A number of RING-ranked contenders saw action last week, resulting in changes in the light heavyweight, middleweight and strawweight divisions. Former light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson’s upset loss to Tommy Karpency caused him to drop from the rankings.
Vanes Martirosyan outpointed Willie Nelson days after the loss of his promoter, Dan Goossen. Hassan N’Dam gave Curtis Stevens a boxing lesson.
THE RING’s No. 1-rated featherweight Jhonny Gonzalez scored knockdowns in Rounds 3, 4 and 9 en route to an 11th-round stoppage of fellow veteran Jorge Arce on Saturday in Arce’s hometown of Los Mochis, Mexico.
There is a solid possibility that an all-Mexican clash between WBC featherweight titlist Jhonny Gonzalez and Jorge Arce could come to fruition this fall.
As Abner Mares looks toward facing Jonathan Oquendo on July 12, he admits that the referee who stopped his contest against Jhonny Gonzalez last August made the right call.
RingTV.com sought the opinion of 20 boxing insiders as to who might win Saturday’s junior lightweight fight between undefeated WBO beltholder Mikey Garcia and top-10 contender Juan Carlos Burgos.
After calling off his rematch with Jhonny Gonzalez due to a training injury, former featherweight titleholder Abner Mares is expressing his regret to fans hoping to see his shot at avenging August’s upset KO loss.
There is a “strong chance” that WBA featherweight beltholder Simphiwe Vetyeka will make his first title defense against Japanese contender Akifumi Shimoda on Feb. 22, Vetyeka’s manager Andile Sidinile tells RingTV.com.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer says that Abner Mares “can not train for several weeks” due to a rib injury that has forced the postponement of a scheduled Feb. 15 rematch with Jhonny Gonzalez.
Abner Mares has suffered an apparent rib injury that will postpone his scheduled Feb. 15 rematch with Jhonny Gonzalez, according to his manager, Frank Espinoza.
Marcos Maidana’s bruising unanimous decision victory over Adrien Broner was the overwhelming choice for Upset of the Year in RingTV’s year-end award poll. [Editor’s note: this is not THE RING magazine’s official choice for Upset of the Year. The magazine’s official year-end awards for 2013 will be announced in the March edition.]
Richard Schaefer on being chosen Promoter of The Year by Sports Illustrated: “In the end, this is all about the fans of our great sport and I will continue to deliver the best fights and fighters to them in 2014 and beyond.”
Marcos Maidana edged Manny Pacquiao for Comeback of the Year honors in RingTV.com’s year-end award poll. [Editor’s note: this is not THE RING magazine’s official choice for Comeback of the Year. The magazine’s official year-end awards for 2013 will be announced in the March edition.]
Jhonny Gonzalez-Abner Mares II could be the main in event in a targeted Feb. 15 tripleheader at Staples Center in Los Angeles that might include Leo Santa Cruz and Chris Arreola.
Abner Mares could get his much-awaited rematch with Jhonny Gonzalez on Feb. 15. However, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer says Gonzalez, who dethroned Mares as WBC featherweight titleholder via first-round knockout in August, is reluctant to honor the rematch clause of the first bout.
Undefeated featherweight Gary Russell Jr., who is the mandatory challenger for WBO titleholder Orlando Salido: “I’m ready for my first world title fight and can not wait for the fight to get made.”