Felix Verdejo has a long way to go to realize his potential but he has the look of a superstar.
Deontay Wilder got the result he and almost everyone else expected but Eric Molina didn’t go willingly Saturday in Birmingham, Alabama.
Deontay Wilder weighed in at 229 pounds for the first defense of his WBC heavyweight title against 239.25-pound Eric Molina, which will take place Saturday at Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Alabama on Showtime. Jose Pedraza, 129.25, and Andrey Klimov, 129, made weight for their IBF junior lightweight title co-feature.
In this week’s Friday mailbag, fans from around the globe share their thoughts on Felix Verdejo’s potential, Deontay WIlder’s place in the heavyweight division, Nicholas Walters-Miguel Marriaga, Jesus Cuellar and the featherweight division, Oscar De La Hoya vs. John Duddy (wha!?), mythical matchups and more. Enjoy!
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.
It’s an old refrain — “I’m not looking past …” — but Deontay Wilder insists he’s not going to underestimate Eric Molina, who most think poses little threat to the WBC heavyweight titleholder.
Can any current heavyweight contender come close to unseating RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko? Michael Woods breaks down the possibilities.
At age 46, former RING light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver might be working the ringside microphone for “Premier Boxing Champions” but he’s still hanging on to the idea of one last title run at heavyweight.
THE RING’s No. 1-rated heavyweight Alexander Povetkin made short work of Mike Perez, stopping the former Cuban amateur standout in the opening round of their WBC title-elimination bout on Friday in Moscow, Russia. Povetkin hurt Perez with a right hand and took the southpaw out with a series of follow-up rights at 1:31 of Round 1.
On Friday, heavyweights Alexander Povetkin and Mike Perez will go head to head in Moscow, Russia for the opportunity to face WBC titlist Deontay Wilder.
Undefeated heavyweight beltholder Deontay Wilder will make the first defense of his WBC title against Eric Molina in the main event of a June 13 Showtime-televised card from the Bartow Arena in Birmingham, Ala., the cable network announced on Thursday.
WBC heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder had some words of wisdom for former champ Shannon Briggs before discussing his thoughts on current champ Wladimir Klitschko (he doesn’t give Bryant Jennings a shot) and a possible 2016 showdown (with Klitschko, not Briggs).
Bernd Bonte, the CEO of Klitschko Management Group, wasn’t impressed with Tyson Fury’s eighth-round stoppage of Christian Hammer over the weekend but he recognizes the British heavyweight contender’s marketability as a future challenger for RING champ Wladimir Klitschko.
Fans from around the world share their thoughts on Rios-Alvarado III, the fallout of Cotto-Canelo, the prospect of Canelo-Kirkland, and the NBC/Spike TV/Haymon matchups of Garcia-Peterson, Thurman-Guerrero, Broner-Molina, Berto-Lopez, and Porter-Garcia in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!