Boxing notebook: Veteran referee Kenny Bayless was selected by the Nevada State Athletic Commission to officiate the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana rematch. Glen Tapia returns to Atlantic City on Oct. 4. Tony Thompson-Odlanier Solis rematch slated for October.
Junior middleweights Glen Tapia and Boyd Melson will clash on the undercard of the July 26 Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Geale WBA middleweight title bout at Madison Square Garden, Tapia’s manager, Pat Lynch, informed RingTV.com on Sunday.
Some of boxing’s brightest up-and-comers will be on display come June 14 in support of Glen Tapia vs. Keenan Collins.
Referee Steve Smoger on James Kirkland’s sixth-round stoppage of Glen Tapia, which many fans thought came at least one round too late: “The doctor told me any head shots and that was it,” said Smoger. “So that was my directive.”
Glen Tapia’s CAT scan returned negative following his punishing sixth-round stoppage loss to James Kirkland on Saturday.
HBO’s Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward doesn’t offer many new insights, but does an excellent job of rekindling the drama around one of boxing’s greatest trilogies, and of portraying the friendship that evolved between two warriors beyond the ring.
Micky Ward shared his thoughts and emotions about watching Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward for the first time at the New York City premiere on Wednesday. RingTV.com’s Bill Emes also spoke to Lou DiBella, the late Gatti’s manager Pat Lynch and trainer Buddy McGirt.
Former titleholder Antonio Tarver will return from what will have been a 17-month ring absence against Mike Sheppard on Nov. 26.
Popular New Jersey-based junior middleweight prospect Glen Tapia will headline this Saturday’s Solo Boxeo card against Elco Garcia at Bally’s in Atlantic City. Tapia has won 19-straight bouts but he and his management are in no rush to fight for a title.
Challenger Mikey Garcia weighed 125.6-to-126 for WBO featherweight titleholder Orlando Salido.
A friend testified that Amanda Rodrigues said, 'I'm going to kill' Aurturo Gatti, while an investigator called her 'a person of extreme interest in this case.'
The lead homicide investigator says the Canadian judge 'is being unfair' to Arturo Gatti's family by proceeding with the civil trial.
A nearly 11-month long investigation into the death of boxer Arturo Gatti has determined that it was a homicide, according to a source central to the case.