The vacant RING lightweight championship will be on the line on Saturday when WBO titleholder Terence Crawford takes on Raymundo Beltran in his hometown of Omaha, Nebraska. Crawford is THE RING’s No. 1-rated lightweight; Beltran is the magazine’s No. 2 contender.
IBF super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch reckons his dream of fighting in Las Vegas next year against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is still alive. On Monday, Froch revealed his promoter Eddie Hearn is flying to the U.S. this week for talks with Al Haymon, who is now working with Chavez Jr.
Fans share their thoughts on Manny Pacquiao’s ridiculously dominant decision victory over Chris Algieri, where they think he stands in terms of ability, and what they think is next; fans also praised Vasyl Lomachenko and evaluated the fighters on the monster Cleverly-Bellew rematch card in this week’s Monday mailbag.
James DeGale looked good scoring a third-round stoppage of former title challenger Marco Antonio Periban on the Tony Bellew-Nathan Cleverly undercard on Saturday in Liverpool, England, however fellow 168-pound contender and domestic rival George Groves looked ordinary halting Denis Douglin.
Pics from the fights in Liverpool: Tony Bellew’s rematch win over Nathan Cleverly and Scott Quigg’s UD win against Hidenori Otake, plus victories by James DeGale, George Groves, Anthony Joshua and Callum Smith. Photos by Scott Heavey/Getty Images.
Both Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew were on point for their cruiserweight grudge-rematch in Liverpool, England, with George Groves, James DeGale, Jamie McDonnell and Scott Quigg also set to fight on the card.
As Walberto Ramos has been scratched from facing Jamie McDonnell this Saturday due to visa issues, Javier Chacon will take Ramos’ place against the bantamweight contender.
The most recent victories of Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri will be shown back-to-back on HBO in advance of Pacquiao’s Nov. 22 defense of his WBO welterweight belt against Algieri.
Super middleweight prospect Callum Smith’s upcoming bout against Nikola Sjekloca is a major improvement in competition as well as a title eliminator.
Former super middleweight title challenger George Groves sees his next opponent, Denis Douglin as a true risk to his own WBC mandatory challenger position.
THE RING’s No. 5-rated super middleweight James DeGale will face former title challenger Marco Antonio Periban at Echo Arena in Liverpool, England, on Nov. 22, Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport announced on Thursday.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the official weights for tonight’s middleweight title eliminator between Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam and Curtis Stevens an much more.
Fans share their displeasure with the official scorecards of Arthur Abraham’s unanimous decision over Paul Smith, their excitement for Artur Beterbiev, plus their questions about Keith Thurman, Deontay Wilder, the Klitschko-Pulev fight and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Paul Smith challenges for his first world title on Saturday when he faces Arthur Abraham for the WBO super middleweight belt in Germany. The popular Liverpool native, a huge underdog, spoke to RingTV.com contributor Tom Gray about his opportunity.
Fans share their thoughts on Roc Nation’s future, Marcos Maidana’s chances of upsetting Floyd Mayweather Jr., Jermain Taylor’s shot at IBF middleweight titleholder Sam Soliman, the Yoan Pablo Hernandez-Firat Arslan cruiserweight championship and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!