On Saturday night, lightweight Saul Rodriguez and welterweight Alex Saucedo will share the spotlight in separate eight-round bouts at the Florentine Gardens in Hollywood, Calif. to be televised on UniMas’ “Solo Boxeo Tecate.”
Brandon Adams, the runner-up in last year’s Boxcino middleweight tournament, battles John Thompson on Friday in the 10-round finals for the Boxcino junior middleweight tournament in Corona, Calif. The bout, along with the heavyweight Boxcino tournament final between Alexey Fedesov and Donovan Dennis, airs on ESPN2.
On Friday, heavyweights Alexander Povetkin and Mike Perez will go head to head in Moscow, Russia for the opportunity to face WBC titlist Deontay Wilder.
Goodbye, East Coast; hello, West Coast. Undefeated light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev has arrived in California, where he’ll prepare for a July 25 defense against IBF mandatory Nadjib Mohammedi.
On Friday night, truTV will broadcast two junior welterweight bouts, headlined by Jose Benavidez Jr. vs. Jorge Paez Jr. on its “MetroPCS Friday Night Knockout” series.
Coming off the longest break in his career, undefeated Puerto Rican prospect Felix Verdejo returns to the ring on Saturday night in an UniMas broadcast.
Junior welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov is motivated for Lucas Matthysse on Saturday in a fight that potentially has brutality written all over it.
Undefeated middleweight Tony Harrison wants to make good on putting Detroit, Mich. back on the boxing map – for the city and his late trainer/manager, Emanuel Steward.
Featherweight prospect Oscar Valdez knocked out Jose Ramirez in the third round on Saturday in Laredo, Texas. In the opening bout of the UniMas telecast, middleweight prospect Esquiva Falcao won a one-sided six round unanimous decision over Omar Rojas.
Undefeated featherweight prospect Julian Ramirez was in control throughout his 10 round “LA Fight Club” main event, winning a shutout unanimous decision over Raul Hidalgo before a sold-out Belasco Theatre. All three judges scored the bout 100-90 in favor of Ramirez.
On May 16, in support of the middleweight title bout between Gennady Golovkin and Willie Monroe Jr., WBC flyweight titlist Roman Gonzalez will defend his strap against Edgar Sosa on HBO.
It was a weekend that came off more like a legends tour as Roy Jones Jr., Shannon Briggs and Razor Ruddock added more scalps to their pro records.
Tonight and on Saturday night, Shannon Briggs and Roy Jones Jr. continue their respective quests to defeat time in the hope of one last title run.