Vitali Klitschko, who has been busy in politics and nursing a hand injury, has been given until March to make the mandatory defense of his WBC heavyweight title against Bermane Stiverne.
RING junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia says of No. 1-rated Lucas Matthysse, who challenges him on Sept. 14: “If he’s not careful, he’s gonna get hurt.”
Returning former junior middleweight titleholder Yuri Foreman made it an easy night on Wednesday at the Roseland Ballroom in New York City, as he widely outpointed Philadelphia trialhorse Jamaal Davis in their eight-round main event.
Sergio Martinez’s advisor calls September of 2014 “the perfect time” for a “grand finale” with Gennady Golovkin.
Standing nearly 6-foot-4 with a light heavyweight wingspan, junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson knows that the stars of the 154-pound division aren’t eager to face him, but he’s hopeful a good showing against Luciano Cuello on HBO will lead to bigger fights.
Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin claims that he will handle unbeaten WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin in similar fashion to how Bernard Hopkins knocked out then-undefeated Felix Trinindad in the 12th round.
Former middleweight title challenger Matthew Macklin says he’s the more “seasoned, experienced fighter” in his anticipated June 29 matchup with WBA beltholder Gennady Golovkin. Macklin’s promoter Lou DiBella chimed in during Macklin’s interview with Bill Emes.
Heavyweight Tyson Fury is 12 years younger, six inches taller and will be significantly heavier than his rival Steve Cunningham when they meet on April 20.
Promoter Lou DiBella held court with the media after his junior middleweight prospect Willie Nelson scored an impressive first-round KO of Michael Medina on ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights. DiBella says Nelson would KO Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Austin Trout and Keith Thurman.
RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez is featured in Argentina’s most recent edition of Rolling Stone magazine. Martinez defends his title against Martin Murray on April 27 in Argentina.