Promoter and former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s Iron Mike Productions out-bid Warriors Boxing, $260,000-to-$251,000 on Tuesday for the right to promote the rematch between IBF titleholder Argenis Mendez and Rances Barthelemy.
Lennox Lewis used his Twitter account to call for Showtime, Floyd Mayweather Jr., HBO and Manny Pacquiao to get together and make the mega-fight happen. The former undisputed heavyweight champ compared the Mayweather-Pacquiao situation to his fight with Mike Tyson.
Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson opined on a variety of subjects during a Monday conference call, and also discussed his upcoming Iron Mike Productions card on April 18, the first to be broadcast on Showtime.
On April 18, lightweight Rod Salka Jr. returns to his backyard and looks to get back on the winning track against Alexei Collado on Showtime’s ‘ShoBox: The New Generation.’
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Andre Ward, THE RING’s Nos. 1- and 2-rated boxers, pound-for-pound, also share back-to-back birthdays. Mayweather turned 37 today, a day after Ward celebrated his 30th birthday.
Former undisputed heavyweight champion-turned-boxing promoter Mike Tyson has announced a new monthly boxing series, “KO Kings of Tomorrow,” which debuts on Feb. 22 at the Sands Casino Resort in Bethelehem, Pa.
Argenis Mendez’s controversial second-round knockout loss to Rances Barthelemy on Jan. 3 in Minneapolis has been overturned and ruled a “no-decision” by the Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry, restoring Mendez as the IBF’s junior lightweight titleholder.
Stuart Hall will make the first defense of his IBF bantamweight title against Martin Ward on March 29 in Newcastle, England. Also, Ryan Songalia has news on a boxing fundraising event in Manila on May 24 to benefit victims of Typhoon Yolanda.
Junior lightweight standout Rances Barthelemy scored a brutal and controversial second-round knockout of Argenis Mendez, which netted him the IBF junior lightweight title, in the main event of 2014 season premiere of ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights on Friday in Minneapolis, Minn.
Trainer Virgil Hunter believes Amir Khan “can shock the world” and defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr. if his fighter gets a shot at the reigning welterweight and junior middleweight champ on May 3.
Junior lightweight beltholder Argenis Mendez spoke to RingTV.com about his IBF title defense against Rances Barthelemy on Friday, training camp with his new trainer John David Jackson, his upbringing and amateur career in the Dominican Republic and his thoughts on the 130-pound division.
Marcos Maidana’s manager, Sebasian Contursi, believes his fighter would make for a more exciting bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. than would Amir Khan.
Mike Tyson will star in an HBO documentary on Saturday night before joining Jim Lampley as co-host for the live telecast of the Andre Ward-Edwin Rodriguez fight.