Few saw it coming. In a stunning upset, Fredrick Lawson of Ghana suffered a fourth-round TKO loss to Mexico’s Juan Ruiz Saturday night at 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
It’s already been a wild year just three months in for Ryan Garcia, who hadn’t even yet stepped foot in the ring prior to Saturday.
Both the fights between Thato Bonokoane and Innocent Matengu for the vacant South African featherweight title, and the clash between Brandon Thysse and Linda Ntshingila for the vacant Gauteng junior-middleweight title ended in draws, at the packed to capacity Kagiso Memorial Hall and Recreation Centre in Krugersdorp on Saturday night.
Heavyweight Kash Ali’s luck has gone from bad to worse. The British Boxing Board of Control has announced that Ali’s boxing license has been suspended pending a hearing. Ali was disqualified for biting David Price during Saturday’s heavyweight bout.
Week 9 of the exciting Bukom Fist of Fury Boxing League saw it move from James Town to Abeka Manste Agbonaa, drawing many boxing fans to the venue.