Undefeated featherweight prospect Julian Ramirez spoke with RingTV’s Dominic Verdin about LA FIGHT Club, headlining the monthly Fox Sports 1-televised series on Thursday, his opponent Raul Hidalgo, his philosophy on sparring and making weight, his friendly rivalry with Joseph Diaz Jr., and other subjects.
Showtime Sports Executive VP and GM Stephen Espinoza gives a behind-the-scenes perspective on how the fight of the 21st century, between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao, finally came together.
Once-beaten American phenom Gary Russell Jr. broke into THE RING’s featherweight rankings in dynamic fashion, dropping respected veteran Jhonny Gonzalez three times en route to a four-round stoppage to earn the WBC belt in his second title shot this past Saturday.
RING/WBO junior flyweight champ Donnie Nietes spoke to RingTV.com’s Anson Wainwright following his title defense against Gilberto Parra on Saturday in Manila. The longest reigning Filipino champ talked about the fight, his long road to the top of the 108-pound division and his future plans, which includes a jump to flyweight.
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.