British lightweight contender Anthony Crolla spoke to RingTV.com about his recent victory over Gavin Rees, fighting other top UK lightweights and one day challenging WBO titleholder Ricky Burns. Crolla also gave his thoughts on fellow Manchester man Tyson Fury’s chances vs. David Haye.
Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios will embark on a seven-city, international press tour in advance of their November fight in Macau.
There was not much action this past week but we do have some movement to report in THE RING’s division ratings, including slight changes to the 140- and 118-pound rankings.
WBO lightweight titleholder Ricky Burns will head into a unification contest later this year against IBF beltholder Miguel Vazquez in spite of a title harrowing defense in which he escaped with victory against mandatory challenger Jose Gonzalez in Glasgow.
Billy Nelson, the trainer of WBO lightweight beltholder Ricky Burns talks about Burns’ Saturday title defense against Jose Gonzalez, plus future fights with fellow titleholders Miguel Vazquez and Adrien Broner, which Nelson says could happen at 140 pounds.
With HBO’s decision to sever ties with Golden Boy Promotions may have come an opportunity for several overseas promoters to expose their fighters to a wide American audience. The U.S. cable network is “open to all ideas.”
RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will return to EPIX for a May 4 defense against Francesco Pianeta. The fight will follow a string of notable Europe-based world title bouts on the U.S. network.
British promoter Frank Warren has confirmed he is suing Ricky Burns for ‘substantial damages’ following the announcement on Monday that the Scottish WBO lightweight beltholder has signed with rival British promoter Eddie Hearn and Matchroom Sport.
Golden Boy Promotions has big plans for Adrien Broner’s next fight, which could be a 135-pound unificiation bout with Ricky Burns or a jump to welterweight to face Paulie Malignaggi, but the unbeaten WBC lightweight beltholder won’t discuss his potential opponents.