Sampson Lewkowicz, the promoter of Magomed Abdusalamov, and others in the boxing industry, are establishing a trust fund to raise money for the hospitalized Russian heavyweight, who suffered a career-ending brain injury on Saturday. Abdusalamov is currently on life support after suffering a stroke on Sunday following brain surgery to remove a blood clot.
Heavyweight standout Mike Perez and his promotional company, K2 Promotions, issued a statement on Monday evening about the condition of Magomed Abdusalamov, who was placed in a medically induced coma after losing a spirited 10-round decision to Perez on Saturday.
Heavyweight prospect Magomed Abdusalamov was placed in medically induced coma early Sunday morning as the result of his brutal 10-round bout against Mike Perez on Saturday in New York City, according to BoxingScene.com.
Nonito Donaire will be the next guest on RingTV’s REAL TALK video feature, which gives the fans an opportunity to interview their favorite fighters. The three-division titleholder will take on Vic Darchinyan on Nov. 9 on HBO in their long-awaited rematch.
The welterweight title bout between WBA beltholder Adrien Broner and Marcos Maidana has been moved from Las Vegas to San Antonio on Dec. 14 on Showtime. The network also announced the stacked lineup to the Dec. 14 show and the Malignaggi-Judah headlined card on Dec. 7 in Brooklyn.
IBF light heavyweight titleholder weighed 172.5, two and half pounds under the division limit, at Friday’s weigh-in for his defense against Karo Murat that will take place on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J. Murat weighed 174 pounds. Peter Quillin and Gabriel Rosado, who fight in Saturday’s co-feature, also made weight for their WBO title bout.
No potential opponent for Ruslan Provodnikov received a majority of votes in our most recent RingTV.com poll.
Following Tim Bradley’s split-decision victory over Juan Manuel Marquez, RingTV.com asked fans who they would like to see the undefeated WBO welterweight titleholder fight next. The overwhelming choice of fans who took part in a recent poll was the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios winner.