Dmitry Sukhotsky and Anatoliy Dudchenko will meet in an IBF light heavyweight title eliminator on the April 4 edition of NBC Sports Net’s Fight Night from the Liacouras Center in Philadelphia, Main Events CEO Kathy Duva announced on Monday.
A number of RING-ranked fighters – including lightweights Ricky Burns and Terence Crawford and super middleweights Robert Stieglitz and Arthur Abraham – saw action during the last two weeks, which caused some changes within the magazine’s divisional rankings.
Unbeaten teenage junior welterweight prospect Julian Rodriguez will round out Manny Pacquiao’s sparring stable ahead of the Filipino star’s April 12 clash with WBO welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas.
The jabs are flying between light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson and WBO titleholder Sergey Kovalev, with each saying they are willing to engage after their upcoming bouts, while Bernard Hopkins and Beibut Shumenov chime in with insults of their own.
Readers share their thoughts on Orlando Salido-Vasyl Lomachenko, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Bryan Vera II, Robert Stieglitz-Arthur Abraham III, Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo, and ask what’s next for Lomachenko, Chavez, Abraham and Amir Khan in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. prepared properly for his rematch with Bryan Vera and it paid off with a convincing victory on Saturday.
Former lightweight champion Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini is predicting an easier night for Manny Pacquiao when he faces WBO welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley in their April 12 rematch in Las Vegas, Nev.
WBA welterweight titleholder Marcos Maidana is hoping to be ringside at Alvarez-Angulo, and to start training in California on March 10 for his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr., but all that will have to wait until after his daughter is born.
Junior middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo revealed in an episode of All Access the importance of trainer Virgil Hunter beyond the work they do in the gym.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s rematch victory over Bryan Vera in San Antonio. Great photo gallery from photographer Naoki Fukuda.
Naoki Fukuda’s action shots from the Alamodome of veteran Orlando Salido’s unexpected win over newbie Vasyl Lomachenko.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. made weight for his rematch with Bryan Vera and then brutally outclassed the game Texan to a unanimous decision on Saturday in San Antonio. Orlando Salido upset amateur star Vasyl Lomachenko via split decision in the co-featured bout.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. dominated Bryan Vera in their rematch Saturday in San Antonio, winning a one-sided decision in a 12-round super middleweight fight.
Orlando Salido upset former amateur star Vasyl Lomachenko on Saturday in San Antonio, winning a split decision.
In Magdeburg, Germany, on Saturday night, super middleweight Arthur Abraham defeated Robert Stieglitz by split decision to regain the belt he lost to Stieglitz by TKO a year ago.
Unbeaten American Terence Crawford lived up to the hype by wrenching the WBO lightweight title from Ricky Burns’ grasp in Glasgow on Saturday, firmly announcing his arrival on the world stage with a unanimous decision. The official scores were 116-112 twice and 117-110.