Both undefeated, lightweight Ivan Najera and welterweight Alex Saucedo share an UniMas-televised Top Rank Promotions bill on Saturday.
Heavyweight Artur Szpilka is the latest boxer to be signed by Al Haymon and will be trained by Ronnie Shields, according to promoter Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing.
When his challenge of IBF junior middleweight titlist Carlos Molina was scratched due to Molina’s legal issues, Jermall Charlo was disappointed but took it in stride. Thursday night, he faces Norberto Gonzalez.
Erislandy Lara and his trainer Ronnie Shields stated their case to the boxing media for why the split-decision loss against Canelo Alvarez should have gone their way at the post-fight press conference at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Canelo Alvarez scored a split decision against Erislandy Lara in a difficult tactical 12-round fight but the debate on who should have won their showdown at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas raged on long after the fight was over.
Although Canelo Alvarez agreed to fight Erislandy Lara in a July 12 Showtime Pay Per View headliner at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Lara gives him little credit for taking the fight and says he’ll outclass the Mexican star.
Avoided junior middleweight standout Erislandy Lara challenged popular former champ Canelo Alvarez and – to his surprise – he got the fight. The two top 154-pound contenders will meet in a non-title bout on Showtime PPV on July 12.
Jermall Charlo, a 14-0 junior middleweight prospect, is looking to gain ground on his slightly more advanced twin, Jermell, a 21-0 standout in the same division, by looking sharp against fringe contender Antwone Smith on Friday’s edition of ShoBox: The New Generation.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
Having already named all of his four children after boxers, Brandon Rios plans to do the same with his fifth, whose arrival he expects before his November clash with Manny Pacquiao.
HBO’s 24/7 series will debut on Sept. 1 and will detail the events leading up to the Sept. 15 clash between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.