Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin might get another shot at championship gold if he defeats Jorge Sebastian Heiland in a WBC eliminator on Nov. 15.
Arthur Abraham defended his WBO super middleweight title against Paul Smith by way of unanimous decision in Germany on Saturday, however the lopsided official scorecards — 117-111 (twice) and 119-109 — do not come close to telling the story of the fight.
Jamie Moore, Matthew Macklin’s trainer and a former British and European junior middleweight titleholder, is reportedly recovering well after being shot twice on Sunday in Marbella, Spain.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the lowdown on Shannon Briggs’ invasion of RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s training camp.
The Lone Star State gets an intriguing bill featuring heavyweight and middleweight contenders on May 24.
The Bryant Jennings-Mike Perez heavyweight bout will be supported by a middleweight bout between ex-beltholder Daniel Geale and former title challenger Matthew Macklin on HBO on May 24 at a site to be determined.
Bryan Vera says he sparred against heavyweights to get ready for Saturday’s HBO-televised rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Other notes: Matthew Macklin targets rematch with Felix Sturm. Mickey Bey is sick and off Friday’s ShoBox card.
Matthew Macklin wants a fourth shot at a middleweight title. THE RING’s No. 5-rated 160-pound fighter is aiming for a fight with WBO beltholder Peter Quillin.
WBA middleweight beltholder Gennady Golovkin “beats” RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward if they were to meet, according to Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, who ranks the 160-pounder behind Sugar Ray Robinson and Bernard Hopkins as the best in the division’s history.
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.”
Former junior middleweight contender James Kirkland reclaimed his place as one of the sport’s most fascinating, fan-friendly fighters by topping previously unbeaten Glen Tapia in six thrilling and brutal rounds on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J. Many fans thought the fight should have been stopped sooner.
Nelson Mandela’s 2001 interview with HBO’s Larry Merchant will air on the network on Saturday.
Press conference for the Dec. 7 tripleheader featuring RING, WBO and WBA 122-pound champion Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Joseph Agbeko, middleweights Matthew Macklin and Lamar Russ, and junior middleweight James Kirkland against Glen Tapia. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.
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.
Watch today’s live stream of the Gennady Golovkin-Matthew Macklin final press conference, starting at 1:00 p.m. ET/10:00 a.m. PT. The Golovkin-Macklin middleweight title bout headlines an HBO Boxing After Dark from Mashantucket, Conn., on Saturday.