Nonito Donarie and 2012 U.S. Olympian Jose Ramirez will headline an UniMas-televised card on July 18 at The Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena in Macau.
Mauricio Herrera once again was given the shaft from the judges as Jose Benavidez won a unanimous decision with scores of 116-112, 116-112 and 117-111 on the Tim Bradley-Diego Chaves undercard in Las Vegas.
Denis Shafikov outclassed fellow Russian lightweight standout Rustam Nugaev en route to a brutal ninth-round stoppage in the “Friday Night Fights” main event from Santa Ynez, Calif. Shafikov earned another shot at IBF titleholder Miguel Vazquez with the victory.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook has the weigh-in details for tonight’s “ESPN Friday Night Fights” participants and Mayweather Promotions’ August 30 card.
Lightweight Rustam Nugaev will fight fellow Russian Denis Shafikov in an IBF title-elimination bout at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. The bout headlines this week’s “Friday Night Fights” telecast on ESPN2.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn about Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s new strategy to market himself toward Latino fight fans.
IBF lightweight beltholder Miguel Vazquez and two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming weighed in on Friday for Saturday’s card in Macau. Vazquez came in at 134.8 pounds, the same as his challenger Denis Shafikov. Shiming weighed 111.8 pounds.
Weigh-in photos from Macau of Miguel Vazquez-Denis Shafikov, Zou Shiming-Yokthong Kokietgym, Ryota Murata-Carlos Nascimento and Egor Mekhontsev-Atthaporn Jaritram. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.
IBF lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez has quietly carved out a successful career in recent years but his cagey technical style turns off some fans. Vazquez, who defends against unbeaten Denis Shafikov on Saturday in Macau, hopes a victory earns him fights fans want to see.
Fighters for the Feb. 22 show in Macau arrive and stage public workouts. The card includes lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez vs. Denis Shafikov, plus Olympic gold medalists Ryota Murata, Egor Mekhontsev and Zou Shiming.
IBF lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez will attempt to defend his title for the sixth time when he faces undefeated Russian contender Denis Shafikov in Macau. The card will also feature three Olympic gold medalists in separate bouts.
Undefeated Russian lightweight contender Denis Shafikov signed a deal with Top Rank, RingTV.com learned on Wednesday. Shafikov will make his U.S. debut on the undercard of an Aug. 17 Solo Boxeo show.