TSL Power Hour: Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole

Yahoo Sports combat sports writer, Kevin Iole, stopped by the TSL Power Hour to drop some gems about the current state of the fight game.

Yahoo Sports combat sports writer, Kevin Iole, stopped by the TSL Power Hour to drop some gems about the current state of the fight game.

Fresh off the biggest pay-per-view of the year in Canelo Alvarez vs. Amir Khan, Iole spoke about Khan making the monumental step up in weight from welterweight (147lbs) to the middleweight minimum limit (155lbs).

Khan was knocked out in the 6th and Iole sees him moving back down to face Danny Garcia for the WBC welterweight belt, as Khan is the mandatory challenger. In their previous meeting, Garcia KOd Khan so revenge must be on Khan’s mind and hopefully the re-match will be on the horizon. Why not Khan vs. fellow Brit Kell Brook? We address that too.

Iole also confirmed that Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Oscar De La Hoya, which represents Canelo Alvarez, called Tom Loeffler, Managing Partner for K2 Promotions who promotes Gennady GGG Golovkin the Sunday after the fight. However, he is doubtful that the fight will occur anytime soon based on a potential rematch between Canelo and Miguel Cotto from some prior negotiations before the Khan fight.

We also spoke about a potential heavyweight match-up between Deontay Wilder and newly signed Showtime boxer Anthony Joshua. 

Finally Iole dished on MMA, touching on King Mo vs. Phil Davis, Fabricio Werdum vs. Stipe Miocic and Ronda Rousey possibly calling it quits.

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Rhett Butler is a Boxing Writer Association of America Journalist, Play-By-Play Commentator, Combat Sports Insider, and Former Mixed Martial Arts and Boxing Promoter. Having been involved with combat sports since 2005, Rhett began in the Fighter Relations Department of the UFC and World Extreme Cagefighting. Eventually, he became the Site Coordinator for the now-defunct Strikeforce organization. He then founded Fight Services and handled the event and talent logistics for MMA World Series of Fighting, Titan FC, as well as boxing promoter K2 Promotions. Rhett was also a Stage Manager for Showtime Championship Boxing. Currently, Rhett is the lead combat sports and bodybuilding writer, producer, podcaster, and host for The Shadow League. He has also been published in Money Magazine, reported for TIME Magazine and been a freelance writer for UFC.com, MaximumFighting.com, UFC 360 Magazine, Fight Magazine, MMAPayout.com, and Heavy.com. Rhett has hosted lifestyle TV programming in the Washington, D.C. market on the District of Columbia Network (DCN) and the District Knowledge Network (DKN) and has been a Play-By-Play Announcer for Monumental Sports Network’s PPV streaming service.