Talented undefeated junior welterweight prospect Amir Imam kicks off 2015 against aggressive boxer-puncher Fidel Maldonado Jr. on the undercard of Bermane Stiverne’s WBC heavyweight title fight against Deontay Wilder on Saturday. Find out more about Imam in this week’s New Faces.
Ring the New Year in with a bang. Read about the career of one of the hardest punchers of the modern boxing era, former junior middleweight and middleweight titleholder Julian Jackson, who spoke to RingTV.com about the best fighters he fought in 10 categories.
Mauricio Herrera isn’t happy with his controversial decision loss to Jose Benavides Jr., but the junior welterweight spoiler is undaunted going into the new year. Herrera tells RingTV.com: “I want the biggest, baddest dudes out there. I want the biggest names… you throw me in with the best fighter out there it brings out the best in me.”
How good is Artur Beterbiev, the latest Russian amateur star to invade the pro ranks? The undefeated light heavyweight boxer-puncher blasted former titleholder Tavoris Cloud in his sixth pro bout. Beterbiev faces Jeff Page Jr. on the Adonis Stevenson-Dmitry Sukhotsky undercard on Showtime on Friday.
Former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver will continue his move into the heavyweight ranks against Klitschko-trainer Johnathon Banks on Saturday.