Hekkie Budler showed uncharacteristic punching power on Saturday, dropping Thai challenger Pigmy Kokietgym four times en route to an eighth-round knockout victory in his first defense of the WBA strawweight title at the Casino de Monte Carlo Salle Medecin in Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Two-time middleweight title challenger Martin Murray continues his road back to the 160-pound championship on Saturday when he takes on tough former European champ Max Bursak in Monte Carlo. Murray spoke to RingTV.com about the fight and the middleweight division.
No less than 18 RING-rated fighters were in action over the past two weeks, including RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and two young welterweight standouts, Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter, who advanced in the 147-pound rankings.
Two-time world title challenger Martin Murray, THE RING’s No.7 rated middleweight, forced Ghanaian Ishmael Tetteh to retire after six relatively one-sided sessions in South Africa on Wednesday.
Ricky Burns defends his lightweight title against Terence Crawford on Saturday in perhaps his toughest test yet. Will he come out on top? The UK’s top fighters from the past and present seem to believe so.
Once-beaten middleweight Max Bursak will replace injured former title challenger Martin Murray against Jarrod Fletcher on the Gennady Golovkin-Osumanu Adama undercard on Feb. 1 in Monte Carlo, Monaco, promoter Rodney Berman announced on Friday.
Sergio Martinez on defending his middleweight title against Miguel Cotto: “I’m very interested in the fight, but I’m the champion and Cotto is the challenger. I would love to fight Cotto, but I need to be treated with dignity.”
Marcos Maidana stunned Adrien Broner and the boxing world on Saturday in San Antonio, demonstrating in the process that he probably is better than many believed he was.
RingTV.com’s look at action from around the globe on Saturday, Dec. 14, through the lens of some of boxing’s best photographers.
Miguel Cotto is considering a confirmed package of at least $10 million from Golden Boy Promotions to face Canelo Alvarez, but a widely-reported offer of $15 million to fight middleweight champ Sergio Martinez is unconfirmed.
Abel Sanchez, the trainer of WBA middleweigiht beltholder Gennady Golovkin, gave RingTV.com’s Lem Satterfield his thoughts on the stacked middleweight division. A showdown between Golovkin and fellow puncher Curtis Stevens is close to being finalized for Nov. 2.
Mark E. Ortega compiled notes on Golden Boy Promotions’ future plans from the Jhonny Gonzalez-Abner Mares post-fight press conference following Gonzalez’s shocking first-round KO victory, as well as from CEO Richard Schaefer, who also spoke about Adrien Broner, Keith Thurman, Peter Quillin and Deontay Wilder.