Carl Frampton could go on to become the greatest Irish boxer of all time, according to the promoter Barry McGuigan, after the young Ulsterman claimed his first world title against the relentless, teak-tough Spaniard Kiko Martínez on Belfast’s Titanic Causeway on Saturday.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook brings us a glimpse of whom will serve as ringside judges and third man for this Saturday’s bout between middleweight champion Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto.
Filipino veteran Rolly Lunas will make his U.S. debut this Saturday when he faces sturdy contender Chris Avalos in a 10-round junior featherweight bout at the AVI Resort & Casino in Laughlin, Nev. The fight will be televised on UniMas.
Golden Boy’s Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 shows will feature what Richard Schaefer calls “the best fights that you can make at 147,” including Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Devon Alexander-Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass, and Paulie Malignaggi-Zab Judah.
Action shots from Friday Night Fights, where Glen Tapia scored an eighth-round stoppage against Abraham Han, and Chris Avalos pounded out a unanimous-decision win over Drian Francisco. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.