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.read more
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.read more
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.”read more
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.read more
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.”read more
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.”read more
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