A little over 17 years ago, Johnny Tapia solidified his claim as the best 115-pound fighter on the planet (and arguably all time) by outpointing hometown rival Danny Romero. Artist Tyler Streeter was drawn to Tapia’s fighting spirit in the ring and in life as so many others were. He captures Tapia’s nobility with this timelapse painting movie.
Austin Trout will end an eight-month ring absence with a junior middleweight bout against aging former title challenger Daniel Dawson on Aug. 22 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif., promoter Dan Goossen announced on Thursday.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the lowdown on Shannon Briggs’ invasion of RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s training camp.
Veteran lightweight contender Raymundo Beltran will get a shot at undefeated WBO titleholder Terence Crawford on Nov. 29 at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., according to Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, who expects a very good turnout.
Although Sergey Kovalev will defend his WBO light heavyweight title against unbeaten prospect Blake Caparello on Saturday, the world’s premiere 175-pounder will have already competed elsewhere on Friday night, according to Thomas Williams Jr.
RING 140-pound champ Danny Garcia says he is “more energized” as a result the 142-pound catchweight for his Aug. 9 non-title fight with Rod Salka. Garcia, as well as Lamont Peterson, who fights in the co-feature, spoke to media during a Wednesday conference call.
Brandon Rios is all smiles now that Saturday’s bout against Diego Chaves is going ahead as planned. He worked out for the cameras on Wednesday along with Jessie Vargas, Anton Novikov, Jose Ramirez and Shane Mosley Jr. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
On October 1, Curtis Stevens will face Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam in an IBF middleweight title eliminator in Santa Monica, Calif. on ESPN2.