Deontay Wilder retained his WBC heavyweight title with a tougher-than-expected 11th-round stoppage of rugged Johann Duhaupas on Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama.
In this week’s Friday mailbag, fans share thoughts on tomorrow’s quadrupleheader in London featuring Kell Brook-Frankie Gavin, Jorge Linares-Kevin Mitchell, Evgeny Gradovich-Lee Selby and Anthony Joshua-Kevin Johnson, plus all-British mythical matchups, love for Nigel Benn, questions about Freddie Roach, Alexander Povetkin and Chris Algieri, and much more. Enjoy!
THE RING’s No. 1-rated heavyweight Alexander Povetkin made short work of Mike Perez, stopping the former Cuban amateur standout in the opening round of their WBC title-elimination bout on Friday in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin hurt Perez with a right hand and took the southpaw out with a series of follow-up rights at 1:31 of Round 1.
On Friday, heavyweights Alexander Povetkin and Mike Perez will go head to head in Moscow, Russia for the opportunity to face WBC titlist Deontay Wilder.
Readers share their thoughts and opinions on the significance of the Hopkins-Kovalev fight, Dougie’s “demeaning” of Floyd Mayweather and Andre Ward, Naseem Hamed’s hall of fame merits, Alexander Povetkin’s potential, Gennady Golovkin’s weight and Ward’s inactivity in this week’s Friday mailbag.
Once-beaten heavyweight contender Alexander Povetkin rebounded from his decision loss to RING champ Wladimir Klitschko by stopping Manuel Charr at the 1:09 mark of Round 7 on Friday in Moscow.
Once-beaten former heavyweight title challengers Manuel Charr and Alexander Povetkin will meet on May 30 in Moscow, Charr announced on Friday, according to several reports.
WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev could return to the ring in Moscow as early as March, accordingto his manager, Egis Klimas. Kovalev says he wants to fight RING champ Adonis Stevenson in 2014.
Magomed Abdusalamov is expected to begin rehabilitation on Monday, according to his promoter, Nathan Lewkowicz.
Undefeated heavyweight puncher Deontay Wilder has served as a sparring partner for undisputed champion Wladimir Klitschko, and could be in line for the WBC title owned by Klitschko’s older brother, Vitali Klitschko.
Deontay Wilder is 29-0 with as many knockouts heading into Saturday’s bout with Nicolai Firtha in Atlantic City, N.J.
Wladimir Klitschko was as dominant as a fighter can possibly be in scoring a 15-point spread on every card against Alexander Povetkin, but the performance drew criticism from many. Klitschko’s trainer, Johnathon Banks, gave his reaction to RingTV.com.
Fans share their thoughts and praise for Miguel Cotto’s third-round stoppage of Delvin Rodriguez and their harsh criticism for heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko’s dominant but ugly unanimous decision over Alexander Povetkin in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!