#3 Jermall Charlo calls out top 2 names at 160- Jermall Charlo is trying to rebuild his reputation that took a little bit of a hit in his last outing against Matt Korobv last month in Brooklyn. Charlo took a UD over the late replacement, but didn’t look particularly sharp and appeared to lose many of the early rounds. Many fans and pundits even had him loosing to the southpaw altogether. However, the older Charlo twin was awarded the decision and is looking to get either of the two biggest names in the ring next saying “We want Triple-G [Golovkin]. We want Canelo. We want everybody in my division who feels like they’re the best. I’m still the best.” It appeared that perhaps the other tops names were avoiding Charlo and the WBC president Mauricio Soloman was playing ball with not forcing Canelo to fight Charlo who is his mandatory. GGG is also scheduled to announce what network he is signing with later in the week and perhaps if its PBC Charlo could be next. Charlo appears hyped to get either man saying “Moving forward, I’m on the gas,” and “Canelo beat Golovkin, [so] give me Canelo. It’s realistic. The buzz will make it happen,”
Degale Vs Eubank Jr. Is finally official
# 2 Degale Vs Eubank Jr is made official. The UK 168 pounders are finally after months of negotiations and years of trash talk and bitter rivalry is finally officially set to fight. The pair has exchanged heated words about an alleged sparring session from years ago in which they have drastically different takes on. They will finally do it with the headgear off and the bright lights on. The bout will be held at the 02 Arena. Degale had more harsh words for his future opponent saying “I believe Eubank doesn’t have the pedigree, the size, and skill to beat me. Eubank is a decent fighter but every time he has stepped up he has been found out. He has called my name for a long time so now I’ve finally got my chance to zip his lips.” Chris Eubank Jr snapped back saying “DeGale is going to get the schooling of his career. A good old-fashioned hiding.”
Wilder not responding to Hearn’s offer.
#1 Hearn says Wilder is ignoring his offer- Eddie Hearn has made multiple claims that numerous offers have been presented to Deontay Wilder. Wilder’s team has acknowledged that offers have been sent. However, Wilder seems to be more interested in securing a rematch with Tyson Fury. The first fight did solid numbers on PPV and at least in the US, a Fury rematch is a bigger, more lucrative fight then is an AJ unification fight. Shelly Finkel has also acknowledged that is the fight they want to make for the first part of this year and have not responded to the new offers made by Hearn. Joshua is scheduled to return on April 13th, at Wembley Stadium in London. Joshua and his team have made it abundantly clear that they want Wilder next. If the fight doesn’t come to fruition, and it likely won’t, Dillian Whyte is the next logical opponent. The WBC will likely mandate that Dominic Breazeale gets his mandatory shot before years end, which could remove any realistic possibility of a unification fight between AJ and the winner of Wilder/Fury 2 from happening at all in 2019.