Former featherweight titleholder Evgeny Gradovich is rumored to be considering a move to 122 pounds to challenge Nonito Donaire, but first things first.
IBF featherweight titlist Lee Selby has impressed British fight fans for several years and now ventures to the US to win over a new audience.
Lee Selby has a knack of making supposedly tricky and competitive assignments appear utterly simple and straightforward, and this trend continued on Saturday at O2 Arena in London as the Welshman dominated IBF featherweight titleholder Evgeny Gradovich through eight rounds to win a technical decision .
There was barely a shred of fat to be had at the weigh-in for the huge Matchroom Boxing show which takes place on Saturday at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday.
In this week’s Friday mailbag, fans share thoughts on tomorrow’s quadrupleheader in London featuring Kell Brook-Frankie Gavin, Jorge Linares-Kevin Mitchell, Evgeny Gradovich-Lee Selby and Anthony Joshua-Kevin Johnson, plus all-British mythical matchups, love for Nigel Benn, questions about Freddie Roach, Alexander Povetkin and Chris Algieri, and much more. Enjoy!
Former five-division world titleholder Oscar De La Hoya believes Jorge Linares’ WBC lightweight title defense against Britain’s Kevin Mitchell, which takes place in London, England, on May 30, will be a highly competitive all-action encounter.
Unbeaten junior middleweight Liam Smith eyes a clash with Demetrius Andrade, while his lightweight stablemate Scott Cardle secures a British title shot.
In what looks like a very satisfying card indeed, heavyweight Anthony Joshua will face American Kevin Johnson and world titleholders Jorge Linares and Evgeny Gradovich will defend against the U.K.’s Kevin Mitchell and Lee Selby, respectively, at London’s O2 Arena.
Welsh featherweight star Lee Selby will challenge for his first world title when he faces IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich in London on April 25
A bout between IBF featherweight beltholder Evgeny Gradovich and Lee Selby is being targeted for late March in Gradovich’s native Russia.
WBA featherweight titlist Nicholas Walters says everyone else in the featherweight division are mere fighters and that he’s a gladiator.
Terence Crawford says he’s won’t be at lightweight much longer but however long the undefeated switch-hitter remains in the 135-pound division he will be recognized as THE RING champion thanks to his one-sided unanimous decision over Ray Beltran on Saturday.
IBF featherweight titlist Evgeny Gradovich was understandably stunned as he was the recipient of a draw against Jayson Velez on Saturday night.
Photos of lightweight champion Terence Crawford’s unanimous-decision win over Raymundo Beltran and featherweight titleholder Evgeny Gradovich’s draw with Jayson Velez in Omaha.
Evgeny Gradovich remained unbeaten and made the fourth defense of his IBF featherweight title against Jayson Velez but failed to defeat the game challenger on the Terence Crawford-Raymundo Beltran undercard on Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska. Gradovich and Velez fought to a 12-round split draw.
Photos from the scales: Terence Crawford will defend his WBO lightweight title against Raymundo Beltran, with the winner also taking the vacant RING championship, plus featherweight Evgeny Gradovich will defend his IBF title against Jayson Velez.