On July 2, 50 Cent’s SMS Promotions will bring an ESPN2-televised card to Foxwoods Resort Casino, headlined by Mark Davis vs. Michael Farenas.
Confusion reigned until the verdict was announced, but Michael Farenas emerged with a TKO win after Hector Velazquez sustained a cut of questionable origin Friday night in the Philippines.
Filipino junior lightweight standout Farenas and grizzled Mexican veteran Hector Velazquez will face off in a 10-round main event of the second venture of MAG Pacman Promotions tonight at the Filoil Flying V Arena in San Juan, Philippines.
Junior lightweight fringe contender Michael Farenas kept his world title dreams alive with a stay busy fifth-round stoppage of Jesus Rios on Friday in Pasay City, Philippines. Farenas’ manager Gerry Penalosa says he’s ready for two-division beltholder Juan Manuel Lopez.
Ruslan Provodnikov’s mother traveled from Russia for what is both her first trip to the U.S. and the first time she will be ringside to watch her son as he battles Mike Alvarado on Saturday.
Oscar De La Hoya on Floyd Mayweather-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: “Mayweather will stand in the pocket and fight. He’ll run and he’ll box, but he’ll also stay in the pocket and fight, which can make him vulnerable to being hit.”
Unbeaten super middleweight Anthony Dirrell will end a 17-month ring absence when he returns on May 3 in a Fox Sports Net-televised bout against an opponent to be determined at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
Junior lightweight contender Michael Farenas says he has one eye on Saturday night’s fight with Mexican journeyman Gerardo Zayas, and the other staring down a possible title shot in the summer.
Yuriorkis Gamboa will return to the ring for a clash of unbeatens against Colombian Darley Perez on the June 8 card that also features RING and WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson against Adonis Stevenson.
Referee Tony Weeks will make his East Coast debut with Friday night’s Lamont Peterson-Kendall Holt fight at The D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C.
Newly-crowned WBO featherweight beltholder Mikey Garcia would grant a rematch to Orlando Salido, but prefers a more lucrative bout with Yuriorkis Gamboa.
Entering Saturday night’s fight with Jorge Arce, Nonito Donaire said his Filipino fans are “in pain,” many imploring him to “Do it for Manny,” and “Lift our country back up again” in the wake of Manny Pacquiao’s sixth-round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.
Yuriorkis Gamboa rose from a ninth-round knockdown after twice dropping Michael Farenas on the way to Saturday night’s unanimous decision for the WBA’s interim junior lightweight belt.