Bryant Jennings is relieved the negotiations for his April 25 challenge to heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko are finally over. Now the undefeated heavyweight contender says he can focus on getting ready for the fight and shocking the boxing world.
Eric Hunter kept his career alive with a unanimous decision over Rene Alvardo in the main event of a Golden Boy Live! card in his native Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on Tuesday. Michael Perez won a spirited decision over former lightweight beltholder Miguel Acosta in the co-featured bout.
Bryant Jennings has signed his contract to challenge RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on April 25 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the undefeated contender announced through promoter Gary Shaw of Roc Nation Sports on Tuesday.
Michael Perez, a 140-pound prospect who recently traveled from the East Coast to train with Robert Garcia in California, fights former lightweight beltholder Miguel Acosta tonight in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The bout will open a Fox Sports 1 telecast, starting at 8:00 p.m. ET.
Undefeated light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera will face former super middleweight titleholder Jeff Lacy on an ESPN2-televised card on Jan. 30 in Connecticut.
Boxing historian Lee Groves believes things are finally looking up for the sport: A potential Mayweather-Pacquiao fight in May, a consistent presence on free network TV, and the emergence of Deontay Wilder, a charismatic, hard-punching American heavyweight titleholder.
Manny Pacquiao is putting the pressure on Floyd Mayweather Jr. to “prove who’s really No. 1″ and agree to a May 2 fight, saying he wants an answer soon or he’ll move on to another opponent.
Reflecting on his big win over Bermane Stiverne on Saturday, newly-minted WBC heavyweight titlist Deontay Wilder says his prophecy has been fulfilled.
Although WBO heavyweight title mandatory challenger Tyson Fury has agreed to a fight with Christian Hammer on Feb. 28, Hammer says the undefeated Fury is making a big mistake.
Although RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s camp says a defense against Bryant Jennings is on for April 25, Jennings’ side says they haven’t yet received a contract.
During his Jan. 31 bout against British contender Kevin Mitchell, lightweight Daniel Estrada will be trained by Nacho Beristain and supported by Juan Manuel Marquez.
Former WBC heavyweight titlist Bermane Stiverne was released from a Las Vegas hospital on Monday after being treated for dehydration, according to promoter Don King.
If the April 18 fight between Andrzej Fonfara and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., which both sides have agreed to, is allowed to happen, the Polish 175-pound contender says fans can expect a war. “He has his Mexican style and I have my Polish style,” he said. “I don’t think this fight will end in a decision.”
A deal has been reached for light heavyweight contender Andrzej Fonfara to face former middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on April 18 at an undisclosed weight and at a site to be determined. However, Bob Arum, Chavez’s promoter in arbitration, says the Mexican star owes him one more fight
Robert Garcia spoke to RingTV’s Dominic Verdin about training Brandon Rios for his fighter’s anticipated rubber match against Mike Alvarado on Saturday in Colorado. Garcia says if Rios, who he’s trained since the amateurs, does not win it could be his last fight.