Roman Gonzalez won THE RING magazine and WBC flyweight championship with a ninth-round stoppage of Akira Yagashi on Friday in Tokyo. The three-division titleholder from Nicaragua, now 40-0, scored knockdowns in Rounds 3 and 9 en route to his 34th knockout.
Floyd Maywather Jr. will be risking both his WBC welterweight and junior middleweight belts against Marcos Maidana in their rematch on Sept. 13 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas, WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman announced on Wednesday.
The WBC has scheduled purse bids for Sept. 12 in Las Vegas in case deals are not reached between its No. 1-rated 140-pound contender Viktor Postol and RING junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia, and heavyweight Deontay Wilder and titleholder Bermane Stiverne.
Angel Garcia spoke with RingTV’s Bill Emes immediately following his son Danny’s devastating KO against Rod Salka. Garcia spoke about the victory, his son’s move to 147 pounds, possible fight with Lamont Peterson, and his disgust with the WBC and WBA for ruling to strip his son had he lost the non-title bout vs. Salka.
Heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder didn’t see much entertainment value in Saturday’s matchup between Bryant Jennings and Mike Perez and doesn’t think fans did either, but he says that’s good for him.
The Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Geale main event on July 26 at Madison Square Garden gets a lively support bout in Bryant Jennings-Mike Perez in a WBC heavyweight title eliminator.
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.
As a result of Adrien Broner’s unorthodox post-fight comments about Carlos Molina, the WBC levied a suspension on the former three-division titlist. However, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer couldn’t disagree more with the decision.
The WBC has barred Adrien Broner from participating in its ratings or any sanctioned title fights until he apologizes for comments he made after his win over Carlos Molina.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer informs RingTV.com that Amir Khan vs. Luis Collazo will officially support Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s welterweight championship defense against Marcos Maidana on May 3.
American heavyweight veteran Tony Thompson says his split-decision over Odlanier Solis puts him back into the title mix. “I’ve made myself a viable commodity in the heavyweight division again,” Thompson told RingTV.com.
The co-featured bouts in tonight’s Showtime doubleheader in Puerto Rico — the Danny Garcia-Mauricio Herrera and Deontay Wilder-Malik Scott fights — will be governed, in part, by four unique WBC rules, which the sanctioning organization recently announced.
The Bermane Stiverne-Chris Arreola rematch, which will be for the WBC heavyweight belt vacated by Vitali Klitschko, is being targeted for April, Arreola’s promoter, Dan Goossen, told RingTV.com.