Brian Mendoza 2021 Winner: Kiko Martinez With two losses one to Larry Gomez on a Top Rank undercard, when he was fighting on Top Rank shows, followed by a loss to our 2021 Prospect of the Year Jesus Ramos Jr., seemed to relegate Mendoza to a career on the b-side.
The featherweight division is influx with the recent absence of Shakur Stevenson, leaving room for new voids to be filled. This is the Editor-In-Chief of ITRBoxing.com, Lukie, take on the division currently. 01. Emanuel Navarrete Why: This is the guy. Might not be the most technical of fighters per say,
Jeremia Nakathila Stops Berchelt Who would’ve thought former world champion Miguel Berchelt would be riding a two-fight losing streak, but that in fact is now called reality – as the fighter, who was once viewed as one of the best 130 lbers of his era, now looks to have very
Saturday, March 26th – 6 PM PST | Showtime Tim Tszyu vs. Terrell Gausha will headline Showtime this weekend and is the marquee bout of the week. Tszyu, the son of Kosta Tszyu is being groomed to be a star, as the big puncher, looks the part, but needs the
WBC Champion: Mark Magsayo Rey Vargas Gary Russell Jr Joet Gonzalez Lerato Dlamini Isaac Dogboe Satoshi Shimizu Luis Alberto Lopez Hinata Maruta Michael Conlan Can Xu WBA Champion: Leo Santa Cruz Thomas Patrick Ward Otabek Kholmatov Anselmo Moreno Michael Conlan Brandon Figueroa Jordan Gill Can Xu Raymond Ford Christopher Diaz
At the enhanced age of 35-years-old, Kiko Martinez, is now a two-time world champion after stopping Kid Galahad, in one of the most surprising outcomes of the year. Martinez, who is promoted by hall-of-fame boxer Sergio Martinez, is always one punch away from changing a fight, and the flaws of Galahad
Despite being undefeated Oscar Valdez was looked at as a healthy favorite against Miguel Berchelt, yet his brutal late-round KO of Oscar Valdez was not just career defining, it was a statement to the rest of the division as with this win, Valdez became the man in the lower weights.
George Kambosos Jnr. was disrespected by fans, media and just the world at large heading into his bout with Teofimo Lopez as Kambosos Jnr was the #1 contender per the IBF lightweight rankings, but Lopez coming off a win over the all-time great Vasyl Lomachenko looked to be poised for bigger
David Benavidez Ready For Canelo? We have two types of fans in such a divided world after Saturday night, those who see David Benavidez as one of the most exciting Mexican-American action fighters in recent memory, and those who scoff at the idea he even belongs in the conversation of
WBA featherweight world champion Leo Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) scored a fifth round TKO over former world champion Kiko Martinez (35-7, 26 KOs) on Saturday night at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Santa Cruz dropped Martinez twice in round one, but may have been dropped himself in the