WBO orders Rocky Martinez to face Mikey Garcia

Using his Twitter account, WBO President Francisco ‘Paco’ Valcárcel is ordering WBO jr lightweight champion Roman “Rocky” Martinez (27-1, 16 KOs) to face undefeated Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KOs) by October. Thus the WBO ‘punishes’ the Puerto Rican, who in …

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Roman Martinez vs. Mikey Garcia in Doubt Over Terms?

Roman ‘Rocky’ Martinez, champion of the WBO at 130-pounds, may be walking away from a planned fight with Mikey Garcia (32-0, 27 KO’s), because the Puerto Rican champion is not happy with the terms being presented for the fight. Instead, …

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Evgeny Gradovich keeps IBF title

MACAU, China — Evgeny Gradovich retained his IBF featherweight title after defeating Argentina’s Mauricio Munoz by a unanimous decision on Saturday. The 26-year-old Russian improved his record to 17-0. On the same bill, Mexico’s Juan Francisco Estrada also made a …

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Mikey Garcia in Macau, China

Mikey Garcia is currently in Macau, China. He is with Robert Garcia and Brandon “Bam Bam” Rios to support his stablemate, Evgeny Gradovich’s (the Mexican Russion) first title defense against Mauricio Munoz of Argentina. Fans, catch Mikey in China watching the fights …

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Rios enjoys Macau as he awaits Pacquiao face-off

MACAU – If the stakes are higher than ever for Brandon Rios, he didn’t show any feelings of nervousness when he strolled into the Venetian Resort for the final press conference for Saturday’s HBO2-televised tripleheader, headlined by Chinese Olympic hero …

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Mikey Garcia: Martinez Fight Close, I’d Fight Gamboa

Mikey Garcia is coming off a very dominant victory over former champion Juan Manuel Lopez as he disposed of him in just 4 rounds. Garcia, who lost his title at the scales after failing to make the contracted weight,is already …

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Garcia-Martinez in the fall?

RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia said that plans are in the works for him to rise into the junior lightweight ranks for a clash with WBO beltholder Roman “Rocky” Martinez, of Puerto Rico, in the fall. A 25-year-old Mexican-American boxer-puncher from …

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Verbal jabs at Garcia not worth their weight

The boxing crowd is a notoriously tough one to please. Sit at a fight for a minute or two of less-than-Hagler/Hearns action and you’re likely to hear boos begin raining from the impatient rafters. Decide to give up on a …

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Ranking Boxing’s 10 Fastest-Rising Names

A list of the fastest rising names in boxing is different than a pound-for-pound list. The majority of fighters ranked in the pound-for-pound top 10 have risen and are now coasting along at an elevated peak. A few of the …

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Selby decisions Simion, but struggles and looks poor

The fight was a rude awakening for Selby because it showed how far apart he is with the top fighters in the division. I mean, if he had to go life and death with a fighter like Simion, what do …

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