Undefeated WBA middleweight beltholder Gennady Golovkin weighed in at 165 pounds less than a month away from his Oct. 18 title defense against Marco Antonio Rubio, who weighed in at 174.5 pounds, according to a WBC-mandated 30-day advance weigh-in.
Featherweight contender Nicholas Walters knows that to be the best, you have to beat the best and he’ll face one of the best 126-pounders in the world, WBA titlist Nonito Donaire on October 18.
Fans share their thoughts on Floyd Mayweather’s final bouts and the acceptance of his “clinical” style, Alfredo Angulo’s future, the James Kirkland-Gabriel Rosado fight, the Freddie Roach-Lucian Bute team-up, Nonito Donaire, and more in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Fight fans from around the globe share their thoughts on the Nonito Donaire-Nicholas Walters fight and the red-hot featherweight division, Manny Pacquiao’s place among the all-time greats, Carl Froch’s next move, Artur Beterbiev and some interesting middleweight mythical matchups in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Undefeated featherweight contender Nicholas Walters will face three-division titleholder Nonito Donaire in the co-feature to the Gennady Golovkin-Marco Antonio Rubio WBA middleweight title fight on Oct. 18 at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.
Fight fans were treated to many world-class fights and events internationally last week, and THE RING’s divisional and pound-for-pound rankings were affected by the action. Nobody made more noise than Carl Froch who won his anticipated rematch with Geroge Groves.
Nonito Donaire scored a fifth-round technical-decision victory over WBA featherweight titleholder Simpiwe Vetyeka on Saturday in Macau. Donaire, who suffered a bad cut over his left eye due to a headbutt, scored a knockdown in Round 4.
“Featherweight Fury” participants, including WBA titleholder Simpiwe Vetyeka, challenger Nonito Donaire, Vic Darchinyan and Nicholas Walters, stepped to the scales in Macau, China. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
Fighters on the “Featherweight Fury” card gathered for one last photo op before the opening bells in Macau, China. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
Participants in this Saturday’s fights — Nonito Donaire-Simpiwe Vetyeka, Nicholas Walters-Vic Darchinyan and others — arrived at the Venetian Resort in Macau, China, to do battle. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
RingTV.com asked 19 boxing insiders who will win the Simpiwe Vetyeka-Nonito Donaire WBA featherweight title bout on Saturday. Vetyeka, the defending beltholder, is coming off a career-best victory over long-reigning Chris John. Donaire has looked shaky in his last two bouts.
Nonito Donaire will try to continue his recovery from the Guillermo Rigondeaux loss by facing WBA featherweight titleholder Simpiwe Vetyeka on a Macau card that will also feature top-5 126-pounders Evgeny Gradovich and Nicholas Walters.
Top Rank is starting to compile its spring and summer schedule, with two big fights on tap. Find out what Bob Arum thinks about both fights.
Nonito Donaire Jr. will try to win a world title in his fourth division when he faces IBF featherweight titleholder Simphiwe Vetyeka on May 10 at the Venetian Resort in Macau, China. Former 108-pound and flyweight titleholder Brian Viloria will fight on the undercard.