Denis Shafikov outclassed fellow Russian lightweight standout Rustam Nugaev en route to a brutal ninth-round stoppage in the “Friday Night Fights” main event from Santa Ynez, Calif. Shafikov earned another shot at IBF titleholder Miguel Vazquez with the victory.read more
Lightweight Rustam Nugaev will fight fellow Russian Denis Shafikov in an IBF title-elimination bout at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. The bout headlines this week’s “Friday Night Fights” telecast on ESPN2.read more
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn about Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s new strategy to market himself toward Latino fight fans.read more
Marvin Quintero was more than holding his own against favored Rustam Nugaev in the main event of a Friday Night Fights show from Pala, Calif., but a freak hand injury forced him to stay on his stool after the fourth round.read more
Rustam Nugaev against Marvin Quintero will headline this week’s edition of ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, and the victor could jump to contender status.read more
IBF light heavyweight titleholder and 25-year pro veteran Bernard Hopkins says boxers absorb considerable head trauma during training and preparation for their upcoming bouts long before entering the ring on fight night.read more
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