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The Neutral Corner – Episode 323: Danny Garcia returns, Keith Thurman rated No. 1 by WBC

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On episode 323 of The Neutral Corner boxing podcast, host Michael Montero gave his thoughts on some questionable ratings updates from the World Boxing Council (WBC).

Despite losing his last two fights in dominant fashion, Deontay Wilder is somehow rated No.1 at heavyweight by the WBC. Even more bizarre, Keith Thurman is currently No.1 at welterweight. The Florida native has fought just twice in three years and has not defeated a highly-ranked welterweight in more than five years.

NOTE: there will be no TNC next Monday, August 01 as Montero will be on vacation. The show will return the following week.

REVIEW:



On Saturday, July 30 in Minnesota, former junior featherweight title holder Isaac Dogboe beat Joet Gonzalez by split decision. The featherweight bout headlined a Top Rank show that was broadcast live on the ESPN+ app. In the co-main, lightweight prospect Giovanni Cabrera improved to 21-0 (7 knockouts) with a UD10 win over Gabriel Flores Jr, who has now lost two of three.

 

PREVIEW:

Saturday, July 30

TGB Promotions, Showtime

Barclays Center, Brooklyn, New York

Danny Garcia vs Jose Benavidez Jr, 12rds, 154 pounds

Adam Kownacki vs Ali Eren Demirezen, 10rds, heavyweights

Gary Antuanne Russell vs Rances Barthelemy, 10rds, 140 pounds

TIME STAMPS:

@3:29 News and Notes

@30:26 Fight Review

@42:33 Fight Preview

@57:49 Callers

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.

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