Willie Nelson believes that beating Vanes Martirosyan this Saturday on Showtime would put him at the top of the 154-pound division and far beyond the tough life he escaped by taking up boxing.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the official weights for tonight’s middleweight title eliminator between Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam and Curtis Stevens an much more.
It looks like RING junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux is looking for a new opponent since Top Rank Promotions seemingly pulled his WBO mandatory, Chris Avalos out of their scheduled fight.
If all goes well, by Oct. 3 an eliminator bout to determine the next in line for a shot at the IBF junior lightweight title will go to purse bid.
Former super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez returns on Oct. 18, this time at light heavyweight, to challenge Azea Augustama at the StubHub Center in Carson, Ca.
In the aftermath of a shooting that wounded his cousin, former middleweight champion Jermain Taylor is now free on $25,000 bond and is scheduled to make a court appearance on October 15.
They’ve never met in the ring and both are recently deposed titleholders, but Sergio Martinez-Felix Sturm is a fight promoter Lou DiBella says he is considering.
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.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that Shawn Porter vs. Kell Brook is signed and sealed for a date and site to be determined.
Undefeated Sergey Kovalev returns to the ring on August 2 to defend his WBO light heavyweight title against Australia’s Blake Caparello as part of a split-site HBO tripleheader.
Sergey Kovalev returns to HBO and Atlantic City on Aug. 2 to defend his WBO light heavyweight title against unbeaten prospect Blake Caparello at Revel Casino Hotel, the Russian beltholder’s promoter Main Events announced on Saturday.
Sergio Martinez’s promoter Lou DiBella and the former middleweigth champ’s trainer Pablo Sarmiento offered no excuses for their fighter, who Miguel Cotto stopped after nine rounds. Both praised Cotto as “a great champion” at the post-fight presser.
Sergio Martinez will have an opportunity to prove to a skeptical public that he’s still the best middleweight in the world when he defends his WBC and RING titles against Miguel Cotto on HBO Pay Per View at Madison Square Garden on Saturday.
Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto have had their war of words but both saved their energy for the ring during the final press conference for their Saturday showdown at Madison Square Garden. Their team members, however, continued the verbal jousting.
RING/WBC middleweight champ Sergio Martinez’s promoter Lou DiBella says his fighter deserves to carry the “Maravilla” (Marvelous) nickname that once belonged to former undisputed 160-pound king Marvin Hagler and will prove it against Miguel Cotto on Saturday.
Lou DiBella says middleweight champ Sergio Martinez has been treated like the challenger throughout the promotion for Martinez’s title defense against Miguel Cotto, but he says “They’re going to find out who the champion is.” RingTV spoke to DiBella, Martinez and trainer Pablo Sarmineto at the champ’s media workout on Monday.