15 Nov 2018

Maurice Hooker vs. Alex Saucedo weigh-in results (VIDEO)

ESPN (9 PM PST) • Maurice Hooker 140 lbs vs. Alex Saucedo 139.4 lbs (Hooker’s WBO Junior Welterweight world title – 12 Rounds)   ESPN+ (3:30 p.m. PST) • Egidijus Kavaliauskas 146.6 lbs vs. Roberto Arriaza 146.8 lbs (Kavaliauskas’ NABF and Arriaza’s WBO Inter-Continental Welterweight titles – 10 Rounds) • Cletus Seldin 141.4 lbs vs. Nelson Lara 142.4 lbs (Super Lightweight – 10 Rounds) •Jonathan Guzman 122.6 lbs vs. Roberto Castaneda 122.8 lbs (Super Bantamweight – 10 Rounds) Albert Bell 132.4 lbs

Lukie Ketelle 0
10 Jul 2018

Boxing Recap: No Ramirez, No Problem – Top Rank Results

Ramirez didn’t return home In what was supposed to be a homecoming for WBC super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez instead saw him as a member of the crowd as his opponent Danny O’Connor suffered a form of kidney failure forcing him to collapse, taken to a hospital and removed from

Lukie Ketelle 0
06 Jul 2018

Kavaliauskas vs. Abreu now headlines Fresno, CA ESPN card

The Jose Ramirez-Danny O’Connor WBC super lightweight title bout was called off after it was determined O’Connor was physically unable to compete. Ramirez will now make his first title defense at a later date, while the NABF welterweight title bout between Egidijus “The Mean Machine” Kavaliauskas and Juan Carlos Abreu has

Lukie Ketelle 0
Jose Ramirez vs Danny O'Connor
04 Jul 2018

Jose Ramirez ready for homecoming with world title on Saturday

The homecoming is almost here. WBC super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez will make the first defense of his title against Danny O’Connor on Saturday at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, a short drive from Ramirez’s hometown of Avenal. Ramirez-O’Connor and the 10-round welterweight showdown between Egidijus Kavaliauskas and Juan Carlos Abreu will be televised live on

Lukie Ketelle 0
photo: Lukie Ketelle
04 Jul 2018

Boxing Weekend Preview: Jose Ramirez returns home to Fresno w/ belt

Ramirez comes home WBC super lightweight champion Jose Ramirez will defend his title for the first time and it what better setting than the place he virtually built in terms of a boxing market at the Save Mart Center in Fresno, Ca, against Danny O’Connor. The bout might not be

Lukie Ketelle 0
16 Feb 2018

Ray Beltran wins world title, Mean Machine makes statement

Photos: Mikey Williams/Top Rank It finally happened as 36-year-old Ray Beltran (35-7-1, 21 KOs) can now add the words world champion to the list of accomplishments amongst his career. Beltran who scored a hard fought twelve round unanimous decision over Paulus Moses (40-4, 25 KOs) to claim the vacant WBO

Lukie Ketelle 0
16 Feb 2018

Weights from Reno, Nevada [Top Rank Inc.]

                            Tonight from Reno, Nevada at the Grand Sierra Casino and Resort and broadcast nationally on ESPN, Ray Beltran, and Paulus Moses do battle for the vacant WBO lightweight title. The card is promoted by Top Rank

Lukie Ketelle 0
15 Feb 2018

Boxing Weekend Preview: Eubank-Groves, PBC, Ray Beltran & more

I have experimented with the idea of a column that would make sense of the weekend, explain storylines as well as streaming options and now feel compelled to try it once again. So, for as long as it lasts here it is.   Ray Beltran fights for a world title Ray

Lukie Ketelle 0
21 Sep 2017

Oscar Valdez, Gilberto Ramirez make weight for ESPN title fights

Tomorrow night live from the Tucson Convention Center in Tucson, Arizona boxing returns on ESPN as Top Rank Inc hits the airwaves with two title fights. In the main event Oscar Valdez defends his WBO featherweight title against undefeated Genesis Servania and in the co-main event Gilberto “Zurdo” Ramirez defends

Lukie Ketelle 0
30 Dec 2016

Prospect of the Year (with 15 fights or less): Egidijus Kavaliauskas

Though to the western world Egidijus Kavaliauskas name is nearly a head scratcher to say, he skill-set and fast tracked path in the the welterweight division is nothing short of praise. Kavaliaskas, who goes by the nickname “Mean Machine” is trained by Robert Garcia and can hit hard and when

Lukie Ketelle 0