RingTV.com editor Doug Fischer watched Irish middleweight prospect Jason Quigley get some good sparring work and he met Brazilian amateur star Everton Lopes during a recent visit to The Rock boxing gym in Carson, California. Lopes makes his pro debut on Feb. 27. Quigley returns to the ring in March.
Junior featherweight standout Efrain Esquivias faces Ruben Tamayo in an eight-round bout at the Doubletree Hotel in Ontario, Calif., tonight. The bout headlines a six-bout card presented by Thompson Boxing Promotions.
The Vernon Paris-Cleotis Pendarvis fight scheduled for Saturday has been postponed to May 23, while featherweight standouts Efrain Esquivias and Oscar Valdez have been added to fight cards in April and May. Francisco Salazar has more Southern Cali. boxing notes.
Lee Groves says that boxing is a sport that reveals everything about an athlete on a given night – good and bad. While the “Travelin’ Man” worked the CompuBox keys for a recent show at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., he noted certain truths about Chris Arreola, Seth Mitchell, Rafael Marquez and Efrain Esquivias.
Alan Massengale reports from Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., where Chris Arreola got back into the heavyweight picture by stopping Seth Mitchell in the first round, and Efrain Esquivias upset former champ Rafael Marquez with an eighth-round stoppage.
The Sept. 14 Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight highlights a huge fall lineup for Golden Boy, with another pay-per-view event to follow on Nov. 9.
Undefeated heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder could be on a collision course with the winner of a Sept. 6 bout between Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola if he defeats Sergei Liakhovich on Friday.