If Errol Spence is as good as he looked during his fifth-round knockout of Chris Algieri on Saturday, the rest of the welterweights had better be concerned.
Gary Russell Jr. dropped Patrick Hyland three times en route to a second-round TKO in the first defense of his WBC featherweight belt on Saturday in Connecticut.
Weigh-in results for a pair of world title fights on Showtime this Saturday: Gary Russell Jr. vs. Patrick Hyland and Jose Pedraza vs. Stephen Smith
Gary Russell Jr. faces Patrick Hyland on Saturday but he seems more interested in how he will face Vasyl Lomachenko, Leo Santa Cruz and Lee Selby one day.
After Keith Thurman withdrew from his March 12 main event vs. Shawn Porter because of a neck injury, officials tried to continue the show but decided against it.
Yuriorkis Gamboa rose from a ninth-round knockdown after twice dropping Michael Farenas on the way to Saturday night’s unanimous decision for the WBA’s interim junior lightweight belt.
Rapper 50 Cent was granted a promoter’s license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, although Floyd Mayweather Jr. is apparently no longer considered a partner in the company.
The Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV undercard could feature undefeated featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa. An IBF lightweight title bout between beltholder Miguel Vazquez and Mercito Gesta is reportedly “done” for the PPV show.
Super middleweight Edwin Rodriguez will face Jason Escalera on Sept. 29 — six years to the day from when his twin children barely survived their premature birth.