has lost some sails in the future of his boxing career, but he has shown that he is capable of passing some bad moments and winning. There are still many questions, especially regarding Does Jack have the ability to deal with people his age or mature boxers, but the reality of boxing is that Woodley is a better boxer than most boxers face in the fourth professional match.
However, the bad news is that Paul is still bigger than everyone else except for the absolute top star in boxing. The sales of novelty factors can surpass almost everything in the sport, which does illustrate the bigger problem of boxing’s overall health.
Gao: The wonderful performance of top stars kicked off the curtain
Vasiliy Lomachenko performed well in the loss to Teofimo Lopez, Easily control Zhonggu justice In their lightweight battle in June. This victory should allow Lomachenko to rematch Lopez. The biggest obstacle may be that Lopez will eventually face his compulsory opponent George Kambosos. Lopez vs. Kambosos is another Triller-related disaster because they have been trying to organize a battle that they paid a high price for. The two are currently scheduled to play a PPV match on Monday night on October 4. However, the match between Lomachenko and Lopez II will be a sensational rematch.
Vergil Ortiz has been one of the sport’s top prospects for many years and faced a real test in Egidijus Kavaliauskas in August. Ortiz had to survive a serious injury, knocked down five times after returning, and TKO won. After the game, Ortiz called for a match with Terrence Crawford or any other top welterweight in the world. Ortiz has a lot of big names to face, and Crawford is now related to the fight with Sean Porter later this year. But Ortiz’s appearance as a man ready to meet a championship-level opponent is a good thing for the sport.
July witnessed the wonderful battle between Jermell Charlo and Brian Castano.this The result is a tie -Including a ridiculous 117-11 Charlo card in a battle Castano should have won-which resulted in not having the first 154-pound four-belt champion. Nevertheless, the idea of rematching a wonderful battle should excite everyone. Although the bad habits of boxing forcing compulsory competitors may hinder it.
All in all, there are many reasons to be excited about the future of boxing. There will be plenty of big games in the fall and winter. Of course, this is the case in the summer, and as in boxing, unpredictability follows.