Savant Sundays: The facility and ferocity of George Foreman

George Foreman was one scary behemoth of a man. At 6’4”, 240-plus lb giant, the correctly nicknamed “Big George” came out of Houston, Tex., and won the gold medal at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. As a pro, he instantly became one of the most daunting fighters in the world, and took the heavyweight division by storm.

Jose Pedraza out with sickness, Teofimo Lopez vs Sandor Martin set for December tenth

The WBC’s recent spree of eliminator orders included a stipulation that should Teofimo Lopez defeat Jose Pedraza in his December 10th ESPN main event, he must then face Sandor Martin for a spot in line behind Jose Ramirez Jr as super lightweight mandatory challenger. That fight will come earlier than expected, as Mike Coppinger reports that Martin has agreed to step in after Pedraza withdrew due to “non-COVID illness.”

Aidos Yerbossynuly out of coma, displaying enchancment

Some good news for once: Dan Rafael reports Aidos Yerbossynuly, who was placed into a medically induced coma after a brutal knockout loss to David Morrell Jr and subsequently underwent surgery to deal with swelling of the brain, has been removed from the coma and is showing “enormous improvement.”

Chris van Heerden says Jaron Ennis has energy benefit over Errol Spence, nonetheless would favor Spence to beat him

In a recent conversation with Marcos Villegas of Fight Hub TV, Chris van Heerden breaks down his experience from being in the ring with both Errol Spence and Jaron Ennis, saying that while he’s certain that Ennis is a bigger puncher than Spence, he would still favor Spence to beat Ennis based on his technical ability and experience. Check out some of what he had to say below.

WBA orders Hyun Mi Choi vs Alycia Baumgardner undisputed title struggle

Two weeks ago, the WBA revealed that it had the power to compel undisputed title fights when it ordered featherweight titlist Erika Cruz to face IBF/WBC/WBO champion Amanda Serrano for all the marbles. They’ve now done so once again, giving super featherweight champ Hyun Mi Choi 30 days to come to terms with unified champ Alycia Baumgardner.