Iran Barkley, owner of two victories over Thomas Hearns, was hospitalized on Wednesday with a minor stroke, his niece, Barbara Wilder, told The New York Daily News. Hearns told RingTV.com that he wishes his former rival, now a good friend, a speedy and complete recovery.
Juan Carlos Reveco has canceled his WBA flyweight title defense against Thailand’s WBA flyweight interim titlist Yodmongkol Vor Saengthep which had been postponed until Friday, Oct. 31 from its original date of Oct. 17, due to an injury in his left arm.
The Matt Korobov-Andy Lee WBO middleweight title bout will be part of a Dec. 13 HBO tripleheader topped by the Tim Bradley-Diego Chaves welterweight fight, Korobov’s manager, Cameron Dunkin, confirmed to RingTV.com.
New British star Paul Butler, who fights Ismael Garnica this Saturday in Liverpool, England, is another in a long line of fighters who carry the nickname “The Baby Faced Assassin,” but the 25-year-old’s professional ascension has been anything but child’s play.
When Manny Pacquiao steps into the ring with Chris Algieri on Nov. 22, five years will have passed since the last time the Filipino hero scored a knockout. Freddie Roach says that KO slump will end against Algieri. Pacquiao says wait and see.
Freddie Roach says that Manny Pacquiao is getting his best sparring in years with Viktor Postol and Mike Jones, a 140-pound contender and a former welterweight title challenger some would argue have better credentials than Pacquiao’s Nov. 22 opponent Chris Algieri.
Former super middleweight title challenger George Groves sees his next opponent, Denis Douglin as a true risk to his own WBC mandatory challenger position.