Francisco Vargas rallied to stop Miura in Round 9 of a Fight of the Year candidate in the co-featured bout to the Miguel Cotto-Canelo Alvarez event.
It was a war in which bombs were launched; blood was spilled and whose participants were never the same again. Our resident historian Lee Groves remembers the breathtaking spectacle that was Diego Corrales-Jose Luis Castillo I, 10 years later.
The second time was the charm for Gary Russell Jr., who won the WBC featherweight title with a fourth-round stoppage of Jhonny Gonzalez on Saturday in Las Vegas. The new beltholder says he was better prepared for Gonzalez than he was for Vasyl Lomachenko, who he lost a decision to last year in his first title bout.
Light heavyweight Juergen Braehmer defeated Robin Krasniqi via ninth round stoppage on Saturday night in Rostock, Germany. Tom Gray reports.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get details on the latest developments on the Mike Alvarado arrest and who will officiate Bermane Stiverne-Deontay Wilder.
In a recent conference call, RING welterweight/junior middleweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. answered questions regarding Kenny Bayless, Alex Ariza and Marcos Maidana’s aggressive approach in their first bout.
The gamesmanship is on. In the only fight trainer Robert Garcia deemed feasible for Floyd Mayweather Jr., his fighter, Marco Maidana is challenging the RING welterweight champion to “fight like a man.”
Marcos Maidana dismisses Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s comments about dirty tactics in their first fight, saying he’s not one to talk.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana spoke to the media after their hard-fought welterweight championship. Mayweather commented on the competitive nature of the fight, referee Tony Weeks, “Glove-gate” and fighter safety. “I could’ve made the fight easier,” Mayweather claimed.
Veteran referee Tony Weeks and judges Dave Moretti, Burt Clements and Michael Pernick have been named to officiate the May 3 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana world welterweight title bout in Las Vegas, Nev.
Bernard Hopkins defended referee Tony Weeks 10th-round stoppage of the Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo fight. “I think that it was a good call,” said Hopkins, who fights Beibut Shumenov on April 19.
Referee Tony Weeks told RingTV.com he has “absolutely no reservations” about stopping the Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo fight in the 10th round in order to spare Angulo from being seriously hurt.
Referee Tony Weeks on Ruslan Provodnikov’s 10th-round TKO of Mike Alvarado: “I went over to his corner and I asked Mike directly, twice, ‘Are you okay?’ and, ‘Do you want to continue fighting?’ and both times, he said, ‘No,’ so I stopped the fight.”
Referee Tony Weeks will make his East Coast debut with Friday night’s Lamont Peterson-Kendall Holt fight at The D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C.