The Friday Faceup

Two weeks ago Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk changed the heavyweight landscape in a boxing masterclass defeating Anthony Joshua. In so doing he derailed, maybe permanently, the fight the whole world supposedly wanted to see, an all British showdown between Joshua and Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury. At the time they collectively held all the world sanctioning …

The Friday Faceup

After an exodus of eight months following his high profile loss to Teofimo Lopez, former unified lightweight champion of the world Vasiliy Lomachenko (14-2, 10 KO’s) returns this weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. He meets Japanese contender Masayoshi Nakatini (19-1, 13 KO’s) who extended Lopez to twelve rounds, losing convincingly in 2019. For Lomachenko, a …

The Monday LunchBox

The phenomena that is Naoya ‘Monster’ Inoue successfully defended his WBA and IBF world bantamweight titles in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday. The Japanese champion dispatched Filipino contender Michael Dasmarinas with a succession of hurtful body shots over the completed two rounds before landing the telling blow high to his ribcage after 2:45 of the …