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.
Does too much rest lead to too much rust for 38-year-old boxers? Adonis Stevenson is about to find out.
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.
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.
Edwin Rodriguez and Thomas Williams Jr. have each warned fight fans to keep their eyes wide open Saturday, as neither believes their light heavyweight slugfest is going the distance.
Edwin Rodriguez has said he believes he got a sneak preview five months ago of how to attack Thomas Williams Jr. when the 175-pounders meet on April 30. Williams' response: Consider the feeling mutual.
Edwin Rodriguez got a preview of things to come on a television in his locker room at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, before his 175-pound clash with Michael Seals in November.
Humberto Savigne came out Friday night with the kind of game plan that made it clear that the best defense is a good offense.