RING cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez squeaked by with a split-decision win over challenger Firat Arslan on Saturday in Germany.
Kell Brook wasn’t well known or well respected in the U.S. but the undefeated British welterweight contender let American fans know he’s for real by outboxing and outpointing heavily favored Shawn Porter to take the IBF welterweight title on Saturday in Carson, Calif.
Heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder kept his KO streak going with a fourth-round technical knockout over journeyman Jason Gavern on Saturday at The StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Oscar De La Hoya talks about the magic of StubHub Center, which has hosted several Fight of the Year candidates and where Shawn Porter defends his IBF welterweight title against Kell Brook tonight on Showtime. Porter wants to add to the StubHub legacy. Anthony Dirrell, who faces Sakio Bika in tonight’s co-feature, was ready to scrap at the final presser.
Lightweight prospect Verdejo will fight Oscar Bravo in his first eight-round bout tonight in Caguas, Puerto Rico. The bout headlines a Top Rank/Miguel Cotto Promotions card and will be televised on UniMas at 11 p.m. ET/PT.
Denis Shafikov outclassed fellow Russian lightweight standout Rustam Nugaev en route to a brutal ninth-round stoppage in the “Friday Night Fights” main event from Santa Ynez, Calif. Shafikov earned another shot at IBF titleholder Miguel Vazquez with the victory.
RingTV.com will provide round-by-round updates during Saturday’s rematch between WBC super middleweight titlist Sakio Bika and Anthony Dirrell. Please refresh page for up-to-the-minute developments.
RingTV.com will provide round-by-round updates during Saturday’s showdown between IBF welterweight titlist Shawn Porter and Kell Brook. Please refresh page for up-to-the-minute developments.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that Al Haymon’s signing spree continues with Abner Mares and Andrzej Fonfara becoming the enigmatic advisor’s latest signees.
In part two of Lee Groves’ journal chronicling his recent return to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, RingTV.com’s resident Travelin’ Man broaches the topic of questionable judging in the wake of Vyacheslav Glazkov vs. Derric Rossy.
Welterweight beltholder Shawn Porter had to strip down to do it but he weighed in at 146.75 pounds at Friday’s weigh-in for his IBF title defense against British challenger Kell Brook, who weighed 146.5. Porter-Brook headlines Saturday’s Showtime tripleheader in Carson, Calif.
Super middleweight contender George Groves spoke with Tom Gray about bouncing back from his crushing loss to Carl Froch, sparring with Gennady Golovkin, his thoughts on the Sakio Bika-Anthony Dirrell fight and his plans to challenge the winner of the WBC title match.
Showtime Sports will offer a live stream of today’s weigh-in for the Shawn Porter-Kell Brook IBF welterweight title bout, beginning at 1 p.m. PT/ 4 p.m. ET. The stream is available YouTube, Ustream, sports.sho.com/live.
Welterweight Francisco Santana continues his boxing journey tonight on the Rustam Nugaev-Denis Shafikov undercard at the Chumash Casino in Santa Ynez, Calif. Santana has been a prospect, an opponent, and now seems on the verge of contender status.
Contingent on the determination of a host site, IBF junior lightweight titlist Rances Barthelemy will defend his belt against Fernando David Saucedo on October 4.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook has the weigh-in details for tonight’s “ESPN Friday Night Fights” participants and Mayweather Promotions’ August 30 card.