in Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the details on Felix Verdejo’s latest opponent and info on the Bermane Stiverne-Deontay Wilder heavyweight title bout.
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports served notice to the boxing community that the rapper-entrepreneur is serious about being a major player in the sport by overbidding for the Peter Quillin-Matt Korobov title bout, but how they follow this bold move and build their own roster of fighters will tell us if the new company has a future.
Despite negotiations for a showdown with Gennady Golovkin falling short, Top Rank’s Bob Arum looks toward promoting a possible bout between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and IBF 168-pound titlist Carl Froch.
Gary Russell Jr. called his WBO title bout on June 21 against Top-Rank promoted Vasyl Lomachenko at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., a potential “breakthrough” in the long-running “Cold War” between Top Rank fighters and Golden Boy/Al Haymon fighters.
At this year’s annual Boxing Writers Association of America dinner, WBO welterweight titlist Tim Bradley took a moment to plead for a resolution between the sport’s feuding power players.
Despite his lack of professional experience and the political unrest in his native Ukraine, former amateur superstar Vasyl Lomachenko is confident and focused going into his WBO featherweight title bout against rugged veteran Orlando Salido on Saturday.
Former junior middleweight contender James Kirkland reclaimed his place as one of the sport’s most fascinating, fan-friendly fighters by topping previously unbeaten Glen Tapia in six thrilling and brutal rounds on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J. Many fans thought the fight should have been stopped sooner.
Of the thought of victory over Danny Garcia on Sept. 14, Lucas Matthysse said, “I would be on top of the world.”
The Showtime doubleheader topped by the Seth Mitchell-Chris Arreola heavyweight fight will take place on Sept. 7 rather than Sept. 6, Golden Boy Promotions announced on Tuesday.
RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia could rise into the junior lightweight ranks to challenge WBO beltholder Roman “Rocky” Martinez.
An injury to RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward’s right shoulder has forced the cancelation of a scheduled March 2 defense against former middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik.
The WBC claims that it has not yet sanctioned a middleweight title defense by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. against Marco Antonio Rubio that is slated for Feb. 4.