Undefeated Canada-based Russian slugger thinks making a big statement in Chicago could lead to unifications against fellow titleholders Adonis Stevenson, Dmitry Bivol and Eleider Alvarez.
Competing for one’s country at the Olympics is one of the greatest honors an athlete can achieve. With the Rio Summer Games getting underway this weekend, some of PBC’s Olympic veterans shared their own memories and offered advice to this year’s athletes.
Erislandy Lara has made four successful defenses of his 154-pound world title, and the 33-year-old native of Cuba is eager to add to that number as he attempts to fulfill a goal of unifying one of boxing’s deepest divisions.
Champion Adonis Stevenson understands the motivation of challenger Thomas Williams Jr. entering their upcoming clash. He was in a similar position as the underdog before capturing his 175-pound title against fellow left-hander Chad Dawson three years ago.
Any questions about Artur Beterbiev’s surgically repaired right shoulder were answered pretty quickly in his return against Ezequiel Maderna.
Fully recovered from surgery on his right shoulder, Artur Beterbiev is now ready to test its knockout power against Ezequiel Maderna as he resumes his pursuit of a 175-pound world title.
Sergey Kovalev’s nickname might be “Krusher,” but Artur Beterbiev’s promoter refers to him as “The Target.”
If ever there was a boxer who embodied the cliché “some things in life are worth the wait,” it’s Artur Beterbiev.