Boxing News At Five | Aug 09 2018

Boxing News at Five: Crawford goads Garcia, Zuffa Boxing struggles to get going, and Saunders vs. Andrade fix a date

UFC President Dana White concedes boxing is a tough nut to crack, Terence Crawford sees Danny Garcia as easy work, and Billy Joe Saunders and Demetrius Andrade will meet on October 20
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FOR a brief moment it appeared Zuffa Boxing, the brainchild of UFC President Dana White, was going to take over the boxing world.

There was talk of Anthony Joshua and a $500 million offer. There was talk of Mikey Garcia and a whole host of US-based talents joining the party. There was talk of White showing the boxing dinosaurs how it’s done. There was even talk of Zuffa Boxing ignoring sanctioning bodies and operating within the parameters of its own league, in a style not too dissimilar to the UFC.

But then came the reality of the situation. The frustration. The truth. Now, a year on from Conor McGregor’s Las Vegas boxing lesson with Floyd Mayweather, White and Zuffa Boxing still await their first signing, and have yet to show any signs of hosting an event.

 

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