Jorge Linares was back in action on Saturday night, winning in Mexico. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Today, I'm going to go ahead and take the day off. The site did massive traffic this month as we broke the 1 million page view barrier for the first time. So I'm going to take the three-day weekend, head up to Michigan, and get drunk all day. There will be no Boxing Breakfast tomorrow, and I can't guarantee when I'll check back in on Monday, but holidays are notoriously slow, of course, so hopefully I don't miss much.
There will be a series of prospect profiles going up today, featuring one spotlight per division from heavyweight down to super featherweight. I stopped there not because I don't think there are good prospects below that, but because I got really tired and just couldn't do's no mores.
Here's Zab Judah's Twitter update!
And life goes on!!! But I understand I don't think I would fight me either
Not a lot went on on Saturday, but a few notable fights.
- Jamie McDonnell decided to defend the Commonwealth bantamweight title he won in 2010, before he won and twice defended the European title, beating Nick Otieno by unanimous decision. It's a strange career path, but while McDonnell (17-2-1, 7 KO) has become a fine fighter, he's probably not ever going past European level, so in the end, whatever.
- Jorge Linares stopped Adrian Verdugo in seven rounds in Mexico.
- Will Tomlinson, John Molina, and Maksym Bursak all won.
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