Undefeated lightweight contender, Devin "The Dream" Haney (21-0, 13 KOs), is now ranked top ten across the board in all sanctioning organizations. Haney is currently rated WBC #6, WBO #7, WBA #8 and IBF #10.

"Right now, I'm coming off another solid performance and for me personally it's very important to me to be recognized as a contender by the big four sanctioning bodies, said Devin Haney. "Obviously, a lot has to happen that's not 100% in my control for a world title shot to happen this year. I'm at doorstep of greatness and I will be here as long as it takes."

Devin Haney is coming off three consecutive televised Showtime / Shobox: The New Generation, main event bouts. In his last outing on Jan. 11, 2019, Haney defeated his first major step up in Xolisani Ndongeni, who was previously unbeaten with a record of (25-0, 13 KOs). On September 8, 2018, Haney dominated Juan Carlos Burgos (33-2-2, 13 KOs), a former multiple world title challenger. On May 11, 2018, Haney stopped power puncher, Mason Menard, via 9th round TKO.

Junior Fa has continued to rise up the rankings from 9th to 8th in the WBO, after his first round TKO victory over Rogelio Omar Rossi. Joseph Parker however did not receive a WBO ranking after his Controversial knockout victory over Alexander Flores. However Parker is steadily ranked 5th in the WBC.

Both boxers have had quite a difficult 2018 with Joseph Parker losing his WBO World title, consecutive losses and Junior Fa having health problems with risk of losing his USA promoter. Junior Fa ended his 2018 on a high note with successfully defending his interim WBO Oriental title and raising in the ranking to 8th as of January 2019. Joseph Parker might have ended the year on a win, but the controversy surrounding the win didn't do him any favours.

So what is next for these two rivals for 2019?

It has been confirmed that Junior Fa will be competing in USA on March 2nd in the Jamie Walker vs Dan Karpency undercard. On a positive note, Junior Fa stable mate and gym buddy Hemi Ahio will be make his USA debut on the same card. Both boxers opponents are yet to be confirmed. It is interesting to note that Junior Fa is in the same position now that Shane Cameron was right before Cameron fought David Tua in 2009. A fight between Joseph Parker and Junior Fa would a mega event for New Zealand Boxing, however the fight probably won't happen till end of 2020. What would be interesting is to see Junior fight an Australian boxer like Lucas Browne, Willie Nasio, Alex Leapai or Australian Champion Demsey McKean.

Hemi Ahio has had a difficult three years with not being able to compete due to contractual obligations to his former promoter Super 8 aka VSLive. The contract expired in July 2018, making him free to compete again. Hemi Ahio left his trainer Lolo Heimuli and joined City Kickboxing, same gym that trains Junior Fa, Baby Nansen, Israel Adesanya, Dan Hooker and Panuve Helu. Hemi Ahio ended his 2018 with a Unanimous Decision against 200kg Conrad Lam and easy knockout over Junior Maletino Iakopo.

As for Joseph Parker on what he should do next. A smart move would to take on Zhilei Zhang, Kyotaro Fujimoto or Zhang Jung Long as they all have favourable positions in the WBA, WBO and WBC rankings. A fight against Alexander Ustinov would also be an interesting fight, especially if they want to go down the WBA pathway. It would certainly create an interesting angle for Joseph Parker to take on the boxer that retired David Tua.

The New Zealand public, especially the New Zealand boxing community, want to see Joseph Parker and Junior Fa fight, but they don't want to see them fight pushovers. They want them to fight good quality opponents. New Zealand are providing a lot of amazing boxers recently and its time to showcase them to the world. Unfortunately only way to do that is if Parker fought in New Zealand and boxers fought on the undercard. Let's hope more Parker fights happen in New Zealand so we can see more of boxers like Hemi Ahio, David Light, Geovana Peres, Lani Daniels, Alrie Meleisea, Bowyn Morgan, Nort Beauchamp, Andrei Mikhailovich, Alrie Melesiea, Robert Berridge, Mose Auimatagi Jnr, Kiki Toa Leutele and many more.

Cali Boxing Management's super bantamweight prospect, Eros Correa (5-0, 5 KOs), remained undefeated when he stopped Miguel Zapata (4-2-1, 1 KO) via 4th round TKO in this past Saturday in Tijuana, MX.  The bout was promoted by GM3 Boxing Promotions and Gonzalez Boxing Promotions.

Correa started off strong, landing powerful combinations in the first and second rounds. As the fight continued, Correa's body attack started to wear down his opponent. In round four, Correa dropped Zapata with a straight right to the head. Correa then finished him off with a left hook to the body, forcing the referee to stop the bout at the 1:49 mark.

"This was the toughest opponent I've faced as a professional," said Eros Correa. "These are the type of fights I need to make me a better fighter. I'm going to continue to work hard in the gym and make a name for myself. I'm ready to get back in the ring as soon as possible."

Today Beau O’Brien has vacated his New Zealand Professional Boxing Association Middleweight title, to focus in the Super Welterweight division.

The 27 year old Napier New Zealand boxer, made his return in early 2018 after a four year hiatus. He believed he had some unfinished business in his boxing career. He made his rusty return against a tough amateur boxer Shiva Mishra. Despite the difficult challenge, he won the bout by split decision.

A few months later, Beau O’brien took on an undefeated boxer in Fiji Siliveni Nawai for the WBF Australasian title. This was Beau first fight overseas since his first lose in China against Kuok Kun Ng back in 2014. Beau originally started off slow against the undefeated fijian, however after a couple round, Beau showed his boxing skill. Beau defeated Siliveni Nawai by TKO in the 5th.

In October 2018, Beau took on for WBO 10th ranked boxer Gunnar Jackson for the NZPBA & UBF Asia Pacific Middleweight titles. Beau was originally supposed to take on Harley Love, however due to a massive backlash for the public and Harley getting knocked out a couple months before, the promoter had no choice but to look for another opponent. This was a tough fight for Beau, not just because of Gunnar Jackson experience and ability, but also due to the huge amount of respect he had for Gunnar.

The fight went the full 10 rounds and it was a close fight ending in a Majority Decision. Gunnar Jackson did well at the beginning of each round, however Beau endurance got the better of Gunnar, especially in the last minute of each round. Beau O’brien won the fight, winning his 4th and 5th pro title of his career.

Today Beau O’Brien vacate his title to go back down to the Super Welterweight division. Beau has held the NZPBA and GBF Oceania Super Welterweight titles in the passed back in 2013 and 2014. Beau O’Brien aim now is to take on the person who drew with Gunnar Jackson, Shay Brock, The person who defeated Gunnar Jackson twice, Bowyn Morgan, and a rematch with the person who defeated Beau, Kuok Kun Ng. The good news is Beau O’Brien is also currently ranked 12th in the WBO Asia Pacific Rankings.

On a side note, it is believed that Gunnar Jackson was hoping for a rematch with Beau. It is also widely known that Andrei Mikhailovich and his team been trying to set up a fight with Beau, however Beau team were not interested.