Heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko says he’s excited to defend his many titles against THE RING’s No. 1 contender Kubrat Pulev on Saturday in Hamburg, Germany, where he turned pro 18 years ago. Klitschko recognizes Pulev’s talent but wonders if the unbeaten Bulgarian will back up his words in the ring.
Andrzej Fonfara lost a unanimous decision to light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson in May but gave a spirited effort and hopes to get a rematch. However, first he has to take on Doudou Ngumbu in Chicago on Saturday. Fonfara shared his thoughts on his Ngumbu and the 175-pound division with RingTV.com.
Paul Butler outclassed and outpointed Ismael Garnica over 10 rounds on Saturday in front of his hometown fans in Liverpool, England. Butler topped a stacked card that included veteran Derry Mathews and undefeated prospects Liam Smith and Chris Eubank Jr.
Suriyan Sor Rungvisai challenges long-reigning WBC bantamweight titleholder Shinsuke Yamanaka on Wednesday in Tokyo, Japan. The former 115-pound beltholder spoke to RingTV.com about Yamanaka, fighting 17 times in two years, his Muy Thai kickboxing background and the tough Thai training regimen.
Most of the buzz going into Saturday is over middleweight power-puncher Gennady Golovkin, but the man he’ll face is no slouch. Marco Antonio Rubio sports an impressive KO ratio of his own — 51 knockouts in 66 bouts — and will bring a formidable range of experience into the ring.
RingTV.com spoke to Nicholas Walters, who faces WBA featherweight titleholder Nonito Donaire on Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, California. The undefeated KO artist talked about the HBO showdown, growing up in Jamaica and his goals in the hot 126-pound division.
RingTV.com caught up with Jermain Taylor, who challenges Sam Soliman for the IBF 160-pound title on Wednesday. The former undisputed middleweight champ kindly took part in the popular series “Best I’ve Faced,” picking the best fighters he’s fought in 10 categories.