“MR. ESPN” Joshua Greer Jr Meteoric Rise Continues – Faces Antonio Nieves In A Co-Feature To Stevenson-Gonzalez

BY Scottie “The Context” White

BREAKING – In the 10-round co-feature, bantamweight contender Joshua “Don’t Blink” Greer Jr. (21-1-1, 12 KOs) will face former world title challenger Antonio Nieves (19-2-2, 11 KOs). The special feature will see female fighting sensation Mikaela Mayer (11-0, 4 KOs) defend her NABF super featherweight belt in a 10-round showdown against Alejandra Zamora (7-3, 1 KO).

Joshua GreerJr.

On his flashy ring attire and “Night Night” pillow
“Pressure either busts pipes or makes diamonds, and I’m going to continue to shine.”
On his No. 2 ranking the pressure of a high ranking
“I had a great camp. I’m ready. At the end of the day, we’re going to drag him through that fire, and he gonna have on some gasoline boxing trunks so you know he’s burnt up.”

Antonio Nieves

“I’m coming to do what I gotta do. It’s a fight. At the end of the day, it’s a fight. We’re gonna fight. And that’s what we do. I’m here to fight. He’s here to fight. {If} he makes errors, we’re going to capitalize on them. We’re gonna fight him.”
“We’re ready 100 percent for whatever he brings.”


Chicago own Greer jr is peaking superbly in the bantamweight division, as he is on the verge of his 19th straight victory inside the ropes at Reno-Sparks Convention Center, Reno. A natural entertainer, Greer jr will frenetic the fans with another classic ring-walk attire, setting the tone for the fighter coined “MR ESPN”. Greer jr has rocketed through the ranks, letting his business in the ring write checks to build up that pot-of-gold for that championship title fight looming on the horizon.

Nieves will have a tall order come tomorrow night. He’s laced once before with a common opponent in Nikolai Potapov which he dropped a split decision in defeat but the caveat is Greer jr last opponent was Potapov which he won a majority decision notching his 18th straight victory. Next he would fight the hard hitting Naoya Inoue aliased “Monster” who stopped Nieves in the sixth-frame late 2017. Nieves wouldn’t return to compete again until 7/2018 earning a much needed spark in returning to his winning form stopping Christian Esquivel in three-frames. Next opposition would fair the same in 6/2019 as Nieves stopped Jose Alfredo in two-frames.

Scheduled Bantamweight

The fight will be the Co-Feature this weekend, 26th October, LIVE on ESPN+