Britt Baker Says AEW's Women's Division Has Been A Learning Process

Britt Baker finally reached the top of AEW’s Women’s Division at Double or Nothing. She is also representing a division that has received a lot of criticism since the company opened its doors. She has a very good response for those constant doubters.

Baker replied to criticisms of the AEW Women’s Division during the media scrum following Double or Nothing. Baker said that it is a learning experience, but that criticism sill only help them get better.

“It’s just a growing and a learning process. And it’s hard. It’s hard to hear it in mass quantities, which I was. But you have to. Even if you’re the best in the business, you have to have criticism if you’re going to get better. I just happened to have a lot of it, so I got a lot better.”

“The division as a whole, I think most of the criticism, at the time, was the TV time. None of us, almost none of us had any TV experience. We were all learning and growing together as a division in front of your eyes. And I think that’s kind of a bit our charm and why people are jumping on the bandwagon now. Cause it’s like ‘oh man, I remember when Britt Baker couldn’t hold a microphone. And now look at her.’ So I think that’s why a lot of people are along for the ride.”

We’ll have to see how long Britt Baker remains AEW Women’s World Champion. She certainly scratched and clawed her way up to the top, finally reaching her destination at Double or Nothing.

AEW will always have doubters as long as they are in operation. That won’t stop those dedicated women wrestling for the company from giving their best as they try each week to better the division and themselves.

Are you a fan of the AEW Women’s Division? Sound off in the comments!

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AEW Reveals Location For All Out Pay-Per-View

AEW Double or Nothing was this week and they announced the dates for All Out and Full Gear. No event location was revealed for All Out, but that soon changed.

Click here for our complete coverage of AEW Double of Nothing.

AEW updated their All Out graphic to reveal that the September 5th event will take place at The Sears Center in Hoffman Estates, Illinois. That Chicago suburb arena has been the location for previous All Out and All In events.

We’ll have to see what AEW books for the big show. Tony Khan has already promised a female Casino Battle Royale match. Odds are they will present an absolutely loaded show for their quarterly pay-per-view.

Who would you want to see in the main event of All Out? Sound off in the comments!

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Photos And Video: Sheamus Busted Open On WWE RAW

WWE United States Champion Sheamus was busted open the hardway during tonight’s RAW show.

Tonight’s RAW saw Sheamus pull double duty to continue the feud with Ricochet and Humberto Carrillo. The first match saw Ricochet get a non-title win over Sheamus, thanks to a distraction by Carrillo. Carrillo then picked up another non-title win over Sheamus, due to interference from Ricochet. Sheamus was busted open about half-way through the match with Carrillo after taking a stiff strike to the face.

Sheamus continued to bleed while finishing the match and at one point was bleeding pretty heavily from his face, down his chest.

The announcers speculated that The Celtic Warrior may have suffered a broken nose, but that has not been confirmed as of this writing.

Stay tuned for more on Sheamus and tonight’s RAW. Below are a few shots from the matches with Carrillo and Ricochet, and of Sheamus suffering the bloody injury:

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The Pirates' epic flub unleashed glorious chaos

Welcome to The Monday 9, our weekly lineup of Things You Need to Know in baseball. The MLB season is a marathon, so get caught up each Monday morning right here at Yahoo Sports.

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Leading off: Bad baseball is the best baseball

“We all know why we’re here,” Pirates first baseman Will Craig said to start his Zoom session with reporters last Friday. I have been on a lot of Zooms with baseball players these past 14 months and I have yet to hear another one start so ominously.

(If you somehow don’t know why we were all there, here's what he was talking about.)

Here’s how Craig described the play that was, unfortunately, his introduction to the broader baseball world: “As soon as I released the ball I was like, 'Oh my gosh what am I doing?' Like, I know better than that. It's simple Baseball 101. But I guess, in my mind, when I saw him running back, I just kind of lost my mind for a second. I saw [Michael] Pérez looking at me and just released the ball and, yeah, the rest is history.”

There wasn’t much more he could say to make a mistake seem more explicable in retrospect. He tried to stay off social media that evening, reviewed the play in his mind at least 100 times, heard from friends who knew he’d be feeling down, heard from his manager who wanted to make sure he didn’t dwell, slept OK all things considered, and was feeling fine — if resigned to his future as a fixture of blooper reels — by the time he talked to the media almost 24 hours later.

There is an understandable temptation in sports and its media coverage to make sense of every shortcoming as something that can be ironed out. When a team is losing, we search for any explanation other than the fallible nature of human effort and the fact that the other guys are trying too. Craig’s boner was a particularly egregious and unsympathetic one — he didn’t come up just short on an otherwise athletic attempt, he was just kind of stupid for a second there.

The overall effect was an undeniable reminder that imperfection is eminently entertaining.

Almost immediately after the play went viral on Twitter came a debate as to whether it was an example of Javier Baez’s impressive baseball IQ or a complete defensive failure by the Pittsburgh Pirates, especially Craig, the rookie first baseman. And the point is: It was both! Baez’s savviness, the heads up baserunning of Cubs catcher Willson Contreras (who scored from second), and the viewer’s delight were not in spite of the Pirates’ historic collective brain freeze. They were because of it.

Getting the better of a mistake is the best kind of baseball to watch, it’s reactionary which means it’s narrative. The more moving parts in a particular play, the more possible permutations and the greater chance of seeing something unique. Not to trot out too many buzzwords or anything, but part of what is so boring about modern baseball is that it’s been optimized to the point of predictability. Or if not predictability per se, at least routine. Ending up on second with a run scored on a routine grounder to third is not “better” “baseball” than putting a 99 mph fastball in the seats, for example. But it sure is fun. And a hell of a lot more memorable. — Hannah Keyser

HOUSTON, TX - MAY 29: San Diego Padres designated hitter Fernando Tatis Jr. (23) hits a three-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to tie the game 6-6 during the baseball game between the San Diego Padres and Houston Astros on May 29, 2021 at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Fernando Tatis Jr. lifts a game-tying three-run homer deep into left field against the Astros. (Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)

No. 2: The feats of Tatis never cease

I guess we can call this making up for lost time. In 11 games and 50 plate appearances since returning from a COVID-19 IL stint, Padres supernova Fernando Tatis Jr. is batting .447/.520/1.053 with six homers and five steals.

