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RingTv image Q&A: Artur Beterbiev

Q&A: Artur Beterbiev

Russian amateur star Artur Beterbiev continues his rise in the pro ranks on the Jean Pascal-Lucian Bute undercard on Saturday. Beterbiev, who spoke to about his life and professional goals, is on a fast track to the top of light heavyweight division.

RingTv image Q&A: Argenis Mendez

Q&A: Argenis Mendez

Junior lightweight beltholder Argenis Mendez spoke to about his IBF title defense against Rances Barthelemy on Friday, training camp with his new trainer John David Jackson, his upbringing and amateur career in the Dominican Republic and his thoughts on the 130-pound division.

RingTv image Q&A: Beibut Shumenov returns on Saturday

Q&A: Beibut Shumenov returns on Saturday

Light heavyweight titleholder Beibut Shumenov has been out action for 18 months while a series of big fights fell through, but on Saturday he’ll get his chance to perform for a big audience as part of Showtime’s Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana card.

RingTv image Q&A: Juergen Braehmer

Q&A: Juergen Braehmer

Former WBO light heavyweight titleholder Juergen Braehmer, who faces Marcus Oliveira this weekend in Germany, has been on a run since returning from a 2-year layoff and switching promoters.

RingTv image Q&A: Sakio Bika

Q&A: Sakio Bika spoke to Sakio Bika before his WBC super middleweight title defense against Anthony Dirrell on Saturday. The rugged veteran shared his thoughts on winning a major belt, the best fighters he’s faced, his upbringing and his rough style: “I always come to fight and give the fans what they want.”

RingTv image Q&A: Edgar Sosa

Q&A: Edgar Sosa

Edgar Sosa is having the best year of his 13-year pro career. The former 108-pound beltholder stopped rival Ulises Solis in March and outpointed Giovani Segura in May. Sosa, who challenges RING/WBC flyweight champ Akira Yaegashi on Friday in Tokyo, spoke with about his stellar 2013 and his accomplished career.

RingTv image Best I’ve Faced: Antonio Tarver

Best I’ve Faced: Antonio Tarver

Ahead of his ring return on Tuesday on Fox Sports 1, Antonio Tarver, who meets Mike Sheppard in a heavyweight bout, spoke with about what he’s been up to and also took part in the “Best I Fought” series.

RingTv image Q&A: James DeGale

Q&A: James DeGale

Once-beaten British super middleweight contender James DeGale takes on Dyah Davis on Saturday in Glow, Kent. The 2008 Olympic gold medalist spoke to about the fight, the current 168-pound rankings, upcoming super middleweight bouts and his future plans.

RingTv image Q&A: Demetrius Andrade

Q&A: Demetrius Andrade

Demetrius Andrade is dismissive of fellow Olympian Vanes Martirosyan, whom he will face for the vacant WBO junior middleweight title on Saturday, saying the fight is just a springboard to big-time opponents.

RingTv image Q&A: Nonito Donaire

Q&A: Nonito Donaire

Nonito Donaire’s meteoric rise was interrupted by a boxing lesson from Guillermo Rigondeaux in April, but The Filipino Flash is looking to move forward again by returning to a man from his past: Vic Darchinyan.

RingTv image Q&A: Magomed Abdusalamov

Q&A: Magomed Abdusalamov

Magomed Abdusalamov faces fellow unbeaten heavyweight Mike Perez on the Golovkin-Stevens undercard on Saturday. caught up with the Russian puncher, who says the heavyweight division lacks excitement and vows to “wake up” the weight class with his aggressive style.

RingTv image Cleverly to continue career at cruiserweight

Cleverly to continue career at cruiserweight

Former WBO light heavyweight titleholder Nathan Cleverly contemplated retirement after suffering a fourth-round stoppage to Sergey Kovalev in August, but the 26-year-old Welshman has decided to continue his boxing career as a cruiserweight.

RingTv image Bernard Hopkins and world title history

Bernard Hopkins and world title history

When Bernard Hopkins steps inside the ring with Karo Murat this Saturday, it will be the 31st world title fight (34th counting THE RING championship) of his extraordinary career. Only one man in history, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., took part in more world title fights than Hopkins.

RingTv image Q&A: Ruslan Provodnikov

Q&A: Ruslan Provodnikov

Ruslan Provodikov was one-half of one of the best fights so far of 2013, his brutal 12-round battle with Tim Bradley in March. The Russian bomber tells that his Saturday showdown with Mike Alvarado will be just as dramatic. “I think it will be another candidate for fight of the year,” said Provodnikov.

RingTv image Q&A: Vasyl Lomachenko

Q&A: Vasyl Lomachenko

One of the best amateur boxers in recent history, two-time Olympic champ Vasyl Lomachenko, will turn pro on the Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez undercard on Saturday. Anson Wainwright caught up with the Ukrainian southpaw to learn more about his background and pro ambitions.

RingTv image Q&A: Alexander Povetkin

Q&A: Alexander Povetkin

Alexander Povetkin won the WBA’s “regular” heavyweight title when he beat Ruslan Chagaev in 2011 but the undefeated Russian says he consider himself “the real champion” until he beats RING champ Wladimir Klitschko, who he challenges on Saturday in Moscow.

RingTv image Q&A: Adonis Stevenson

Q&A: Adonis Stevenson caught up with RING/WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson before the explosive-punching Montreal star defends his titles against former IBF beltholder Tavoris Cloud in his hometown on Saturday on HBO.