Hooks and Jabs: Nicolson’s comeback, Mayer’s New Deal and Alvarez’s weight move

A big drama show in Japan kicks off a monster April today.

People like Golovkin, Spence Jr, Fury, Whyte and more are gearing up for pivotal moments in their careers. Also, this week Frank Warren continued to fight in his corner, Eubank Jr and Brook seemed to have settled on a catchweight, but there may have been other reports you may have missed. .

People like Golovkin, Spence Jr, Fury, Whyte and more are gearing up for pivotal moments in their careers. Also, this week Frank Warren continued to fight in his corner, Eubank Jr and Brook seemed to have settled on a catchweight, but there may have been other reports you may have missed. .

Welcome to this week’s Hooks and Jabs.

Skye Nicolson will make history when she takes her place on the Katie Taylor-Amanda Serrano card later this month. The 2020 Olympian becomes the first Australian woman to box at Madison Square Garden as she looks to go three out of three to the pros against Shanecqua Paisley Davis (3-1) in April

“It’s an honor for me not only to fight on this historic card, but also to become one of the few Australians to fight in the mecca of boxing at Madison Square Garden and the first female,” Nicolson said.

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Sticking to women’s boxing and unified super featherweight champion Mikaela Mayer has committed her future after re-signing with Top Rank.

The undefeated 31-year-old defends her IBF and WBO titles against Jennifer Han tonight in California. “This contract represents everything I have
ever since I stepped foot in a gym 14 years ago. It’s a dream contract,” Mayer said.

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Former two-time world title challenger Jazza Dickens will return to action on April 22. The 33-year-old takes on Andoni Gago in his hometown of Liverpool at the M&S Bank Arena. Paul Butler’s world title challenge against WBO bantamweight champion John Riel Casimero tops the Probellum show.

“Given how my career has been going, I don’t know when I’ll fight again on home soil, so I plan to make the most of this opportunity in front of my fans as I build back towards a world title fight,” he said. said Dickens who last fought in August 2021, losing to Kid Galahad in a bout for the vacant IBF featherweight title.

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Eleider Alvarez is looking to become a two-weight world champion as he revives his career at cruiserweight. The 38-year-old Colombian won the WBO lightweight title from Sergey Kovalev in August 2018 before losing the rematch six months later. Alvarez will fight an 8-round bout on May 5 in Montreal after nearly two years out of the ring.