A number of RING-ranked contenders saw action last week, resulting in changes in the light heavyweight, middleweight and strawweight divisions. Former light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson’s upset loss to Tommy Karpency caused him to drop from the rankings.
Garrett Wilson takes on cruiserweight contender Thabiso Mchunu in a special afternoon edition of NBC Sports’ “Fight Night” today. Wilson is one of the sport’s reliable gatekeepers, according to RingTV.com editor Doug Fischer, who lists other gatekeepers in each weight class.
Former titleholder Gabriel Campillo is among five boxers being considered for a Sept. 27 shot at RING and WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson at Bell Center in Montreal, Stevenson’s promoter Yvon Michel told RingTV.com on Monday.
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.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the official weights for tonight’s edition of “Friday Night Fights,” notable underdog victories and much more.
Undefeated light heavyweight prospect Thomas Williams Jr. faces former WBA titleholder Gabriel Campillo in the 12-round main event of a Friday Night Fights show on Aug. 1 from the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Wash., Goossen Promotions announced on Tuesday.
WBA light heavyweight beltholder Beibut Shumenov talks about his near-death experience as an infant, called IBF counterpart Bernard Hopkins “the best champion” in the 175-pound division, and said he was shocked to hear the controversial comments that WBO titleholder Sergey Kovalev recently made about African Americans.
Light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson on Saturday’s mandatory challenger Tony Bellew: “You can be sure that I am going to knock Bellew out. I think that the fight is going to go about four or five rounds and then I’m going to knock him out.”
Promoter Artie Pelullo calls newl WBO 140-pound titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov “the most exciting fighter in the business.” He wants the Russian bomber to face Tim Bradley in a rematch or the winner of Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios.
Hard-hitting light heavyweights Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev will face separate opponents on Nov. 30 in Canada, and Kovalev’s promoter sees them facing each other down the road.
Boxing insiders agree that the power-puncher matchup of Adonis Stevenson-Tavoris Cloud has the potential for fireworks, but in the end they also agree (almost) on who will be left standing.
Polish-born light heavyweight prospect Andrzej Fonfara fights in his adopted hometown of Chicago against former titleholder Gabriel Campillo in the main event of this week’s Friday Night Fights. The fight is the definition of a crossroads bout.
Tavoris Cloud’s trainer, Abel Sanchez — who trained Terry Norris to brutally defeat Sugar Ray Leonard — says his fighter is “about to retire another legend on Saturday night” when Cloud faces 48-year-old Bernard Hopkins.