Two legends support a bantamweight prospect- Four division world champs are a rare breed. When two of them are fully confident in your abilities you are probably a pretty good fighter. Both Roy Jones Jr and Nonito Donaire have no doubt Nordine Oubaali will be successful against Rau’shee Warren January 19 at the MGM Grand for the vacant World Boxing Council World Bantamweight Title. Oubaali who is 14-0 with 11 knockouts has garnered major respect from the two legends, The Filipino Flash said:” Nordine is an amazing fighter and I think he’ll become world champion in this fight.” Jones Jr added, “To see two world-class guys go in and for Nonito to come and help Nordine out, you don’t find better people in the world than that.” Warren will be a sizeable favorite entering their fight at the MGM Grand.
Big words from a big Jr Middleweight – Jamie Munguia has had a rapid rise to fame. The last nine months have seen him go from mostly unheard of prospect to possible opponent for GGG’s world titles to Jr Middleweight champion to future poster boy for Golden Boy. The 22-year-old Mungia (31-0, 26 KOs), of Mexico, makes his third defense in pursuit of his second straight knockout against 29-year-old Takeshi Inoue (13-0-1, 7 KOs), of Tokyo, Japan, in a January 26 DAZN main event at The Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. The young champion is now calling out Jarrett Hurd or Tony Harrison, as well as the recently dethroned Jermell Charlo who lost his belt via a very controversial decision. Mungui, who is a massively large 154 pounder, also mentioned moving up to the middleweight division in 2020 and challenging Middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez as well as former champ Gennady Golovkin. Munguia will battle Takeshi Inoue in what amounts to little more than a tune up it is also his first fight since re-signing last month with Golden Boy as well as Zanfer Promotions, which has worked Mungia throughout his entire pro career.
Deontay Wilder’s team and representatives have gone radio silent. According to Barry Hearn, Team Joshua have reached out to Wilder’s representatives on multiple occasions but have yet to hear back from them. According to Hearn, they have sent over increasingly lucrative offers to team Wilder which are apparently unanswered “We would desperately love to fight Deontay Wilder in Wembley on April 13th,” Hearn said during an appearance on Love Sport Radio. Wilder is also in negotiations with Tyson Fury for a rematch also in the Spring of 2020 for Wilder’s WBC strap. Fury is already back in training, which leads us to conclude the fight is close to being made official.