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.
Terence Crawford weighed 135 pounds on Friday for his WBO lightweight title defense against Raymundo Beltran, who weighed 134.8. Crawford and Beltran fight on Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska. THE RING’s vacant lightweight title will be on the line.
Could undefeated featherweight Jayson Velez defeat IBF titlist Evgeny Gradovich for his strap on Nov. 29? Velez’s trainer, Abel Sanchez certainly believes so.
On Saturday, Lee Selby faces Joel Brunker in a featherweight clash to determine the No. 1 contender to IBF titlist Evgeny Gradovich’s belt.
They won’t be fighting each other but Abel Sanchez and Robert Garcia will square off through their pupils on Oct. 18 and Nov. 29 for chief second supremacy.
Puerto Rican featherweight Jayson Velez finally gets his shot at the gold when he faces IBF titlist Evgeny Gradovich on Nov. 29.
On Nov. 29 IBF featherweight titlist Evgeny Gradovich will defend against Jayson Velez in support of the Terence Crawford-Raymundo Beltran lightweight title clash.
Fighters on the “Featherweight Fury” card gathered for one last photo op before the opening bells in Macau, China. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.