Erislandy Lara, who faces Canelo Alvarez tonight in Las Vegas, was part of an influx of Cuban amateur stars who left their homeland and brought their talents to the professional ranks.
Heavyweight Luis Ortiz dominated Monte Barrett through three-plus rounds before stopping the veteran in Round 4 at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., on Thursday. Fellow heavyweights, Dominic Breazeale and Gerald Washington, also scored wins on the card.
RingTV caught up with undefeated heavyweights Luis Ortiz and Gerald Washington, and 122-pound prospect Diego De La Hoya, who will be in action on tonight’s Fox Sports 1-televised Golden Boy Live! show from Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif.
Unbeaten heavyweight Gerald Washington will face once-beaten Skipp Scott on Thursday at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. Washington co-headlines the show with Cuban heavyweight standout Luis Ortiz.
Unbeaten Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz has signed a co-promotional deal with Golden Boy Promotions and Dade Promotions.
As part of the wrap-up to last Saturday’s majority decision by Floyd Mayweather Jr. over Canelo Alvarez, Showtime will air the final episode of All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.