Two of those homers, on consecutive nights this weekend, were the very obvious difference between Padres losses and Padres wins, tying up games with the Astros in the late innings.

First an eighth-inning solo shot that led to an extra-innings victory. 

And then a dramatic, demolished, three-run blast in the ninth.

The most immediate results were more chances to gawk at the 22-year-old’s off-the-charts cool factor — a well-known but still growing legend. As the dust settled and the impact of his heroics coalesced, it became clear Tatis is still a frontrunner in the NL MVP race, IL time be damned. BetMGM has him at +375 right now, on the heels of Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. (+300), and the Padres are tied for the best record in baseball.

After the first two seasons of his career were abbreviated by injury and then the pandemic, there were still prickly concerns about whether Tatis could sustain his thousand-tweets-a-minute pace of jaw-dropping greatness. And though 2021 has already been interrupted by a scary shoulder situation and COVID-19 protocols, Tatis is making incredible performances part of his routine, and making so much positive noise that he’s drowning out the doubts. — Zach Crizer

No. 3: Memorial Day playoff race check-in

At the season’s first natural checkpoint, nothing is decided and very few things are clear, but we can take stock of the contenders using FanGraphs’ handy playoff odds.

Sitting pretty: New York Mets, Chicago White Sox

It’s been far from smooth sailing for the winners of the offseason, but nonetheless they have their divisions under control. These are the only teams with a 75 percent chance or better of capturing division crowns — and thus avoiding the wild-card game. In fact, they are the only teams with better than 51 percent division odds entering Monday.

Dueling on top of a mountain: San Diego Padres, Los Angeles Dodgers

Look, both of these titans are making the playoffs. The question is who will do so via an automatic pass to the Division Series and who will face that one-game, wild-card challenge. Right now FanGraphs assesses that as a 49.7 percent (Dodgers) to 47.9 percent proposition. Brace yourselves for a high-quality, high-stakes battle.

Don’t look down: San Francisco Giants, Oakland Athletics, St. Louis Cardinals

These three teams have resided atop their divisions for much of the season, but are not estimated to have the best chances of winning them or even making the playoffs as more talented teams rise across bigger samples. Still, the Giants in particular are changing opinions of observers and projection systems alike. After a strong weekend against the Dodgers, they are a favorite for a wild-card spot.

In the scrum: New York Yankees, Tampa Bay Rays, Boston Red Sox, Toronto Blue Jays, Houston Astros, Milwaukee Brewers, Chicago Cubs

The AL East and NL Central races are in total chaos. There are no real favorites at this point, but the AL East still stands a good chance of stealing both wild-card spots.

Clawing for relevance: Cleveland, Los Angeles Angels, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies

It’s getting late early for teams decimated by injury or, uh, lackluster depth. Seriously, have you seen who Cleveland and the Phillies are rolling out, respectively, at first base and center field?

If your team wasn’t listed? Well, their chances at October are below the 10 percent line, but it’s a long summer. Keep dreaming and check back on July 4. — Zach Crizer

No. 4: A brief, dissenting opinion on the White Sox uniforms

I don’t entirely understand what or why the so-called Nike MLB City Connect Series is, but I’m not one to begrudge an opportunity to opine on fashion as it intersects with baseball. So let’s talk about the moody, gothic, and essentially universally applauded new White Sox unis.

The inverse black-and-white pinstripe is extremely cool and makes sense as an edgier alternate. Putting “Chi” on the hat and using the iconic “S” on the jersey — but at the start of “Southside” instead of “Sox” — is all very clever. The overall vibe fits with the team’s aesthetic link to hip-hop culture. Plus, people love ‘em, apparently. Tim Anderson’s jersey reportedly sold out in two hours and the rest soon followed.

In other words, I’m comfortable with the knowledge that my quibbles won’t matter, and yet I have them anyway:

  1. South Side is two words. Like “New York” or “San Francisco” or “Kansas City” — all of which are presented as two distinct words when they appear on baseball jerseys! Are there no copy editors at Nike?! Are there no pedants on the South Side to make a fuss about this on social media?!

  2. It is the burden of all baseball uniforms to fight against their inherent inclination to look like silky pajama sets. Monochrome makes that all the more difficult, but is often worth it. Pinstripes certainly don’t help, but they’re classic. So ultimately it’s the shininess of the White Sox new uniforms that really make it seem like they should put spikes on smoking slippers and send the guys out there in full loungewear. — Hannah Keyser

No. 5: Zack Wheeler, Cy Young contender?

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before: A starter strikes out 14, but the team squanders the effort and loses the game. Classic Jacob deGrom outing (April 10 against the Miami Marlins). But I’m talking about the one most recently executed by his former teammate, Zack Wheeler, against the Tampa Bay Rays last week.

Wheeler’s career-high 14 strikeouts are the second-most (tied twice with deGrom, second to deGrom’s 15) for a pitcher this season. It’s not a fluke, either. His most recent start was indicative of his new and improved ability to convert two-strike counts to Ks, which has helped boost his overall K/9 rate to double digits this year.

When the Philadelphia Phillies signed Wheeler to a five-year, $118 million contract ahead of the 2020 season, it was to be a top-of-the-rotation guy. After five full seasons with the Mets that ate up his twenties, he had an even 100 ERA+. In limited samples since then, he has lived up to the potential the Phillies bet on. Since the start of 2020, he’s sixth for all pitchers in FanGraphs WAR and third in overall innings pitched.

Wheeler hasn’t ever really been part of the ace debate and his 12th place finish last year was the only time he’s shown up in the Cy Young voting. But he’s quietly become a worthy competitor for those titles. Even if these are all ultimately races to be second to deGrom. — Hannah Keyser

No. 6: Fantasy baseball’s risers and fallers

It’s checkpoint time on the fantasy side too. Dalton Del Don broke down which players have changed minds — for better or worse — in the first two months.

No. 7: Defensive positioning is not just the shift

As baseball confronts the increasingly urgent reality of dwindling offense, most of the conversations still center on big, naked-eye type trends and potential fixes. The shift, for one. This week at Baseball Prospectus, Rob Arthur showed that a more subtle, more gradual sort of shift may be siphoning away hits.

