RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto might have just signed the deal of a lifetime with Roc Nation Sports. But how will this pact affect his career from here on out? Michael Woods reports.
Bryant Jennings has signed his contract to challenge RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko on April 25 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, the undefeated contender announced through promoter Gary Shaw of Roc Nation Sports on Tuesday.
Although RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s camp says a defense against Bryant Jennings is on for April 25, Jennings’ side says they haven’t yet received a contract.
Andre Ward answered questions from the ringside media at the Jan. 9 “Throne Boxing” show held by Roc Nation Sports, which recently signed THE RING/WBC super middleweight champ. Ward said he’s looking forward to shedding some ring rust and then defending his crown against the best 168-pound fighters on the planet.
THE RING/WBC super middleweight champ Andre Ward spoke to RingTV.com about signing with Roc Nation Sports, his desire to get back into the ring, back into his groove, and to eventually take part in his first pay-per-view event.
Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, who recently signed with Roc Nation Sports, weighed in at 145 pounds for his welterweight fight against Tommy Rainone at Thursday’s weigh-in in New York City, the site of their Fox Sports 1-televised main event. Rainone came in at 146.8.
Dusty Hernandez-Harrison knows he has his share of critics and detractors but the 20-year-old prospect is just as confident that he will eventually win them over as he is about his ability to beat Tommy Rainone in his Roc Nation Sports debut on Friday.
Tommy Rainone knows he’s viewed as a stepping stone for hot prospect Dusty Hernandez-Harrison, who he faces in the main event of a Fox Sports 1-televised card in New York City on Friday, but the Long Island native says his experience will help him beat the odds.
Music mogul Jay-Z, the CEO of Roc Nation Sports, says his company’s first boxing event, which takes place in New York City on Friday, will feature a performance by Brooklyn rapper Fabolous and the emceeing of Brooklyn-born radio personality, Angie Martinez, known as “The Voice of New York.”
Middleweight Tureano Johnson will face Alex Theron on Jan. 9 in support of welterweight Dusty Hernandez Harrison’s return to Madison Square Garden.
Amid severe backlash in the aftermath of suddenly vacating the WBO middleweight title, Peter Quillin recently spoke to RingTV.com in order to defend his decision.
Middleweight Matt Korobov has made his commitment to face WBO titlist Peter Quillin official by signing his contract for the bout scheduled for November.
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.