Evgeny Gradovich, who upset Billy Dib for the IBF featherweight belt in March in only his 16th pro fight, remains grounded going into his first title defense against Mauricio Munoz on Saturday on the Zou Shiming-topped card in Macau on HBO2.
Mike Tyson will be inducted into the Nevada Hall of Fame on Aug. 10, along with former titleholder Mike McCallum and the late Diego Corrales.
Flyweight combatants Zou Shiming and Jesus Ortega took to the stage in Macau along with WBO and WBA flyweight titleholder Juan Estrada, challenger Milan Melindo, IBF featherweight titleholder Evgeny Gradovich and his opponent, Mauricio Munoz, and heavyweights Andy Ruiz and Joe Hanks.
Promoter and entertainer Curtis Jackson, known as 50 Cent, has been arrested on domestic violence and vandelism charges involving the mother of his child, according to reports.
Lamont Peterson’s younger brother, Anthony, will compete in a lightweight bout on Saturday’s undcard to Lamont’s 141-pound main event against Lucas Matthysse.
Newly-crowned IBF featherweight titleholder Evgeny Gradovich (16-0, 8 KOs) and trainer Robert Garcia address the media after defeating Billy Dib to win the title Friday night at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Conn.
Late-replacement Evgeny Gradovich spoiled rapper/promoter 50 Cent’s first solo promotion by outpointing featherweight titleholder Billy Dib via hard-fought split decision in a Friday Night Fights main event at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Conn.
Evgeny Gradovich was just as surprised as everyone else when he got the call last week to face IBF featherweight titleholder Billy Dib on March 1, but the allure of a world title opportunity was too much to deny.