Third basemen and center fielders — while still playing in their recognizable places on the field — have simply moved back. By having their fielders stand further from the plate, Arthur showed, defenses have whacked a jaw-dropping number of points off of the batting average for balls hit toward those positions.

This is the nuance that has to be factored into tweaks intended to rebalance the game. And we’ve probably spotted only a fraction of these little changes. — Zach Crizer

No. 8: What did Shohei Ohtani do this week?

It’s hard to keep up with everything two-way sensation Shohei Ohtani is doing in 2021, so we are rounding up his unprecedented exploits every week. Here’s a sample from this week’s edition.

After getting his start pushed to Friday by ... traffic, Shohei Ohtani took the mound to square off with the Oakland A's (he got the night off on offense).

Ohtani looked good early, showing off his signature filth:

Then, something magical occurred. Mark Canha was at bat, and Ohtani fired a pitch that ended up too high. Canha didn't like that.

A story in four parts. First, the pitch and ensuing commotion:

Canha was very upset. Ohtani, on the other hand …

Lol. It gets better too — look at Ohtani while the benches cleared:

And this is how the at-bat ended (shout out to @PitchingNinja for the hilarious edit):

Yes, Ohtani ultimately took the loss as his trouble with walks hurt him in the seventh and the Angels provided little support en route to a 3-1 defeat, but that entire sequence was just chef's kiss. — Mo Castillo

No. 9: What to watch this week

The aforementioned AL East chaos takes center stage at Yankee Stadium this week as the Rays visit for a four-game set before the Red Sox roll in for the weekend.

Meanwhile, the Cubs get a big test against San Diego. After trading Yu Darvish and Victor Caratini to the unabashedly ambitious Padres, the Cubs are still competing in a mediocre NL Central, but will have decisions to make ahead of the trade deadline. How they are against top competition may help clarify that call. — Zach Crizer

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Multiple Sixers react to losing star Joel Embiid to injury vs. Wizards

With the Philadelphia 76ers looking to close out the series on Monday night on the road against the Washington Wizards, they had a tough task ahead of them already. The Wizards are led by two stars of their own in Russell Westbrook and Bradley Beal and they were not going to go down without a fight.

On top of the strong play from Westbrook and Beal, the Sixers did lose their superstar big man, Joel Embiid, in the first half due to right knee soreness. Without Embiid, it was tough to find consistent offense and they had to rely more on Mike Scott and Dwight Howard.

Afterward, coach Doc Rivers was not sure what happened to his superstar leader.

“Obviously, it was in the middle of the game so I didn’t really check,” said Rivers. “I just knew he was out. I wasn’t even sure what it was. I think it was the knee or the back.”

Once Embiid went out, the Sixers had to rely on other players to step up in his absence, but it was just not enough to overcome Westbrook and Beal on the road. Tobias Harris had a tough night shooting just 8-for-24 as he was not able to make up for the offensive loss of the big fella.

“Once Jo came out, I don’t think we were moving the ball as well,” said Ben Simmons. “We weren’t playing team ball for a minute and then also not getting stops which is a huge part of our offense in order to be able to push the ball which hurt us for a little bit.”

It was a tough time for the Sixers once the big fella went down. Philadelphia was in the midst of trying to close out a series and then, boom, they lose their superstar leader.

“Originally, at the time, we knew he wasn’t coming back in the game,” Harris said. “That was about it. That’s all we knew.”

The last time Embiid was injured in Washington, he was out for 10 games with a bone bruise back in March. The hope is that he will be all set and ready to go for Game 5 on Wednesday.

“I don’t know the details so I can’t really speak on that,” Simmons added. “Obviously, we need Jo to win. He’s a big part of this team, but if he’s not there the next game, we got to close it out. We got what we need.”

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Fan apprehended by police after running onto court during Game 4 of 76ers-Wizards NBA playoff series

A fan at Game 4 of the Philadelphia-Washington playoff series at the Wizards’ Capital One Arena ran onto the court and was tackled by a security guard with 3:40 left in the third quarter.

"During this evening's game, a fan was apprehended by Capital One Arena Special Police after attempting to breach the court. He will be banned from the arena and charges are being pursued with DC MPD," the Wizards said in a statement.

Philadelphia’s Seth Curry had just missed a 3-pointer and Washington’s Rui Hachimura grabbed the rebound, delivering an outlet pass to Raul Neto. As the play went to the opposite end of the court, a referee stopped the action when he saw the security guard tackle the person right near Washington’s basket.

While a fan running onto the field of play isn’t an uncommon sight, it’s rare at an NBA game.

It’s another incident in a string of inappropriate fan behavior at NBA playoff games in the past week.

On Sunday, a fan at the Boston-Brooklyn game at the Celtics’ TD Garden threw a plastic water bottle at Kyrie Irving as Nets players left the court following Brooklyn’s victory. The person who allegedly threw water bottle at Irving, who used to play for Boston, was arrested and charged with assault and battery with a deadly weapon, according to a report.

Boston Police sergeant detective John Boyle told USA TODAY Sports in a phone call that the suspect apprehended for the alleged incident, Cole Buckley of Braintree, Massachusetts, is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Boston Municipal Court. The fan is also subject to a lifetime ban from TD Garden in Boston.

A fan is tackled by security on the floor as Dwight Howard looks on in the second half of Game 4 of the 76ers-Wizards playoff series at Capital One Arena.
A fan is tackled by security on the floor as Dwight Howard looks on in the second half of Game 4 of the 76ers-Wizards playoff series at Capital One Arena.

Last week, fans were banned or indefinitely banned from arenas for:

The NBA released a statement Thursday that warned an enhanced fan code of conduct "will be vigorously enforced in order to ensure a safe and respectful environment for all involved."

“The return of more NBA fans to our arenas has brought great excitement and energy to the start of the playoffs, but it is critical that we all show respect for players, officials and our fellow fans," the NBA's statement read.

The NBA also directed fans to its Fan Code of Conduct page.

The National Basketball Players Association also released a statement:

“True fans of this game honor and respect the dignity of our players," the players’ union said. "No true fan would seek to harm them or violate their personal space. Those who do have no place in our arenas. And their conduct is appropriately evaluated by law enforcement just as if it occurred on a public street.”

