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.
Undefeated junior lightweight Francisco Vargas will face Will Tomlinson and unbeaten junior welterweights Antonio Orozco and Frankie Gomez will compete in separate bouts on March 12 in San Antonio.
Robinson Castellanos earned a shot at WBC featherweight titleholder Jhonny Gonzalez with a one-sided unanimous decision over veteran Rocky Juarez, dropping the former five-time title challenger four times during the Fox Sports 1-televised main event at Cowboys Dance Hall in San Antonio on Monday.
Unbeaten Brazilian junior middleweight prospect Patrick Teixeira, who has stopped 20 of his 24 opponents, has signed with Golden Boy Promotions, president and founder Oscar De La Hoya announced on Monday.