boxing-glovesThis weekend sees the Keith Thurman versus Shawn Porter welterweight bout at the Barclays Center and Engand’s Anthony Joshua vs Dominic Breazeale heavyweight world title bout top the boxing calendar, but several bouts from around the world are getting attention at the sport books. Capital Gym – Beijing, China Fri 6/24 Super Featherweight 12 rounds Jason Sosa +800 Javier Fortuna -1250 Note: China is the scene for the WBA super featherweight world title fight between champion Javier Fortuna (29-0-1) and Jason Sosa (18-1-4). Fortuna grabbed te vacant belt in May of 2015 with a win over Brian Vasquez, and e has alread defended te belt once, back in September. Since ten, Fortuna has been looking for a big opportunity, but no big chances have come his way. In Sosa he gets a fighter who earned a draw with Nicholas Walters in his last outing back in December. The book is still out whether Sosa is that good or if Walters had an off day, and he gets a chance to prove it was no fluke here against Fortuna. Tepic, Nayarit, Mexico – Sat 6/25 Minimumweight 12 rounds Julio Mendoza +1200 o8½ +130 Jose Argumedo -2600 u8½ -170 Note: The 105 pound IBF world title is on the line in this one as champion Jose Argumedo (17-3-1) defends his title against Mendoza (11-4). Argumedo won the belt on New Years Eve with a win over Katsunari Takayama in Tokyo in a fight for which he was a big under dog. Mendoza brings a 11-4 record to the table in this one, and for him it will be his first fight outside of his native Nicaragua. The Bomb Factory – Dallas, Texas Sat 6/25 Super Middleweight Brian Vera +900 Matt Korobov -1375 Note: This is the second fight of Korobov´s return since his December of 2014 loss to Andy Lee for the WBO world middleweight title. Korobov took more than a year offbefore coming back in January of this year, and he is fighting Brian Vera here in an eight round bout as he continues to rebound. Vera is best remembered for his pair of fights with julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Since then he ha been unfocused and has lost four in a row. he has also dabbled in fights under other rules and formats, and may not be totally focused on boxing at this point in his career.


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