In an all-action bout for the top spot in the IBF cruiserweight rankings, Victor Ramirez laid a progressive beating on Ola Afolabi to earn a hard-fought decision in front of his countrymen at Villa La Ñata Sporting Club in Benavidez, Argentina on Friday night.
THE RING’s No. 5-ranked cruiserweight Ola Afolabi has been ordered to face Victor Emilio Ramirez for the IBF’s interim title in the wake of an injury to RING/IBF champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez, according to IBF Championships Chairman Lindsey Tucker.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get details on whom super middleweight Andre Dirrell will tentatively face next on Dec. 19.
RING/IBF cruiserweight champion Yoan Hernandez will defend his titles against former title challenger Ola Afolabi, and light heavyweight contender Juergen Braehmer will face Pawel Glazewski in a doubleheader on Dec. 6 in Oldenburg, Germany.
Fans share their thoughts on Roc Nation’s future, Marcos Maidana’s chances of upsetting Floyd Mayweather Jr., Jermain Taylor’s shot at IBF middleweight titleholder Sam Soliman, the Yoan Pablo Hernandez-Firat Arslan cruiserweight championship and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
A deal is “very close” for WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin to face Marco Antonio Rubio on Oct. 18 at The StubHub Center in Carson, Calif., Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez informed RingTV.com on Monday.
Bryant Jennings remained undefeated by scoring a razor-thin split decision over fellow heavyweight contender Mike Perez in an awkward and uneventful 12-round WBC title elimination bout on the Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Geale undercard on Saturday in New York City.
RingTV.com contributor Francisco Salazar provides some news on fight cards, press events and fighters making moves in Southern California, including notes from the recent Gennady Golovkin media workout in Santa Monica.
Cruiserweight contender Ola Afolabi will get a rare fight on U.S. soil when he takes on fellow 200-pound standout Lukasz Janik on Saturday on the Gennady Golovkin-Curtis Stevens undercard at the famous Madison Square Garden in New York City.
A fight between former WBO junior welterweight beltholder Zaurbek Baysangurov and Freddy Hernandez has been added to the Gennady Golovkin-Curtis Stevens card on Nov. 2.
Tim Bradley’s trainer, Joel Diaz: “Juan Manuel Marquez is a very experienced fighter. If he hurts you, he’ll finish you.”
Ola Afolabi’s rise to contender status has included long layoffs and disappointing decisions, but on Saturday in Berlin he’ll have the chance for redemption against No. 1 cruiserweight Marco Huck, who he has faced twice already, resulting in a loss and a draw.