Alavarez's original opponent was Paul Williams but after Williams was left paralyzed from an unfortunate motorcycle injury, the fight was obviously canceled.
The boxing world was struck by some more bad news yesterday when it was revealed that former world champion Paul Williams has been left paralysed from the waist down after a motorcycle accident on Sunday.
Kid Galahad became the new the WBC international super-bantamweight champion with an impressive unanimous points victory over the experienced Jason Booth in Rotherham on Saturday night.
Galahad who suffered a flash knockdown in the first round outclassed Booth from start to finish with multi-punch combinations and effective footwork to take him in and out of range at a canter and win it 120-109, 118-111 & 118-110 on the scorecards.
In the boxing from around the globe on Saturday night, Brandon Rios stopped Urbano Antillon with 11 seconds left in the third round of a thrilling fight to retain his WBA lightweight title in dramatic fashion.
Rios knocked down Antillon twice in the third after two rounds of toe-to-toe trading at the Home Depot Center in California. The ref ended the bout when Antillon staggered to his corner after being sent down face-first by an overhand right.
Barker's promoter Eddie Hearn revealed via his Twitter account that terms have been agreed for an October contest - although contracts for the bout had yet to be signed.
A progress report on IBF super-middleweight champ Lucian Bute as he prepares to defend his title against European title holder Brian Magee on March 19 at the Bell Center in Montreal, Canada. It’s in French and wouldn’t make the Rocky cut of how to do a training montage, or the Paul Williams School of Fight Training for that matter, but shows the champ in good form.
Pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao beat WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez for Fighter of the Year in the Ring magazine fan poll.
Martinez who was the pundit’s choice had an emphatic year in which he decisioned Kelly Pavlik to capture the WBC middleweight title and then knocked out highly touted Paul Williams in the second round of their much anticipated rematch.