Junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse made short work of Roberto Ortiz, stopping the unbeaten but unproven fringe contender in Round 2 of the their scheduled 12 rounder on the Adrien Broner-Emmanuel Taylor undercard on Saturday in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Onetime-allies turned rivals, promoters Oscar De La Hoya and Bob Arum will meet next week to discuss ending the rift between Golden Boy and Top Rank, with both eager to see a matchup between Manny Pacquiao and Danny Garcia.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the details on WBC lightweight titlist Omar Figueroa possibly moving to the junior welterweight division.
The WBC has scheduled purse bids for Sept. 12 in Las Vegas in case deals are not reached between its No. 1-rated 140-pound contender Viktor Postol and RING junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia, and heavyweight Deontay Wilder and titleholder Bermane Stiverne.
Fans from around the globe share outrage over the Danny Garcia-Rod Salka mismatch, thoughts on a potential Garcia-Lamont Peterson fight, enthusiasm for the Francisco Rodriguez-Katsunari Takayama Fight of the Year candidate, and lots of mythical matchups in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Danny Garcia spoke to the boxing media about his lopsided KO win against Rod Salka immediately after the fight. THE RING junior welterweight champ also gave his thoughts on moving up in weight and a potential fall showdown with IBF beltholder Lamont Peterson.
Lamont Peterson spoke to the assembled boxing media following his IBF 140-pound title defense against Edgar Santana, who he stopped in Round 10. Peterson gave his thoughts on his performance and discussed his hopes for a unification fight with RING champ Danny Garcia.
RingTV’s Bill Emes caught up with an emotional Rod Salka in this exclusive post-fight locker room interview following his devastating KO loss to Danny Garcia. Salka discusses what went wrong and what his future plans are.
Angel Garcia spoke with RingTV’s Bill Emes immediately following his son Danny’s devastating KO against Rod Salka. Garcia spoke about the victory, his son’s move to 147 pounds, possible fight with Lamont Peterson, and his disgust with the WBC and WBA for ruling to strip his son had he lost the non-title bout vs. Salka.
Showtime’s boxing boss Stephen Espinoza spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes about the public and media backlash to the Danny Garcia-Rod Salka fight and Bernard Hopkins’ recent choice to fight Sergey Kovalev on HBO rather than face Adonis Stevenson on his network.
RING junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia made short work of Rod Salka, dropping the undersized underdog three times in Round 2 of a non-title bout on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Garcia laid Salka out flat on his back with the third knockdown, ending the fight at 2:31 of the round.
RingTV.com’s coverage of Danny Garcia-Rod Salka tonight will feature live, round by round updates. Follow this link, bookmark and get all the action.
RING junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia weighed in at 141.75 pounds for his non-title bout against Rod Salka, who weighed 141 at Friday’s official weigh-in held outside of the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., the site of their Showtime-televised main event on Saturday.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook is a Showtime special of sorts, focusing on each of Saturday night’s six tripleheader participants.
RingTV’s Bill Emes visited Rod Salka’s private camp an hour south of Pittsburgh to talk to the underdog about his training, his unexpected Aug. 9 shot at junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia and the backlash to the fight. Video includes training footage.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the official weights for tonight’s edition of “Friday Night Fights,” notable underdog victories and much more.