Lerrone Richards Splits with Matchroom Over Lack of Fights
When super middleweight Lerrone “The Sniper Boss” Richards (16-0, 3 KO’s) concluded 2021, he felt that 2022 would be a grand year. This is because Richards was coming off a terrific win over Carlos Gongora which earned him the IBO super middleweight title. Along with that, The Sniper Boss was being promoted by the well-known Matchroom Boxing. Despite this, now that 2022 is two-thirds of the way done, Richards has yet to even step in the ring. Obviously, this was a great disappointment, as he explained to Boxing Social.
“Well I’m a free agent, my team and myself are looking at the options I have and we’ll go with the best one for my career moving forward…I had a good year last year. I showed the world I was one of the best and I felt like this year I would be able to push on and potentially get my hands on, or getting contention to, one of the major world titles and its eight months into the year now and I still haven’t boxed.
I’ve been in the gym, learning, improving, but I haven’t boxed, I haven’t had the opportunity to show how much I’ve improved…a fighter like me shouldn’t be out of the ring nine months, no fighter should be out of the ring for nine months, especially at my level! So yeah, me and Matchroom parted ways!”
Ranked #10 (WBC) and #11 (IBF), The Sniper Boss is technically in a great position to seek out more meaningful matches with recognizable names such as Jesse Hart #7 (WBC), Daniel Jacobs #6 (WBC) or Jose Uzcategui #8 (IBF). He is already recorded having called out undisputed super middleweight champion Saul Alvarez and one-time 168-pound champion Caleb Plant.
Yet, of all these potential boxers, two-time WBC super middleweight champion David Benavidez actually expressed his willingness to dance with Richards. Therefore, it will be interesting to see what Richards signs up for next, both in terms of his next opponent and promotional company.
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By: Bakari Simpson