Erislandy Lara, who faces Canelo Alvarez tonight in Las Vegas, was part of an influx of Cuban amateur stars who left their homeland and brought their talents to the professional ranks.
It is 17 years ago today since two-division former champion Steve Collins’ last fight. The Cabra, Ireland-born fighter stopped Craig Cummings in three rounds in what was to be his seventh and final defense of the WBO super middleweight crown …
Fledgling promoter Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson spoke to RingTV.com about his star fighter Yuriorkis Gamboa’s challenge to lightweight beltholder Terence Crawford, SMS Promotions, his business falling out with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and concerns for his friend, the current state of boxing and his projects away from the sport.
Undefeated but recently inactive Yuriorkis Gamboa wants to make up for lost ring time when he challenges undefeated lightweight standout Terence Crawford in the WBO titleholder’s hometown of Omaha, Neb., on Saturday. The talented Cuban standout spoke to RingTV.com about the HBO-televised showdown.
Former amateur star Vasyl Lomachenko spoke to RingTV.com about his controversial split-decision loss to Orlando Salido, making the transition to the professional sport and his fight with undefeated standout Gary Russell Jr. on Saturday for the WBO featherweight title.