Emotions were high in Manchester, England, today following the announcement that British lightweight Anthony Crolla will meet Darleys Perez for the WBA lightweight title on July 18 in his home city.
Junior featherweight beltholder Carl Frampton has big plans following his IBF title defense against mandatory challenger Chris Avalos on Saturday in his native Belfast. Frampton says he’ll stop the hard-punching American and then target domestic rival Scott Quigg and RING champ Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Tireless trainer Joe Gallagher presides over a stable of strong British talent and says 2015 will be a banner year for his fighters on the world stage.
In the wake of his successful junior featherweight title defense against Jesus Ruiz, Leo Santa Cruz says he wants to give fans what they want in bouts against Abner Mares and RING champion Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Should he defeat Jesus Ruiz on Jan. 17, WBC junior featherweight titlist Leo Santa Cruz plans on facing the best his division has to offer.
RING junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux said he intentionally mixed it up with Hisashi Amagasa, who dropped him twice in Round 7 of his entertaining title defense against the Japanese slugger. Rigondeaux stopped Amagasa after 11 rounds on New Year’s Eve in Osaka, Japan.
As RING junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux prepares for his defense against Hisashi Amagasa, he also laments the apparent lack of challenges from his fellow titlists.
RING No. 3-rated junior featherweight Scott Quigg expects to be out of action until next summer in the wake of surgery to repair a hand injury suffered during last month’s unanimous decision over Hidenori Otake.
RING junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux will make his next defense of his title against Hisashi Amagasa on Dec. 31 in Osaka, Japan.
Pics from the fights in Liverpool: Tony Bellew’s rematch win over Nathan Cleverly and Scott Quigg’s UD win against Hidenori Otake, plus victories by James DeGale, George Groves, Anthony Joshua and Callum Smith. Photos by Scott Heavey/Getty Images.
Junior featherweight ace Scott Quigg had his way in a dominant unanimous decision win over Japan’s Hidenori Otake in Liverpool, England, on Saturday, and will continue to pursue the high profile match ups which have eluded him thus far in his career.
Both Nathan Cleverly and Tony Bellew were on point for their cruiserweight grudge-rematch in Liverpool, England, with George Groves, James DeGale, Jamie McDonnell and Scott Quigg also set to fight on the card.
British junior featherweight star Scott Quigg is gearing up to face a tough challenge in Hidenori Otake on Saturday night in Liverpool, England, but his sights are firmly set on the cream of the 122-pound division, RING champ Guillermo Rigondeaux.
As Walberto Ramos has been scratched from facing Jamie McDonnell this Saturday due to visa issues, Javier Chacon will take Ramos’ place against the bantamweight contender.