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.
When Tony Harrison meets Sergey Rabchenko on July 30 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, their 154-pound eliminator bout will be as much about division relevance as a title shot.
Former two-division champion Mikey Garcia will make his long-awaited return to the ring July 30 when he faces former 126-pound titleholder Elio Rojas.
Justin DeLoach had little trouble taking out an undefeated opponent in his last fight. Now he’s looking to hang the first “L” on a second consecutive 154-pound foe.
A native of Orlando, Florida, Erickson Lubin will enter the ring with a heavy heart Saturday night when he faces Daniel Sandoval in Chicago.
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.
Now that Deontay Wilder has been granted an optional heavyweight title defense, his team’s next move is to secure an opponent and lock down a location. Rumors have been swirling about the former. As for the latter, Wilder definitely has a preference: somewhere near home.