RING/WBC flyweight champ Roman Gonzalez and WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin advanced in THE RING’s pound for pound rankings after the boxer-punchers extended their unbeaten records with knockouts against Edgar Sosa and Willie Monroe Jr.
Two-division titleholder Tim Bradley will face unbeaten junior welterweight contender Jessie Vargas in a scheduled 12-round welterweight bout on June 27 that will be televised live on HBO from the StubHub Center in Carson, California, promoter Top Rank announced at an L.A. press conference on Monday. (Video of presser highlights and fighter interviews included.)
Fans from around the world react to Gennady Golovkin’s sixth-round stoppage of Willie Monroe Jr. and Roman Gonzalez’s two-round demolition of Edgar Sosa, and share their thoughts on what might be next for both pound-for-pound players, plus other boxing subjects and mythical matchups in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
RingTV’s Alan Massengale caught up with Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez, GGG’s May 16 opponent Willie Monroe Jr., and K2 Promotion’s Tom Loeffler at the media workouts for the HBO-televised showdown from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif.
Junior bantamweight prospect Ivan Morales, the younger brother of Erik Morales, will face Danny Flores, who is trained by Marco Antonio Barrera, in an eight-round bout on the undercard of the Gennady Golovkin-Willie Monroe, Jr. middleweight title bout on Saturday at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., it was announced on Tuesday.
The junior middleweight shootout between Canelo Alvarez and James Kirkland on May 9, brought in a stunning number of viewers on HBO World Championship Boxing with an average viewership of 2,146,000 for the live, first-time airing on HBO and peaked at 2,296,000 viewers, the network announced on Tuesday.
The welterweight championship match between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao is indeed a pay-per-view record-breaker. And the number of buys is expected to continue climbing.
HBO executive Peter Nelson is echoing the sentiments of what many true fight fans have been insisting for years: It’s time to hail the little guys. And RING flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez leads the pack.
Despite rumors of retirement from the side of former super middleweight titlist Carl Froch, can former undisputed middleweight champion Bernard Hopkins help make one last, big fight for both of them?
Fans from around world the share their thoughts on Canelo Alvarez’s sensational KO of James Kirkland, predict how the young Mexican star would do against Miguel Cotto and Gennady Golovkin, and also share their mythical matchups and opinions on the McDonnell-Kameda and Figueroa-Burns fights in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Fans from around the world ask Dougie who will be boxing’s superstars once Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao retire, and they provide their thoughts on Canelo-Kirkland, the shared global letdown that was the “mega-dud,” and more than a few mythical matchups in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Jose Luis Castillo graciously agreed to speak with RingTV.com about the best fighters he fought during his 80-fight career that has spanned 25 years. The former lightweight champ split every category between two fighters. (Can you guess who he selected the most?)
Former junior lightweight and lightweight titleholder Ricky Burns faces an uphill battle against the unbeaten Omar Figueroa Jr. this Saturday in Hidalgo, Texas, but the proud Scotsman is hoping for a major change of fortune in the 12-round junior welterweight attraction, which marks his U.S. debut.
Unbeaten prospect Manuel Avila ends a near nine-month hiatus against Erik Ruiz on Thursday in the main event of an LA Fight Club show at the Belasco Theater in Los Angeles. Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes will televise the fight. Learn more about the Northern California junior featherweight in this week’s New Faces.
Fans shared their thoughts (mostly disappointment) on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao mega-dud, complained about Mayweather’s style and Pacquiao’s lack of grace after losing, and asked Dougie to give his opinions on the fight, its impact on the sport and what might be next for the two future hall of famers in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Manny Pacquiao, Freddie Roach and Bob Arum spoke to the ringside media after the Filipino superstar’s unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Pacquiao and his trainer and promoter told the media that he entered the long-awaited mega-fight with an injured right shoulder.
You didn’t miss the weigh-in of the century did you? No worries if you did. RingTV’s Daniel Morales was at MGM Grand in Las Vegas to capture highlights of Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao making weight for their mega-welterweight showdown.