Contributing: Lorenzo Reyes

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“Everything that was cool about him went away” – Bruce Pritchard explains how WWE ruined ...

Bruce Pritchard explains how WWE ruined former WWE Champion’s character. The WWE Executive Director did not held back with his discourse.

Charcters in Wrestling today are very different from what they were in the past. Sure there are still some over the top characters, but most of them are realistic with relatable goals and ambition. A couple of decades back however, wrestlers were meant to be larger than life.

Also read: Britt Baker dethrones Hikaru Shida as AEW Women’s Champion at Double or Nothing

However, when it came to Diesel, the WWE decided to highlight who Kevin Nash, the man playing the part, was instead of adding to his badass aura and mystique. According to WWE Executive Director Bruce Pritchard, this was what eventually killed off the character and should never have been done.

Bruce Pritchard explains how WWE ruined Kevin Nash, a former WWE Champion’s character

During a recent edition of Something to Wrestle with Bruce Prichard, he discussed the moment Nash’s character siezed being Diesel.

“Well, I don’t think it was necessarily working, and it goes back to day one of ‘okay, here’s Diesel and he’s your champion, and we want him to be this big babyface, so he is going to lead everybody in prayer and then, let’s sing you know, ‘Ho, ho, ho Green, no, what’s the song? We wish you a Merry Christmas; we wish you, yeah!’ And he seized being Diesel.

“It became, (mimics Jim Ross) ‘Well, Kevin Nash, Diesel is Kevin Nash. He was at the East Tennesy playing Basketball, and what a quarter he had that one time when he scored four points.’ All of sudden, everything I loved about Diesel went away because he became Kevin Nash from East Tennessee University and a Basketball player.”

“Everything that was cool about him went away because somebody felt, ‘God damn, we’ve got to credentials. You’ve got to have credentials. You’ve got to have a real story about these guys; he could have been a two-and-a-half-time All-American.’ Nobody gives a fu** about that sh**.

“They thought Diesel was cool; he kicked people’s aes. When he seized to become Diesel, what the fu, you know, when you figure that you mid-term, it’s like, ‘Ah!’ The audience overall, they were intrigued by Diesel. They weren’t intrigued by Kevin Nash at this point in time.”

We killed him right there

Pritchard added that a promotion’s top star was not meant to be relatable but to be admired.

“I remember begging almost not to do that God damn sit-down interview they did way back. ‘Tell me about your college career? Tell me about Kevin?’ We killed him right there. In that moment, we killed what we had spent all that time building. That’s the 100% truth.”

“Pushing that, in order to have a champion people would believe in, you had to give them real things to believe in. You had to tell them a real story, but yet not one time would you sit there and fu***** take Hulk Hogan. ‘And now tell me, Terry? When you were in the band, you played bass, right?’ The fu** would anyone bring that up and why. Why do you want to?

“Diesel was a character; Kevin Nash was a person. The audience was in love with the character. They didn’t know the person. You keep the person mysterious and a mystique. When he becomes just like your buddy who went to college in East Tennessee and played the year on the team, what’s special about him anymore? I could relate to him. You don’t want people to relate to your top megastar.”

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WWE Monday Night RAW Live Results, Your Feedback And Viewing Party

Welcome to our WrestlingINC.com Live WWE RAW Viewing Party. Tonight’s show comes from the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida.

– Tonight’s WWE RAW opens on the USA Network with a tribute video for Memorial Day. We’re live from the WWE ThunderDome at the Yuengling Center in Tampa, Florida as pyro goes off. Corey Graves welcomes us. He’s joined at ringside by Byron Saxton and newcomer Jimmy Smith. Graves introduces Smith and welcomes him. Smith says he’s excited to be here and his job is to honor the fans, the Superstars, and have some fun. They hype tonight’s show with a look back at last week and what led to tonight’s Kofi Kingston vs. Drew McIntyre match. Graves hypes the main event, which will see Elias and Jaxson Ryker challenge RAW Tag Team Champions Omos and AJ Styles. We see what happened last week to set up Reginald vs. Shayna Baszler for tonight.

– We go right to the ring as Mike Rome introduces The Miz and John Morrison for another must see edition of MizTV. They’re already in the ring and fans are booing some.

Miz gives himself a big welcome back intro, for his first appearance since losing to Damian Priest in the Zombies Lumberjack Match at WrestleMania Backlash. Miz apologies for that match and says, that match… that match… he shakes his head, that match… he was injured. For the first time in his illustrious career, he was injured. This goes with the previous report on the ACL tear. Morrison shows off the Drip Stick he’s brought, which is a pool water toy. Miz says while gone he’s had an epiphany, and that was that he had to get back to RAW because the show is going back on the road soon, and he knew everyone wants to see him live in person. The other part of his epiphany is how he realized he’s accomplished so much in his career, that he has to give back. Like helping Morrison or his guest tonight. He goes on and introduces Charlotte Flair. Out she comes to boos.

Flair heads to the ring as the announcers hype her match against RAW Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley at Hell In a Cell. Flair enters the ring and takes a seat. She asks what that smell is and it’s Morrison wearing garlic to save them from zombies, aliens and other things like that. They laugh at a non-joke on Flair becoming a 14-time champion and she asks if they’re done, calling them idiots. Flair goes on about how Ripley’s fairy tale is over, and that will turn to a nightmare as she sends Ripley to Hell in three weeks. The music hits and out comes Ripley.

Ripley enters the ring and says Flair can go to Hell. They face off and Miz tells them to calm down. Ripley and Flair take their seats now. Ripley goes on about how she will beat Flair and remain champion. Flair says Ripley couldn’t even beat Nikki Cross last week. Miz shows us a replay of last week’s Beat The Clock Challenge match with a 2 minute limit. Flair asks Ripley what makes her think she can beat her if she couldn’t beat Cross. The music interrupts and out comes Cross to a pop.

Cross apologizes for interrupting, adding that she is a big fan of MizTV and couldn’t wait any longer. Cross says she beat the RAW Women’s Champion last week and it would only be fair if she was the first person to challenge the winner of their match at Hell In a Cell. Flair says if life was fair, she would be champion right now. Ripley admits Cross earned her respect. They go on and Flair says she can beat Cross in one minute. Cross slaps Flair in the mouth. Flair says Cross is on, then calls her a little troll. We go to commercial.

