Former middleweight champ Jermain Taylor scored a unanimous decision over Sam Soliman, who suffered four knockdowns and an injured right knee during their IBF title bout on Wednesday in Biloxi, Mississippi. Taylor won by scores of 116-111, 115-109, and 116-109.
Sugar Ray Leonard is as interested in the Hassan N’dam N’Jikam-Curtis Stevens middleweight matchup as most hardcore fans. The contenders fight tonight in a 12-round IBF eliminator in Santa Monica, Calif. It will be broadcast live on ESPN2, beginning at 9 p.m. ET/ 6 p.m. PT.
Austin Trout will end an eight-month ring absence with a junior middleweight bout against aging former title challenger Daniel Dawson on Aug. 22 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, Calif., promoter Dan Goossen announced on Thursday.
On October 1, Curtis Stevens will face Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam in an IBF middleweight title eliminator in Santa Monica, Calif. on ESPN2.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that no challenger above or below middleweight is under WBA titlist Gennady Golovkin’s radar.
RingTV’s Bill Emes spoke to Terence Crawford as the undefeated WBO lightweight titleholder was on his way to co-host ESPN2′s “Friday Night Fights.” Crawford talks about his KO of Yuriorkis Gamboa, the Cold War, fighting at 140 pounds, fighting Mikey Garica and other subjects.
During a Q&A session in Pennsylvania, old rivals Mike Tyson and Larry Holmes recounted their 1988 heavyweight bout, which ended with Holmes on the canvas in the fourth round.
On July 2, 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions will bring an ESPN2-televised card to Foxwoods Resort Casino, headlined by Mark Davis vs. Michael Farenas.
Lightweight veteran Petr Petrov and skilled middleweight Willie Monroe Jr. used their experience to earn Boxcino tournament titles on Friday in Verona, N.Y. Petrov outworked Fernando Carcamo to an eighth-round TKO; Monroe outboxed Brandon Adams to a decision.
The 2014 Boxcino tournaments that have aired on Friday Night Fights this year culminate tonight with a lightweight final between Petr Petrov and Fernando Carcamo and a middleweight final between Brandon Adams and Willie Monroe Jr. in Verona, N.Y.
Undefeated junior middleweight and youth advocate Frank Galarza returns to ‘ShoBox’ on Friday to risk his zero against Sebastien Bouchard.
Josesito Lopez returns to action tonight when he faces Aron Martinez in a 10-round bout at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The bout will headline a special Thursday edition of Friday Night Fights on ESPN2 that starts at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT.
Chris Rudd, Petr Petrov, Miguel Gonzalez and Fernando Carcamo all moved forward in the first round of the Boxcino lightweight tournament that aired on ESPN2 from Laughlin, Nev., on Friday. The tournament got off to a good start as all four bouts were entertaining.
Junior middleweight Vanes Martirosyan will return to the ring against veteran gatekeeper Luciano Cuello in the main event of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights on March 21 in Cabazon, Calif., promoter Dan Goossen announced on Tuesday.
Once-beaten junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan has signed with Goosen Tutor Promotions. He’ll make his debut under his new promoter March 21 on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights.
Tim Witherspoon Jr., the 29-year-old son of the former two-time heavyweight titleholder, will have the opportunity to show the world who the fighter is behind the name when he faces Dusty Harrison in West Orange, N.J. on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights.
Light heavyweight prospect Thomas Williams Jr. scored two knockdowns and had to get up from a knockdown to score a thrilling first-round stoppage in a Friday Night Fights main event in Shelton, Wash. Rico Ramos outpointed Jonathan Arrellano in the co-featured bout.