The Neutral Corner: Episode 264 Recap (Ryan Garcia takes a break from boxing; previews of Ruiz-Arreola, Chisora-Parker) – The Ring


On episode 264 of The Impartial Nook boxing podcast, host Michael Montero gave his ideas on Ryan Garcia withdrawing from his scheduled struggle on July 9 with Javier Fortuna, citing psychological well being points as the rationale behind his choice.

Many are criticizing Garcia for pulling out of the bout, but Montero argues that timing is every part. The 22-year-old made his choice to stroll away two and a half months earlier than the bout was set to happen, giving Fortuna loads of time to make different preparations.

In different information, Vasiliy Lomachenko is ready to return to the ring on June 26 in opposition to Masayoshi Nakatani in Las Vegas. It is going to be the primary bout for the previous three-division titleholder since shedding to Teofimo Lopez final 12 months.

Eddie Hearn will finish his long-time partnership with Sky Sports activities in July, per studies. The Matchroom Boxing kingpin will likely be unique to sports activities streaming platform DAZN, going ahead.



Final Tuesday in Los Angeles, light-weight prospect Frank “The Ghost” Martin scored a KO7 win to enhance to 13-0 (10 knockouts). Two nights later on the US Army Academy in West Level, NY, Erika Cruz upset former titleholder Jelena Mrdjenovich, taking her featherweight title again residence to Mexico.

On Saturday, April 24, High Rank broadcast a card on ESPN stay from Kissimmee, Florida. Prospects Edgar Berlanga, Xander Zayas, Orlando Gonzalez Ruiz and Josue Vargas all gained on the undercard. In the principle occasion, Emanuel Navarrete scored a TKO12 win over Christopher Diaz to defend his featherweight title.



Friday, April 30

Queensberry Promotions, ESPN+

York Corridor, Bethnal Inexperienced, London

Moruti Mthalane vs Sunny Edwards, 12rds, 112-pound title struggle

Michael Conlan vs Ionut Baluta, 10rds, 122 kilos


Saturday, Could 1

Matchroom Boxing, DAZN

Manchester Enviornment, Manchester, Lancashire, UK

Dereck Chisora vs Joseph Parker, 12rds, heavyweights

Dmitry Bivol vs Craig Richards, 12rds, 175-pound title struggle

Katie Taylor vs Natasha Jonas, 10rds, undisputed 135-pound championship


TGB Promotions, Fox PPV

Dignity Well being Sports activities Park, Carson, California

Andy Ruiz vs Chris Arreola, 12rds, heavyweights

Sebastian Fundora vs Jorge Cota, 12rds, 154 kilos

Erislandy Lara vs Thomas LaManna, 12rds, 160lbs



Mark from Eire had some sturdy phrases for Eddie Hearn. From my very own factors of view, I don’t suppose Eddie’s coronary heart has been on UK boxing in any respect lately,” he advised RingTV. “It’s just about PPVs. For the common Sky exhibits, I’ve to look at Joe Cordina headline. I believe there’s going to be an enormous backlash within the subsequent couple of years. And I really feel he could also be going into the unknown with this new DAZN deal.”

Ace from Ventura, California has been shying away from shopping for PPV playing cards lately, however is contemplating the Ruiz vs Arreola present. “The worth level of $50 is nice,” he mentioned. “Yeah it shouldn’t be PPV, however it’s a type of issues the place you wish to assist the fighters. I believe I would get it only for the hell of it, there’s nothing else occurring this weekend.”

Ceylon puzzled why so many are favoring Artur Beterbiev to dominate in a proposed mild heavyweight unification with Joe Smith Jr later this 12 months. “It looks as if everybody forgot that the struggle between Beterbiev and Smith was scheduled for 2018,” he mentioned, “after which Beterbiev’s folks cancelled it. I believe it’s as a result of they knew Smith will not be the simplest man to get within the ring with. Smith didn’t look good in opposition to Vlasov, but when he brings to Beterbiev what he dropped at Alvarez, I believe he beats him.”

Hamed, like many followers, is shedding curiosity within the welterweight division, primarily as a result of Errol Spence and Terence Crawford don’t appear serious about combating. “Lots of people criticize the heavyweights however we did handle to see Joshua and Klitschko struggle, and Wilder and Fury struggle twice,” he mentioned. “However within the welterweight division, we haven’t had the most effective combating the most effective. If Pacquiao and Spence struggle and Crawford and Porter struggle, after which the winners face one another, I wouldn’t thoughts seeing that.”

E’san Brodi sees the plan for Gervonta Davis between his handlers at PBC and the WBA. “I believe what they wish to do is get Tank that 140 WBA “common” belt (when he fights Michael Barrios on June 26),” he mentioned. “The Taylor vs Ramirez winner will transfer as much as 147 kilos, making all of the titles vacant. What’s going to the WBA do? They’ll elevate Davis to “tremendous” champ, after which PBC can have their stamp within the 140-pound division.”



@4:00 Information and Notes

@17:45 ideas on Ryan Garcia pulling out of struggle

@1:00:00 Struggle Evaluation

@1:19:55 Struggle Preview


Michael Montero may be discovered on social media through @MonteroOnBoxing. His podcast “The Impartial Nook” may be seen each Monday on TheRingDigital YouTube channel, and heard on audio podcast platforms all over the world.


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