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We had an early Fight of the Year candidate on Friday night, with Daniel Roman winning a decision over TJ Doheny in a 12-round shootout to unify the WBA and IBF super bantamweight titles. This was a fight that had hype going in, at least for hardcore fans, and it more than delivered.
In the main event on DAZN, Juan Francisco Estrada beat Srisaket Sor Rungvisai by decision to win the WBC super flyweight title. Estrada says he would like to unify first, but is open to a third fight with Sor Rungvisai.
Late on Thursday night, the WBC tweeted a little early on a fight between Errol Spence Jr and Shawn Porter having “been announced.” It’s not, but we did get a little update on that today, which came in the form of good news: when Spence-Porter is made official, as it almost certainly will be, it’s probably not going to be on pay-per-view.
- Michael Woods spoke with the President of the Association of Boxing Commissions about the murky future of Jarrell Miller possibly being licensed again, which all exists in a big grey area for boxing.
- Trainer Robert Garcia spoke about the aborted Marcos Maidana comeback bid, as well as his thoughts on the Gennady Golovkin-Abel Sanchez split.
- The Canelo-Jacobs undercard lost another fight, as Pablo Cesar Cano is injured and out of his scheduled bout with Michael Perez.
- In a move that surely surprises nobody, the WBO denied Dennis Hogan’s request for a rematch against junior middleweight titleholder Jaime Munguia.
- Regis Prograis is looking to secure a legacy in the World Boxing Super Series. Prograis fights Kiryl Relikh in the semifinals on Saturday night, live on DAZN. Bad Left Hook will have live coverage starting at 8:00 pm ET.
- Some more guys stared at each other. Bad Left Hook will also have coverage of the Easter-Barthelemy card tonight on Showtime starting at 10:00 pm ET.