According to the Arkansas Democrat, IBF middleweight titleholder Jermain Taylor has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation.
Mike Alvarado, who was soundly defeated by Brandon Rios in a welterweight bout on Saturday, will be dropped from THE RING’s junior welterweight rankings, where the battle-worn veteran had been rated No. 5.
According to Fernando Beltran, four-division titlewinner Juan Manuel Marquez may be looking to challenge England’s Kell Brook should Brook get beyond the first defense of his IBF welterweight belt on March 28.
Undefeated junior lightweight Francisco Vargas will face Will Tomlinson and unbeaten junior welterweights Antonio Orozco and Frankie Gomez will compete in separate bouts on March 12 in San Antonio.
Robinson Castellanos earned a shot at WBC featherweight titleholder Jhonny Gonzalez with a one-sided unanimous decision over veteran Rocky Juarez, dropping the former five-time title challenger four times during the Fox Sports 1-televised main event at Cowboys Dance Hall in San Antonio on Monday.
Unbeaten Brazilian junior middleweight prospect Patrick Teixeira, who has stopped 20 of his 24 opponents, has signed with Golden Boy Promotions, president and founder Oscar De La Hoya announced on Monday.
Unbeaten light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera and junior middleweight Shane Mosley Jr. will compete in support of Friday’s ESPN2 main event between lightweights Karl Dargan and Tony Luis.
Having vacated the WBO middleweight title that Andy Lee now holds, undefeated Peter Quillin won’t rule out a future clash between the two.
Standout prospect Felix Verdejo will fight Marco Antonio Lopez on Feb. 28 at The Sun Dome on the campus of the University of South Florida.
Brandon Rios re-established himself as a title contender with his vicious beating of Mike Alvarado on Saturday. Alvarado could be finished.
Heading into his March 13 fight against Josesito Lopez, former welterweight titlist Andre Berto feels he’s at a point in his career in which nothing can deter him.
Fans share their thoughts on Brandon Rios’ destruction of Mike Alvarado, what might have gone wrong for Alvarado, what might be next for Rios, plus fights and happenings to look forward to in 2015 and beyond (barring a zombie apocalypse) in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
The first REAL TALK of 2015 will feature former two-division champ Buddy McGirt, who has been one of the sport’s most notable trainers since he retired from fighting in 1997. Send your questions for McGirt to email@example.com and the veteran sage will answer them.
Rocky Jaurez and rival Robinson Castellanos weighed 125.25 and 124.75 pounds in advance of Monday’s WBC featherweight title eliminator scheduled for the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas.
RING light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and Russian 175-pound prospect Artur Beterbiev could return to action in separate bouts against opponents to be determined on April 4 at the Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, promoter Yvon Michel informed RingTV.com on Sunday.
Talented junior welterweight prospect Keandre Gibson returns to Fox Sports 1 on Monday against trialhorse Nelson Lara in San Antonio, Texas. The bout takes place on the undercard of the Rocky Juarez-Robinson Castellanos main event. Learn more about the St. Louis native in this week’s New Faces.
Brandon Rios recaptured his peak form and fierceness with his brutal three-round stoppage of Mike Alvarado in their welterweight rubber match. Rios is now a player at 147 pounds, while Alvarado’s future is in doubt. However, fans should thank Alvarado for the many ring wars he’s provided, fights that may have shortened his career.