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.
Fans share their thoughts on what should be Jorge Arce’s last fight — his stoppage loss to Jhonny Gonzalez — and the Mexican veteran’s long career, plus hot prospect Felix Verdejo, Dougie’s pound-for-pound top 10, James Toney-Vassiliy Jirov, and more in this week’s Monday mailbag.
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.
Chris Algieri took an unusual path to the WBO junior welterweight title, which he took from Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be interviewed on Showtime during tonight’s telecast of a ShoBox: The New Generation card that he is promoting from the Turning Stone Resort Casino Event Center in Verona, N.Y.
Puerto Rico’s Roman “Rocky” Martinez will put his WBO junior lightweight belt on the line against RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia on Saturday.
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.
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.”
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.”