Popular New Jersey-based junior middleweight prospect Glen Tapia will headline this Saturday’s Solo Boxeo card against Elco Garcia at Bally’s in Atlantic City. Tapia has won 19-straight bouts but he and his management are in no rush to fight for a title.
Undefeated Russian lightweight contender Denis Shafikov signed a deal with Top Rank, RingTV.com learned on Wednesday. Shafikov will make his U.S. debut on the undercard of an Aug. 17 Solo Boxeo show.
Junior lightweight fringe contender Alejandro Perez stopped tough journeyman Edgar Riovalle in the seventh round of a scheduled 10-round Solo Boxeo main event in Inglewood, Calif., on Saturday. Japanese star Takahiro Ao won his U.S. debut in the co-featured bout.
Northern California-based middleweight Paul Mendez scored a controversial seventh-round stoppage of once-beaten DonYil Livingston in a Telefutura-televised bout from Woodland, Calif. on Saturday.