Keith Thurman vs Josesito Lopez, Leo Santa Cruz vs Miguel Flores, Danny Garcia vs Adrian Granados and Shawn Porter vs Yordenis Ugas - March 9th - are some of the big event we are hearing to kick off boxing 2019. These fights are all part of the PBC / Fox boxing family that will be announced Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman is rumored to be returning to the ring two months from now to defend his World Boxing Association Super World welterweight title against #7 WBA Josesito Lopez on January 26 on Fox. Also Leo Santa Cruz vs Miguel Flores is looking to toward February and Danny Garcia vs Adrian Granados in April.
A lot of boxing fans are upset that Leo Santa Cruz is fighting Miguel Flores and not Gary Russell. which may happen later in 2019. Danny Garcia vs Adrian Granados is a decent fight and one that Garcia deserve. Garcia has been in a lot of tough fights over the years I'm sure this is to build his confidence (in the ring) to take on bigger names fighters. Keith Thurman vs Josesito Lopez, Thurman has been out of the ring since March of 2017 when he last fought Garcia. Given Thurman’s history of injuries, in training camp and the ring its hard to know if he will even walk to the ring to face Josesito Lopez. Also Lopez MAY have a chance, no one knows if Thurman’s body will hold up or suffering a physical break down, he has been out of the ring for a while. Lopez, is clearly the sacrificial lamb walking into the lion's den. Thurman vs Lopez fight is looking for a January 26th date and possible @ Barclays Center in Brooklyn.