Beat The Clock: Nikki Cross vs. Charlotte Flair

Back from the break and Nikki Cross faces off with Charlotte Flair. RAW Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley watches from a chair at ringside. There are two minutes on the clock.

The bell rings and Cross goes right to the floor, taunting Flair. Flair goes out but Cross goes back in. Flair follows and talks some trash but Cross goes back to the floor for more mind games. Flair tries to grab Cross through the ropes but falls short.

Flair chases Cross but Cross goes behind Ripley. Flair and Ripley face off and have words as the referee counts with 49 seconds on the clock. Flair comes back in as Cross waits. Flair finally catches Cross with a knee strike. Cross shoves her off but Flair levels her with a clothesline with 30 seconds left.

Flair takes Cross to the top but Cross fights back and hits a tornado DDT. Flair drops Cross and goes for the Figure Four but Cross keeps resisting. The clock expires and Cross wins.

Winner: Nikki Cross

– After the match, Cross celebrates as her music hits. Ripley is all smiles at ringside as she applauds Cross. Flair seethes and blames this on Ripley. Cross bounces around on the stage and looks on.

– We see recent happenings between The New Day and R-K-Bro. Riddle and Damian Priest are backstage now, talking about the upcoming return to touring. Riddle is also learning some Spanish. Randy Orton shows up and Riddle says he’s missed him so much. Priest walks off. Orton brings up how Riddle used his RKO last week. Riddle apologizes and isn’t sure what came over him, he just hit it out of nowhere. Orton says Riddle and Xavier Woods had a great match, and Riddle impressed him, but there are a few things to work on. Orton says if they’re going to do this tag team thing, they have to do it right. Orton then invites Riddle to ringside tonight to watch his match. Riddle starts marking out but Orton quiets him. Orton walks off and Riddle does some comedy on the scooter.

Xavier Woods vs. Randy Orton

We go back to the ring and out comes The New Day’s Xavier Woods without Kofi Kingston. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and out comes Randy Orton with Xavier Woods. The bell rings and they go at it. Orton looks to take Woods out early but Woods counters and takes him down. They tangle from corner to corner until Orton drops Woods face-first over the turnbuckle. Woods rolls to the floor and Orton follows.

Orton slams Woods face-first into the table several times as Smith goes wild for his first announce table action. Orton then slams Woods on top of the table and returns to the ring as we go back to commercial.

Back from the break and Orton has Woods grounded fans are rallying. Woods fights up and out by snapping Orton’s arm over the shoulder. Woods with a jumping kick to the head. Woods mounts offense but Orton cuts him off with a knee. Woods runs the ropes and nails a rolling elbow. Riddle is shocked at ringside. Woods with the sliding DDT for a close 2 count. Woods mounts Orton in the corner with right hands now.

Orton with a cheap shot where the referee can’t see it. Orton brings Woods out of the corner with a big powerbomb in the middle of the ring. Woods kicks out just in time and Orton isn’t happy. Orton sends Woods to the apron as Riddle runs his mouth at ringside. Orton goes for the second rope draping DDT,telling Riddle to watch. Woods counters and drops Orton by his arm. Woods with the Fujiwara armbar now.

Orton crawls and finally gets the bottom rope to break it. Riddle is relieved. Orton goes for the draping DDT and hits it this time. Orton drops down to the mat and pounds on it. Woods gets up and blocks the RKO with a back-slide for 2. Woods kicks Orton in the face.

Orton catches Woods with the Bro-Derek, stops and winks at Riddle, then drops Woods with it in the middle of the ring for the pin to win.

Winner: Randy Orton

– After the match, Orton stands tall as the music hits. Riddle rushes in with his scooter and he’s so happy that Orton used his finisher. We go to replays. The celebration continues as they exit the ring.

– We get a video package on what led to Reginald vs. Shayna Baszler

Reginald vs. Shayna Baszler

We go back to the ring and out comes Shayna Baszler. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and MVP is leading a group of models into his locker room suite. WWE Champion Bobby Lashley walks in next and MVP introduces him. The women are all into the champ. We go back to the ring and Baszler paces around as her music plays. Reginald is backstage with Nia Jax now. He tells her he does not need her protection tonight, he can handle Jax by himself. She protests but he dismisses her help, kissing her hand and telling her to watch the match from backstage. Reginald heads to the ring now.

The bell rings and Reginald pleads with Baszler to start. He flips back to dodge a kick, then dodges an attack. Reginald leaps again and shows off but Baszler levels him with a shoulder. Reginald dodges again and rolls Baszler for 2.

Baszler grabs Reginald off the mat and drops him with another shoulder but he kips up, flips back and body slams Baszler. Jax looks shocked in the back. Reginald apologizes and continues to dodge Baszler until she nails another shoulder and then snaps his knee. Baszler drops elbows to Reginald’s hurt knee now, then bends it back as he cries out. Baszler stands on the knee and kicks the ankle back. Baszler continues to ground Reginald, working on his knee and ankle. Baszler keeps control and delivers another big stomp.

Reginald stumbles into the corner but she drags him and applies an ankle lock submission. Reginald sends her into the turnbuckles by countering. Reginald ends up hitting a spinning crossbody that looks like it was a botched spinning kick. Baszler is down and hurt now. Reginald struggles to hop to the top turnbuckle but his moonsault lands bad due to the hurt left leg.

Baszler stalks him now. Baszler applies the Kirifuda Clutch from behind but the ring post suddenly explodes out of nowhere. Reginald takes advantage of the distraction and rolls Baszler for the pin to win.

Winner: Reginald

– After the match, Reginald makes his exit and runs away to the back as Baszler seethes in the ring. Reginald joins Jax backstage and she’s so happy. Baszler is shown on the screen, asking what the hell is Jax doing. Was this explosion another trick by Alexa Bliss and Lilly?

– Kevin Patrick is backstage with Drew McIntyre. Drew says tonight is all about he and Kofi Kingston, no MVP or Bobby Lashley, none of that outside interference BS. He also gives Kofi some praise. Drew goes on with his promo and says he likes Kofi, he respects Kofi, but tonight he’s going to do what Kofi’s not willing to do, and that’s run through him, and then get back his WWE Title. The announcers hype the McIntyre vs. Kingston match some more.

