Promoter Gary Shaw’s deal to head up the boxing division of Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports has ended after “both sides agreed to split amicably.”
Middleweight Tureano Johnson will face Alex Theron on Jan. 9 in support of welterweight Dusty Hernandez Harrison’s return to Madison Square Garden.
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports and Fox Sports 1 have reached a three-fight agreement for a televised series called “Throne Boxing,” with the first show to feature welterweight Dusty Hernandez-Harrison against Tommy Rainone on Jan. 9.
Amid severe backlash in the aftermath of suddenly vacating the WBO middleweight title, Peter Quillin recently spoke to RingTV.com in order to defend his decision.
Undefeated middleweight Peter Quillin announced on social media that he is vacating his WBO title, effectively pulling himself out of his scheduled Nov. 1 bout against mandatory challenger Matt Korobov.
In an packed edition of Lem’s Latest, Satterfield’s news and notes covers cancer survivor Anthony Dirrell’s title-winning euphoria, Oscar De La Hoya’s Twitter welcome to Roc Nation, Soliman-Taylor, Berto-Upshaw, GGG’s promoter on future showdowns, Marcos Maidana on how “hittable” Floyd Mayweather is, and much more.
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports served notice to the boxing community that the rapper-entrepreneur is serious about being a major player in the sport by overbidding for the Peter Quillin-Matt Korobov title bout, but how they follow this bold move and build their own roster of fighters will tell us if the new company has a future.
In something of a sudden turn, Jay-Z’s Roc Nation won the purse bid to promote the upcoming middleweight bout between WBO titlist Peter Quillin and Matt Korobov.