Terence Crawford is excited to fight in his hometown, and to be vying for the vacant RING lightweight title, and to be mentioned as a possible foe for Manny Pacquiao, but the talented Nebraska native says he’s only focused on beating Raymundo Beltran on Saturday.
The stakes are higher for British middleweight rivals Billy Joe Saunders and Chris Eubank Jr. in advance of their clash on Nov. 29 in London as their bout was made a title eliminator for the right to face the winner of the Dec. 13 Matt Korobov-Andy Lee fight for the WBO’s vacant belt.
Following Paul Smith’s controversial decision loss to WBO 168-pound beltholder Arthur Abraham, Smith’s promoter requested the WBO to make him Abraham’s mandatory challenger. That request was shot down. Here’s what Smith and his trainer have to say about the ruling.
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.
It looks like RING junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux is looking for a new opponent since Top Rank Promotions seemingly pulled his WBO mandatory, Chris Avalos out of their scheduled fight.
The WBO ordered its 154-pound beltholder Demetrius Andrade to fight Matt Korobov for the middleweight belt vacated last week by Peter Quillin. The decision didn’t sit well with Korobov’s promoter Bob Arum, who is upset with Andrade’s co-promoter Artie Pelullo.
WBO middleweight titleholder Peter Quillin may have landed his biggest pay day and a fight before fans familiar to him against Matt Korobov on Nov. 8 in either Washington, D.C. or New York City, thanks to a purse bid won by Roc Nation Sports on Monday.
RING cruiserweight champion Yoan Pablo Hernandez squeaked by with a split-decision win over challenger Firat Arslan on Saturday in Germany.
On August 9, Katsunari Takayama and Francisco Rodriguez will meet in a strawweight title unification match.
The WBO has ordered Peter Quillin to defend his middleweight title against Matt Korobov, giving their respective promoters, Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, 30 days to negotiate a deal before a purse bid is mandated, it was announced on the website of organization President Paco Valcarcel.
The WBO denied Golden Boy Promotions’ appeal for a 50-50 split of the purse for a vacant featherweight title bout between Gary Russell Jr. and Vasyl Lomachenko, ruling that Lomachenko is entitled to the favorable end of a 60-40 split.
Golden Boy Promotions outbids archrival Top Rank Promotions in making Gary Russell Jr. vs. Vasyl Lomachenko a reality. Could this be a step toward promotional harmony at long last?
A purse bid date for for the vacant WBO featherweight title fight between Gary Russell Jr. and Vasyl Lomachenko has been set for Friday at noon in Orlando, Fla., WBO President Paco Valcarcel informed RingTV.com.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook reveals trainer Joel Diaz’s thoughts on Tim Bradley’s rematch against Manny Pacquiao and much more.