WBO featherweight title holder Orlando Salido will defend his belt against Ukrainian Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko on March 1 in San Antonio.
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.”
Ukrainian two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko scored two knockdowns during his fourth-round stoppage of Jose Luis Ramirez in his professional debut on Saturday.
Openly gay boxer Orlando Cruz on dealing with homophobia in boxing: “I’m in a sport that is very macho. Sometime in the ring, people would should gay slurs at me before I came out.”
Two-time Olympic champ Vasyl Lomachenko, who goes pro on Saturday, advises boxing fans to “be patient.” “I will be doing big things and you’ll be witnesses when I do them.”
Juan Manuel Marquez will earn a guaranteed $6 million for his challenge to WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley, who will pocket at least $4.1 million when they fight on Saturday at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Ukrainian two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko arrived in Los Angeles to begin his pro career. The featherweight star will fight on the undercard of Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez and if he wins, promoter Bob Arum has said the next fight will be for a world title.
Juan Manuel Marquez said he is “done” with Manny Pacquiao, which is why he chose to face Tim Bradley on Oct. 12 rather than a fifth fight with Pacquiao. Bradley, who turned down a rematch with Pacquiao, says Marquez is a “new challenge.”