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RingTv image Alexander Povetkin KOs Mike Perez in first round

Alexander Povetkin KOs Mike Perez in first round

THE RING’s No. 1-rated heavyweight Alexander Povetkin made short work of Mike Perez, stopping the former Cuban amateur standout in the opening round of their WBC title-elimination bout on Friday in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin hurt Perez with a right hand and took the southpaw out with a series of follow-up rights at 1:31 of Round 1.

RingTv image A farewell to Friday Night Fights

A farewell to Friday Night Fights

Tonight on ESPN2, “Friday Night Fights” comes to a bittersweet conclusion as its 17-year run closes, while “Premier Boxing Champions” prepares for a July premiere. RingTV.com’s Michael Woods looks back with the show’s particulars.

RingTv image Dougie’s Friday mailbag

Dougie’s Friday mailbag

In this week’s Friday mailbag, fans continue to buzz about Gennady Golovkin’s TKO of Willie Monroe Jr., as some wonder if the fight exposed defensive flaws or was just another sign of his dominance, and others pontificate on how GGG might fare against super middleweight standouts Carl Froch and Andre Ward, plus questions about Roman Gonzalez, mythical matchups and more. Enjoy!

RingTv image Eric Hunter, Antonio Escalante make weight for Golden Boy Live headliner

Eric Hunter, Antonio Escalante make weight for Golden Boy Live headliner

Featherweight fringe contender Eric Hunter and former all-action standout Antonio Escalante made weight for their junior lightweight main event for Friday’s Golden Boy Live card at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California. Hunter-Escalante, and at least two other bouts (including the Abraham Lopez-Alfred Tetteh co-feature and heavyweight Taishan), will be televised live on Fox Sports 1.

RingTv image Keith Thurman-Luis Collazo to headline first PBC on ESPN show

Keith Thurman-Luis Collazo to headline first PBC on ESPN show

The first live Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN (PBC on ESPN) telecast will be headlined by a 12-round welterweight bout between undefeated contender Keith Thurman and former titleholder Luis Collazo, the network announced on Thursday. The new monthly series debuts on ESPN on Saturday, July 11, at 9:00 p.m. ET.