Upcomming Heavyweight fights

Jun 6, 2013
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Joe Joyce rumoured to be facing Gerald Washington or Luis Ortiz on the Fury vs Wilder undercard
Woah, baby !

I've been hoping they'd fast-track Joyce. Sparring with Fury must have lit a fire with his management.
I think he'd take Washington apart.

Ortiz is still crazy-dangerous for anyone. That would be some serious step up. - But win or lose, what a great learning experience it would be.
 
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@beadybea What is the latest on Trevor Byrant , Mario Daher, Robert Helenius, Kyotaro Fujimoto, Bryant Jennings, Agit Kabayel, Adam Kownacki, Mladan Mijas, Oscar Rivas, Andy Ruiz Jr, Tyrone Sprong, Otto Wallin, Gerald Washington, and Junlong Zhang any updates would be welcome
 

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@beadybea What is the latest on Trevor Byrant , Mario Daher, Robert Helenius, Kyotaro Fujimoto, Bryant Jennings, Agit Kabayel, Adam Kownacki, Mladan Mijas, Oscar Rivas, Andy Ruiz Jr, Tyrone Sprong, Otto Wallin, Gerald Washington, and Junlong Zhang any updates would be welcome
Not much noteworthy news on those guys.

Kabayel has been ordered to face Wallin next (he was set for a voluntary a few weeks ago but they ruled against it).

Miljas has a new promoter who is US based I think.

Rivas will fight Fabio Maldonado in December. Maldonado has record of something like 26-0 but it’s all pretty much Brazilian journeymen on his record. I believe he’s better known in MMA circles. Anyway, they are looking at making Rivas vs Jennings out in Canada early next year.
 
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Very interesting fight on Dec 8th:

Filip Hrgovic vs Ytalo Perea.

I'm a pretty big fan of Hrgovic, but on Dec 8th he's faces little known Ytalo Perea from Ecuador.

Scroll down to the second page:
Boxing News at Five: Roach will be Fury’s cut man for Wilder fight, Hrgovic’s next opponent is announced - Boxing News

Then check out Perea on Youtube. ( A couple of pro fights, plus his ams when he beat Breazeale.)
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Yeah, he's got a few losses, but this guy Perea no joke. He just sorta' hangs out for a while while his opponents wear themselves out, then he strikes with surprisingly good hand speed. Sort of the "moray eel" of the HW division.

It's really hard to tell just how good he is, but I tell you, Hrgovic better not take him for granted.
 
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Zhang Jun Long actually had a fight on Monday just gone, beating Osborne Machimana in the first round. As is the tradition with the Dragon King there was no prior warning, no TV coverage and it was all shrouded in mystery.
 
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@beadybea What is the latest on Trevor Byran , Dillian Carman, Robert Helenius, Marko Huck, Michael Hunter, Kyotaro Fujimoto, Agit Kabayel, Adam Kownacki, Mladan Mijas, Kubrat Pulev, Andy Ruiz Jr, Tom Schwarz, Tyrone Sprong, Oleksandr Teslenko and Zhlila Zhang any updates would be welcome
 

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@beadybea What is the latest on Trevor Byran , Dillian Carman, Robert Helenius, Marko Huck, Michael Hunter, Kyotaro Fujimoto, Agit Kabayel, Adam Kownacki, Mladan Mijas, Kubrat Pulev, Andy Ruiz Jr, Tom Schwarz, Tyrone Sprong, Oleksandr Teslenko and Zhlila Zhang any updates would be welcome
I'm out of the loop at the moment but here's what I know;

Bryan - maybe in line for Jarrell Miller in January on a DAZN card
Hunter - has signed with Matchroom and is likely to fight in the UK again early next year (maybe against Takam)
Fujimoto - some noise that he might face Jun Long Zhang soon - JLZ has a date on boxrec in Australia but that's all very loose.
Kabayel - EBU have enforced the mandatory against Wallin so it looks like that will happen next (that's why his last date was pulled).
Kownacki - will face Gerald Washington in January.
Miljas - back out in Canada in February.
Pulev - has signed with Top Rank, likely to fight in Chicago/Vegas in March/April and will hope for IBF mandatory shot later in 2019.
Spong - Faces Ytalo Perea in Suriname on Friday - decent opponent and you can catch that on Fite TV.
Zhang - Visa issues scuppered the Ustinov fight, haven't heard anything since but hope they are sorted now and he'll be Takam's opponent.
 
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Thx, Beadybea.

Geez, some really good bouts coming up!

Kabayel - Walin & Kownacki - Washington are both be exciting and impossible to predict.

Even Miller - Bryan feels like a worthwhile fight, despite all of the Big Maybe's faults & Bryan's lack of power. It's a good clash of styles.
 
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@beadybea What is the latest on Trevor Byran , Dillian Carman, Jermaine Franklin, Robert Helenius, Marko Huck, Michael Hunter, Kyotaro Fujimoto, Guillermo Jones, Agit Kabayel, Richard Lartey, Charles Martin, Kubrat Pulev, Andy Ruiz Jr, Tom Schwarz, Tony Yoka and Junlong Zang any updates would be welcome
 

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@beadybea What is the latest on Trevor Byran , Dillian Carman, Jermaine Franklin, Robert Helenius, Marko Huck, Michael Hunter, Kyotaro Fujimoto, Guillermo Jones, Agit Kabayel, Richard Lartey, Charles Martin, Kubrat Pulev, Andy Ruiz Jr, Tom Schwarz, Tony Yoka and Junlong Zang any updates would be welcome
Franklin - faces Rydell Booker on Showtime in Kansas on 15th February having recently signed with Salita Promotions. Franklin is my tip for a breakout in 2019.
Kabayel - The Wallin fight looks likely in March.
Martin - returns to action on 16th February.
Pulev - About to start training in the US having signed a deal with Top Rank. Out in March/April in Vegas or Chicago.
Ruiz Jr - Wants to get out of his contract, doubt we'll see him in action anytime soon.
Zhang Jun Long - Listed as fighting in Australia on 1st March - nothing I can find in Chinese press to corroborate though. There is some noise that he will face Fujimoto soon. Recent inactivity due to "secret training" with Evander Holyfield.
 
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Franklin - faces Rydell Booker on Showtime in Kansas on 15th February having recently signed with Salita Promotions. Franklin is my tip for a breakout in 2019.
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Quite possible, if they don't match him too tough.

I like Franklin a lot, but he wastes an awful lot of energy trying to just punch through his opponents' guards. When he finally faces a durable guy that can punch back, he could get into real trouble in the later rounds.
(Esp with that stocky build of his, which isn't ideal for endurance.)

Hopefully he'll start to learn patience, and maybe develop a few angles and depth to his offense. And use his jab more, to set up opportunities.