Former WBC middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. “was very upset and angry with myself” after testing positivie for marijuana in the wake of last September’s loss to Sergio Martinez.
HBO will broadcast a tripleheader on Sept. 28 featuring former and current titleholders in three marquee divisions fighting in three different countries.
Andre Berto still wants to be a player in the 147-pound division but after losing two of his last three bouts, the former two-time titleholder will have to prove he can do it by beating welterweight gatekeeper Jesus Soto Karass tonight. Find out who the gatekeepers are in boxing’s other divisions.
The past week was a busy one in many of the sport’s marquee divisions but the only changes to THE RING’s rankings occurred at the lighter weight classes. Pedro Guevara moved up the junior flyweight ratings with lopsided decision over strawweight contender Mario Rodriguez.
Fans express excitement on the Garcia-Matthysse fight being made and added to the Mayweather-Canelo PPV event, ask Dougie’s opinion on various mythical matchups between James Toney and Bernard Hopkins, and sound off on other fights and topics in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer and Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya flanked Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s advisor, Leonard Ellerbe, at ringside during Saturday night’s fights at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Vitali Klitschko’s defense of his WBC heavyweight belt against Manuel Charr will be shown prior to HBO’s live telecast of Andre Ward’s super middleweight title clash with Chad Dawson on Sept. 8.
Saturday’s EPIX-televised heavyweight clash between David Haye and Dereck Chisora will be streamed live on Facebook, the network has announced.
The non-title, 10-round heavyweight collision between David Haye and Derek Chisora, on Saturday at Upton Park, London, is poised to break all British fight ‘in-play’ betting records.