Roach, Zou training regimen a work in progress

12
Jul

Roach, Zou training regimen a work in progress

Freddie Roach said Zou Shiming reminds him of ex-beltholder Brian Viloria, with whom the two-time Olympic gold medalist often spars.

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04
Jul

Dib aims to turn setback into comeback

Former featherweight titleholder Billy Dib lost his belt in what was supposed to be a triumphant debut under promoter 50 Cent’s banner, but says the experience has shown him exactly what he needs to do to become champion again.

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02
Mar

Gradovich spoils Dib & 50 Cent’s coming out party, wins IBF belt

Late-replacement Evgeny Gradovich spoiled rapper/promoter 50 Cent’s first solo promotion by outpointing featherweight titleholder Billy Dib via hard-fought split decision in a Friday Night Fights main event at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Conn.

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26
Feb

Dib-Gradovich card set

The undercard to Friday night’s Billy Dib-Evegeny Gradovich card has been announced.

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26
Feb

Much has changed for featherweight beltholder Dib, all for the better

Billy Dib used to walk out to 50 Cent’s music as an up-and-comer, now the featherweight titleholder will be accompanied by the rapper, who is his promoter, when he walks to the ring to defend his IBF belt against Evgeny Gradovich in the main event of this week’s Friday Night Fights.

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15
Feb

‘Mexican Russian’ Gradovich not shaken by short notice

Evgeny Gradovich was just as surprised as everyone else when he got the call last week to face IBF featherweight titleholder Billy Dib on March 1, but the allure of a world title opportunity was too much to deny.

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03
Jan

Lem’s latest: Lopez returns, Kessler-Froch II?

Former beltholder Juan Manuel Lopez wiill try to rebound from his second knockout loss to Orlando Salido when he returns to the ring on Feb. 2 against Aldimar Silva Santos in Lopez’s native Puerto Rico.

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15
Nov

50 Cent gets Nevada license; Pacquiao-Marquez IV officials picked

Rapper 50 Cent was granted a promoter’s license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, although Floyd Mayweather Jr. is apparently no longer considered a partner in the company.

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11
Nov

M. Garcia eyes long-awaited title shot against Salido

Featherweight contender Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia will pursue his ninth straight knockout and his 15th in 16 fights when he meets WBO titleholder Orlando Salido on Jan. 19 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.

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06
Nov

Q&A: Russell Jr. says ‘2013 will be my year’

Gary Russell Jr., the undefeated featherweight prospect who headlines a ShoBox card against late-sub Roberto Castaneda on Friday, says “I feel as though that I am that guy at the featherweight division.”

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