Kiko Martinez stops Jeffrey Mathebula

22
Dec

Kiko Martinez stops Jeffrey Mathebula

IBF junior featherweight titleholder Kiko Martinez would like to face either Carl Frampton, Scott Qugg or Guillermo Rigondeaux in the wake of Saturday’s ninth-round knockout of Jefferey Mathebula.

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19
Dec

Q&A: Kiko Martinez: “Mathebula came to Spain to lose by KO”

Junior featherweight contender Kiko Martinez is finally in a position to call the shots in his career after signing with middleweight champ Sergio Martinez’s promotional company and winning the IBF title. He faces mandatory challenger Jeffrey Mathebula on Saturday in Elche, Spain.

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20
Oct

Frampton ready for title after stopping Parodi in six

Carl Frampton continued his assault on the junior featherweight division with a sixth-round thrashing of Frenchman Jeremy Parodi on Saturday in Belfast. The undefeated Irish star now targets the winner of the Dec. 21 IBF title bout between Kiko Martinez and Jeffrey Mathebula.

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02
Oct

Lem’s latest: Lampley: pressure’s on Cotto-Rodriguez judges

HBO’s Jim Lampley on the Florida Commission, judging and Saturday’s Miguel Cotto-Delvin Rodriguez fight: “It is unfair for Florida to be on the griddle for problems that came up in Nevada and California….Now, here they are, basically having to carry water for the whole sport on Saturday night on the subject of judging.”

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12
Apr

Donaire 121.6; Rigondeaux 121.5

Nonito Donaire on his staredown with Rigondeaux: “I felt like he just couldn’t look at me in the eyes for that long. It’s just one of those things.”

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12
Apr

Lem’s latest: BWAA honors Donaire, Garcia, Marquez-Pacquiao

In accepting his award for Fighter of the Year, an emotional Nonito Donaire spoke of coming a long way since being the “small, frail, asthmatic little boy” of his childhood.

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10
Apr

Donaire-Rigondeaux: Chess match or fireworks? Experts weigh-in

RING junior featherweight champ Nonito Donaire on clash with Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday: “When it comes down to the title fights, we’re both aggressive and we can both be offensive guys.”

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08
Apr

Mares: Donaire KOs Rigondeaux in seven

Former WBC 122-pound titleholder Abner Mares on the Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux junior featherwieght championship bout: “I see Nonito winning by knockout. I estimate a seven-round knockout by Nonito if Rigondeaux doesn’t just run and box all night.”

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04
Apr

Donaire’s greatest hits

HBO has released a video of Nonito Donaire’s greatest performances in advance of his April 13 fight with Guillermo Rigondeaux.

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22
Mar

Lem’s latest: Road to Donaire-Rigondeaux

RING junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire takes on unbeaten WBA counterpart Guillermo Rigondeaux on April 13.

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