Boxing Updates: Haney vs Garcia, Overtime Boxing Announces 2024 Plans, Valdez vs Wilson and MORE

Boxing Updates: Haney vs Garcia, Overtime Boxing Announces 2024 Plans, Valdez vs Wilson and MORE

Haney vs Garcia

Devin Haney and Ryan Garcia are back in talks for a 140-pound title clash that would headline a DAZN pay-per-view event in Las Vegas on April 20.

The pair began negotiating around mid-December but, earlier this month, Garcia announced that he wanted to fight Rolly Romero instead.

With the PBC announcing Romer vs Isaac Cruz as part of a March 30 PPV show, it seems that Haney vs Garcia is back in-play.

Bill and Devin Haney alongside promoter Eddie Hearn are in Las Vegas this week for Conor Benn’s DAZN main event fight.

Friday: Ashton ‘H20’ Sylve tops MVP prospects show on Friday night in a significant step-up against Estivian Falcao

Overtime Boxing Plans To Do 8 Events In 2024

OTX (Overtime Boxing) today announced that it would host eight fight nights in 2024 live on DAZN. Four dates and venues were immediately confirmed.

March 29: OTE Arena, Atlanta

– April 19: OTE Arena, Atlanta

– May 31: Red Owl Boxing, Houston

– June 28: OTE Arena, Atlanta

The company chose not to sign any fighters when they staged four events in 2023 but in 2024 OTX will sign ten fighters to multi-year deals.

Overtime is also introducing a new 154 Ib, 8-fighter single-elimination OTX Tournament that will kick off on April 19. The final two fighters will compete for an OTX promotional contract and an OTX Title. There will also be a cash prize for the winner.

Saturday in Las Vegas: Conor Benn headlines a DAZN show in Las Vegas this weekend against the undefeated Peter Dobson. Khalil Coe, Ammo Williams and Johnny Fisher are back in action on the undercard.

Valdez vs Wilson, Estrada vs Valle Double Header Set

Top Rank today confirmed that Oscar Valdez would face Liam Wilson in a 10-round junior lightweight attraction on Friday, March 29 at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

In the co-feature, WBC/WBA champion Seniesa “Super Bad” Estrada and WBO/IBF ruler Yokasta Valle collide in a highly anticipated showdown for the undisputed minimumweight crown.

Also on this card, Lightweight contender Raymond “Danger” Muratalla (19-0, 16 KOs) will fight Argentina’s Agustin Ezequiel Quintana (19-2-1, 13 KOs) in a 10-rounder.

U.S. Olympic silver medalist Richard Torrez Jr. (8-0, 8 KOs) will look to retain his 100 per cent knockout ratio in a scheduled eight-round tilt against Don Haynesworth (18-8-1, 16 KOs).

Lightweight prodigy Emiliano Fernando Vargas (8-0, 7 KOs), the youngest son of former world champion Fernando Vargas, will lock horns with Nelson Hampton (10-8, 6 KOs) in a six-rounder.

Phoenix native Sergio Rodriguez (10-0-1, 8 KOs) will take on Sanny Duversonne (12-6-2, 9 KOs) in a six-round middleweight contest. 

Saturday in London: Joshua Buatsi and Dan Azeez meet in an explosive light heavyweight clash in London on Saturday live on Sky Sports. Star-studded undercard sees the return of Adam Azim, Ben Whittaker and Caroline Dubois.

Lomachenko vs Kambosos Confirmed

George Kambosos Jr and Vasiliy Lomachenko clash for the vacant IBF lightweight world title as part of a world title tripleheader on Sunday, May 12, at RAC Arena in Perth, Australia.

NoSmokeSport understands that the other two title fights will pit Jason Moloney against an opponent to be determined and Nina Hughes, Lou DiBella’s new signing, against Cherneka Johnson.

By Darshan Desai