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WBC president says “Ramirez vs. Prograis is next”

By Chris Williams: WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman and Top Rank promoter Bob Arum seem to be in disagreement about when WBC light welterweight champion Jose Carlos Ramirez should defend against interim WBC champion Regis Prograis. … Read

Regis Prograis: I can knockout Jose Ramirez

By Chris Williams: Undefeated interim WBC light welterweight champion Regis ‘Rougarou’ Prograis (21-0, 18 KOs) says he’ll be facing newly crowned WBC 140 lb. champion Jose Carlos Ramirez (22-0, 16 KOs) in his next fight after his 12 round unanimous decision victory over Amir Iman (21-2, 18 KOs) last Saturday night at Madison Square Garden […]

Terence Crawford injured, Jeff Horn fight postponed until May 19 or June

By Chris Williams: Terence Crawford suffered an injury to his right hand training for his April 14th fight against WBO welterweight champion Jeff Horn (18-0-1, 12 KOs). The injury will cause the fight to be delayed until May 19 or June, according to Crawford’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank. … Read

Jorge Linares vs. Vasyl Lomachenko a done deal for May 12

By Chris Williams: The contracts have been signed for the May 12th fight between WBA World lightweight champion Jorge Linares (44-3, 27 KOs) and Top Rank fighter Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) for a contest that will be televised on ESPN at Madison Square Garden in New York. … Read

Pacquiao starts training for Matthysse fight

By Jeff Aranow: Manny Pacquiao has started his training camp for his hoped-for June 24th fight against WBA World welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The fight isn’t a sure thing though, as his promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank says the money through for the fight to take place. … Read

Gomez says Lomachenko-Linares NOT done, waiting for Arum

By Jim Dower: Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez says the fight between WBA lightweight champion Jorge Linares (44-3, 27 KOs) and Vasyl Lomachenko (10-1, 8 KOs) is still not done for May 12th. … Read

Oscar Valdez vs. Scott Quigg is still on for tonight

By Chris Williams: Oscar Valdez and Scott Quigg are still facing each other on Saturday night on ESPN after a brief morning scare. It was up to Valdez and Top Rank whether they wanted to go through with the fight against Quigg or not, and ultimately they decided to do it. … Read

Scott Quigg misses weight by nearly 3lbs. for Oscar Valdez fight

By Scott Gilfoid: Scott Quigg (34-1-2, 25 KOs) royally blew it in coming in 2.8 pounds over the featherweight limit at 128.8 lbs. for his fight against WBO World featherweight champion Oscar Valdez (23-0, 19 KOs) for their fight this Saturday night on March 10 on ESPN at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. As […]

Pacquiao vs. Matthysse fight still not completed for June 24

By Chris Williams: Former 8 division world champion Manny Pacquiao is saying he’ll be fighting WBA World welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse on June 24 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, but promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank says there’s still no deal yet. Arum is waiting for $5 million in upfront money for the fight, according to […]

Arum says Lomachenko-Linares will happen on May 12 if ESPN shifts game

By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says it’s up to ESPN whether the May 12th fight between WBA World lightweight champion Jorge Linares and Vasyl Lomachenko can take place on that date. ESPN will need to move a women’s SEC softball game that is in the time slot that Arum needs for the […]

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