Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be interviewed on Showtime during tonight’s telecast of a ShoBox: The New Generation card that he is promoting from the Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center in Verona, N.Y.
Mike Tyson will be inducted into the Nevada Hall of Fame on Aug. 10, along with former titleholder Mike McCallum and the late Diego Corrales.
Flyweight combatants Zou Shiming and Jesus Ortega took to the stage in Macau along with WBO and WBA flyweight titleholder Juan Estrada, challenger Milan Melindo, IBF featherweight titleholder Evgeny Gradovich and his opponent, Mauricio Munoz, and heavyweights Andy Ruiz and Joe Hanks.
Andy Ruiz Jr., who faces fellow unbeaten heavyweight Joe Hanks on Saturday, says his opponents often underestimate his ability because of his obese appearance. “They doubt me because I’m a chubby kid,” he says, “… and when they get in the ring, they get their asses knocked out.”
A group of promising up-and-comers, including junior featherweight prospect Jesse Magdaleno and heavyweight hopeful Andy Ruiz, scored knockouts to remain unbeaten on the undercard of the Tim Bradley-Ruslan Prodnikov fight on Saturday at The Home Depot Center.
Fighters from the undercard of Saturday’s Bradley-Provodnikov matchup — including Jessie Vargas, Jesse Magdaleno, Andy Ruiz and Oscar Valdez — held a media day workout in Los Angeles on Thursday.