WBC and RING light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and his fifth consecutive challenger, Sakio Bika, both weighed in at 174.5 pounds ahead of Saturday’s showdown at the Pepsi Coliseum in Quebec City, Canada.
Former featherweight title challenger Gary Russell Jr., junior middleweight contender Julian Williams and super middleweight prospect Julius Jackson improved their records on the Jesus Cuellar-Ruben Tamayo undercard on Saturday in Shelton, Washington.
Having lost a majority decision to WBO featherweight titlist Vasyl Lomachenko in June, Gary Russell Jr. will seek a comeback win against Christopher Martin on Saturday night.
Having entered THE RING’s junior middleweight ratings this at No. 10, Philadelphia’s Julian Williams is looking to display the skills that got him there on Showtime Extreme this Saturday at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington.
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.
Pics from the Hard Rock in Las Vegas on Sept. 11, where heavyweight Luis Ortiz and featherweight Jesus Cuellar scored a pair of quick KOs. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
In a precursor to Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana rematch, Golden Boy Promotions held a special Sept. 11 card in Las Vegas that saw heavyweight hopeful Luis Ortiz score a first-round TKO of Lateef Kayode and featherweight standout Jesus Cuellar brutally stop faded two-division titleholder Juan Manuel Lopez in two rounds.
Julian Williams takes on undefeated puncher Eliezer Gonzalez on Thursday in Las Vegas. The unbeaten junior middleweight talks to RingTV.com about his Fox Sports 1-televised main event, the new wave of Philly fighters, the 154-pound division and where he thinks he ranks in it.
A stacked undercard in support of the Lateef Kayode-Luis Ortiz will see action on Thursday night’s edition of “Golden Boy Live!”
Julian Williams and Eleider Alvarez scored victories on the Showtime Extreme-televised portion of the Adonis Stevenson-Andrzej Fonfara undercard on Saturday in Montreal. Williams stopped Michael Medina in eight rounds. Alvarez outpointed Alexander Johnson.
In the ‘show before the show,’ Showtime Extreme will feature two bouts in support of the Adonis Stevenson-Andrzej Fonfara light heavyweight championship main event.
Tonight’s Golden Boy Live! main event between junior middleweights Julian Williams and Freddy Hernandez is a classic matchup between unbeaten prospect and seasoned veteran. The telecast airs live on Fox Sports 1, starting at 8:30 p.m. ET/ 5:30 p.m. PT.