The light heavyweight showdown between Sergey Kovalev and Andre Ward is back on, according to a joint news release sent by Main Events and Roc Nation Sports on Saturday.
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Las Vegan Jessie Vargas said he was the right choice to fight Manny Pacquiao in the fall. Vargas said his style is what the fans want to see.
Tickets and venue details have been put on hold for the Sergey Kovalev-Andre Ward matchup after last-minute negotiations requested by Roc Nation Sports, Ward’s promoter.
Manny Pacquiao announced Tuesday that he will fight Las Vegan Jessie Vargas on Nov. 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center, ending a brief retirement from boxing.
Andre Ward’s easy victory over Alexander Brand on Saturday made the showdown with Sergey Kovalev official, but the fight could leave Las Vegas.
Andre Ward needs to defeat Alexander Brand on Saturday in an HBO-televised main event to make the highly anticipated matchup with Sergey Kovalev in Las Vegas come to fruition.
Las Vegan Jessie Vargas said that his manager, Cameron Dunkin, has been working on a contract for him to fight Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center on HBO pay per view.
The Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame inducted its Class of 2016 Saturday night at Caesars Palace. Boxing greats Riddick “BidDaddy” Bowe, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Pernell “Sweet Pea” Whitaker, Ricardo “El Finito” Lopez, Christy Martin and FreddieLittle were the fighters inducted. The hall also recognized trainers Kenny Adams and Thell Torrence, late gym owner andtrainer Johnny Tocco, longtime boxing writer Tim Dahlberg, and TV and radio personality James “Smitty” Smith.
Riddick Bowe will be joined in the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame Class of 2016 by Ray Mancini, Pernell Whitaker, Freddie Little, Ricardo Lopez and Christy Martin.
Carl Frampton, a unified 122-pound titlist, is moving up one weight class to fight WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz on Saturday in a Showtime-televised main event in Brooklyn, New York.