Terence Crawford says he’s won’t be at lightweight much longer but however long the undefeated switch-hitter remains in the 135-pound division he will be recognized as THE RING champion thanks to his one-sided unanimous decision over Ray Beltran on Saturday.
IBF featherweight titlist Evgeny Gradovich was understandably stunned as he was the recipient of a draw against Jayson Velez on Saturday night.
Photos of lightweight champion Terence Crawford’s unanimous-decision win over Raymundo Beltran and featherweight titleholder Evgeny Gradovich’s draw with Jayson Velez in Omaha.
Evgeny Gradovich remained unbeaten and made the fourth defense of his IBF featherweight title against Jayson Velez but failed to defeat the game challenger on the Terence Crawford-Raymundo Beltran undercard on Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska. Gradovich and Velez fought to a 12-round split draw.
Photos from the scales: Terence Crawford will defend his WBO lightweight title against Raymundo Beltran, with the winner also taking the vacant RING championship, plus featherweight Evgeny Gradovich will defend his IBF title against Jayson Velez.
Terence Crawford weighed 135 pounds on Friday for his WBO lightweight title defense against Raymundo Beltran, who weighed 134.8. Crawford and Beltran fight on Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska. THE RING’s vacant lightweight title will be on the line.
Could undefeated featherweight Jayson Velez defeat IBF titlist Evgeny Gradovich for his strap on Nov. 29? Velez’s trainer, Abel Sanchez certainly believes so.
With his stoppage win over Joel Brunker on Saturday, featherweight Lee Selby became the mandatory contender to Evgeny Gradovich’s IBF title.
They won’t be fighting each other but Abel Sanchez and Robert Garcia will square off through their pupils on Oct. 18 and Nov. 29 for chief second supremacy.
Puerto Rican featherweight Jayson Velez finally gets his shot at the gold when he faces IBF titlist Evgeny Gradovich on Nov. 29.
On Nov. 29 IBF featherweight titlist Evgeny Gradovich will defend against Jayson Velez in support of the Terence Crawford-Raymundo Beltran lightweight title clash.
Ruslan Provodnikov said of his upcoming fight with Mike Alvarado, “It’s not going to be about technique. Simply war. It’s just going to be a street fight. I promise you that.”
Sugar Ray Leonard on Adrien Broner: “I’ve been watching this kid, man, and this kid, man, he’s a talent. That kid has it. He’s one of those rare fighters that has the entire package. He has everything.”