Two fights into his comeback after a loss to WBC titlist Jhonny Gonzalez, featherweight Abner Mares has his sights set on four potential and prominent opponents.
Former four-division titlist Nonito Donaire says he’s rejuvenated and ready for another big run at either junior featherweight or featherweight.
Jesus Cuellar, THE RING’s No. 9-rated featherweight, used body shots to break down Ruben Tamayo to a fifth-round stoppage on Saturday at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington. The Argentine southpaw looks like a player in the deep 126-pound division.
WBA featherweight titlist Nicholas Walters says everyone else in the featherweight division are mere fighters and that he’s a gladiator.
RingTV caught up with Roy Jones Jr. after the HBO-televised “Mexican Style” card on Oct. 18. Jones says Nicholas Walters is the new star of the featherweight division, Nonito Donaire should go back down to 122 pounds, and Gennady Golovkin should fight Andre Ward. “Give the fans what they want,” Jones said.
Nonito Donaire admitted that he can’t compete with featherweights like Nichols Walters, who stopped him in six rounds on Saturdays, but the 31-year-old Filipino star also says he won’t consider retirement yet. If he continues boxing he’s got some hard choices to make.
The manner in which fans supported Gennady Golovkin on Saturday was as impressive as his knockout of Marco Antonio Rubio.
Nicholas Walters said the biggest win of his career, his WBA featherweight title-winning KO of Nonito Donaire, was a bitter sweet moment because of his respect for the former champ. Walters had much to say (some in Spanish) during the post-fight press conference.
The Axe Man cometh, The Axe Man chops down Donaire, pick your cliche … Nicholas Walters is a bad mofo. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Nicholas Walters proved at the highest level that he is the knockout machine he appeared to be the past few years, stopping Donaire with a single right to the head at the end of Round 6 Saturday at the StubHub Center.
RingTV.com will do a live round-by-round update on tonight’s featherweight title bout between unbeaten RING No. 3-rated Nicholas Walters and RING No. 4-rated WBA beltholder Nonito Donaire in Carson, California.
Photos from Carson, Calif., where middleweights Gennady Golovkin and Marco Antonio Rubio stepped on the scale along with featherweights Nonito Donaire and Nicholas Walters ahead of tomorrow’s HBO card.
Marco Antonio Rubio came in 1.8 pounds over weight for Saturday’s middleweight matchup with defending WBO titleholder Gennady Golovkin, who weighed in at 159. Rubio was given two hours to lose the excess.