Matthew Paras

RingTv image Erislandy Lara outclasses Delvin Rodriguez to a shutout decision

Erislandy Lara outclasses Delvin Rodriguez to a shutout decision

Erislandy Lara, THE RING’s No. 2-rated junior middleweight, outclassed unrated former title challenger Delvin Rodriguez en route to a shutout 12-round decision on Friday in Chicago. It was a typical Lara performance, lauded by boxing media and purists but booed by fans in attendance. In the “PBC on Spike” co-feature, light heavyweight contender Artur Beterbiev stopped Alexander Johnson in seven rounds.

RingTv image Artur Beterbiev continues fast track to world title

Artur Beterbiev continues fast track to world title

Artur Beterbiev, a top-10 rated lightweight heavyweight contender despite only having eight pro bouts, returns Friday against Alexander Johnson at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. His bout will be televised on SpikeTV along with the Erislandy Lara-Delvin Rodriguez main event.

RingTv image Erislandy Lara enters Delvin Rodriguez bout feeling unbeaten

Erislandy Lara enters Delvin Rodriguez bout feeling unbeaten

As far as Erisdlany Lara, his team and his small-but-vocal fan base are concerned, the Cuban junior middleweight standout enters his Friday “PBC on SpikeTV” main event against Delvin Rodriguez as an unbeaten fighter. Lara’s only two losses, decisions to Paul Williams and Canelo Alvarez, were controversial.

RingTv image Andrzej Fonfara: I’ll show Chavez Jr. how light heavyweights punch

Andrzej Fonfara: I’ll show Chavez Jr. how light heavyweights punch

If the April 18 fight between Andrzej Fonfara and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., which both sides have agreed to, is allowed to happen, the Polish 175-pound contender says fans can expect a war. “He has his Mexican style and I have my Polish style,” he said. “I don’t think this fight will end in a decision.”

RingTv image Roberto Bolonti the front-runner to face Andrzej Fonfara on Nov. 1

Roberto Bolonti the front-runner to face Andrzej Fonfara on Nov. 1

Andrzej Fonfara will return to the UIC Pavilion in Chicago on Nov. 1 and the front-runner to face him is Roberto Bolonti, sources have told RingTV.com. The light heavyweight bout between former title challengers may headline a Showtime quadruple-header featuring Tomoki Kameda, Roberto Garcia and Caleb Truax.

RingTv image Donovan George outpoints Dyah Davis in emotional victory

Donovan George outpoints Dyah Davis in emotional victory

Chicago native Donovan George earned a hard-fought unanimous decision over fellow super middleweight Dyah Davis by scores of 116-112 and 115-113 (twice) on Saturday in his hometown. George, who viewed the fight as must-win to continue his career, captured the IBO title.