Daniel Geale had some moments in the first three rounds of the main event at Barclays Center on Saturday night, but then Miguel Cotto got a game face on, got nasty and got down to the hurt business …
The undercard to the middleweight showdown between Miguel Cotto and Daniel Geale was highlighted by a first-round KO from Dustin Fleischer, who fights motivated by his grandfather’s struggle to survive The Holocaust during World War II.
It’s an old refrain — “I’m not looking past …” — but Deontay Wilder insists he’s not going to underestimate Eric Molina, who most think poses little threat to the WBC heavyweight titleholder.
A heavyweight is growing in Brooklyn as Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller delivered a brutal second-round knockout of Damon McCreary at the Paramount Theater on the campus of Long Island University on Thursday night.
Junior lightweights Jayson Velez and Daniel Ramirez hit the scale along with other fighters on tomorrow nights LA Fight Club card, which will take place at the Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. Full bout sheet inside.
Manny Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, says his injured fighter could return to the ring in nine months, and when he does it won’t be against soft opposition.
Former super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch insists he will put impending retirement plans on hold for a fight against either Gennady Golovkin or James DeGale.
Filipino featherweight prospect John Vincent Moralde will make his ring return against Evgeny Smirnov on June 19 in Sedavi, Spain, three months after tragedy linked him forever with his opponent in Australia.
Chris Algieri was expected to be a fairly soft opponent for Amir Khan but instead fought neck and neck with the British star on Saturday. That brought no solace for the underdog from Long Island, though.
IBF junior flyweight titleholder Javier Mendoza made the first successful defense of his title on Saturday, winning a six-round technical decision over Filipino boxer Milan Melindo in Ensenada, Mexico.
Amir Khan didn’t roll over local boy Chris Algieri the way many thought he would; in fact, the two of them waged a competitive, entertaining battle on the way to Khan’s unanimous-decision win on Saturday at Barclays Center.
Javier Fortuna went 12 strong rounds for the first time in three years and his reward was a thorough, though at times erratic, unanimous-decision victory over Bryan Vasquez before 7,372 spectators at Barclays Center Friday night.
Middleweight Hassan N’Dam is calling foul on the purse split and questioning his opponent’s credibility as he and David Lemieux head into their fight, in Lemieux’s hometown of Montreal, for the vacant IBF title on June 20. Lemieux dismisses the complaints and promises to destroy N’Dam.
Amir Khan and Chris Algieri both comfortably made the welterweight limit for their fight tomorrow night. Javier Fortuna, who will fight in a supporting junior lightweight bout, had a bit more difficulty.