Nicholas Walters was stripped of his WBA featherweight title after failing to make the division limit of 126 pounds for his HBO-televised bout against Miguel Marriaga on Saturday in New York City. Walters weighed in at 127.4 and later at 127. The belt will be on the line for Marriaga, who weighed in at 125.2, but not Walters.
RING lightweight champion Terence Crawford and WBA featherweight titlist Nicholas Walters could fight in separate bouts at the Theater in Madison Square Garden on March 21.
Bank accounts will be a little fuller this weekend – some more than others – as the purse amounts for both HBO and Showtime cards have been announced.
In advance of their June 14 clash, WBO junior welterweight titlist Ruslan Provodnikov and undefeated Chris Algieri will undergo random drug testing, courtesy of VADA.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook brings plenty of news, starting with info on WBO 140-pound titlist Ruslan Provodnikov’s next defense against New York’s Chris Algieri.
Heavyweights Bryant Jennings and Artur Szpillka will meet in a clash of unbeatens in the Jan. 25 co-featured to Mikey Garcia’s WBO 130-pound title defense agaisnt Juan Carlos Burgos on HBO.
In what might be the most unexpected thing to come out of Paulie Malignaggi’s mouth yet, he said that the pre-fight vitriol between himself and Adrien Broner has gotten a little too “personal.”