Fans share their thoughts on Adonis Stevenson’s tougher-than-expected fight with Andrzej Fonfara, THE RING light heavyweight champ’s potential showdowns with Bernard Hopkins and Sergey Kovalev, plus David Lemieux and Jermell Charlo in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Junior middleweight contender Jermell Charlo remained unbeaten with a 12-round unanimous decision over Charlie Ohta on the Adonis Stevenson-Andrzej Fonfara undercard on Saturday in Montreal. Charlo, who got up from a knockdown in Round 3, won by scores of 115-111 and 118-109 (twice).
Tonight, Charlie Ota, a Japan-based American boxer who happens to be the top junior middleweight in his adopted country, will face RING-rated contender Jermell Charlo on the Adonis Stevenson-Andrzej Fonfara undercard. Showtime Extreme will televise the bout.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, David Lemieux and Fernando Guerrero both pledge victory on Saturday, only Lemieux expects bombs to be thrown from both fighters.
In the ‘show before the show,’ Showtime Extreme will feature two bouts in support of the Adonis Stevenson-Andrzej Fonfara light heavyweight championship main event.
A stacked undercard supports the Adonis Stevenson-Andrzej Fonfara main event for Stevenson’s RING and WBC light heavyweight championship on May 24.
Showtime’s entertaining Lamont Peterson-Dierry Jean/Jermell Charlo-Gabriel Rosado doubleheader will be replayed on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime Extreme.
Lamont Peterson proved he’s got a lot left in his tank and still a major player in the 140-pound division with his spirited decision victory over Dierry Jean on Saturday. Peterson, the IBF titleholder, would like a shot at RING champ Danny Garcia.
IBF junior welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson and challenger Dierry Jean weighed in for Saturday’s matchup in Washington, D.C. Photos by Delane Rouse/Hoganphotos – Golden Boy Promotions.
Lamont Peterson was reserved and philosophical during the final presser for his showdown with Dierry Jean on Saturday but the veteran was also confident that he will keep his IBF 140-pound title despite suffering a KO loss in his last bout. Jean predicts a stoppage victory.
Gabriel Rosado believes gutsy losses to middleweight titleholders Gennady Golovkin and Peter Quillin have made him a better fighter, but he says losing is not an option in Saturday’s fight against junior middleweight prospect Jermell Charlo, who he’s vowed to KO.
Gabriel Rosado will take on his fourth consecutive unbeaten fighter when he faces junior middleweight contender Jermell Charlo in the co-featured bout to the Lamont Peterson-Dierry Jean fight on Jan. 25 on Showtime. Rosado says he’s in a must-win situation.
IBF junior welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson will try to rebound from a third-round stoppage loss to Lucas Matthysse against Dierry Jean on Jan. 25 at The D.C. Armory.