Hard-hitting light heavyweights Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev will face separate opponents on Nov. 30 in Canada, and Kovalev’s promoter sees them facing each other down the road.
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.
Boxing insiders agree that the power-puncher matchup of Adonis Stevenson-Tavoris Cloud has the potential for fireworks, but in the end they also agree (almost) on who will be left standing.
Oscar De La Hoya on Floyd Mayweather-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: “Mayweather will stand in the pocket and fight. He’ll run and he’ll box, but he’ll also stay in the pocket and fight, which can make him vulnerable to being hit.”
Miguel Cotto could be closing in on a date for his ring return this year, and the list of possible opponents includes a lot of heavy hitters.
Olympic gold medalist and former featherweight beltholder Yuriorkis Gamboa will meet Colombia’s Darley Perez in an HBO-televised lightweight match on June 8 in Montreal.
The hand injury that forced Lucian Bute to postpone his May 25 showdown with Jean Pascal has also resulted in the entire Montreal card to be cancelled. It is not known if the Canadian broadcast of Kessler-Froch II will air without Bute-Pascal.
Yuriorkis Gamboa will return to the ring for a clash of unbeatens against Colombian Darley Perez on the June 8 card that also features RING and WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson against Adonis Stevenson.
Austin Trout: “Team Fight to Walk is very important to me. The statistics about number of everyday people and US troops impacted by Spinal Cord Injuries are scary.”
Super middleweight contender Adonis Stevenson will pursue his seventh straight knockout win against Darnell Boone, who stopped Stevenson in 2010.