The Neutral Corner – Episode 317: Haney, Fulton and Cordina dominate; Inoue-Donaire II and more
On episode 317 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero gave his thoughts on a potential showdown between Terence “Bud” Crawford and Errol “The Truth” Spence.
According to reports, both sides are close to signing a deal for an October fight that would lead to an undisputed welterweight champion. The super fight, which has been highly-anticipated by fans for years, could also crown a new pound-for-pound champion.
The last few days have featured great action from around the world.
On Saturday, June 4 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, Stephen Fulton successfully defended his unified junior featherweight with a dominant unanimous decision win over Daniel Roman. Fulton improved to 21-0 (8 knockouts) by pitching a virtual shutout in the PBC on Showtime main event.
On Sunday, June 5 in Melbourne, Australia, Devin Haney became the undisputed lightweight champion of the world with a unanimous decision win over George Kambosos. Haney’s jab and technical skill set were simply too much for the Aussie. The card was broadcast on ESPN Saturday night.
Just hours after episode 317 of TNC was filmed and released, Naoya Inoue scored a second-round TKO win over Nonito Donaire in Saitama, Japan to unify three bantamweight titles. The bout was streamed live on ESPN+ Tuesday morning.
Friday, June 10
Matchroom Boxing, DAZN
Arena Coliseo, Mexico City, Distrito Federal, Mexico
Hiroto Kyoguchi vs Esteban Bermudez, 12rds, 108-pound title fight
DiBella Entertainment, Showtime
Turning Stone Resort & Casino, Verona, New York, USA
George Arias vs Alante Green, 8rds, heavyweights
Saturday, June 11
Golden Boy Promotions, DAZN
Honda Center, Anaheim, California, USA
Jaime Munguia vs Jimmy Kelly, 12rds, 168 pounds
Top Rank, ESPN+
Madison Square Garden Theater, New York, USA
Edgar Berlanga vs Roamer Alexis Angulo, 10rds, 168 pounds
@2:50 News and Notes
@16:38 Fight Review
@47:48 Fight Preview
Michael Montero can be found on social media via @MonteroOnBoxing. His show “The Neutral Corner” can be seen every Monday on TheRingDigital YouTube channel, and heard on audio podcast platforms around the world.