Doug Fischer

RingTv image Alexander Povetkin KOs Mike Perez in first round

Alexander Povetkin KOs Mike Perez in first round

THE RING’s No. 1-rated heavyweight Alexander Povetkin made short work of Mike Perez, stopping the former Cuban amateur standout in the opening round of their WBC title-elimination bout on Friday in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin hurt Perez with a right hand and took the southpaw out with a series of follow-up rights at 1:31 of Round 1.

RingTv image Dougie’s Friday mailbag

Dougie’s Friday mailbag

In this week’s Friday mailbag, fans continue to buzz about Gennady Golovkin’s TKO of Willie Monroe Jr., as some wonder if the fight exposed defensive flaws or was just another sign of his dominance, and others pontificate on how GGG might fare against super middleweight standouts Carl Froch and Andre Ward, plus questions about Roman Gonzalez, mythical matchups and more. Enjoy!

RingTv image Eric Hunter, Antonio Escalante make weight for Golden Boy Live headliner

Eric Hunter, Antonio Escalante make weight for Golden Boy Live headliner

Featherweight fringe contender Eric Hunter and former all-action standout Antonio Escalante made weight for their junior lightweight main event for Friday’s Golden Boy Live card at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Hunter-Escalante, and at least two other bouts (including the Abraham Lopez-Alfred Tetteh co-feature and heavyweight Taishan), will be televised live on Fox Sports 1.

RingTv image Keith Thurman-Luis Collazo to headline first PBC on ESPN show

Keith Thurman-Luis Collazo to headline first PBC on ESPN show

The first live Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN (PBC on ESPN) telecast will be headlined by a 12-round welterweight bout between undefeated contender Keith Thurman and former titleholder Luis Collazo, the network announced on Thursday. The new monthly series debuts on ESPN on Saturday, July 11, at 9:00 p.m. ET.

RingTv image Tim Bradley-Jessie Vargas June 27 fight announced in Los Angeles

Tim Bradley-Jessie Vargas June 27 fight announced in Los Angeles

Two-division titleholder Tim Bradley will face unbeaten junior welterweight contender Jessie Vargas in a scheduled 12-round welterweight bout on June 27 that will be televised live on HBO from the StubHub Center in Carson, California, promoter Top Rank announced at an L.A. press conference on Monday. (Video of presser highlights and fighter interviews included.)

RingTv image Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Dougie’s Monday mailbag

Fans from around the world react to Gennady Golovkin’s sixth-round stoppage of Willie Monroe Jr. and Roman Gonzalez’s two-round demolition of Edgar Sosa, and share their thoughts on what might be next for both pound-for-pound players, plus other boxing subjects and mythical matchups in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!

RingTv image Video: Fight night recap of Golovkin-Monroe, Gonzalez-Sosa

Video: Fight night recap of Golovkin-Monroe, Gonzalez-Sosa

RingTV’s Alan Massengale was at the heart of boxing excitement on Saturday at The Forum at Inglewood, California, where Gennady Golovkin extended his KO streak to 20 straight and RING flyweight champ Roman Gonzalez made his case for being the best fighter, pound-for-pound in the world.

RingTv image Ivan Morales extended unbeaten record on Golovkin-Monroe undercard

Ivan Morales extended unbeaten record on Golovkin-Monroe undercard

Bantamweight prospect Ivan Morales, the younger brother of Mexican legend Erik Morales, stopped overmatched Danny Flores in the eighth and final round of the main non-televised undercard bout to the Gennady Golovkin-Willie Monroe Jr. middleweight title bout on Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, California.

RingTv image Jose Benavidez Jr. stops Jorge Paez Jr. in 12th round

Jose Benavidez Jr. stops Jorge Paez Jr. in 12th round

Jose Benavidez Jr. made good on his pre-fight guarantee, keeping the WBA’s interim 140-pound title in his hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, on Friday with a 12th-round stoppage of Jorge Paez Jr. in a truTV bout at US Airways Center. In the co-feature, junior welterweight prospect Antonio Orozco scored a unanimous decision over Emmanuel Taylor.

RingTv image David Lemieux-Hassan N’Dam officially announced for June 20

David Lemieux-Hassan N’Dam officially announced for June 20

The June 20 fight for the vacant IBF middleweight title between David Lemieux and Hassan N’Dam was formally announced by Golden Boy Promotions and Eye of the Tiger Management on Thursday. The bout will take place at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada and will be broadcast live on Canadian Pay-Per-View.

RingTv image Video: Golovkin-Monroe, Gonzalez-Sosa weigh-in

Video: Golovkin-Monroe, Gonzalez-Sosa weigh-in

Did you miss the weigh-in for the anticipated HBO-televised Gennady Golovkin-Willie Monroe Jr./Roman Gonzalez-Edgar Sosa doubleheader at The Forum in Inglewood, California? If you did, check it out. All four participants look ripped and ready for Saturday’s show.

RingTv image Malignaggi suffers cut in training, May 29 bout vs. O’Connor nixed

Malignaggi suffers cut in training, May 29 bout vs. O’Connor nixed

Paul Malignaggi’s May 29 fight against Danny O’Connor has been scratched due to a cut the two-division titleholder suffered in training. Malignaggi-O’Connor was to co-feature a Premier Boxing Champions on Spike show, but will now be replaced by the Javier Fortuna-Bryan Vasquez WBA 130-pound title bout, according to the PBC.

RingTv image Dougie’s Friday mailbag

Dougie’s Friday mailbag

Fans share their thoughts on the Gennady Golovkin-Willie Monroe Jr. fight and the American underdog’s chances against the middleweight world-beater, Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez’s HBO debut, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his most formidable possible future opponents, plus mythical matchups, in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!