The promotional road to the Sergey Kovalev-Andre Ward showdown hasn’t been easy, but Kovalev and trainer John David Jackson are motivated by the fight.
Andre Ward outclassed Alexander Brand on Saturday in his hometown of Oakland, California, shutting out the limited but durable Colombian over 12 rounds.
Roman Gonzalez, Carlos Cuadras and Jesus Soto Karass co-headline an anticipated HBO Championship Boxing card on Sept. 10 at The Forum in California.
Oscar Valdez won his first major world title with a second-round TKO of Matias Rueda on the Crawford-Postol undercard on Saturday in Las Vegas.
The Yoshihiro Kamegai-Jesus Soto Karass rematch was made co-feature to the Carlos Cuadras-Roman Gonzalez showdown, Golden Boy Promotions announced.
Junior lightweight prospect Mario Barrios out-boxed Denis Boschiero en route to unanimous scores of 120-107 on Saturday in Trenton, New Jersey.