Erislandy Lara, THE RING’s No. 2-rated junior middleweight, outclassed unrated former title challenger Delvin Rodriguez en route to a shutout 12-round decision on Friday in Chicago. It was a typical Lara performance, lauded by boxing media and purists but booed by fans in attendance. In the “PBC on Spike” co-feature, light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev stopped Alexander Johnson in seven rounds.
Top junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara weighed in at 153.6 pounds for tonight’s “PBC on Spike” main event against Delvin Rodriguez, who weighed 153.4. Light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev weighed in at the division limit of 175 for his co-feature against Alexander Johnson, who weighed 174.2. The 10-bout card takes place in Chicago.
Artur Beterbiev, a top-10 rated lightweight heavyweight contender despite only having eight pro bouts, returns Friday against Alexander Johnson at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. His bout will be televised on SpikeTV along with the Erislandy Lara-Delvin Rodriguez main event.
Undefeated light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev needed only four rounds to stop former WBA titleholder Gabriel Campillo in the co-featured bout to the Adonis Stevenson-Sakio Bika fight in Quebec City, Quebec on Saturday. Beterbiev, THE RING’s No. 10-rated light heavyweight, dropped Campillo in Rounds 1 and 4.
Light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev could possibly face fellow contender Isaac Chilemba on March 14, according to Kathy Duva of Main Events.
Super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell and light heavyweight prospect Artur Beterbiev got past scary moments to notch dominant victories on the Stevenson-Sukhotsky undercard on Friday in Quebec City, Quebec. Dirrell scored a unanimous decision over Derek Edwards; Beterbiev stopped Jeff Page in Round 2.
RING/WBC light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson weighed 174.5 pounds at Thursday’s weigh-in for his Friday title defense against Dmitry Sukhotsky, who weighed 173.5, at Colisee de Quebec in Quebec City. The fight will be televised on Showtime in the U.S.
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.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get details on whom super middleweight Andre Dirrell will tentatively face next on Dec. 19.
The Dec. 19 Adonis Stevenson-Dmitry Sukhotsky card in Quebec City is filling out nicely with super middleweight Andre Dirrell, light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev and an IBF welterweight eliminator between Kevin Bizier and Jo Jo Dan now added to the Showtime broadcast.
Light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and challenger Dmitry Sukhotsky in Montreal promoting their Dec. 19 fight on Showtime. The card will also feature Andre Dirrell against an as-yet unnamed opponent.
Arguably more interesting than it has been in years, the light heavyweight division won’t be seeing an Adonis Stevenson-Artur Beterbiev bout anytime soon.
Fans share their displeasure with the official scorecards of Arthur Abraham’s unanimous decision over Paul Smith, their excitement for Artur Beterbiev, plus their questions about Keith Thurman, Deontay Wilder, the Klitschko-Pulev fight and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Light heayvweight prospect Artur Berterbiev floored former titleholder Tavoris Cloud three times in the first round and dropped him for good, face-first, in the next for a second-round stoppage at the 38-second mark at Bell Centre in Montreal on Saturday.
Fans share their thoughts on Canelo Alvarez’s declaration that he will take over the Cinco De Mayo and Mexican Independence Day PPV dates currently held by Floyd Mayweather Jr., George Groves and boxing’s best jabbers, Beterbiev-Cloud, Carl Thompson, mythical matchups and more, in this week’s Friday mailbag