Promoter Gary Shaw’s deal to head up the boxing division of Jay Z’s Roc Nation Sports has ended after “both sides agreed to split amicably.”
Fans from the around the world share their thoughts on Andre Ward and Roc Nation, Al Haymon’s split with Golden Boy Promotions and his deal with NBC, the Bermane Stiverne-Deontay Wilder fight, #TheNeverendingStory, and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Touted 20-year-old prospect Dusty Hernandez-Harrison defeated Tommy Rainone via wide unanimous decision in the main event debut offering of Jay-Z and Roc Nation Sports’ new boxing outfit at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
South African welterweight standout Chris Van Heerden will continue his U.S. campaign tonight against Cecil McCalla at Madison Square Garden in New York City. The bout is part of the Fox Sports 1-televised debut of “Throne Boxing” promoted by Roc Nation.
Tureano Johnson has become somewhat of a cult favorite on boxing Twitter for his random musings on fights happening anywhere in the world. However, the middleweight slugger will set the keyboard aside and do what really makes him a fan favorite on Friday against Alex Theran on the debut Roc Nation promotion.
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports and Fox Sports 1 have reached a three-fight agreement for a televised series called “Throne Boxing,” with the first show to feature welterweight Dusty Hernandez-Harrison against Tommy Rainone on Jan. 9.
Undefeated middleweight Peter Quillin announced on social media that he is vacating his WBO title, effectively pulling himself out of his scheduled Nov. 1 bout against mandatory challenger Matt Korobov.
Fans share their thoughts on Roc Nation’s future, Marcos Maidana’s chances of upsetting Floyd Mayweather Jr., Jermain Taylor’s shot at IBF middleweight titleholder Sam Soliman, the Yoan Pablo Hernandez-Firat Arslan cruiserweight championship and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
In an packed edition of Lem’s Latest, Satterfield’s news and notes covers cancer survivor Anthony Dirrell’s title-winning euphoria, Oscar De La Hoya’s Twitter welcome to Roc Nation, Soliman-Taylor, Berto-Upshaw, GGG’s promoter on future showdowns, Marcos Maidana on how “hittable” Floyd Mayweather is, and much more.
Jay-Z’s Roc Nation Sports served notice to the boxing community that the rapper-entrepreneur is serious about being a major player in the sport by overbidding for the Peter Quillin-Matt Korobov title bout, but how they follow this bold move and build their own roster of fighters will tell us if the new company has a future.
In something of a sudden turn, Jay-Z’s Roc Nation won the purse bid to promote the upcoming middleweight bout between WBO titlist Peter Quillin and Matt Korobov.