Junior welterweight contender Viktor Postol could fight on the undercard of the April 11 143-pound catchweight bout between RING champion Danny Garcia and IBF titleholder Lamont Peterson, according to the unbeaten Ukrainian’s manager Vadim Kornilov.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. had “a pleasant, nice, friendly, professional conversation” with Manny Pacquiao courtside at Tuesday night’s Miami Heat-Milwaukee Bucks game at AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami, according to Pacquiao’s adviser Micheal Koncz.
IBF junior featherweight titleholder Carl Frampton’s defense against Chris Avalos, in Belfast, Northern Ireland on Feb. 28, will be shown live in the UK by free-to-air channel, ITV, which is expected to attract an armchair audience of at least 5 million, possibly more.
According to the Arkansas Democrat, IBF middleweight titleholder Jermain Taylor has been ordered to undergo a mental evaluation.
Mike Alvarado, who was soundly defeated by Brandon Rios in a welterweight bout on Saturday, will be dropped from THE RING’s junior welterweight rankings, where the battle-worn veteran had been rated No. 5.
According to Fernando Beltran, four-division titlewinner Juan Manuel Marquez may be looking to challenge England’s Kell Brook should Brook get beyond the first defense of his IBF welterweight belt on March 28.