On the usual ‘Cinco de Mayo’ date, Canelo is set to fight Ryoto and expand Mexico’s greatest export: boxing to Japan.
Mexico has long favoured the sport since the post-revolutionary period when individuals would box for sport and survival in boxcars formally linked to the rail lines that aided the revolution.
Risky Japanese Opponent: Ryoto Murata
Ryoto Murata is Japan’s best middleweight and will not be a walk in the park for Canelo, whose making a dangerous return to the 160 weight class.
Both fighters are in their prime, with both being recognizable names in different markets and likely providing fireworks for the first few rounds minimally. Canelo may be looking to unify in the 160 lb middleweight class.
Murata was a three time olympic medalist for Japan, while he maintains a respectable record, displaying both power and finesse in his boxing.
Segun ‘Todo Boxeo’, Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez tendría en la mira la japonés Ryota Murata, un campeón interino de la Asociación Mundial del Boxeo en las 160 libras. Esto se dio a confirmar en el ‘Daily Shincho’, un portal de Japon.
“La pelea del Canelo tendría lugar el 3 de mayo en Japón y sería transmitida por DAZN. Se quedan esperando entonces Billie Joe Saunders y Callum Smith, y mucho mas Demetrius Andrade y Gennady Golovkin.”
Solid combinations from all angles secured a world title for the Chicano from Los Angeles, California. Joseph ‘JoJo’ Diaz is now the new IBF junior lightweight title champion. Tonight, Diaz pulled off an upset against the more favoured boxing veteran Tevin Farmer.
JoJo Diaz struggled less to make the 130lb weight as he appears more energized at this new weight. Consistently, Diaz landed body shots which were not countered by Farmer, whose known more for a defensive style. Still, he did not evade or bother with movement in this fight with Jo Jo. Instead, Farmer’s corner told him to box head to head.
Diaz was applauded for the accuracy of his body shots. Unfortunately, Farmer did not stay on his toes nor make much use of his jab. This allowed Diaz to land crisp body shots throughout their bout.
At 12 rounds, the fight went the distance with Diaz securing a unanimous decision, but Farmer leaving without being KO.
Curiously, Tevin Farmer kept blinking most of tonight. Looking up at the time, Farmer would blink frequently and seem almost distracted. Lou De Bella, his promoter, eventually, took Farmer to the hospital.
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In Calabasas, TMZ reports that Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash after a fire broke out in the engine bay. Bryant was travelling with 4 other people, but Vanessa Bryant is believed to have not been in the copter.
The 41 year old basketball star had recently retired, engaged in philanthropic activities throughout his storied careers. He is survived by his wife, Vanessa Bryant, but at least one of his children, Capri, Natalia, Giana & Bianka, is said to have been on the helicopter.
According to ABC news, the 13 year old daughter “GiGI” of the NBA star is thought to have died incinerated in the blast. A tragic end to both members of the Bryant family.
A press conference from the LA County Sheriffs is planned for 2 pm PST. The family of Kobe Bryant has been informed about both family members passing.