Vergil Ortiz Jr. (13-0, 13 KOs) of Dallas, Texas overpowered Mauricio Herrera (24-9, 7 KOs) of Riverside, Calif. to win by knockout in the third round of a welterweight fight originally scheduled for 10 rounds. The fight was brutally ended by several hard shots at :29 seconds of the aforementioned round.… read full article “RESULTS: Vergil Ortiz Jr, Joseph Diaz Jr. & John Ryder Shine On Canelo Jacobs Undercard”
The inaugural edition of Golden Boy Fight Night on Facebook Watch promises even more fireworks as Damon “No Smilin'” Allen Jr. (15-0-1, 5 KOs) and Jonathan “Thunder” Navarro (14-0, 7 KOs) face off in a highly competitive battle between two undefeated Golden Boy Promotions prospects in the co-main event of Diaz Jr.… read full article “Joseph Diaz Jr. vs. Jesus M Rojas undercard: Allen Jr. fights Navarro”
Golden Boy Promotions’ partnership with Facebook will kick off with a bang as Jesus Rojas (16-1-2, 19 KOs) defends his WBA Featherweight World Title against Joseph Diaz, Jr. (26-1, 14 KOs) in the main event of the inaugural edition of Golden Boy Fight Night at the Avalon Theater in Hollywood.… read full article “Jesus Rojas defends against Joseph Diaz Jr. on Aug.11”
By Paul “Paparazzi” Jones | Photos © Paul Jones
OXON HILL, MD – There’s an old adage: The cream (always) rises to the top.
When applied to boxing, this statement generally means that, all things being equal, a superior fighter will eventually find a way to get the better of his opponent.… read full article “Russell Jr. Pushed to the Limit by Diaz Jr., But Retains WBC Title; Eyes A Featherweight Unification Bout or Will Move Up in Weight”
In the main event from MGM National Harbor in Maryland, it was a tactical and hard fought battle of two former U.S. Olympians as Russell Jr. (29-1, 17 KOs) defeated Diaz Jr. (26-1, 14 KOs). Russell won the contest via unanimous decision, 115-113 and 117-111 twice, to retain his WBC featherweight world title.… read full article “Gary Russell Jr. Outpoints Joseph Diaz Jr.”
Gary Russell Jr. (29-1, 17 KOs) used his speed and high work rate to pound out a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night against his the tough Joseph Diaz Jr. (26-1, 14 KOs0 at the MGM National Harbor in Oxon Hill, Maryland.… read full article “Results: Gary Russell Jr. defeats Joseph Diaz Jr.”
By Paul “Paparazzi” Jones | Photo © Paul Jones – OXON HILL, MD – When WBC world champ, Gary Russell Jr. (28-1, 17 KOs), and mandatory challenger, Joseph Diaz Jr. (26-0, 14 KOs), lock horns on Saturday night at the MGM National Harbor in Maryland, one thing is for certain: the winner will be one step closer to unifying a featherweight division that is bursting at the seams with talent and titlists.… read full article “Photo Gallery: Official Weigh-In Results for Gary Russell Jr. (125.5) vs. Joseph Diaz Jr. (126.0) — Santa Cruz, Mares, Selby, Valdez, Frampton, More!”
SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING – 10:05 p.m. ET/PT
WBC Light Heavyweight World Championship
Adonis Stevenson – 173 ¼ Pounds
Badou Jack – 175 Pounds.
Referee: Ian John-Lewis (England); Judges: Guido Cavalleri (Italy), Jesse Reyes (Texas), Eric Marlinski (New York)
WBC Featherweight World Championship
Gary Russell Jr.… read full article “Weigh-In Results: Adonis Stevenson vs. Badou Jack”
Garry Russell 125.5 vs. JoJo Diaz 126
Immanuwel Aleem 163.6 vs. Juan De Angel 169.4
Gary Antuanne Russell 137.2 vs. Wilmer Rodriguez 142.8
Gary Antonio Russell 118.6 vs. Jonathan Lecona 119.2
Cobia Breedy 128.2 vs.… read full article “Gary Russell Jr. – Joseph Diaz Jr. Weigh-In Results”
SHOWTIME Boxing will deliver three world championship fights from three countries this Saturday across two different platforms in the latest of an industry-leading offering of world class championship boxing.
Saturday’s world title bouts feature six fighters ranked in the consensus top-10 in their respective divisions.… read full article “Russell Jr. vs. Diaz and Selby vs. Warrington this Sat. on Showtime”