In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the lowdown on Shannon Briggs’ invasion of RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s training camp.
Diego Chaves’ visa has been cleared for travel and the once-beaten welterweight from Argentina will be able to face Brandon Rios on Saturday in Las Vegas, Nev., the promoter of the HBO-televised fight, Top Rank, announced on Wednesday.
Diego Chaves is still stranded in Argentina because of visa issues and a replacement is standing by for Saturday’s welterweight matchup with Brandon Rios, says promoter Bob Arum.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get further details on why this weekend’s bout between Brandon Rios and Diego Chaves is in jeopardy.
Brandon Rios spoke to RingTV’s Dominic Verdin about coming back from back-to-back losses in 2013, facing formidable welterweight Diego Chaves on Aug. 2, and getting back to his old style, technique and conditioning methods.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the lowdown on the return of Zou Shiming on July 19 and more.
Having lost to Manny Pacquiao in his most recent fight in November, Brandon Rios knows he has to make a definitive statement in his comeback fight versus tough Argentine Diego Chaves on August 2.
Brandon Rios could have asked for an easier comeback fight after losing his last two bouts to Mike Alvarado and Manny Pacquiao but the slugger is looking forward to getting back in action on Aug. 2 against formidable Diego Chaves.
His opponent was apparently a no-show, so Brandon Rios flew solo at the Hollywood press conference to promote his Aug. 2 bout against Diego Chaves. The card will also feature a junior welterweight scrap between Jessie Vargas and Anton Novikov, who were both present. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook details the return of welterweight Mike Jones after a two-year-plus absence from the ring and much more.
Undefeated Sergey Kovalev returns to the ring on August 2 to defend his WBO light heavyweight title against Australia’s Blake Caparello as part of a split-site HBO tripleheader.
HBO will present a split-site doubleheader on Aug. 2, with a welterweight bout between Brandon Rios and Diego Chaves in Las Vegas, plus light heavyweight Sergey Kovalev in action from Atlantic City.
Richard Schaefer on being chosen Promoter of The Year by Sports Illustrated: “In the end, this is all about the fans of our great sport and I will continue to deliver the best fights and fighters to them in 2014 and beyond.”
RingTV.com has a live round-by-round update of tonight’s welterweight during which undefeated contender Keith Thurman scored a ninth-round TKO over rugged veteran spoiler Jesus Soto Karass.
Most of the fighters involved in the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Leo Santa Cruz-Cesar Seda, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass and Beibut Shumenov-Tamas Kovacs matchups promised fireworks on Saturday at The Alamodome in San Antonio.
Keith Thurman: “You can doubt me as much as you want, but you are going to watch me throughout my career climb that ladder and reach the destination that I foresaw, and the one that I told you about, and that’s Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.”
While Adrien Broner said he’s “going for the knockout” against Marcos Maidana, Keith Thurman is coming to “bring the hurt” against Jesus Soto Karass.