Lara-Hurd is on! WBA world junior middleweight champion Erislandy “The American Dream” Lara and IBF counterpart “Swift” Jarrett Hurd both made weight ahead of tomorrow night’s 154lb. unification bout from the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Team South Africa’s boxing campaign at the Commonwealth Games took an early blow on Friday after Siyabulela Mphongoshi lost. Mphongoshi was the first of just two boxers in the team to fight when he took on Sri Lanka’s Thiwanke Ranasinghe.
Abdul Wahid Omar, one of Ghana’s biggest hopes of getting to the medal zone, lost his first fight at the 21st Commonwealth Games to Australian Harry Garside by a 5-0 unanimous decision at the 60kg weight division.