His opponent still hasn’t made it to U.S. soil, but on Thursday Brandon Rios held court from the podium for the final time before Saturday’s matchup with Diego Chaves. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the lowdown on Shannon Briggs’ invasion of RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s training camp.
Brandon Rios could have asked for an easier comeback fight after losing his last two bouts to Mike Alvarado and Manny Pacquiao but the slugger is looking forward to getting back in action on Aug. 2 against formidable Diego Chaves.
His opponent was apparently a no-show, so Brandon Rios flew solo at the Hollywood press conference to promote his Aug. 2 bout against Diego Chaves. The card will also feature a junior welterweight scrap between Jessie Vargas and Anton Novikov, who were both present. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook details the return of welterweight Mike Jones after a two-year-plus absence from the ring and much more.
Undefeated Sergey Kovalev returns to the ring on August 2 to defend his WBO light heavyweight title against Australia’s Blake Caparello as part of a split-site HBO tripleheader.
Jessie Vargas outpointed Khabib Allakhverdiev, winning an unpopular decision by scores of 117-111 and 115-113 (twice) on the Pacquiao-Bradley undercard. Bryan Vasquez outpointed Jose Felix Jr. in the opening bout of the pay-per-view broadcast.
Despite no longer managing WBO welterweight titlist Tim Bradley, Cameron Dunkin still wishes the best for his former client and hopes he defeats Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night.
Jessie Vargas will face Khabib Allakhverdiev on the undercard of the Tim Bradley-Manny Pacquiao rematch at the MGM Grand on HBO Pay Per View.
A WBO eliminator between Raymundo Beltran and Roman Martinez will highlight the Manny Pacquiao-Tim Bradley 2 undercard. The full PPV card was revealed Thursday by Top Rank CEO Bob Arum.
Undefeated welterweight standout Jessie Vargas won a hard-fought 10-round decision over Ray Narh in the main event of a free show on Friday at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Miguel Cotto will look to be busier and return to his “bread and butter” body attack against Delvin Rodriguez, according to trainer Freddie Roach.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: “The only thing I can say is there’s been guys for 17 years. The only thing I can do is continue to beat the guy that they put in front of me.”