T-BAR and MACE vs. Lucha House Party

We go back to the ring and out comes T-BAR and MACE for tag team action. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and we get a promo to hype tomorrow’s WWE NXT Triple Threat opener with Pete Dunne, Johnny Gargano and Kyle O’Reilly, with the winner challenging Karrion Kross at “Takeover: In Your House” for his NXT Title. We get a pre-recorded backstage promo with T-BAR and MACE cutting a promo on making Lucha House Party go extinct. The music hits and out comes Lince Dorado and Gran Metalik.

The bell rings and T-BAR starts off with Lince. Lince fights but T-BAR overpowers and levels him, then again in the corner. Dorado fights on T-BAR’s shoulders and applies a Sleeper. T-BAR smashes him back into the turnbuckles. Metalik tags in and leaps off Dorado’s shoulders with a big splash to T-BAR. T-BAR blocks a suplex and in comes MACE for a big Hi-Lo double team move. MACE with a big suplex and an elbow drop for a close 2 count.

T-BAR tags back in for another big double team, delivering a big boot while MACE holds him after a slam. Metalik kicks out at 2 again. T-BAR stomps away in the corner now, tagging in MACE for more stomping. Dorado runs in and attacks, then sends MACE to the floor but he lands on his feet. Dorado runs and flies out but MACE catches him, then slams him.

Metalik attacks but T-BAR levels him with a big boot. T-BAR and MACE then deliver the High Justice double team finisher and MACE pins Metalik for the win.

Winners: T-BAR and MACE

– After the match, the former RETRIBUTION members stand tall as the music hits. We go to replays.

– Alexa Bliss is backstage with Lilly. She invites everyone to Alexa’s Playground later on, and says to be there or be square.

– We go back to the ring and out comes WWE United States Champion Sheamus. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Sheamus brags on his latest win as the crowd boos. Sheamus can’t wait to go on the road as champ. He talks about Ricochet and Humberto Carrillo trying to embarrass him, and says maybe they should receive participation trophies because that’s the closest they will get to the gold. He shows us how he defeated Carrillo last week, but was attacked after the match by Ricochet to prevent an attack on Carrillo, and then double teamed by both. Sheamus asks if those two looked like championship material. The crowd continues to cheer Ricochet and Carrillo. Sheamus says where he comes from they’d be scumbags, two people jumping one.

Sheamus goes on and says he created the Open Challenge so he could find someone worthy for a title shot. Ricochet and Carrillo just proved they’re not fit to lace his boots. He’s not going to face them 2-on-1, but he will face them 1-on-1, back to back because that’s the type of champion he is, and when he’s done he will send them back to where they came from, catering obscurity. Sheamus asks which one will be the first one to step up tonight.

WWE United States Champion Sheamus vs. Ricochet

We go back to the ring and out comes Ricochet as WWE United States Champion Sheamus looks on.

The bell rings and Sheamus goes to work. Ricochet dodges a move and kicks Sheamus but Sheamus knees him. Ricochet counters again and dumps Sheamus over the top rope to the floor. Ricochet goes for a baseball slide but Sheamus blocks it and ends up launching him into the barrier with a big fall-away slam.

Sheamus brings it back into the ring and goes to the top. Ricochet stumbles to his feet and Sheamus delivers a flying clothesline. Sheamus goes to follow-up but the music hits and Humberto Carrillo runs down to ringside. Ricochet takes advantage of a distracted Sheamus, then rolls him up for the non-title win.

Winner: Ricochet

– After the match, Ricochet stands tall as his music hits. Sheamus seethes in the ring as Carrillo taunts him from ringside. Back to commercial.

WWE United States Champion Sheamus vs. Humberto Carrillo

Back from the break and this non-title match begins as WWE United States Champion Sheamus goes to work on Humberto Carrillo as Ricochet looks on from ringside.

Sheamus rocks Carrillo into the corner and then levels him with a high knee. Sheamus argues with Ricochet. Carrillo tries to fight out of a corner but Sheamus keeps control. Sheamus walks into a big boot but Sheamus drops him from the corner. Sheamus takes it to the apron but Carrillo fights back with back elbows, then a jawbreaker over the top rope. Carrillo fights back through the ropes but Sheamus nails the Irish Curse backbreaker in the middle of the ring.

Sheamus kicks Carrillo around while he’s down as the referee warns him. Sheamus with more offense and taunting Ricochet. Sheamus with 10 Beats of The Bodhrán while Carrillo is on his knees in the middle of the ring. More back and forth now. Carrillo moves and Sheamus runs into the ring post. Carrillo fights back and nails a spin kick to stun Sheamus. Carrillo with another big kick to drop Sheamus. Sheamus is bleeding from his nose now, from the spin kick. Sheamus ends up nailing a huge clothesline to knock Carrillo from the top rope to the floor. He then goes out and delivers a big boot to Ricochet.

Sheamus brings Carrillo back in as the referee counts, stopping to yell at Ricochet. Carrillo leaps off the apron and knocks Sheamus face-first into the announce table. Carrillo brings it back in and comes off the top. Sheamus catches the crossbody and drives Carrillo into the mat as fans boo. A bloody Sheamus sits on Carrillo and yells in his face as the referee warns him.

Ricochet tries to come in but Sheamus stops him at the ropes. Carrillo takes advantage and hits a dropkick, then a roll-up for the pin to get the non-title win.

Winner: Humberto Carrillo

– After the match, Sheamus recovers as Carrillo and Ricochet celebrate at ringside, heading to the stage together. A bloody Sheamus yells from the ring.

– We get a new “EVA-Lution” coming soon vignette for Eva Marie’s return.

Lana and Naomi vs. Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke

We go back to the ring and out comes Lana and Naomi. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and we get a video package on what led to Kofi Kingston vs. Drew McIntyre tonight. We go back to the ring and out comes Mandy Rose and Dana Brooke. WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions Natalya and Tamina Snuka are on commentary.

