It looks like RING junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux is looking for a new opponent since Top Rank Promotions seemingly pulled his WBO mandatory, Chris Avalos out of their scheduled fight.
RingTV.com caught up with Leo Santa Cruz ahead of the WBC 122-pound beltholder’s title defense against Manuel Roman on the undercard of Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana rematch. Santa Cruz shared his thoughts on Roman, the hot junior featherweight division and his future plans.
Carl Frampton lived up to much of his promise and popularity by outclassing Kiko Martinez en route to a unanimous decision victory in front of 16,000 hometown fans on Saturday in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Frampton earned the IBF 122-pound title with the rematch win.
A confident Carl Frampton enters his anticipated rematch with IBF 122-pound titleholder Kiko Martinez on Saturday in his native Belfast. Frampton, who won their first bout by ninth-round TKO, believes he deserves to be the odds favorite and is destined to face RING champ Guillermo Rigondeaux and UK rival Scott Quigg.
WBC 122-pound titleholder Leo Santa Cruz and former 154-pound contender Alfredo Angulo spoke to the media about their upcoming bouts on the pay-per-view undercard of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana rematch, and what might be next. Santa Cruz says he’s aiming for RING champ Guillermo Rigondeaux.
In response to junior featherweight champ Guillermo Rigondeaux’s challenge, WBC titleholder Leo Santa Cruz says he’s ready to face the supremely skilled Cuban. Promoter Oscar De La Hoya agrees, saying Santa Cruz would run Rigondeaux out of the ring.
Fans share their thoughts on the Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Geale fight, a potential showdown between GGG and Andre Ward, the plight of Guillermo Rigondeaux, unfair criticism for Canelo Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather Jr., and other subjects in this week’s Friday mailbag.
Six years after his perilous journey from Cuba, heavyweight contender Mike Perez finds himself on the threshold of a WBC title shot. He will meet fellow unbeaten contender Bryant Jennings in a 12-round title elimination match at Madison Square Garden on HBO on Saturday.
Photos from Macau, China, of Zou Shiming, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Brian Viloria, Gilberto Ramirez and others before tomorrow’s “Champions of Gold” card at Cotai Arena.
Fighters in Saturday’s “Champions of Gold” card, headlined by Zou Shiming in a 10-rounder against Luis De La Rosa, arrive at the Venetian Macao resort. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
Junior featherweight champ Guillermo Rigondeaux says he’d like to add more belts to his collection (which already includes the RING, WBO and WBA titles) before a possible move up in weight.
A trio of Top Rank fighters preparing for Saturday’s card in Macau: junior featherweight champ Guillermo Rigondeaux, Chinese phenom Zou Shiming and rising contender Gilberto Ramirez. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the lowdown on the return of Zou Shiming on July 19 and more.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn more about former three-division titlist Adrien Broner’s tentative return to the ring.
Author Brin-Jonathan Butler chronicles Guillermo Rigondeaux’s story, from outcast amateur star to outcast world champion, and examines the consequences faced by those who leave Cuba and those who choose to stay.