Show some love for the little guys, y’all … Francisco Rodriguez and Katsunari Takayama went to war in Mexico on Saturday, with Rodriguez winning by unanimous decision to unify the IBF and WBO belts.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. says he will be “faster” and “stronger” for his welterweight rematch on Sept. 13 against Marcos Maidana, who countered that “it’s a great advantage that I already know Mayweather.”
Action shots from Las Vegas, where Alfonso Gomez and Joseph Diaz both won by unanimous decisions over their respective opponents, Ed Paredes and Ramiro Robles, and Diego De La Hoya won by a fifth-round TKO of Miguel Tamayo. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Action shots from ringside at Vasyl Lomachenko’s titlewinning victory over Gary Russell Jr. and Devon Alexander’s comeback win over Jesus Soto Karass. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Vasyl Lomachenko defeated Gary Russell Jr. by a majority decision to win the vacant WBO featherweight title Saturday at the StubHub Center.
Featherweights Gary Russell Jr. and Vasyl Lomachenko, welterweights Robert Guerrero and Yoshihiro Kamegai, and junior middleweights Devon Alexander and Jesus Soto Karass on the scales. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Floyd Mayweather has acknowledged the potential for bouts with either Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana, while dismissing the notion of a fight with Manny Pacquiao.
The rumor mill has been in full swing for several weeks that Amir Khan, plus two others, are on standby to be Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s next opponent. This is where the business people take over.
Golden Boy’s Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 shows will feature what Richard Schaefer calls “the best fights that you can make at 147,” including Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Devon Alexander-Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass, and Paulie Malignaggi-Zab Judah.
Telegraph boxing correspondent Gareth A Davies writes that the on again-off again superfight could be given a new lease on life if Manny Pacquiao shows he is back to his best in Macau on Nov. 23.
Two weeks after his victory over Saul Alvarez in the highest grossing pay-per-view boxing match ever, Floyd Mayweather Jr. made a triumphant return to New York, where four months ago he kicked off his promotional tour for the record-setting show.