Terence Crawford weighed 135 pounds on Friday for his WBO lightweight title defense against Raymundo Beltran, who weighed 134.8. Crawford and Beltran fight on Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska. THE RING’s vacant lightweight title will be on the line.
Former RING light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal was in rare form in a recent Q&A with RingTV.com, in which he revealed a new nickname for current champion Adonis Stevenson.
Ruslan Provodnikov throttled faded former lightweight champ Jose Luis Castillo to a fifth-round TKO on Friday in Luzhniki, Moscow. In a bizarre undercard bout, 62-year-old actor Mickey Rourke scored a second-round TKO over Elliot Seymour.
Celebrated 2012 Olympian and six-time Canadian national champion Custio Clayton has signed with Yvon Michel of GYM.
If a fight between Canelo Alvarez and RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto can’t be made, it won’t hurt WBA titlist Gennady Golovkin’s feelings. He’ll face either fighter.
Terence Crawford is excited to fight in his hometown, and to be vying for the vacant RING lightweight title, and to be mentioned as a possible foe for Manny Pacquiao, but the talented Nebraska native says he’s only focused on beating Raymundo Beltran on Saturday.
Fans share their enthusiasm for the Terence Crawford-Raymundo Beltran RING lightweight championship, the Tyson Fury-Dereck Chisora heavyweight rematch and the Billy Joe Saunders-Chris Eubank Jr. middleweight showdown, and give final thoughts on the Pacquiao-Algieri card, in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!