Rances Barthelemy won his second world title in a second weight class by defeating Denis Shafikov by unanimous decision on Friday in Las Vegas.
Top trainer Abel Sanchez says he has Denis Shafikov and Murat Gassiev well prepared for meaningful bouts that will be televised on SpikeTV on Friday.
Thursday’s double press conference for the June 20/21 PBC shows featuring Adrien Broner vs. Shawn Porter and Antonio DeMarco vs. Rances Barthelemy.
A number of RING-ranked contenders saw action last week, resulting in changes in the light heavyweight, middleweight and strawweight divisions. Former light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson’s upset loss to Tommy Karpency caused him to drop from the rankings.
Rances Barthelemy made the first defense of his IBF junior lightweight title with a shutout decision over game but outclassed Fernando Saucedo on Saturday in Mashantucket, Connecticut. Barthelemy, who was in complete command from start to finish, won by unanimous scores of 120-108.
It looks like RING junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux is looking for a new opponent since Top Rank Promotions seemingly pulled his WBO mandatory, Chris Avalos out of their scheduled fight.
IBF junior lightweight titleholder Rances Barthelemy and former two-time light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson co-headline a Showtime broadcast from Mashantucket, Connecticut, on Oct. 4. Barthelemy defends against Fernando Saucedo, Dawson faces Tommy Karpency.
If all goes well, by Oct. 3 an eliminator bout to determine the next in line for a shot at the IBF junior lightweight title will go to purse bid.
Contingent on the determination of a host site, IBF junior lightweight titlist Rances Barthelemy will defend his belt against Fernando David Saucedo on October 4.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook has the details on a tentative lightweight title bout between IBF beltholder Miguel Vazquez and Mickey Bey.
Rances Barthelemy clearly outhustled Argenis Mendez in nearly every round of their rematch for the IBF junior lightweight title on Thursday in Miami, earning a unanimous decision win by scores of 115-111 three times.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook brings us details on how you can view the upcoming Saul Alvarez-Erislandy Lara bout in movie theaters on July 12 and much more.