A number of RING-ranked fighters – including lightweights Ricky Burns and Terence Crawford and super middleweights Robert Stieglitz and Arthur Abraham – saw action during the last two weeks, which caused some changes within the magazine’s divisional rankings.
Readers share their thoughts on Orlando Salido-Vasyl Lomachenko, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Bryan Vera II, Robert Stieglitz-Arthur Abraham III, Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo, and ask what’s next for Lomachenko, Chavez, Abraham and Amir Khan in this week’s Monday mailbag.
In Magdeburg, Germany, on Saturday night, super middleweight Arthur Abraham defeated Robert Stieglitz by split decision to regain the belt he lost to Stieglitz by TKO a year ago.
WBA middleweight beltholder Gennady Golovkin “beats” RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward if they were to meet, according to Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, who ranks the 160-pounder behind Sugar Ray Robinson and Bernard Hopkins as the best in the division’s history.
Carl Froch has two options according to Andre Ward: “He has to rematch [George] Groves or try to avenge his loss to me.”
Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor ended a 14-month ring absence with Saturday night’s seventh-round technical knockout of Juan Carlos Candelo.
Former middleweight champ Jermain Taylor on those who criticize his comeback, which continues on Saturday: “They told me that I was never going to be a world champion and I did that. Now, they’re looking at me and they’re saying that same thing, that I can’t come back and win a world title.”
Marcos Maidana says Adrien Broner “has not been tested by a natural welterweight like me. That’s why this is the hardest fight of his life.” Maidana challenges Broner for the WBA 147-pound title on Dec. 14.
A deal has been reached for a catchweight five pounds above the original limit for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera on Saturday, raising questions of fairness and fighter safety. HBO’s Jim Lampley gives his take on the son of Mexico’s most famous boxer.
Sergio Martinez’s advisor calls September of 2014 “the perfect time” for a “grand finale” with Gennady Golovkin.
IBF super middleweight beltholder and THE RING’s No. 1-rated 168 pounder Carl Froch has the home advantage on Saturday against THE RING’s No. 2-rated super middleweight Mikkel Kessler, who win their first clash by unanimous decision.