Lotierzo Looks at the Featherweight Division (126 LBS) – Boxing’s featherweight division is coming off a strong year in 2017. The year started off with a showdown at the top of the weight class as Carl Frampton and Leo Santa Cruz met for a second time and the year saw the two parties hold off on signing for a third meeting.
Frampton has signed to fight former world champion Nonito Donaire in his next outing so the rematch with Santa Cruz will likely wait until the last half of 2018.
Frampton may look to the U.K. for further challenges as he has a majority win over Scott Quigg that some want to see again and a vocal challenger in Lee Selby. Selby holds the IBF version of the world title and he is looking to get to where Frampton has been – the world stage.
Also awaiting more recognition is American Gary Russell Jr. The former Olympian’s lone loss as a pro comes via majority decision to Vasyl Lomachenko and he is eager to get back to regular activity. Russell Jr fought just once in 2017 and his goal for 2018 is to up the activity rate.
In this end of the year wrap-up we are joined by our “killer” analyst Frank Lotierzo to talk more in-depth about the 126 pounders as we head into calendar year 2018. Do not miss what Frank has to say right here at TBC.
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