Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
Guillermo Rigondeaux was criticized for his “amateurish” style by some fans, the media and even his own promoter after he outclassed Nonito Donaire, but the Cuban boxing genius tuned it out going into Saturday’s 122-pound title defense against Joseph Agbeko.
English heavyweight David Price has vacated both his British and Commonwealth titles as he plans to focus on regaining his place among the division’s genuine contenders.
Zab Judah has been in boxing so long – 18 years as a pro – that he inspired Paul Malignaggi when his fellow Brooklynite was an amateur. Judah says he once sparred with a young Malignaggi, who says it never happened, but the two vets will definitely trade leather when they fight as pros on Saturday.
Edgar Sosa is having the best year of his 13-year pro career. The former 108-pound beltholder stopped rival Ulises Solis in March and outpointed Giovani Segura in May. Sosa, who challenges RING/WBC flyweight champ Akira Yaegashi on Friday in Tokyo, spoke with RingTV.com about his stellar 2013 and his accomplished career.
Junior middleweight contenders Erislandy Lara and Austin Trout have engaged in a bitter war of words in advance of Saturday night's fight. Twelve boxing insiders are split on their predictions on the outcome of what looks like an even contest.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said that he expects Canel Alvarez to make a decision regarding his next opponent potentially as early as next week, with Miguel Cotto being the young former champ's desired rival.
Press conference for the Dec. 7 tripleheader featuring RING, WBO and WBA 122-pound champion Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Joseph Agbeko, middleweights Matthew Macklin and Lamar Russ, and junior middleweight James Kirkland against Glen Tapia. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.
Fans who took part in a recent RingTV.com poll asking who would win a potential showdown between RING light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson and WBO titleholder Sergey Kovalev are certain the fight would end in a knockout, and most favor Kovalev.
Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad and Joe Calzaghe were elected to the International Boxing Hall of Fame’s Modern category this year, the Hall announced on Wednesday. The three superstars will officially be inducted on June 8, 2014.