Fans share their thoughts on the merits of Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao as a topic for the mailbag and a mega-fight, the ever rising price of boxing pay-per-view events, Kevin Mitchell, Jeff Lacy, Paul Williams, Matthysse-Provodnikov, and many other subjects in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
A number of RING-ranked contenders saw action last week, resulting in changes in the light heavyweight, middleweight and strawweight divisions. Former light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson’s upset loss to Tommy Karpency caused him to drop from the rankings.
Unheralded light heavyweight Tommy Karpency upset Chad Dawson on Saturday, scoring a 10-round split decision over the former champ in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Karpency won by scores of 96-94, 96-94 and 94-96.
It looks like RING junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux is looking for a new opponent since Top Rank Promotions seemingly pulled his WBO mandatory, Chris Avalos out of their scheduled fight.
IBF junior lightweight titleholder Rances Barthelemy and former two-time light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson co-headline a Showtime broadcast from Mashantucket, Connecticut, on Oct. 4. Barthelemy defends against Fernando Saucedo, Dawson faces Tommy Karpency.
Boxing fans witnessed an exciting and interesting weekend, highlighted by Vasyl Lomachenko’s WBO featherweight title-winning victory over Gary Russell Jr., resulting in movement in THE RING’s divisional ratings.
Vasyl Lomachnko proved he is the better young prodigy by outpointing Gary Russell Jr. to win the vacant WBO featherwieght title Saturday in Carson, Calif.
Featherweights Gary Russell Jr. and Vasyl Lomachenko, welterweights Robert Guerrero and Yoshihiro Kamegai, and junior middleweights Devon Alexander and Jesus Soto Karass on the scales. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook brings us details on how you can view the upcoming Saul Alvarez-Erislandy Lara bout in movie theaters on July 12 and much more.
Added to the June 21 Showtime tripleheader headlined by Robert Guerrero vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai, former light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson returns after a year’s absence.
Former light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal made a large leap up THE RING’s 175-pound rankings following his unanimous decision over Lucian Bute. The magazine’s Ratings Panel also saw fit to update and reshuffle the light heavyweight top 10.
Jean Pascal was the clear winner in a mostly one-sided Canadian mega fight against hometown rival Lucian Bute in Montreal, where the showdown was well received, but the former light heavyweight champ did not look like a world-beater en route to his decision victory.
In honor of this Saturday’s Jean Pascal-Lucian Bute light heavyweight showdown in Montreal, RingTV.com’s resident historian Lee Groves profiled the 10 best fights – in terms of story line, historical significance and in-ring action – to take place in the Quebec-province city.
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.
RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward on the prospect of facing WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin: “A lot of people say that he’s gotten a lot of unnecessary hype, but I’ve got a lot of respect for Gennady Golovkin…When that fight happens, it’s going to be a great fight for boxing.”
Trainer Virgil Hunter says the best is yet to come from THE RING and WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward.