Marcos Maidana spoke to RingTV's Dominic Verdin about his welterweight showdown with WBA beltholder Adrien Broner on Saturday in San Antonio. Watch highlights of Maidana's final workout in Oxnard, Calif. (his body shots during mitt work look wicked!)
Paul Malignaggi turned his “Brawl for Brooklyn” against Zab Judah into a pure boxing match for borough bragging rights by out-jabbing and outworking his fellow former champ en route to a one-sided and somewhat uneventful decision.
Paul Malignaggi boxed one of the most disciplined and effective matches of his career, out-jabbing, outworking and out-thinking fellow veteran Zab Judah over 12 rounds to earn a lopsided unanimous decision by scores of 116-111 and 117-110 (twice) on Saturday in Brooklyn, N.Y.
You can watch today's Zab Judah-Paul Malignaggi weigh-in right now, right here on RingTV.com thanks to Showtime's live video stream.
Zab Judah has been in boxing so long – 18 years as a pro – that he inspired Paul Malignaggi when his fellow Brooklynite was an amateur. Judah says he once sparred with a young Malignaggi, who says it never happened, but the two vets will definitely trade leather when they fight as pros on Saturday.
Ahead of his ring return on Tuesday on Fox Sports 1, Antonio Tarver, who meets Mike Sheppard in a heavyweight bout, spoke with RingTV.com about what he’s been up to and also took part in the “Best I Fought” series.
Fans share their thoughts on Andre Ward’s dominant victory over Edwin Rodriguez, a potential Ward-Gennady Golovkin showdown, referee Jack Reiss, Adonis Stevenson, Karl Dargan and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
When Lee Groves was tabbed to work the CompuBox keys for the Showtime Championship Boxing card topped by Bernard Hopkins’ IBF light heavyweight title defense against Karo Murat he was thrilled. When he found out it was to be staged in Atlantic City, he was even happier because of the city’s historic place in boxing.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer and Showtime Executive VP Stephen Espinoza gathered the media on-hand to cover Hopkins-Murat in Atlantic City, N.J. for a surprise press conference, announcing a major reconfiguration of their boxing programming in the month of December.
Perennial underdog Gabriel Rosado says he’s looking to do more than upset the odds when he challenges WBO middleweight titleholder Peter Quillin tomorrow night on Showtime. The popular blue-collar Philadelphian wants to make a statement by knocking out the undefeated favorite.
IBF light heavyweight titleholder weighed 172.5, two and half pounds under the division limit, at Friday's weigh-in for his defense against Karo Murat that will take place on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J. Murat weighed 174 pounds. Peter Quillin and Gabriel Rosado, who fight in Saturday's co-feature, also made weight for their WBO title bout.
Fans from around the globe share their thoughts on the tragic passing of Frankie Leal and fighter saftey, Mike Alvarado and Ruslan Provodnikov, Tim Bradley, Gennady Golovkin and Sergei Kovalev, among other subjects in this week's Friday mailbag.
Karo Murat says Bernard Hopkins is slowing down, but the 48-year-old light heavyweight titleholder isn’t expected to look his age when he defends his IBF belt against the 18-years-younger challenger on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J.
Zab Judah talks about facing fellow two-division titleholder and Brooklyn-bred veteran Paul Malignaggi on Dec. 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the impetuousness of youth, being in the game 18 years, returning to welterweight, Brooklyn rivalries and pride with NYC boxing media.
Paul Malignaggi had only respect for his Dec. 7 opponent, Zab Judah, who reciprocated the props, at the kick-off presser for their Showtime main event at Barclays Center in their native Brooklyn. But Paulie had some choice words for the boxing media.
As part of the wrap-up to last Saturday's majority decision by Floyd Mayweather Jr. over Canelo Alvarez, Showtime will air the final episode of All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo.
Heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder, who has been added to the Oct. 26 Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat card, believes David Haye will defeat Tyson Fury on Feb. 8, and that he will be fighting for a major title during the early months of next year.
Lee Groves, RingTV.com’s resident historian and CompuBox road warrior, traveled to the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., twice this month to work the Punch Stat keys for Showtime-televised cards. His most recent trip was for the Chris Arreola-Seth Mitchell headlined show.
A fight of the magnitude of Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez doesn’t come along very often. That’s why RingTV is introducing a new video feature called Press Pass to take fans to the MGM Grand in Las Vegas for the exciting final fight week days leading to “The One.”
Chris Arreola returned to the heavyweight picture with a first-round knockout of Seth Mitchell, while on the Showtime undercard Mexican veteran Rafael Marquez succumbed in the ninth to Efrain Esquivias.
In the Saturday, Sept. 7, premiere of Episode 3 of All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo, the team of Saul Alvarez responds to comments from Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe in Episode 2 that they have “incompetent” management.
Alan Massengale reports from the heated final presser for the anticipated heavyweight crossroads bout between Chris Arreola and Seth Mitchell, who fight on Saturday on Showtime. Massengale spoke to both Arreola and Mitchell.
The money dispute between Time Warner cable and the CBS Corporation that had resulted in CBS and Showtime networks being pulled from cable systems in major U.S. cities last month was settled on Monday to the relief of many boxing fans.
RingTV.com contributor Mark E. Ortega attended both the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez media days this week, compiling the following notes on their anticipated mega-fight, now just two weeks away.
RingTV's Dominic Verdin reports from the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas, where Floyd Mayweather recently held a media day workout for his Sept. 14 showdown with Canelo Alvarez. Verdin spoke to Roger Mayweather and Floyd Sr., who said Alvarez's trainers and team "look like winos."
Showtime Sports will offer live streams of the Canelo Alvarez and Floyd Mayweather media workouts today and on Wednesday, Aug. 28, respectively as they prepare for their Sept. 14 event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Alvarez will work out for the media TODAY at his training camp in Big Bear, Calif., from 3:45-5:30 p.m. ET/12:45-2:30 p.m. PT.
RingTV's Alan Massengale reports on what might be the upset of 2013, Jhonny Gonzalez's shocking first-round TKO of Abner Mares from ringside at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Gonzalez regained the WBC featherweight title with the biggest victory of his long career.
The main event fighters of Saturday's Showtime Championship Boxing doubleheader made weight on Friday at the Biltmore Hotel in Los Angeles. Abner Mares weighed in at 125.5 pounds for his WBC featherweight title defense against Jhonny Gonzalez, who weighed 125 pounds.
Showtime Sports will stream today's weigh-in for tomorrow’s featherweight showdown between WBC titleholder Abner Mares and two-division beltholder Jhonny Gonzalez taking place at StuHub Center in Carson, Calif. The weigh-in will stream live in high definition via Ustream and sports.sho.com/live at 3:00 p.m. ET / 12:00 p.m. PT.
Abner Mares turned some hardcore fans off with his rugged – sometimes ruthless – fighting tactics in the past, but even his most ardent critics agree that his unpredictable style makes him one of boxing’s most effective world-class competitors. Mares was at his brutal best in a recent sparring session to prepare for Saturday's showdown with Jhonny Gonzalez.
Victor Terrazas isn’t going to allow Leo Santa Cruz to take his WBC 122-pound title without a hell of a fight this Saturday. The Guadalajara native had to overcome an impoverished childhood and survive a final-round knockdown in his hard-fought title win against Cristian Mijares to earn his place in boxing.
Alan Massengale reports from the Abner Mares-Jhonny Gonzalez media workouts in Carson, Calif, the site of their WBC featherweight title bout on Saturday at StubHub Center. Massengale spoke with both Mares and Gonzalez about their showdown on Showtime.
All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo premieres next Saturday on Showtime, preceding the Abner Mares-Jhonny Gonzalez WBC featherweight title bout. The series documents Floyd Mayweather’s and Canelo Alvarez’s lives during the build up to their anticipated Sept. 14 junior middleweight championship bout.
Heavyweight Deontay Wilder said, "Let's make it happen," upon hearing that a victory over Sergei Liakhovich could earn him a shot at the winner of a Sept. 6 bout between Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
WBA bantamweight titleholder Anselmo Moreno spoke to RingTV.com about making his 12th title defense in his native Panama on Saturday, parting ways with Golden Boy Promotions and his willingness to fight anywhere in the world against the best fighters in the 118- and 122-pound divisions.
In this week’s Friday mailbag fans share more thoughts on “Knockout Kings II,” Andre Berto and trainer Virgil Hunter, as well as Roberto Duran’s recent statements that Floyd Mayweather would have been “just another guy” in his era. Enjoy!
Fight fans rave about the “Knockout Kings 2” tripleheader, ask about upcoming welterweight bouts, Erik Morales' legacy, Amir Khan’s future and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Jesus Soto Karass scored a career-best victory when he stopped a courageous Andre Berto in the final round of the main event to “Knockout Kings II” on Saturday in San Antonio. The co-feature to the Showtime broadcast – Omar Figueroa’s decision victory over gallant Nihito Arakawa – was as fine a display of endurance and valor as prizefighting will see in 2013.
Welterweight gatekeeper Jesus Soto Karass outslugged former two-time titleholder Andre Berto to a dramatic 12th-round TKO on Saturday in the main event of "Knockout Kings II," a Showtime-televised tripleheader from San Antonio. Lightweight standout Omar Figueroa outpointed Nihito Arakawa in a 12-round Fight of the Year candidate in the co-featured bout.
Andre Berto still wants to be a player in the 147-pound division but after losing two of his last three bouts, the former two-time titleholder will have to prove he can do it by beating welterweight gatekeeper Jesus Soto Karass tonight. Find out who the gatekeepers are in boxing’s other divisions.
Weigh-in pics from San Antonio for Saturday's Showtime card featuring Andre Berto-Jesus Soto Karass, Diego Chaves-Keith Thurman, and Omar Figueroa-Nihito Arakawa. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Omar Figueroa, who has stopped four of his last five opponents in the first round, wants to keep his KO streak going when he faces Nihito Arakawa in the opening bout of Showtime’s “Knockout Kings II” telecast on Saturday. However, the humble-but-formidable lightweight prospect says he can do a lot more than punch.
Diego Chaves, who faces fellow unbeaten welterweight standout Keith Thurman on Saturday on Showtime, is unknown to U.S. fans. However, Chaves was an amateur star in Argentina and one boxing writer familiar with his career says the boxing prodigy from a fighting family is “the most promising fighter in the country.”
Badou Jack will take on Farah Ennis in the co-feature of tonight’s ShoBox: The New Generation telecast, presented by Mayweather Promotions, which has treated the Swedish-born super middleweight prospect very well since signing him.
Showtime Sports executive vice president Stephen Espinoza had a lot to say regarding the recently announced co-feature to Floyd Mayweather-Saul Alvarez, as well as the possibility of women's boxing and/or Guillermo Rigdondeaux on the network.
Alan Massengale reports from the final stop of the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez press tour in Los Angeles, where more than 10,000 fans gathered to greet the participants of the Sept. 14 "mega event." The special RingTV feature includes comments from Oscar De La Hoya, Showtime's Stephen Espinoza, Alvarez, Mayweather and Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer.
The final stop of the historic 10-city press tour for the Floyd Mayweather-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez junior middleweight championship takes place TONIGHT at Nokia Plaza at L.A. LIVE in Los Angeles at 7:30 p.m. PT and is open to the public.
Fans from around the world give their two cents on tomorrow’s Gennady Golovkin-Matthew Macklin middleweight fight, Adrien Broner’s attitude and future, Vanes Martirosyan, the Ricky Burns-Raymundo Beltran fight, and much more in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Floyd Mayweather spoke to the media about his hand injury, fighting twice in 2013, being on top of the boxing world for as long as he has and dissecting Saul Alvarez at the NYC press tour stop for his Sept. 14 showdown with Canelo.
Oscar De La Hoya analyzes the Floyd Mayweather-Saul "Canelo" Alvarez matchup for RingTV's Bill Emes. The Golden Boy Promotions president says the Mayweather-Canelo pay per view might break his all-time record and he believes the 152-pound catchweight could help Canelo.
Showtime Sports will offer live streams of today’s kick-off press conference from Times Square in New York City announcing the mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez beginning at 3:00 p.m. ET/ noon PT.
Adrien Broner spoke to the boxing media after Thursday's heated final press conference for his Showtime-televised challenge to WBA welterweight beltholder Paul Malignaggi on Saturday. He says he's not trying to get under Malignaggi's skin but he'll attack the veteran directly on fight night.
Paul Malignaggi weighed in at 146.4 pounds for his WBA welterweight title defense against Adrien Broner, the current WBC lightweight beltholder who tipped the scales a bit heavier at 146.8 at Friday's weigh-in at Borough Hall in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Watch the live video stream of the Paul Malignaggi-Adrien Broner weigh-in today at 12:30 p.m ET./ 9:30 a.m. PT. The Malignaggi-Broner welterweight fight will take place Saturday at Brooklyn's Barclays Center and will be televised live on Showtime (9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT).
Adrien Broner is confident that he’ll defeat Paul Malignaggi for the WBA welterweight title on Saturday. However, he says fans can forget about an eventual showdown with RING/WBC champ Floyd Mayweather. Broner believes he’ll become boxing’s biggest star without facing the pound-for-pound king.
Showtime Sports will offer live streams of today’s final press conference and Friday’s weigh-in for the anticipated showdown between WBA welterweight titleholder Paulie Malignaggi and current WBC lightweight beltholder Adrien Broner taking place this Saturday live on Showtime.
Future Hall of Famer and current IBF light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins will be a guest commentator on this Saturday’s live Showtime Championship Boxing telecast headlined by the Paul Malignaggi-Adrien Broner welterweight fight (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT) from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
The July 13 Showtime Championship Boxing card headlined by IBF light heavyweight beltholder Bernard Hopkins’ title defense against Karo Murat at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been cancelled due to the Germany based challenger’s visa denial and subsequent inability to enter the United States.
The usually upbeat and talkative Paul Malignaggi seemed agitated during a recent conference call with Adrien Broner, who he defends his WBA welterweight title against in a Showtime-televised main event on June 22 at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.
WBA welterweight beltholder Paul Malignaggi spoke to RingTV.com about the heated buildup to his June 22 title defense against Adrien Broner, his plans to debunk Broner’s hype, his thoughts on THE RING’s 147-pound rankings, his Showtime commentating gig, and much more.
Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara spoke to the media about his dramatic 10th-round TKO of Alfredo Angulo, who scored two knockdowns. Prospect Jermell Charlo also spoke, as did Angulo's trainer Virgil Hunter, who made classy remarks on behalf of his injured fighter.
Marcos Maidana and Josesito Lopez thrilled a record crowd at the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., on Saturday. Maidana overcame a shaky fourth round to drop and stop Lopez in the sixth round of their Showtime Championship Boxing main event.
The participants Showtime's June 8 cofeatured bouts looked ready at Friday's weigh-in. Marcos Maidana weighed 147 pounds for his welterweight showdown with Josesito Lopez, who weighed 145. Erislandy Lara weighed 153.8 for his junior middleweight fight with Alfredo Angulo, who weighed 153.5.
Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara has suffered two controversial setbacks in high-profile bouts but the former Cuban amateur standout vows to score a decisive victory over Alfredo Angulo in their Showtime-televised fight on Saturday.
Welterweight puncher Marcos Maidana answered his fans' questions about his Saturday Showdown with Josesito Lopez, training with Robert Garcia, fighting the Keith Thurman-Diego Chaves winner, and more in the latest episode of REAL TALK.
Most hardcore fans and boxing media think Alfredo Angulo is fighting the wrong junior middleweight contender in savvy southpaw stylist Erislandy Lara, but the Mexican veteran is comfortable and confident playing the underdog role going into their Saturday showdown.
Josesito Lopez spoke to RingTV.com about his Saturday showdown with Marcos Maidana at a recent media workout. Alfredo Angulo and Erislandy Lara were also at the workout and the junior middleweights spoke about their anticipated co-feature on the Showtime broadcast.
Josesito Lopez will try to rein in his urge to slug it out with heavy hitter Marcos Maidana when the two gutsy welterweights clash in a Showtime-televised main event on Saturday at Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif.
The next episode of REAL TALK will feature Marcos Maidana, who fights Josesito Lopez next Saturday, June 8, on Showtime. Fans can ask the Argentine welterweight puncher questions and have them answered on RingTV.com's popular video series.
Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara faces Alfredo Angulo in the Showtime-televised co-feature to the June 8 Marcos Maidana-Josesito Lopez fight. "Angulo stands in my way of becoming a world champion and I’m not going to let him derail me from my goal,” Lara told RingTV.com.
Fans who took part in a recent RingTV.com poll asking who would win a 140-pound showdown between RING champ Danny Garcia and No. 1 contender Lucas Matthysse aren't giving Garcia much of a chance to beat the Argentine power puncher.
Less than two years away from being 50, Bernard Hopkins has accomplished all there is to do in boxing, yet the light heavyweight titleholder – who defends his IBF belt against Karo Murat on July 13 – is still as motivated as ever and in the hunt for one more “mega fight.”
No. 1-rated junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse addressed the media at the post-fight presser following his third-round KO of Lamont Peterson. Matthysse said he's now focused on RING champ Danny Garcia and his promoter Richard Schaefer says he's focused on making that bout for Sept. 7.
Bernard Hopkins spoke to RingTV's Bill Emes after Lucas Matthysse's third-round KO of Lamont Peterson. Of a potential showdown between Matthysse and RING 140-pound champ Danny Garcia, Hopkins said Garcia has to be "perfect; he's gotta pitch a no-hitter."
Fans had lots of feedback on Lucas Matthysse's impressive third-round stoppage of Lamont Peterson and plenty of opinions on a potential showdown with Danny Garcia, as well as other fights, including the Carl Froch-Mikkel Kessler rematch, in this week's Monday mailbag. Enjoy!