Gold medalist Mekhontsev signs with Top Rank

01
Nov

Gold medalist Mekhontsev signs with Top Rank

Russian Egor Mekhontsev, who captured the light heavyweight gold medal at the 2012 Olympics in London, has signed with Top Rank in anticipation of a Dec. 7 debut.

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01
Nov

Kirkland: ‘The sky is the limit for me’

James Kirkland on the potential for facing Floyd Mayweather Jr., Canelo Alvarez or Miguel Cotto: “When these fights actually happen, hey, James Kirkland’s going to be the one on top. I can’t wait until these opportunities actually take place.”

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31
Oct

Adrien Broner calls Marcos Maidana ‘one-dimensional’

Adrien Broner plans to “light up” Marcos Maidana “like a Christmas tree” on Dec. 14. Broner, the WBA welterweight beltholder, defends his title against the hard-punching Maidana in the headliner of a Showtime card in San Antonio.

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18
Oct

Lem’s latest: Duva says Stevenson, Kovalev ‘destined to fight’

Hard-hitting light heavyweights Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev will face separate opponents on Nov. 30 in Canada, and Kovalev’s promoter sees them facing each other down the road.

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16
Oct

Kirkland signs with 50 Cent prior to Tapia fight

Junior middleweight James Kirkland will have both a new promoter and trainer when he meets Glen Tapia on the Dec. 7 undercard of Guillermo Rigondeaux-Joseph Agbeko.

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11
Oct

Tapia-Kirkland ‘close’ for Rigondeaux-Agbeko card

Unbeaten junior middleweight Glen Tapia could face James Kirkland on the undercard of a bout between Guillermo Rigondeaux and Joseph Agbeko on Dec. 7.

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10
Oct

Lomachenko focused on Ramirez, not Salido-Cruz or Rigondeaux

Two-time Olympic champ Vasyl Lomachenko, who goes pro on Saturday, advises boxing fans to “be patient.” “I will be doing big things and you’ll be witnesses when I do them.”

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09
Oct

Mekhontsev slated for Top Rank’s Rigondeaux-Agbeko card

Russian Olympic gold medalist Egor Mekhontsev is expected to sign this week with Top Rank and to make his professional debut as a light heavyweight on Dec. 7.

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21
Aug

Can Mares war with Gonzalez? Ask the experts

THE RING’s No. 5-rated pound-for-pound boxer, Abner Mares, will be in his sixth consecutive title bout and his eighth consecutive fight against a RING-ranked fighter when he faces Jhonny Gonzalez on Saturday.

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15
Aug

Lem’s latest: Mares to show ‘elite’ talent versus Gonzalez

Unbeaten WBC featherwieght titleholder Abner Mares on his Aug. 24 fight with veteran two-division beltholder Jhonny Gonzalez: “You will see a different Abner Mares. I can’t wait to show that I’m one of the elite.”

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