Two-division titleholder Tim Bradley will face unbeaten junior welterweight contender Jessie Vargas in a scheduled 12-round welterweight bout on June 27 that will be televised live on HBO from the StubHub Center in Carson, California, promoter Top Rank announced at an L.A. press conference on Monday. (Video of presser highlights and fighter interviews included.)
RingTV’s Bill Emes spoke to Roy Jones Jr. at the BWAA awards dinner and got the former Pound-for-Pound King’s thoughts on the Wladimir Klitschko-Bryant Jennings fight, the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao event and matchup, and Sergey Kovalev’s future.
It was a weekend that came off more like a legends tour as Roy Jones Jr., Shannon Briggs and Razor Ruddock added more scalps to their pro records.
Tonight and on Saturday night, Shannon Briggs and Roy Jones Jr. continue their respective quests to defeat time in the hope of one last title run.
RingTV’s Bill Emes spoke with four-division champ Roy Jones Jr. at the kickoff press conference for the Sergey Kovalev-Jean Pascal fight in New York City. Jones talked about working with Pascal and the former champ’s challenge to unified 175-pound titleholder Kovalev.
Former RING light heavyweight champion Jean Pascal was in rare form in a recent Q&A with RingTV.com, in which he revealed a new nickname for current champion Adonis Stevenson.
RingTV.com will feature live round-by-round coverage of the junior welterweight bout between Jessie Vargas and Antonio DeMarco. Please refresh this page often for up-to-the-minute developments.
Former and would-be opponents (in the case of Jessie Vargas) chime in on this weekend’s welterweight title clash between Manny Pacquiao and Chris Algieri.
After recently adding Roy Jones Jr. to his team, an energized Jessie Vargas is not only preparing for an entertaining bout against Antonio DeMarco; he’s also got Manny Pacquiao in his sights.
Surging junior welterweight Jessie Vargas has a new force in his corner, four-division titlewinner Roy Jones Jr., and says he’s hyped for his Nov. 22 clash with Antonio DeMarco in Macau.
When Jean Pascal enters the ring against Don George on Dec. 6, the Haitian-born fighter will be joined by his boxing idol and recent mentor Roy Jones Jr. for the second straight bout.
RingTV caught up with Roy Jones Jr. after the HBO-televised “Mexican Style” card on Oct. 18. Jones says Nicholas Walters is the new star of the featherweight division, Nonito Donaire should go back down to 122 pounds, and Gennady Golovkin should fight Andre Ward. “Give the fans what they want,” Jones said.
Four-division titlewinner Roy Jones Jr. scored a 75-second knockout over Hany Atiyo at The Basket Hall in Krasnodar, Russia, on Friday. It was the 45 year old’s second straight stoppage and his fifth consecutive victory since being stopped by Denis Lebedev in May 2011.
Manny Pacquiao’s decision to accept a player-coach role with a Philippine Basketball Association expansion team has sparked curiosity and criticism in recent months, but his foray into pro hoops isn’t the first boxing-basketball crossover for a notable prize fighter.
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!
Former multi-weight world champion Roy Jones Jr. halted British cruiserweight Courtney Fry in the fifth round of a scheduled 12-round bout in Riga, Latvia, on Saturday.