Sit & Go
Paulie Malignaggi defeated by MMA fighter
MMA veteran Artem Lobov defeated former world champion Paulie Malignaggi via five round unanimous decision in a bare-knuckle match on Saturday night at the Florida State Fairgrounds Expo Hall in Tampa. Judges unanimously scored the contest for the aggressive Lobov 48-47. Malignaggi’s longstanding social media “beef” with UFC star Connor McGregor led him to facing McGregor’s stablemate and friend Lobov.
Canelo unifies WBC/WBA/IBF middleweight titles
In a tactical but exciting bout, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (52-1-2, 35 KOs) edged out a narrow unanimous decision victory over Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (35-3, 29 KOs) in front of 20,203 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Scores were 115-113, 115-113, 116-112 with many close rounds; any one of which scored the other way could have turned it into a well-deserved draw. With the victory, Canelo added Jacobs’ IBF belt to his own belts to become the unified WBA/WBC/IBF middleweight champion.
Pacquiao ponders next opponent
WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao has options. After last night’s Spence-Garcia fight, Pacman was called out by IBF welterweight champ Errol Spence Jr.
Castano retains WBA 154lb title with draw
How can you make neither side happy? See the result of Saturday night’s Brian Castano vs. Erislandy Lara WBA super welterweight championship bout at Barclays Center in Brooklyn for evidence
Santa Cruz beats Rivera, retains WBA feather title
WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (36-1-1, 19 KOs) successfully defended his title as he won a hard-fought unanimous decision over a very game Rafael Rivera (26-3-2, 17 KOs) of Tijuana, Mexico, who came to fight Saturday night at the Microsoft Theater at L.A.