Erislandy Lara defended his 154-pound title against former welterweight beltholder Jan Zaveck on Wednesday at the Hialeah Park Casino in Miami.
Miguel Cotto and Canelo Alvarez have been incredibly successful in their respective careers. Editor-in-chief Michael Rosenthal reviews their notable victories.
Erislandy Lara, THE RING’s No. 2-rated junior middleweight, outclassed unrated former title challenger Delvin Rodriguez en route to a shutout 12-round decision on Friday in Chicago. It was a typical Lara performance, lauded by boxing media and purists but booed by fans in attendance. In the “PBC on Spike” co-feature, light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev stopped Alexander Johnson in seven rounds.
Top junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara weighed in at 153.6 pounds for tonight’s “PBC on Spike” main event against Delvin Rodriguez, who weighed 153.4. Light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev weighed in at the division limit of 175 for his co-feature against Alexander Johnson, who weighed 174.2. The 10-bout card takes place in Chicago.
As far as Erisdlany Lara, his team and his small-but-vocal fan base are concerned, the Cuban junior middleweight standout enters his Friday “PBC on SpikeTV” main event against Delvin Rodriguez as an unbeaten fighter. Lara’s only two losses, decisions to Paul Williams and Canelo Alvarez, were controversial.
While junior middleweights Vanes Martirosyan and Jermell Charlo clash on Saturday, WBO titlist Demetrius Andrade is on the sidelines, seemingly watching everyone else gets their shot in the spotlight. Vladimir Lik recently sat down with “Boo Boo” to get his take on his career.
As part of his latest punch-counting assignment for CompuBox, RingTV.com’s resident Travelin’ Man, Lee Groves also offers a cautionary tale of day-before weigh-ins.
Junior middleweight Erislandy Lara called out Floyd Mayweather Jr. after pitching a near-shutout decision over former beltholder Ishe Smith on Friday in San Antonio.
Junior middleweight standout Erislandy Lara enters Friday’s clash with ex-beltholder Ishe Smith at the Illusions Theater in San Antonio, Texas, with a record of 19-2-2, but the ring-savvy Cuban southpaw views himself as unbeaten and intends to remain that way.
Ishe Smith isn’t concerned with the losses some fellow The Money Team members suffered this year going into his Showtime-televised showdown with Erislandy Lara on Friday. The 36-year-old veteran is focused on beating the Cuban contender and advancing his own career.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, a card headlined by Erislandy Lara-Ishe Smith gets support bouts featuring Chris Pearson and Badou Jack.
Fans share their thoughts on Floyd Mayweather’s final bouts and the acceptance of his “clinical” style, Alfredo Angulo’s future, the James Kirkland-Gabriel Rosado fight, the Freddie Roach-Lucian Bute team-up, Nonito Donaire, and more in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Teddy Atlas unloaded on the sanctioning organizations and Levi Martinez’s 117-111 scorecard for Canelo Alvarez, and reiterated why the Danny Garcia-Rod Salka fight shouldn’t be for a world title. The outspoken ESPN commentator also gave his thoughts on Alvarez-Lara and the Chris Algieri-Manny Pacquiao fight.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn how Floyd Mayweather Jr. feels about Marcos Maidana’s skill in comparison to past opponents.
Canelo Alvarez was fortunate to emerge victorious and Erislandy Lara was frustrated by a controversial decision but both took a step forward.
Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De la Hoya wants to continue the Mexico-Puerto Rico rivalry with a showdown between RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Saul Alvarez.