Ruslan Provodnikov throttled faded former lightweight champ Jose Luis Castillo to a fifth-round TKO on Friday in Luzhniki, Moscow. In a bizarre undercard bout, 62-year-old actor Mickey Rourke scored a second-round TKO over Elliot Seymour.
Terence Crawford is excited to fight in his hometown, and to be vying for the vacant RING lightweight title, and to be mentioned as a possible foe for Manny Pacquiao, but the talented Nebraska native says he’s only focused on beating Raymundo Beltran on Saturday.
Fans share their enthusiasm for the Terence Crawford-Raymundo Beltran RING lightweight championship, the Tyson Fury-Dereck Chisora heavyweight rematch and the Billy Joe Saunders-Chris Eubank Jr. middleweight showdown, and give final thoughts on the Pacquiao-Algieri card, in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Tyson Fury has had to deal with inactivity, a family death and illness going into his rematch with Dereck Chisora on Saturday, but the heavyweight contender is motivated to beat his fellow Brit again so he can get a crack at champ Wladimir Klitschko, who he sees as vulnerable.
Controversial British heavyweights Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury will finally engage their anticipated rematch on Saturday in London, England. A more mature Chisora says he’s ready to earn a revenge victory vs. his rival and then hopes to challenge champ Wladimir Klitschko.
Unbeaten British middleweights Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr. will settle a long-running feud in London on Saturday and UK fans are eagerly anticipating their showdown. Saunders says the unproven Eubank Jr. allows his legendary father to talk for him too much.
Almost five years after causing an accident that killed a pregnant woman after running a red light in his SUV while allegedly driving under the influence, 38-year-old former WBO 130-pound titleholder Jorge Barrios is finally headed to prison for three and a half years.
The vacant RING lightweight championship will be on the line on Saturday when WBO titleholder Terence Crawford takes on Raymundo Beltran in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Crawford is THE RING’s No. 1-rated lightweight; Beltran is the magazine’s No. 2 contender.
Former heavyweight title challenger Eddie Chambers gave RingTV.com his thoughts and analysis on the anticipated rematch between British heavyeweight rivals Tyson Fury and Dereck Chisora, which takes place in London, England on Saturday.
IBF super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch reckons his dream of fighting in Las Vegas next year against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is still alive. On Monday, Froch revealed his promoter Eddie Hearn is flying to the U.S. this week for talks with Al Haymon, who is now working with Chavez Jr.
Fans share their thoughts on Manny Pacquiao’s ridiculously dominant decision victory over Chris Algieri, where they think he stands in terms of ability, and what they think is next; fans also praised Vasyl Lomachenko and evaluated the fighters on the monster Cleverly-Bellew rematch card in this week’s Monday mailbag.
After dominating previously unbeaten Chris Aglieri to one of the most lopsided decision victories ever, Manny Pacquiao turned his attention to another unbeaten rival whom he has circled for the past several years – Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Tony Bellew gained revenge over Nathan Cleverly, scoring a split-decision victory in their grudge rematch on Saturday in his hometown of Liverpool, England, and, in doing so, may have set up a shot at one of the cruiserweight titleholders.
James DeGale looked good scoring a third-round stoppage of former title challenger Marco Antonio Periban on the Tony Bellew-Nathan Cleverly undercard on Saturday in Liverpool, England, however fellow 168-pound contender and domestic rival George Groves looked ordinary halting Denis Douglin.
Junior featherweight ace Scott Quigg had his way in a dominant unanimous decision win over Japan’s Hidenori Otake in Liverpool, England, on Saturday, and will continue to pursue the high profile match ups which have eluded him thus far in his career.
British bantamweight contender Jamie McDonnell bested Javier Nicolas Chacon via peculiar 10th-round stoppage and super middleweight prospect Callum Smith dominated former title challenger Nikola Sjeckloca to a unanimous decision in Liverpool, England, on Saturday.
Welterweight fringe contender Artemio Reyes stopped the game Christopher Degollado in the seventh round of a scheduled eight-round main event at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, California, on Friday.
Manny Pacquiao weighed 143.8 pounds, just under the catchweight of 144 pounds for his WBO welterweight title bout against Chris Algieri, who came in slightly over at 144.2 at Saturday morning’s weigh-in in Macau. Algieri returned to the scale and checked in at 143.6.