Thomas Williams Jr. said he wanted to be the one to dethrone lineal 175-pound champion Adonis Stevenson. On Saturday night, the “Top Dog” certainly proved he’s worthy of a shot at the top of the division.
As he prepares for his ring return, Abner Mares happily surrenders control to new trainer Robert Garcia
Abner Mares heard the whispers that he was a shot fighter. So leading up to his August scrap with Leo Santa Cruz, Mares decided the best way to quiet his critics was to take complete control of his training camp.
There’s little doubt that Keith Thurman and Shawn Porter will serve fight fans a delicious main course in their much-anticipated,147-pound world title bout March 12. But first those fans will be treated to an appetizer that has the potential to be just as tasty.
If the scorecards of the three ringside judges were any indication, Lee Selby put on one heck of a performance in his American debut.
After crossing the pond for his first fight on these shores, Lee Selby proceeded to submarine his opponent in waters as deep as the Atlantic.
From Lee Selby’s perspective, trash talk is cheap. All that really matters is what transpires within the four corners of the ring.
Welsh boxing legend Joe Calzaghe insists Lee Selby could rule the roost in the 126-pound division for many years—as long as he develops a detonating knockout punch.
To quote French poet Charles Baudelaire, or maybe it was AC/DC: “It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock and roll.” And the trip is no shorter if you’re blasting noses in place of eardrums for a living. Just ask Lee Selby.