Full Walters-Marriaga undercard report: Felix Verdejo kept those comparisons to another Puerto Rican “Felix” alive with a thorough outclassing of Ivan Najera, whom Verdejo dropped twice in the Theater at Madison Square Garden on Saturday night.
The undercard to the middleweight showdown between Miguel Cotto and Daniel Geale was highlighted by a first-round KO from Dustin Fleischer, who fights motivated by his grandfather’s struggle to survive The Holocaust during World War II.
Javier Fortuna went 12 strong rounds for the first time in three years and his reward was a thorough, though at times erratic, unanimous-decision victory over Bryan Vasquez before 7,372 spectators at Barclays Center Friday night.
Featherweight Joseph Diaz Jr. won a convincing 10-round unanimous decision over Giovani Delgado in the main supporting bout of the Canelo Alvarez-James Kirkland undercard at Minute Maid Park in Houston.
The highly touted Vasyl Lomachenko retained his WBO featherweight title with a ninth-round TKO over a game, but severely overmatched, Gamalier Rodriguez.
Featherweight sensation Vasyl Lomachenko hit the pros gunning for a world title and got one in just his third fight. Now he’s on the biggest stage possible: the kickoff bout of the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao pay-per-view.
Leo Santa Cruz knows that his fight on the Mayweather-Pacquiao undercard will be nothing but background noise to most people, but he’s determined to get their attention with an explosive performance.
Whoever he ends up fighting, Leo Santa Cruz doesn’t care. He just knows he’ll have as many eyes as a fighter can get on his May 2 bout on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao undercard, and he intends to take advantage.
Fighters mostly say they’re not looking past a fight, but not so for junior welterweight contender Viktor Postol. If all goes well this weekend, he’s been promised the WBC title shot he earned last May by beating Selcuk Aydin.
Ukrainian featherweight Vasyl Lomachenko brought his incredible amateur record to the pros and won a world title in his third fight. He discusses why challenging himself like that is so important and gives his take on matchups fans have been envisioning for him.
Undefeated junior welterweight prospects KeAndre Gibson and Travell Mazion will fight in separate bouts on the undercard of a Jan. 26 “Golden Boy Live!” main event between Rocky Juarez and Robinson Castellanos.
Undefeated light heavyweight Sullivan Barrera will face former super middleweight titleholder Jeff Lacy on an ESPN2-televised card on Jan. 30 in Connecticut.
A wicked counter-right hook from Andy Lee may have punched his ticket to a future showdown with Gennady Golovkin as he won the vacant WBO middleweight title against Matt Korobov on the Tim Bradley-Diego Chaves undercard.
Mauricio Herrera once again was given the shaft from the judges as Jose Benavidez won a unanimous decision with scores of 116-112, 116-112 and 117-111 on the Tim Bradley-Diego Chaves undercard in Las Vegas.
Heavyweight David Price will return to the ring against Emilio Zarate on Dec. 6 in Germany, after having recovered from a damaged tendon in his right hand.
Former WBA light heavyweight titleholder Beibut Shumenov will make his cruiserweight debut against Bobby Thomas on the Dec. 13 Devon Alexander-Amir Khan undercard.
The Dec. 19 Adonis Stevenson-Dmitry Sukhotsky card in Quebec City is filling out nicely with super middleweight Andre Dirrell, light heavyweight Artur Beterbiev and an IBF welterweight eliminator between Kevin Bizier and Jo Jo Dan now added to the Showtime broadcast.