FightClubWriter.com | December 28, 2018
Boxing provided us with many significant events. There have been exciting fights, boring fights, and your run-of-the-mill controversial fights. FightClubWriter looks back at the most outrageous moments of 2018.
Ahead of his February 17 welterweight fight versus Danny Garcia, Brandon Rios says he’s out to prove he’s not a washed-up punching bag.
Danny Garcia scores a crushing 9th round TKO against Brandon Rios.
Canelo Alvarez selects the filet mignon entree instead of a shrimp cocktail at his favorite Guadalajara restaurant El Sacromonte. A decision he will immediately come to regret.
Canelo Alvarez is suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for two failed drug tests. Alvarez tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol. An embarrassed Alvarez said tainted beef was the culprit behind his positive drug tests. The May 5 middleweight championship rematch against Gennady Golovokin was postponed.
Gary Russell Jr. says he’ll be disappointed with himself if Joseph Diaz Jr. goes the distance in their 12-round featherweight title fight.
Joseph Diaz Jr. goes the distance against Gary Russell Jr. A downtrodden Russell retains the WBC 126-pound championship with a 12-round unanimous decision victory.
President Donald Trump posthumously pardons the first black heavyweight champion Jack Johnson for a 1913 conviction. Johnson was convicted of violating the Mann Act which made it illegal to transport white women across state lines “for the purpose of prostitution or debauchery or for any other immoral purpose.” Hours before issuing the pardon, Trump said African American football players who kneel during the national anthem “maybe…shouldn’t be in the country.”
Never too old to have a run-in with the law, 65-year-old Floyd Mayweather Sr. is found not guilty on a misdemeanor battery charge.
An arrest warrant is issued for Victor Ortiz who violated the terms of his 2016 DUI probation case. This will be the least of his worries.
Former world champion Mia St. John admits to using steroids during her 20-year professional career, but denies ever having breast augmentation surgery.
Amir Khan declares “I have the biggest balls in the welterweight division!”
Never forget the day Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin made their grand arrivals to Las Vegas in advance of their highly anticipated middleweight championship rematch.
Victor Ortiz is arrested and charged with three felony sexual assault charges. Authorities issued the warrant for Ortiz after a months-long investigation. He’s fucked.
Canelo Alvarez signs the richest contract in sports history with the streaming service DAZN. The 11-fight, five-year deal is worth a minimum of $365 million. DAZN narrowly outbid the Golden State Warriors for Canelo’s services.
A tearful Jim Lampley is saddened to learn that HBO Boxing’s last boxing broadcast actually took place in 2009.