Nicholas Walters will attempt to do more than defend his WBA 126-pound title against Miguel Marriaga on Saturday at Madison Square Garden’s Theater. THE RING’s No. 1-rated featherweight can avenge an amateur loss to the Colombian puncher and set up a unification showdown with WBO beltholder Vasyl Lomachenko if he wins.
Featherweight contender Jesus Cuellar returns to action on Saturday against Vic Darchinyan at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. The bout will be televised live on NBC Sports Network.
The highly touted Vasyl Lomachenko retained his WBO featherweight title with a ninth-round TKO over a game, but severely overmatched, Gamalier Rodriguez.
Pics from the scales as Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao both made weight in front of a packed house before Saturday’s fight. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
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.
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.
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.
Two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachnenko will defend his WBO featherweight title against Gamalier Rodriguez on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao undercard, according to the Ukrainian amateur star’s manager Egis Klimas.
Two fights into his comeback after a loss to WBC titlist Jhonny Gonzalez, featherweight Abner Mares has his sights set on four potential and prominent opponents.
Former four-division titlist Nonito Donaire says he’s rejuvenated and ready for another big run at either junior featherweight or featherweight.
Jesus Cuellar, THE RING’s No. 9-rated featherweight, used body shots to break down Ruben Tamayo to a fifth-round stoppage on Saturday at the Little Creek Casino in Shelton, Washington. The Argentine southpaw looks like a player in the deep 126-pound division.
Having lost a majority decision to WBO featherweight titlist Vasyl Lomachenko in June, Gary Russell Jr. will seek a comeback win against Christopher Martin on Saturday night.
WBA featherweight titlist Nicholas Walters says everyone else in the featherweight division are mere fighters and that he’s a gladiator.
Fans share their thoughts on Manny Pacquiao’s ridiculously dominant decision victory over Chris Algieri, where they think he stands in terms of ability, and what they think is next; fans also praised Vasyl Lomachenko and evaluated the fighters on the monster Cleverly-Bellew rematch card in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Images from Macau as the participants in Saturday’s Manny Pacquiao-Chris Algieri card stepped on the scales. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
Manny Pacquiao weighed 143.8 pounds, just under the catchweight of 144 pounds for his WBO welterweight title bout against Chris Algieri, who came in slightly over at 144.2 at Saturday morning’s weigh-in in Macau. Algieri returned to the scale and checked in at 143.6.