Argentine featherweight standout Jesus Cuellar will take on former beltholder Rico Ramos on Friday at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The bout will open a Golden Boy Live! telecast on Fox Sports 1.
Golden Boy’s Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 shows will feature what Richard Schaefer calls “the best fights that you can make at 147,” including Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Devon Alexander-Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass, and Paulie Malignaggi-Zab Judah.
Gabriel Rosado says Gennady Golovkin’s Grant brand gloves had less cushion across the knuckle area than the ones he wore during his seventh-round stoppage loss to Golovkin in January.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
Fans are still buzzing about Gennady Golovkin and the undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder’s future. Dougie is asked to give his thoughts on a number of matchups (potential and mythical) for Golovkin as well as other fan friendly fights in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Sergio Mora was a bit more exciting than he has been in previous bouts, but more importantly, he was effective as he outpointed Grzegorz Proksa over 10 rounds in ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights main event in Jacksonville, Fla. Mora won by scores of 98-92 and 96-94 (twice).
Bryan Vera overcame setbacks en route to his his fight with former 154-pound beltholder Sergei Dzinziruk in this week’s Friday Night Fights main event. If he beats Dzinziruk he could get a shot at WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin.
Super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell anticipates being back in action in November under TMT Promotions, the company formed by Floyd Mayweather Jr. and rapper 50 Cent.