Podcast: Previewing Paul-Fury PPV, Showtime's Matias-Ponce card
Plus: Latest on Conor Benn's doping case, more news of the week and a big heavyweight title fight anniversary
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There are two notable cards this weekend, a PBC tripleheader on Showtime headlined by Subriel Matias vs. Jeremias Ponce for the vacant IBF junior welterweight title on Saturday in Minneapolis and the Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury PPV card on Sunday from Saudi Arabia. We previewed both shows, covered the latest on the Conor Benn doping saga and other news of the week and looked back on the anniversary of a highly significant heavyweight championship fight.
Here is what’s on the show (in order):
Matias-Ponce preview, including why it figures to be an exciting fight and how they got to the point where they got the shot at the belt.
A look at the two Showtime undercard bouts, welterweight Jamal James against Alberto Palmetta and junior welterweights Elvis Rodriguez versus Joseph Adorno.
Paul-Fury preview, including who has the edge, the better resume and what it means for both men. Plus, the co-feature of Ilunga Makabu’s WBC cruiserweight title defense against Badou Jack.
The latest on Benn’s doping scandal, the WBC’s ruling to reinstate him in its rankings and why it doesn’t mean he has been cleared of using performance-enhancing drugs by the British Boxing Board of Control.
The cancellation — no surprise — of the IBF interim heavyweight title purse bid for Filip Hrgovic vs. Andy Ruiz Jr. and why the fight won’t happen and why it should never have been ordered in the first place. (Minor rant.)
Looking back on the third anniversary of Tyson Fury’s one-sided knockout victory of Deontay Wilder to retain the lineal heavyweight title and win the WBC title in the second fight of their memorable trilogy.
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