The Long Island native chooses to travel across the country to train for his fights rather than prepare in his hometown of Huntington. Algieri faces Ruslan Provodnikov June 14 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on HBO.
Rocco Santomauro was talking knockout before getting into the ring Saturday with Daniel Quevedo at the Tropicana, and the junior featherweight from Las Vegas did his best to deliver.
The Southern California transplant is undefeated at 11-0 heading into tonight’s fight at the Tropicana and says Vegas has been nothing but good to him and his career.
The WBO welterweight champion has been with Bob Arum since 2005 and has become one of the sport’s biggest stars, though that partnership has prevented a megafight with Floyd Mayweather from taking place because of Arum’s contentious relationship with Mayweather’s co-manager Al Haymon.
Born and raised in East St. Louis, Ill., — considered one of the country’s most dangerous cities — Quontez McRath lost his parents at a young age and was a street fighter headed down the wrong path in life before he walked into a boxing gym a couple of towns over.
One Team Nevada boxer advanced to the finals of the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions, while another was eliminated in the semifinals Friday night at LVH.
Las Vegas boxer Quontez McRath and Adrian Servin of Team Nevada won quarterfinal bouts Thursday night at the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions at LVH.
Arch Ward had a simple idea. Help kids and promote amateur boxing. Take fighting off the streets and into a ring. Turn dreams into reality. The same notion exists today, much as it did in Chicago in 1923. The same hope lies within those who continue to champion Golden Gloves boxing.
Nevada boxers Quontez McRath and Adrian Servin advanced to today’s fourth round of the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions at the LVH.
Nevada boxers Lorenzo Caldera, Quontez McRath and Elvis Garcia scored victories Tuesday night during the second day of the Golden Gloves National Tournament of Champions at the LVH.