Terry Flanagan and Dejan Zlaticanin are far along in talks for a lightweight unification fight in the fall but Felix Verdejo lurks as Flanagan’s mandatory for the WBO title.
The lightweight division has taken some attractive twists and turns this year and fans could be looking forward to yet another blistering unification bout.
Although he’s celebrating his WBC lightweight title win, Dejan Zlaticanin says he wants the winner of the upcoming Anthony Crolla-Jorge Linares bout next.
In Part Two of Lee Groves’ latest travelogue, ‘The Travelin’ Man’ takes a break from this weekends IBHOF ceremonies to punch-count a Showtime event.
Jorge Linares and Anthony Crolla will face off in one of the most attractive matchups that can be made at 135 pounds and the stakes are extremely high.
Many expected John Molina to be a nice rebuilding fight for Ruslan Provodnikov, but Molina flipped the script and boxed his way to a unanimous decision.
Dejan Zlaticanin finally has an opponent in Franklin Mamani for the vacant WBC lightweight title June 11 on Showtime under Ruslan Provodnikov-John Molina Jr.
Many thought Ricky Burns was down and out but the Scotsman has claimed a legitimate world title belt and eyes more big fights down the road.
There will be blood: The June 11 Ruslan Provodnikov vs. John Molina bout will put two Fight of the Year-type brawlers in the same narrow confines.
Scotland’s former two-division titleholder Ricky Burns remains as hungry now as he was during his quest to become a world champion.
Undefeated heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder, challenger Eric Molina and others on this Saturday’s card working out in Birmingham, Alabama. Photos by Stephanie Trapp/Showtime.
Montenegran lightweight Dejan Zlaticanin is the latest in a long line of fighters to sign with highly influential adviser Al Haymon and will most likely face Ivan Redkach in April.
Critics poured scorn on Ricky Burns following a trio of poor performances against Jose Gonzalez, Raymundo Beltran and Terence Crawford, but the Scottish star looks to bounce back with new coach Tony Sims on Friday when he meets the unbeaten Dejan Zlaticanin in Glasgow.