The last two weeks have been slow ones but many RING-rated fighters saw action, including the magazine’s top-ranked flyweight, Roman Gonzalez, top-10 middleweight Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam and junior lightweight contender Diego Magdaleno, all of whom notched KOs.
British heavyweight star Tyson Fury did pretty much what was expected by posting a fourth-round stoppage of Joey Abell on Saturday in London. The undefeated contender took a step towards an eagerly anticipated summer rematch with countryman Dereck Chisora.
There’s no sibling rivalry between Diego and Jessie Magdaleno, former amateur standouts from Las Vegas who are now highly regarded pros. The brothers, who are each others biggest fan, co-headline an Unimas show in Hawaiian Gardens, Calif., on Saturday.
The anticipated rematch between IBF super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch and George Groves appears to be on for late May in the UK after deals were struck with both fighters. The IBF confirmed on Wednesday that the rematch will not go to purse bids.
Junior lightweight titleholder Mikey Garcia was among the professional fighters – from boxing and MMA – that joined promotional companies, fight leagues and politicians at Tuesday’s press conference supporting the Professional Fighters Brain Health Study at the U.S. Capitol.
Floyd Mayweather already wants to fight Amir Khan. THE RING welterweight and junior middleweight champ’s latest publicity stunt — Tweeting that he will allow fans to vote who his May 3 opponent will be, Khan or Marcos Maidana — is designed purely to heap on the pressure.
RING junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia spoke to RingTV about fighting in Puerto Rico on March 15 on Showtime and defending his title against Mauricio Herrera. “My blood is Puerto Rican,” Garcia said, “and I’m going to go out and fight like a Puerto Rican champion.”
Eddie Gomez, an unbeaten Bronx junior middleweight, outlasted fellow prospect Daquan Arnett to score a 10-round unanimous decision victory in the co-feature of the Victor Ortiz-Luis Collazo main event at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Thursday night.
A WBO eliminator between Raymundo Beltran and Roman Martinez will highlight the Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley 2 undercard. The full PPV card was revealed Thursday by Top Rank CEO Bob Arum.
Super middleweight champ Andre Ward spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes about his lawsuit, a potential fight with George Groves (for which he says he might be willing to travel to England) and had a few choice words for former foe Carl Froch and potential rival Gennady Golvokin.
Marco Huck erased all questions with a sixth round stoppage of Firat Arslan in the rematch.