Boxing Bites: Gilberto Medina dies / Charlo v Trout / Wlodarczyk

Ringside 05/06/2018

The World Boxing Council and its President Mauricio Sulaiman Saldivar express their deepest condolences for the tragic death of former WBC Silver champion Gilberto Parra Medina.

Parra had a record of 26-4, with 21 knockouts in professional boxing. He was crowned WBC silver light flyweight champion defeating Nicaraguan Leyman Benavides, which was his last victory in boxing.

The WBC is praying for the Family and many friends of Gilberto in this time of deep sorrow and grief. May Gilberto rest in Peace.

Undefeated World Boxing Council super welterweight champion, Jermell Charlo, is in Los Angeles ready to defend his Green and Gold Belt against former champion Austin Trout.

It’s part of the card presented by Premier Boxing Champions, which will air on SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING Saturday night at 10 pm

Less than a week before the night of the fight, Charlo commented on some aspects of his very thorough preparation:

“I’m ready to go into the ring, I’m well prepared, I’ve been in the training camp for 10 weeks. I’m ready and excited, as training camp was great. We had the help of Errol Spence Jr. and some other undefeated boxers. Trout is a veteran, but I do not think this will be an easy fight.

“I’m definitely growing up as a fighter and as a man. If Trout wants to stand and fight, let’s exchange. I assure you it will be an excellent contest.”

Former World Boxing Council cruiserweight champion, Polish Krzysztof Wlodarczyk continues to fight his way back to the big time, defeating veteran Olanrewaju Durodola, by UD, at the G2A Arena of Jasionka 953, Rzeszow, Poland.

Since his defeat to Murat Gassiev in October 2017, via a knockout in three rounds, Wlodarczyk has scored a couple of important comeback victories.

The Judges all scored it for Wlodarczyk 98-92, 97-93 and 97-93. With this result, Krysztof improved his record to 55-4-1, 38 knockouts, while Durodola left the ring with a record of 27-6, 25 knockouts.