Roundup (June 13, 2019): Fury-Schwarz week, more

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Fury-Schwarz fight week is in full swing, some new fights on the calendar, and more.

Miss anything on Wednesday? Get caught up!

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Tyson Fury and Tom Schwarz are just days away from their fight on Saturday night in Las Vegas, live on ESPN+, and we previewed the matchup and looked at the odd road Tyson Fury has traveled to this fight.

The two were present at the final presser, as well, which was a pretty laid back affair.

Remember Fury’s heartfelt empathy sent out toward Anthony Joshua, and his words of encouragement for Andy Ruiz Jr? Yeah, fuck that, Tyson says now that they’re both bums.

Quick Hits

  • Keith Thurman sees Manny Pacquiao as a predictable fighter going into their July 20 fight.
  • Anthony Dirrell vs David Benavidez is being worked on for September.
  • As rumored previously, Jose Benavidez Jr will face Luis Collazo in an Aug. 17 ESPN main event. I like the fight — I expect Benavidez to win, but Collazo is still a problem if you’re not really top tier, and Benavidez has yet to prove he’s really top tier.
  • The FS1 show on July 13 is official, headlined by Jamal James vs Antonio DeMarco and featuring Robert Helenius vs Gerald Washington. Helenius-Washington may not seem like much, but you can’t sleep on anyone’s heavyweight fights right now. A couple odd missteps and the winner of Helenius-Washington could be in a title fight by early 2020.
  • Jason Quigley vs Tureano Johnson will headline a Golden Boy DAZN Thursday Night Fights show on July 18.
  • Veteran trainer Naazim Richardson talked PEDs in boxing.
  • The family of Tim Hague, an MMA vet who died after a boxing match in 2017, have filed a wrongful death suit.

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