Former middleweight champ Jermain Taylor has been detained and questioned for discharging a firearm in Little Rock, Arkansas on Monday afternoon. The current IBF beltholder’s Feb. 6 title defense against Sergio Mora is now off, according to promoter Lou DiBella.
Former super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez admits he’s made some recent mistakes which cost him a major title. He comes back against Azea Augustama on Saturday.
Fans share their thoughts on Jermain Taylor’s IBF middleweight title victory over Sam Soliman, seek Dougie’s thoughts on the controversy surrounding Taylor and the fight, and ask his opinion on Canelo Alvarez’s pay-per-view promise and boxing ability in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
A deal is in place for a Dec. 13 battle between Matt Korobov and Andy Lee for the WBO’s vacant middleweight title, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum informed RingTV.com on Monday. The card is being promoted by Frank Warren and will take place in Ireland.
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.