Jose Felix Jr. and Denis Shafikov ordered to fight

13
Sep

Jose Felix Jr. and Denis Shafikov ordered to fight

The IBF has ordered Denis Shafikov and Jose Felix Jr. to fight for the right to challenge lightweight titleholder Robert Easter Jr.

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03
Jul

Abel Sanchez discusses Denis Shafikov’s win against Jemal Herring

BWAA Trainer of the Year Abel Sanchez did not accept his award in person because he was training Denis Shafikov for the Russian’s upset TKO of Jemal Herring.

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19
Dec

Rances Barthelemy outslugs Denis Shafikov, wins IBF lightweight title

Rances Barthelemy won his second world title in a second weight class by defeating Denis Shafikov by unanimous decision on Friday in Las Vegas.

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15
Dec

Denis Shafikov, Murat Gassiev ready for make-or-break fights

Top trainer Abel Sanchez says he has Denis Shafikov and Murat Gassiev well prepared for meaningful bouts that will be televised on SpikeTV on Friday.

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03
Jul

Nonito Donaire, Jose Ramirez to co-headline Macau card on July 18

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.

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13
Dec

Jose Benavidez wins with dubious decision over Mauricio Herrera

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.

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15
Aug

Denis Shafikov stops Rustam Nugaev in Round 9 of FNF main event

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.

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15
Aug

Lem’s latest: Denis Shafikov 135, Rustam Nugaev 134

Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook has the weigh-in details for tonight’s “ESPN Friday Night Fights” participants and Mayweather Promotions’ August 30 card.

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14
Aug

Rustam Nugaev faces fellow Russian standout in FNF main event

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.

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07
Aug

Lem’s latest: Floyd Mayweather Jr. markets toward Latino fans

In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn about Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s new strategy to market himself toward Latino fight fans.

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