Junior middleweight contender Austin Trout was dropped twice in Round 3, but battled back to win a lop-sided 10-round unanimous decision over Daniel Dawson at the Pechanga Resort and Casino. All three judges scored the bout 97-90 in favor of Trout.
Back-to-back losses forced Austin Trout to reevaluate his career and his support network but after sitting out most of 2014 the 154-pound contender is ready to begin his comeback against Daniel Dawson in the main event of the final “Friday Night Fights” broadcast of the year.
Denis Shafikov outclassed fellow Russian lightweight standout Rustam Nugaev en route to a brutal ninth-round stoppage in the “Friday Night Fights” main event from Santa Ynez, Calif. Shafikov earned another shot at IBF titleholder Miguel Vazquez with the victory.
Lightweight Rustam Nugaev will fight fellow Russian Denis Shafikov in an IBF title-elimination bout at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. The bout headlines this week’s “Friday Night Fights” telecast on ESPN2.
Former light heavyweight titleholder Gabriel Campillo scored a technical fifth-round stoppage against Thomas Williams Jr. after the ringside doctor ended the fight due to a cut suffered by the previously unbeaten prospect on Friday in Shelton, Washington.
Alternating from orthodox to southpaw, junior welterweight Frankie Gomez controlled Vernon Paris throughout the evening for a 10-round shutout on Friday’s “Golden Boy Live!” main event.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that no challenger above or below middleweight is under WBA titlist Gennady Golovkin’s radar.
Once-beaten junior welterweight veteran Paul Spadafora, who is coming off a unanimous decision over Hector Velazquez on July 11, confirmed a report that he is a consideration for a Sept. 6 fight against Adrien Broner.
Rod Salka responds to Teddy Atlas and the veteran broadcaster’s critical “Friday Night Fights” commentary on his Aug. 9 shot at Danny Garcia from his Pittsburgh-based training camp.
RingTV’s Bill Emes spoke to Terence Crawford as the undefeated WBO lightweight titleholder was on his way to co-host ESPN2′s “Friday Night Fights.” Crawford talks about his KO of Yuriorkis Gamboa, the Cold War, fighting at 140 pounds, fighting Mikey Garica and other subjects.
The Shawn Porter-Kell Brook IBF welterweight title bout on Aug. 16 will head up a Showtime tripleheader that includes the WBC 168-pound titleholder Sakio Bika’s rematch with Anthony Dirrell and WBC lightweight beltholder Omar Figueroa Jr. vs. Daniel Estrada.
Art Hovhannisyan will fight Jonathan Maicelo in a crossroads bout between once-beaten lightweights at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Wash in the co-featured bout of this week’s “Friday Night Fights” on ESPN2.
Ivan Redkach and Errol Spence Jr. remained unbeaten with 10-round unanimous decision victories on Friday. Redkach outworked Sergey Gulyakevich on a Friday Night Fights headliner in St. Charles, Mo. Spence outclassed Ronald Cruz in their ShoBox: The New Generation main event in Las Vegas, Nev.
Unbeaten lightweight prospect Ivan Redkach will take a step up in competition when he faces former European champ Sergey Gulyakevich on June 27 in the 10-round main event of a Friday Night Fights telecast from St. Charles, Mo.
On July 2, 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions will bring an ESPN2-televised card to Foxwoods Resort Casino, headlined by Mark Davis vs. Michael Farenas.
Lightweight veteran Petr Petrov and skilled middleweight Willie Monroe Jr. used their experience to earn Boxcino tournament titles on Friday in Verona, N.Y. Petrov outworked Fernando Carcamo to an eighth-round TKO; Monroe outboxed Brandon Adams to a decision.