Oscar De La Hoya, president of Golden Boy Promotions, says his company has been able to cope with recent challenges and is gaining momentum.
Jayson Velez, a native of Caguas, Puerto Rico, fighting under Miguel Cotto’s promotional banner, faces Daniel Ramirez in his first headliner on Thursday’s LA Fight Club. The unbeaten featherweight contender says he will make a statement that will prove he belongs among the elite of the deep 126-pound division.
Not only will we see flyweight action on HBO this Saturday, we’re going to get it in high gear as RING champion Roman Gonzalez defends against former 108-pound titlist Edgar Sosa. Our own Anson Wainwright sat down with “Chocolatito” to get his thoughts on a huge opportunity.
James Kirkland spoke at length with RingTV.com about his anticipated showdown with Canelo Alvarez on Saturday at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas. The relentless pressure fighter says he’s motivated and more focused than ever to make the most of his opportunity. The fight will be televised on HBO in the U.S.
Junior welterweight standout Thomas Dulorme put together a “mini-dream team” of Puerto Rican trainers to help him prepare for his first title shot against former lightweight champ Terence Crawford on Saturday. Dulorme says he’s ready show his skills and shock the boxing world by upsetting the unbeaten American.
Former 140-pound titleholder Amir Khan spoke recently with RingTV.com’s Dominic Verdin about his dominant victory against Devon Alexander, training with Virgil Hunter, fighting at welterweight, his polarizing popularity, potential fights with Kell Brook, Chris Algieri and Adrien Broner, and many other subjects.
This Saturday’s bout between IBF junior welterweight titlist Lamont Peterson and RING, WBC and WBA champion Danny Garcia will be fought at a catchweight of 143 pounds with no belts on the line.
Adonis Stevenson, who puts his RING and WBC light heavyweight titles on the line against former super middleweight beltholder Sakio Bika on Saturday, says he’s “the man” at 175-pounds and will prove it in a showdown with Sergey Kovalev later this year. For now his focus is Bika, a fight that marks the first Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) event on CBS.
RING/WBO junior flyweight champ Donnie Nietes spoke to RingTV.com’s Anson Wainwright following his title defense against Gilberto Parra on Saturday in Manila. The longest reigning Filipino champ talked about the fight, his long road to the top of the 108-pound division and his future plans, which includes a jump to flyweight.
In one of the most anticipated and potentially explosive matchups of the year, Lucas Matthysse will face Ruslan Provodnikov on April 18. The Argentine power-puncher gives his thoughts three weeks out.
While junior middleweights Vanes Martirosyan and Jermell Charlo clash on Saturday, WBO titlist Demetrius Andrade is on the sidelines, seemingly watching everyone else gets their shot in the spotlight. Vladimir Lik recently sat down with “Boo Boo” to get his take on his career.