Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Humberto Savigne-Jeff Lacy Added To July 10 Tyson Event

By Jake Donovan

Killing two birds with one stone, the mystery is finally solved for whom Humberto Savigne will next face on July 10 and where Jeff Lacy's next ring appearance will finally land.

The two will collide at the American Airlines Arena in Miami, with their light heavyweight crossroads bout serving as the co-feature to the anticipated rematch between Argenis Mendez and Rances Barthelemy. Both bouts will air live on Fox Sports 1, as part of a televised tripleheader that will also include 18-year old blue-chip prospect Erickson Lubin. 

Savigne (12-1, 9KO) is ranked #3 by the World Boxing Council (WBC), whose belt is currently in the possession of Adonis Stevenson, also recognized as the lineal light heavyweight king. The Cuban boxer—promoted by Mike Tyson's Iron Mike Productions—has been angling for a shot at Stevenson and unbeaten WBO light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev, but have been in search of the opportunity to get to that point from where he currently rates in the boxing landscape. 

His last bout came in February, scoring a 2nd round knockout of Maxell Taylor. It was his first fight since his breakthrough performance last March, when he knocked out previously unbeaten Jackson Junior on ESPN2 Friday Night Fights. 

Lacy (26-4, 18KO) returned to the ring last November following a three-year "retirement." The 37-year old saw his name linked to several fights in recent weeks, including what would have been a June 21 clash with Sullivan Barrera in Pennsylvania, as well as a rumored showdown with undefeated prospect Artur Beterbiev this August in Montreal.

Instead, the former super middleweight champ - the first from the 2000 U.S. Olympic Boxing team to have won a major title - agreed to step up and face 35-year old Savigne, whose late start in the pro ranks came after a stellar amateur career that includes two World championships among his 450 wins. 

Jake Donovan is the Managing Editor of BoxingScene.com, as well as the Records Keeper for the Transnational Boxing Ratings Board and a member of Boxing Writers Association of America. Twitter: @JakeNDaBox

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by nycsmooth on 06-26-2014

[QUOTE=.:: JSFD26 ::.;14699900]What a sh*t fight. Sad to say, I'll be there and only for the main event. 5 hour drive for Barthelemy vs Mendez. Sad state of boxing in Florida I guess. :lol1:[/QUOTE] IMO 1 of the weakest boxing…

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 06-26-2014

What a sh*t fight. Sad to say, I'll be there and only for the main event. 5 hour drive for Barthelemy vs Mendez. Sad state of boxing in Florida I guess. :lol1:

Comment by Hougigo on 06-26-2014

[QUOTE=nycsmooth;14699854]I've seen him live once since his return/1x on tape...He's totally shot& seens 2 me he lost that left hook ..hey, the guys broke...[/QUOTE] Always said when they don't have a fallback

Comment by nycsmooth on 06-26-2014

I've seen him live once since his return/1x on tape...He's totally shot& seens 2 me he lost that left hook ..hey, the guys broke...

Comment by richardt on 06-26-2014

Lacy is so far past it....these guys get so delusional about their place in the current landscape. Reality will bite hard when he realizes he is not what he once was, whatever that was.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (5)
Top Headlines Haye: Right Now, I'd Knock Anthony Joshua Out in Three Rounds! Blackledge: Callum Smith Won't Make it To DeGale-Jack Winner Photos: Bernard Hopkins Clowns Media With 'Old Man' Disguise UFC Prez Makes it Clear That NO Approval For McGregor Boxing! Jeff Horn Could Land Bradley or Vargas, Says Bob Arum Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Returns To His Roots For His Last Career Stand De La Hoya: I Think Hopkins Did Better Than Ward Against Kovalev Photos: Top Rank, Duco Presser To Announce Joseph Parker Deal Freddie Roach: I'm Confident Cuellar Beats Mares - By Knockout Too Joseph Parker Will Be Promoted By Top Rank in America, China Photos: Bernard Hopkins Putting in Work For Final Career Fight Ward-Kovalev: $3.3 Million Live Gate From 10,066 Tickets Sold Abel Sanchez: Andy Ruiz Ready For 50-50 Fight With Joseph Parker Photos: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Putting in Work For Ring Return Claudio Marrero Eager For Zambrano Clash as Purse Bid Looms McGregor: I Was Minding My Business, Mayweather Called Me Out Erik Skoglund Will Have a Familiar Head Trainer in His Corner Andy Ruiz on Parker: When Bell Rings, I'm Going Into Beast Mode! Jack Culcay vs. Demetrius Andrade Purse Bid on December 15 Abner Mares: I'll Prove I'm Still Elite, That I Can Make a Big Bang Anthony Joshua Could Fight in Nigeria For Right Price, Says Hearn Brook Mentions Spence, But Talks Thurman-Garcia, Pacquiao Parker-Ruiz Title Fight Nearing Sold Out Status in New Zealand Frampton: Santa Cruz Can't Be Busier or Better in Our Rematch Jason Sosa Relfects on Memorable 2016 Run, Maps Out Future Saunders: Need Another Fight Before Golovkin, Other Top Foe Mason Menard Views Ray Beltran Fight As Doorstep To Stardom Wilder: Joshua Has Fought D-Level Guys; Wouldn't Be Big in U.S. Izu Ugonoh Explains His Decision To Sign on With Al Haymon Haye: My Fight is Headline News, Zero Talk About Joshua-Molina Murat Gassiev's Title Win Continues New Cruiserweight Trend Romain Jacob, Due to Vision Issues, Retires From Boxing Parker's Promoter Rips Haye For Taking Easy Route, Easy Money Danny Roman vs. Adam Lopez - WBA Eliminator on ShoBox, 1/20 Ellerbe Couldn't Care Less About McGregor's Trash Talk, Motives Nicholas Walters Vows Redemption: I Will Be Back Even Better! "Fighting Words" - Five Biggest Storylines From This Busy Coming Weekend Kovalev Calls Ward 'Son of Judges,' Mocks Surprised Look In Tweet Michael Katsidis is Latest To Pursue Conor McGregor Payday Video: Andrew Tabiti Talks Career Status, Cruiserweight Division
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement