In advance of their June 14 clash, WBO junior welterweight titlist Ruslan Provodnikov and undefeated Chris Algieri will undergo random drug testing, courtesy of VADA.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook brings plenty of news, starting with info on WBO 140-pound titlist Ruslan Provodnikov’s next defense against New York’s Chris Algieri.
Junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan bounced back from his first pro loss with a one-sided 10-round unanimous decision over Mario Lozano on Friday in Cabazon, Calif.
British junior middleweight contender Brian Rose is set to face unbeaten WBO titleholder Demetrius Andrade on June 12 in the U.S., according to Rose’s promoter Eddie Hearn.
Vanes Martirosyan says he is ready to move on to a new chapter in his boxing career with a new promotional and training team behind him when he faces Mario Alberto Lozano in the main event of this week’s Friday Night Fights on ESPN2.
Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor will face Juan Carlos Candelo on the undercard of the Dec. 14 main event featuring Adrien Broner against Marcos Maidana.
Ultra-talented flyweight Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez debuted at No. 1 in THE RING’s 112-pound rankings following an impressive second-round KO of Oscar Blanquet. Demetrius Andrade climbed the junior middleweight rankings with a points victory over Vanes Martirosyan.
Fans share their thoughts on this past Saturday’s HBO Boxing After Dark show, Mikey Garcia, Nonito Donaire and Demetrius Andrade, as well as the Carl Froch-George Groves showdown and the divide between boxing purists and “blood thristy ghouls” in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Bob Arum told RingTV.com that a return bout between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera could happen on March 1 in either Texas or Las Vegas. The Top Rank CEO also said that he woudl like to match Nonito Donaire with undefeated featherwieght puncher Nicholas Walters.
Featherweight standout Mikey Garcia made his junior lightweight debut a successful one by getting up from an early knockdown and dominating Rocky Martinez to an eighth-round KO on Saturday in Corpus Christi, Texas. In the co-featured bout of the show, Nonito Donaire scored a come-from-behind ninth-round stoppage of old rival Vic Darchinyan.
Jamaican featherweight contender Nicholas Walters stopped Alberto Garza in the fourth round, and featherweight Oscar Valdez came up with a fifth-round knockout over Jesus Lule Raya.
RingTV.com has a live round-by-round update of tonight’s WBO junior middleweight title fight during which Demetrius Andrade won by split-decision over Vanes Martirosyan. The HBO broadcast of the fight began at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
The fighters line up for this weekend’s show in Texas, which will include Nonito Donaire-Vic Darchinyan, Roman Martinez-Mikey Garcia, and Demetrius Andrade-Vanes Martirosyan. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.
Junior middleweight contender Austin Trout will dedicate his Dec. 7 fight with Erislandy Lara to his grandmother, Ann Johnson, who died of a heart attack in May.