The bell rings and Lana starts off with Brooke. They trade counters and run the ropes. Naomi tags in and delivers some offense to Brooke. Naomi takes it to the corner and in comes Lana for a bulldog. Brooke kicks out at 2. Naomi tags back in and works on the arm but Brooke shoves her in the corner, then runs into an elbow. Brooke drops Naomi on her face. Rose tags in and they hit a double Facebuster in the middle of the ring. Naomi kicks out at 2.

Roses uses the middle rope on Naomi, keeping control and taking her back down in the middle of the ring. Rose slams Naomi back and forth on the mat. Naomi fights out of the corner, decking Rose and Brooke. Naomi with a TKO in the middle of the ring for a 2 count. Lana tags back in for the double team. Brooke charges but Naomi kicks her, then sends her to the floor and corkscrews over the top to take her down.

Rose and Lana botch moves in the ring. Naomi goes to the apron but Rose rocks her with a knee to send her back to the floor. Lana and Rose go back and forth now. Lana fights both opponents from a corner. Dana tags back in and they hit a double team Blockbuster on Lana for the pin to win.

Winners: Dana Brooke and Mandy Rose

– After the match, Dana and Mandy celebrate in the ring as the music hits. Natalya and Tamina stand tall at ringside, raising their titles while yelling back & forth with the winners.

– We see what happened last week with Shelton Benjamin and Cedric Alexander.

Shelton Benjamin vs. Cedric Alexander

We go back to the ring and out first comes Shelton Benjamin for this rematch. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and we see Bad Bunny discussing his WrestleMania 37 experience on HBO’s “The Shop: Uninterrupted” with LeBron James, Jay-Z and others. We go back to the ring and Cedric Alexander is out for this rubber match. Shelton immediately levels Cedric with a big boot. Cedric ends up countering with a thumb to the eye cheap shot. Cedric then hits the Neutralizer for the pin to get the quick win.

Winner: Cedric Alexander

– After the bell, Cedric goes right to the floor and starts yelling as his voice breaks. Fans boo. Cedric keeps yelling as Shelton seethes and recovers in the ring.

– We go backstage to Elias hyping Jaxson Ryker up for tonight’s title shot. Ryker just stares off with an intense look on his face as Elias goes on about how they’re going into battle tonight. Elias asks if Ryker has ever been in battle? The United States Marine finally turns and looks at Elias, asking if he’s ever been in battle?, then reminding him that he is an Iraq War veteran.

RAW Tag Team Titles Match: Elias and Jaxson Ryker vs. AJ Styles and Omos

We go back to the ring and out comes RAW Tag Team Champions AJ Styles and Omos. They hit the ring and we get a Progressive-sponsored replay of what happened last week between the two teams. Back to commercial.

Back from the break and Patrick is with Kofi Kingston in the back. He cuts a promo on Drew McIntyre and winning the WWE Title back from Bobby Lashley. The announcers hype Kingston vs. McIntyre for tonight’s main event. We go back to the ring and AJ is pacing around as Omos stands tall. The music hits and fans start booing as Elias and Jaxson Ryker head to the ring. We get formal ring introductions from Rome now.

The bell hits and Elias starts off with AJ, attacking him and unloading while he’s down. Elias takes AJ to the corner and works him over, delivering chops and punches. AJ turns it around and fights out of an opposite corner, dropping Elias with right hands. AJ with a snap suplex for a 2 count in the middle of the ring. AJ with more offense and another suplex for a quick 1 count. Elias turns it around and drops a big knee on AJ. Ryker tags in but AJ fights him off.

AJ is Irish-whipped but he goes under the bottom rope, then pulls Elias off the apron. He goes back in and sends Ryker to the floor. AJ runs and hits a baseball slide to knock Ryker and Elias back into the announce table. AJ stands tall as we go back to commercial.

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Jake Paul to face former UFC champion Tyron Woodley in boxing match

Jake Paul's next boxing match is set.

Jake Paul is going to put on the boxing gloves again. 

Two sources have told DAZN News the YouTube star will take on former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. A date and location is unknown at this time of writing. A face-off between Paul and Woodley is scheduled for Friday in Miami, where Paul's brother, Logan battles Floyd Mayweather Jr. in an exhibition bout on Sunday, to officially announce the matchup. The Athletic first reported the fight. 

Paul (3-0, 3 KOs) fought in April, knocking former UFC star and Woodley teammate Ben Askren in the first round back in April. The 24-year-old and Woodley have been tossing barbs back and forth since the fight ended. Now Paul will get his toughest test to date.

Woodley will be making his professional boxing debut. The 39-year-old captured the UFC welterweight title with a first-round knockout over Robbie Lawler at UFC 201 in July 2016. He defended the championship four times before losing current 170-pound titlist Kamaru Usman at UFC 235 in March 2019. Woodley proceeded to lose his next three contests, including his last outing to Vicente Luque via first-round submission at UFC 260 in March. That was the last fight on Woodley's UFC contract, which allowed him to venture into boxing. Woodley went 9-6-1 in the UFC with five of those wins coming via knockout. In his mixed martial arts career, Woodley has seven career KOs.

Paul took to social media on Monday afternoon and teased a fight announcement for Tuesday.

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GIVE A GRADE: Haney Earns A Straight B For His Effort Versus Linares

On Saturday night, DAZN provided fight fans an excellent card full of fun and excitement.  DAZN’s main event featured the young Devin Haney (26-0, 15 KOs) defending his WBC lightweight title against Jorge Linares (47-6, 29 KOs), a tough, battle-hardened veteran looking to capture another world title.

The night featured a total of five bouts which showcased 10 fighters.  The fights were thrilling and provided fight fans a sampling menu of boxing’s beauty, brutality, and of course, controversy. After 48 hours of analyzing the fights, I’ve compiled my report card and letter grade assessments of the fighters. Here we go!

Kahlil Coe, Grade: B

In his pro debut, expectations were high for the talented young man from Jersey City, N.J., and he didn’t disappoint. He dispatched his opponent in the first round with a relentless attack on the body. While Kahlil didn’t give us many rounds, the 1 minute and 50 seconds I did see were enough to grade him a solid B.

Coe displayed solid boxing skills and a smooth relaxed composure while dismantling Nathaniel Tadd. 

Coe dropped Tadd three times while attacking the body. Most fighters don’t attack the body as they are making their transition into the pro-ranks.

