THE RING’s No. 2-rated strawweight Francisco Rodriguez will vacate his IBF belt and rise into the junior flyweight division, according to Sean Gibbons of Zanfer Promotions.
It’s never too late to make an impression and that’s exactly what three-time featherweight titlist Orlando Salido has done to Top Rank Promotions’ Bob Arum.
There is a solid possibility that an all-Mexican clash between WBC featherweight titlist Jhonny Gonzalez and Jorge Arce could come to fruition this fall.
As late as Wednesday morning, the weight at which Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera was up for question, once again bringing up the question of Chavez’s discipline issues.
Bob Arum defended Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s use of marijuana and use of the drug in general during a media conference call on Tuesday. “I want to go on record as saying that there is nothing wrong with smoking pot,” Arum said during the call.