Manny Pacquiao’s unanimous decision loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. caused the Filipino superstar to drop a notch or two in THE RING’s welterweight rankings and in the magazine’s Pound-for-Pound Top 10.
Raymundo Beltran missed the lightweight mark and is no longer eligible to win the WBO title while his opponent, Takahiro Ao, weighed in at a safe 134.8 pounds for their fight on Friday in Las Vegas.
No. 1-rated bantamweight Shinsuke Yamanaka defended his WBC title with a three-knockdown unanimous decision over Suriyan Sor Rungvisai, while junior welterweight Takahiro Ao outpointed Juan Carlos Salgado on Wednesday in Tokyo.
Participants of the packed Nov. 10 card in Tokyo featuring Shinsuke Yamanaka-Alberto Guevara, Jorge Linares-Francisco Contreras, Roman Gonzalez-Oscar Blanquet, and Takahiro Ao-Edgar Lomeli. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
A deal has been reached for a catchweight five pounds above the original limit for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera on Saturday, raising questions of fairness and fighter safety. HBO’s Jim Lampley gives his take on the son of Mexico’s most famous boxer.
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.
Mexican amateur sensation Jose Ramirez participated in his first workout under the Top Rank banner at The Wild Card in Hollywood, Calif., on Wednesday, and will make his professional debut on the Dec. 8 undercard of Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV.