RingTV’s Alan Massengale spoke to Gennady Golovkin, Marco Antonio Rubio, Nonito Donaire and Nicholas Walters ahead of the anticipated Oct. 18 “Mexican Style” card at StubHub Center in Carson, California.
How did Gennady Golovkin, who defends his WBA middleweight title against Mexican veteran Marco Antonio Rubio on Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, California, become an attraction in the greater Los Angeles area without ever fighting in the region?
Freddie Roach says he wants to see THE RING/WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto face Canelo Alvarez next, followed by oft-avoided WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin. Roach spoke to RingTV.com from his training camp with Manny Pacquiao in the Philippines.
RingTV.com spoke to Nicholas Walters, who faces WBA featherweight titleholder Nonito Donaire on Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, California. The undefeated KO artist talked about the HBO showdown, growing up in Jamaica and his goals in the hot 126-pound division.
Manny Pacquiao will face Chris Algieri at a catchweight of 144 pounds to test out how he feels at a lighter weight, with his next fight to be at junior welterweight, says head trainer Freddie Roach. Pacquiao had one of his first sparring sessions for the Nov. 22 fight on Monday.
Dominic Verdin spoke to Oscar De La Hoya, WBC 122-pound titleholder Leo Santa Cruz and junior featherweight prospect Joseph Diaz Jr. at Friday’s “Golden Boy Live!” at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Verdin also interviewed Robinson Castellanos, who upset Ronny Rios in the main event.
Junior lightweight fringe contender Michael Farenas hopes to make good in his second straight bout against an undefeated fighter when he meets Jose Pedraza in Hato Rey, Puerto Rico on Nov. 14.
Robinson Castellanos dropped Ronny Rios in Round 2 of their “Golden Boy Live!” main event on Fox Sports 1 on Friday, and finished the previously unbeaten contender off three rounds later for an upset fifth-round TKO victory at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif.
Fans share their thoughts on Jermain Taylor’s IBF middleweight title victory over Sam Soliman, seek Dougie’s thoughts on the controversy surrounding Taylor and the fight, and ask his opinion on Canelo Alvarez’s pay-per-view promise and boxing ability in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
THE RING’s No. 8-rated featherweight Ronny Rios will fight Robinson Castellanos in a 10-round bout on Friday at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, Calif. The bout will be broadcast live on a “Golden Boy Live!” telecast, beginning at 10:00 p.m. ET/ 7:00 p.m. PT.
Antonio Orozco is excited about facing veteran Steve Forbes at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California, on Friday on Fox Sports 1. The undefeated junior welterweight prospect recalls watching Forbes on The Contender TV series and against Oscar De La Hoya.
Former middleweight champ Jermain Taylor scored a unanimous decision over Sam Soliman, who suffered four knockdowns and an injured right knee during their IBF title bout on Wednesday in Biloxi, Mississippi. Taylor won by scores of 116-111, 115-109, and 116-109.
A number of RING-ranked contenders saw action last week, resulting in changes in the light heavyweight, middleweight and strawweight divisions. Former light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson’s upset loss to Tommy Karpency caused him to drop from the rankings.
For the first time since 2001 the International Boxing Hall of Fame has amended its balloting process – and it wouldn’t be an understatement to say the changes are forward-looking. Lee Groves spoke to the IBHOF Executive Director Ed Brophy about the changes.
RingTV.com caught up with Jermain Taylor, who challenges Sam Soliman for the IBF 160-pound title on Wednesday. The former undisputed middleweight champ kindly took part in the popular series “Best I’ve Faced,” picking the best fighters he’s fought in 10 categories.
Boxing’s ultimate road warrior Sam Soliman defends his IBF middleweight title against former champ Jermain Taylor on ESPN2 on Wednesday. RingTV.com spoke with the veteran about achieving his goal of winning a world title, his life in Australia and his showdown with Taylor.