Orlando Salido has been declared the WBO’s junior lightweight beltholder in the wake former titleholder Mikey Garcia’s rise to junior welterweight, according to WBO General Secretary Jose Izquierdo.
In his own words, Welsh featherweight Lee Selby “started at the bottom” and has worked his way up through a series of regional titles to find himself fighting Romulo Koasicha this Saturday in an eliminator for the WBC belt.
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman — who took over the position after his father, Jose Sulaiman, passed away in January — addresses some of the criticisms leveled at the sanctioning organization over the years, and where he envisions taking it in the future.
Undefeated KO machine Deontay Wilder was ringside for Bermane Stiverne’s sixth-round stoppage of Chris Arreola and, as the mandatory challenger to the new WBC titleholder, said he sees nothing to worry about.
While acknowledging the potential promoter conflict, WBO President Paco Valcarcel says he’ll push for a bout between Gary Russell Jr. and Vasyl Lomachenko in July to win the vacant featherweight belt.
RING, WBA and WBC junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia has declared himself “a proud Puerto Rican” in advance of his March 15 defense against Mexican-American Mauricio Herrera at the historic Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
Marco Huck erased all questions with a sixth round stoppage of Firat Arslan in the rematch.
English heavyweight David Price has vacated both his British and Commonwealth titles as he plans to focus on regaining his place among the division’s genuine contenders.
British bantamweight Jamie McDonnell has been stripped of his IBF title because he “allowed third parties to influence him, to advise him and to make representations on his behalf,” according to Dennis Hobson Promotions.
It took less than three rounds for Leo Santa Cruz to add a second title in as many divisions to his résumé on Saturday night as he demolished WBC junior featherweight beltholder Victor Terrazas at the Stub Hub Center in the evening’s co-feature.
A majority of WBC board members disagree with the fight result, thus the organization will continue to recognize Bernard Hopkins as its light heavyweight champ.