Bernard Fernandez caught up with former cruiserweight champ Marvin Camel, former light heavyweight and heavyweight champ Michael Spinks and former middleweight champs Nino Benvenuti and Sergio Martinez during induction weekend at the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York. Benvenuti and Martinez shared their thoughts on the potential Cotto-Canelo clash and whether the winner will face Gennady Golovkin.
In this week’s Friday mailbag, fans from around the globe share their thoughts on Felix Verdejo’s potential, Deontay WIlder’s place in the heavyweight division, Nicholas Walters-Miguel Marriaga, Jesus Cuellar and the featherweight division, Oscar De La Hoya vs. John Duddy (wha!?), mythical matchups and more. Enjoy!
The respect levels are high and the trash-talk is zero as fellow Ohioans Adrien Broner and Shawn Porter prepare to face each other on June 20.
Undefeated heavyweight titleholder Deontay Wilder, challenger Eric Molina and others on this Saturday’s card working out in Birmingham, Alabama. Photos by Stephanie Trapp/Showtime.
As far as Erisdlany Lara, his team and his small-but-vocal fan base are concerned, the Cuban junior middleweight standout enters his Friday “PBC on SpikeTV” main event against Delvin Rodriguez as an unbeaten fighter. Lara’s only two losses, decisions to Paul Williams and Canelo Alvarez, were controversial.
From his first refereeing assignment in his home state of New Jersey in 1979 to the present, Steve Smoger has worked fight cards in 36 countries and territories, as well as 26 states in the U.S. The fan-favorite referee, who will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame this weekend, is grateful for the world-travel experience as he closes in on 1,000 bouts worked.
Carl Froch, Raymundo Beltran and Jermain Taylor have been removed from the rankings of their respective divisions for different reasons. To find out why and who will replace them read this week’s Ring Ratings Update.
In this week’s Monday mailbag, some fans rave about Miguel Cotto’s impressive fourth-round stoppage of Daniel Geale, other fans rant about the catchweight of the RING/WBC middleweight championship bout, but everybody is looking forward to Cotto facing Canelo Alvarez in the fall (and more fans like the Puerto Rican star’s chances after Saturday’s performance).
RING/WBC middleweight champ Miguel Cotto addressed the boxing media during the post-fight presser following his fourth-round TKO of Daniel Geale in Brooklyn, N.Y. Miguel spoke about his year off, Gennady Golovkin, the talked about superbout with Canelo Alvarez, and the possible catchweight for that fight. Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach also spoke about Cotto-Canelo.
Oscar De La Hoya was ringside for Miguel Cotto’s impressive four-round KO of Daniel Geale. The Golden Boy Promotions President is confident that a superfight between Cotto, THE RING/WBC middleweight champ, and Mexican star Canelo Alvarez can be made. “The fans are guaranteed action,” De La Hoya said.
Featherweight contender Jesus Cuellar scored an eighth-round stoppage against Vic Darchinyan on Saturday in Carson, California, dropping the cagey veteran before the former flyweight and junior bantamweight titleholder’s corner threw in the towel forcing referee Tom Taylor to halt the bout at 1:04 of Round 8.
Welterweight contender Robert Guerrero survived a knockdown and the aggression of Aron Martinez to earn a hard-fought split decision in the main event of a “PBC on NBC” card on Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, California. Guerrero, who was dropped at the end of Round 4, won by scores of 97-92, 95-94, 94-95.
It’s an old refrain — “I’m not looking past …” — but Deontay Wilder insists he’s not going to underestimate Eric Molina, who most think poses little threat to the WBC heavyweight titleholder.
In this week’s Friday mailbag, fans from the around the world share their thoughts and opinions on tomorrow night’s Miguel Cotto-Daniel Geale middleweight title fight and the controversial catchweight of the HBO-televised showdown from Brooklyn, as well as other boxing subjects and mythical matchups. Enjoy!
Jayson Velez, a native of Caguas, Puerto Rico, fighting under Miguel Cotto’s promotional banner, faces Daniel Ramirez in his first headliner on Thursday’s LA Fight Club. The unbeaten featherweight contender says he will make a statement that will prove he belongs among the elite of the deep 126-pound division.
RING/WBC middleweight champ Miguel Cotto was asked time and again about the 157-pound catchweight clause for his Saturday title defense against Daniel Geale during their final press conference in Manhattan on Tuesday. The 34-year-old Puerto Rican star calmly told the boxing press to get over it.