Erislandy Lara, THE RING’s No. 2-rated junior middleweight, outclassed unrated former title challenger Delvin Rodriguez en route to a shutout 12-round decision on Friday in Chicago. It was a typical Lara performance, lauded by boxing media and purists but booed by fans in attendance. In the “PBC on Spike” co-feature, light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev stopped Alexander Johnson in seven rounds.
Julian Williams and Eleider Alvarez scored victories on the Showtime Extreme-televised portion of the Adonis Stevenson-Andrzej Fonfara undercard on Saturday in Montreal. Williams stopped Michael Medina in eight rounds. Alvarez outpointed Alexander Johnson.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, David Lemieux and Fernando Guerrero both pledge victory on Saturday, only Lemieux expects bombs to be thrown from both fighters.
In the ‘show before the show,’ Showtime Extreme will feature two bouts in support of the Adonis Stevenson-Andrzej Fonfara light heavyweight championship main event.
A stacked undercard supports the Adonis Stevenson-Andrzej Fonfara main event for Stevenson’s RING and WBC light heavyweight championship on May 24.