Additionally, after the first knockdown, he didn’t mindlessly charge his opponent when he smelled blood in the waters. Coe calmly resumed his attack on the body until the referee decided Tadd had enough.

Khalili Coe earns a solid B in my grade book for knocking out his opponent while attacking his body and staying composed in his pro-debut.   

Azinga Fuzile: Grade C+

Azinga Fuzile (15-1, 9 KOs) faced off against Martin J. Ward (24-2-2, 11 KOs) in a 130 pound IBF eliminator match. The fight started off slow while the two fighters assessed each other. However, it didn’t take long to heat up, and when it did, both fighters were giving and taking the best each had to offer. Fuzile was the sharper of the two fighters, and he effectively countered Ward. However, Ward’s awkward hand movements and rushing attack confused Fuzile for much of the fight. Being the sharper and most talented of the two fighters, Fuzile failed to effectively create angles and dominate the slower Ward.

Additionally, the one time he did have Ward hurt, Fuzile failed to capitalize and end the fight. Lastly, an awkward entanglement of their legs occurred during an exchange of punches. As a result, Ward suffered an apparent knee injury that he couldn’t recover from, leading his corner to stop the fight in the 8th round. The fight ended in underwhelming fashion, and Fuzile failed to knock Ward out when he had him hurt earlier in the fight. Compared to the other champions in the division, I believe Fuzile is easy pickings for them in a title fight. 

Shane Mosley Jr and Jason Quigley: Grade B-

Shane Mosely Jr. and Jason Quigley waged war in a fight that was entertaining and went the distance. Both fighters had their moments in the fight. Shane had the upper hand in the earlier moments of the battle and was landing effectively on Quigley. However, in the middle rounds, Quigley started to time Shane’s lazy jab and began to come over the top of it and made a permanent residence for his right hand on Mosley’s face. This went on for another two rounds while Shane stood in front of Quigley and ate a buffet of straight rights. Quigley chipped away at Shane’s lead little by little and seemed to be taking over the fight.

In the final rounds, Shane bites down, sits on his punches, and exchanges furiously with Quigley. While Shane was dishing out punishment, the Irish native gave back as much as he received, leaving the last rounds close enough to go in favor of either fighter. The result was a majority decision in Quigley’s favor.

Quigley is 30 years old; the Irishman turned pro in 2014.

Many fans saw the fight as a draw, while many others agree with the decision. Either way, neither fighter seemed to separate himself clearly above the other. While Shane had successful moments, he failed to use his physical attributes and establish an effective jab/straight-right combination that could’ve easily picked off Quigley. Shane is too far advanced in his career and should know this.

On the other hand, Quigley allowed Shane to get back into the fight during the later rounds. While these two fought valiantly and gave us an exciting battle, neither one of them could clearly separate himself from the other. And for those reasons, each one of them gets a B- minus in the grade books and leaves many wondering if either one can win a world title. 

Chantelle Cameron: Grade A

Chantelle Cameron (14-0, 8 KOs) defended her WBC World Female Super Lightweight title against the gritty, tough-nosed veteran Melissa Hernandez. Cameron dominated the fight from the opening bell and left no doubt in our minds who was the champion and who was the challenger. Cameron was landing at will and had Hernandez in trouble for much of the fight. Cameron’s fantastic performance and win were marred by a controversial, and what many consider a premature stoppage, during arguably Hernandez’s best round.

Unfortunately, the debate about whether the fight should’ve been stopped overshadowed Cameron’s performance. Nevertheless, Cameron successfully defended her title and dominated an aging former world champion in doing so. For her dominant and word-class performance, Cameron earns a solid A in the grade book. 

Devin Haney: Grade B

Devin Haney successfully defended his WBC Lightweight world title against the hardened former world champion Jorge Linares. Many fans and boxing pundits considered this Haney’s coming-out party and the first significant test of his pro career.

Haney had good luck but in those “championship rounds” Linares had him in trouble a lil bit.

This was Haney’s chance to quiet the naysayers and let them know that he was a “legitimate” champion in the division. Haney looked to be doing just that for the majority of the fight. Haney was besting Linares with his hand and foot speed from the opening bell, a sharp jab that snapped Linares’ head back repeatedly, and some slick in and out fighting. Haney was putting on a boxing clinic and silencing his critics.

Then came a pivotal moment in the 10th round. Haney’s success was halted with one solid short right from Linares that had Haney dancing the merengue on his way back to the corner. Haney was clearly hurt by that punch and had difficulty regaining his legs for much of the 11th round. Haney “bromanced” his way through the 11th, hugging and attempting to slow down the onslaught and survive the remainder of the round.

In the 12th round, Haney regained some of the feelings in his legs and had moments of success. However, his body language was still screaming survival. Later in the round, Linares would land another hard punch that would hurt Haney and leave him flaying for more hugs to get through to the final bell.

Haney’s earlier success cemented the win, but his overall performance against an aging veteran did little to quiet the peanut gallery. He allowed an aging veteran to hurt him, and he was unable to knock out Linares, a fighter whose previous losses were all by knockout. His only recovering tactic was to hug his opponent during the championship rounds. For his performance, Haney earns a B in my grade book. 

My Take: Matchroom and DAZN put together an exceptional card that provided us with thrilling fights that were fun and entertaining.  A tremendous pro-debut, action-packed fights, drama, and high caliber boxing was on full display. Most of the pre-fight talk amongst casual and hardcore fight fans was how Devin Haney would fair against a top-tiered opponent. Haney has been subject to a lot of criticism about his legitimacy as a world champion and the quality of his resume. Despite performing brilliantly during the earlier stages of the fight, he left the door open for more criticism after he got rocked by Linares. He left many of us questioning how his chin will hold up against the other champions in the division. That’s a division in which each champion packs a ton of dynamite in their punches.

Regarding Jorge Linares, I believe he no longer possesses what is necessary to win another world title. While he is still a great fighter, it is evident that “Father Time” is catching up to him. He is a former multiple world titleholder in three weight classes, with a decorated career spanning 19 years, and he has nothing left to prove.

While Devin Haney “legitimately” won this fight, many considered this fight his first “real” test. This sentiment still lingering during his third defense of a major world title says a lot about him as champion, the WBC, and probably the sport of boxing as a whole.

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