Joseph Santoliquito was ringside for the Danny Garcia-Rod Salka card at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday where native son Daniel Jacob’s won the most significant fight of his amazing boxing career on the undercard.
Sergey Kovalev took out Blake Caparello the way Bernard Hopkins hoped the feared Russian puncher would on Saturday in Atlantic City, in devastating fashion. Kovalev’s second-round KO set up a lucrative November 175-pound title unification bout with Hopkins.
Fans and boxing media want to talk about light heavyweight title unification showdowns with Adonis Stevenson or Bernard Hopkins, but Sergey Kovalev’s sole focus is Blake Caparello, who the WBO beltholder will face on Saturday in Atlantic City.
Bryant Jennings admits that his razor-thin split decision over ring savvy former amateur standout Mike Perez was a difficult fight but the undefeated heavyweight from Philadelphia says it was a learning experience that he will grow from.
Living legend and IBF/WBA light heavyweight Bernard Hopkins says he’s taking serious aim at feared unbeaten WBO beltholder Sergey Kovalev. The goal is for the unification fight to take place on Nov. 8 on HBO at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Hopkins told RingTV.com.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was defiant at today’s New York press conference to kick off the publicity for Mayweather-Maidana II, saying once again he’s up against the critics and any perception that his opponent scored in the first fight was because he’s a dirty fighter.
Bryant Jennings admits that he’s still a work in progress but the late-bloomer from Philadelphia promises to exhibit more of his all-around boxing ability against fellow unbeaten heavyweight Mike Perez on July 26 than he has in his previous 18 bouts.
Chris Algieri survived a near-disastrous opening round against heavy favorite Ruslan Provodnikov and outworked and outboxed the Russian pressure fighter to a split-decision victory to lift the WBO 140-pound title and thrill his hometown fans from Long Island, N.Y.
Former cruiserweight titleholder Steve Cunningham got up from two fifth-round knockdowns to outpoint heavyweight puncher Amir Mansour on Friday in Philadelphia. Middleweight contender Curtis Stevens rallied to stop relentless Tureano Johnson in the final round of the “Fight Night” co-feature.
Undefeated heavyweight Amir Mansour used boxing to escape his own personal hell, and now says this Friday’s matchup with Steve Cunningham is a kill-or-be-killed battle to reach a place where he can help others.
With Sergey Kovalev it’s not a matter of if his opponents will be knocked out. It’s a matter of when. Cedric Agnew was taken out with a jab to the body in Round 7 of their WBO light heavyweight title bout on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J.
Middleweight Curtis Stevens put November’s loss to Gennady Golovkin behind him with a first-round blitzing of Patrick Majewski, who offered little resistance on the way to a 46-second knockout.
South African cruiserweight Thabiso Mchunu will face a considerably taller opponent in Olanrewaju Durodola on Friday, but it isn’t the first time. Nor is it the first time people will make the mistake of underestimating him.
Curtis Stevens says he wasn’t himself during his loss to Gennady Golovkin in November: He couldn’t punch like usual, he couldn’t move and he couldn’t react. Against Patrick Majewski on Friday, Stevens says he’ll stop thinking so much and let his hands go.
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.
Philadelphia heavyweight Bryant Jennings will end a seven-month layoff against Artur Szpilka in a 10-rounder on Jan. 25, and says with what he now sees on the other side, it was worth the wait.
The three TV fights for HBO’s tripleheader Saturday night from Boardwalk Hall are set. RING junior featherweight champ Guillermo Rigondeaux looked in great shape, tipping the scales at a sleek 121 pounds. His opponent, Joseph Agbeko, came in at 121.6.
Despite only having one loss, James Kirkland has suffered numerous career setbacks due to jail time and personal issues. Some believe the relentless slugger, who fights Glen Tapia on Saturday, is out of second chances but Kirkland and trainer Ann Wolfe are out to prove them wrong.