Weigh-in photos from Macau of Miguel Vazquez-Denis Shafikov, Zou Shiming-Yokthong Kokietgym, Ryota Murata-Carlos Nascimento and Egor Mekhontsev-Atthaporn Jaritram. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.
IBF lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez has quietly carved out a successful career in recent years but his cagey technical style turns off some fans. Vazquez, who defends against unbeaten Denis Shafikov on Saturday in Macau, hopes a victory earns him fights fans want to see.
Fighters for the Feb. 22 show in Macau arrive and stage public workouts. The card includes lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez vs. Denis Shafikov, plus Olympic gold medalists Ryota Murata, Egor Mekhontsev and Zou Shiming.
IBF lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez will attempt to defend his title for the sixth time when he faces undefeated Russian contender Denis Shafikov in Macau. The card will also feature three Olympic gold medalists in separate bouts.
There is a “strong chance” that WBA featherweight beltholder Simphiwe Vetyeka will make his first title defense against Japanese contender Akifumi Shimoda on Feb. 22, Vetyeka’s manager Andile Sidinile tells RingTV.com.
Manny Pacquiao spoke to members of the media after the New York City stop for his Nov. 23 showdown with Brandon Rios. The Filipino hero said he wants to prove he still has it by beating the young, aggressive inside fighter.
Brandon Rios engaged the New York City media in a (sometimes combative) interview after the presser for his Nov. 23 showdown with Manny Pacquiao. Rios talked about the infamous Freddie Roach video, his loss to Mike Alvarado, and his vow to fight smart vs. Pacquiao.
Manny Pacquiao says he looks forward to proving his career isn’t over by beating Brandon Rios on Nov. 23 in Macau. Rios says he will train for the prime version of Pacquiao, but the two fighters have been respectful during their press tour, which landed in New York City’s Chinatown on Tuesday.
Manny Pacquiao addresses the media at the Venetian Resort in Macau at the press conference announcing his Nov. 23 clash with Brandon Rios.
Brandon Rios spoke to RingTV.com’s Ryan Songalia about his feelings about his Nov. 24 showdown Manny Pacquiao after the first press stop in Macau. Rios also ripped into his critics. Parental discretion is advised. (Rios uses rather colorful language when expressing himself.)