Top Rank and truTV have partnered to launch a live Friday night primetime boxing series, in association with Turner Sports and HBO Sports, beginning May 1, it was announced on Monday. The first show of the new series is headlined by the Ray Beltran-Takahiro Ao WBO lightweight title bout at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas.
It was a weekend that came off more like a legends tour as Roy Jones Jr., Shannon Briggs and Razor Ruddock added more scalps to their pro records.
In one of the most anticipated and potentially explosive matchups of the year, Lucas Matthysse will face Ruslan Provodnikov on April 18. The Argentine power-puncher gives his thoughts three weeks out.
Kell Brook easily swept aside Jo Jo Dan in Sheffield, England, on Saturday, and reiterated his challenge to Amir Khan to face him in a highly-anticipated all-British summer blockbuster.
Fans from both sides of The Pond share their thoughts on Kell Brook and wonder how the undefeated IBF welterweight titleholder would fare against Keith Thurman, if an all-British showdown with Amir Khan will ever happen, or if we’re all getting a little carried away with his KO of Jo Jo Dan in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Former WBC super middleweight titleholder Sakio Bika makes an audacious debut in the light heavyweight division when he faces THE RING and WBC 175 pound champion Adonis Stevenson in Quebec, Canada, this Saturday.
Gary Russell Jr. finally lived up to his promise by overwhelming Jhonny Gonzalez to win his first world title Saturday in Las Vegas.
Junior featherweight Antonio Nieves easily defeated Saul Tejada by unanimous decision while Cindy Serrano and Fatuma Zarika fought to an exciting draw in the latest installment of the boxing series in Queens, New York.
Ringside action photos of Gary Russell Jr.’s title-winning stoppage of Jhonny Gonzalez and Jermell Charlo’s unanimous decision win over Vanes Martirosyan.