- Maidana: First I’m going to give Mayweather a beating, and then I’m going to KO him
- Anthony Joshua sparring with Wladimir to get him ready for Kubrat Pulev fight
- Maidana doubts Mayweather can improve from previous fight
- Maidana, Santa Cruz & Angulo quotes ahead of "Mayhem: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2"
- Hearn: Kell Brook is an obvious opponent for Mayweather in 2015
- Roach: Algieri isn’t in Pacquiao’s class
- NEW TRAINER CONFIDENT IN MIKE JONES RETURN THIS SATURDAY
- Brook receives Lord Mayor’s welcome home on Friday
- MANCHESTER VERSUS LIVERPOOL BATTLE FOR THE ENGLISH TITLE
- USA Boxing’s Elite Women to Face Northern Neighbors in the Battle of the Frontiers on August 21
- Gingras-McCreedy, young stars headline Sept. 12
- New wave of Canadian prospects were showcased last weekend by EOTTM
Puerto Rico’s undefeated prospect Carlos Velasquez returns Sept 7 against Rico Ramos
August 28, 2013 – Puerto Rico’s undefeated Olympian, Carlos Ivan Velásquez (15-0, 11 KOs), takes a major step up in competition when he challenges former world champion, Rico Ramos (21-3, 11 KOs). The 10-round featherweight bout will take place at the Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California, September 7 on the undercard of Chris Arreola vs. Seth Mitchell, a show promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and televised on Showtime. Velásquez vs. Ramos will be a non-televised bout with the possibility of highlights shown.
Velásquez who represented Puerto Rico in the 2004 Olympics, was an outstanding amateur boxer winning numerous amateur championships. Being the last man to defeat Yuriokis Gamboa, Velásquez feels he has the skills to become a world champion sometime in 2014.
“I’m ready for the next chapter of my career,” said Velásquez. “Rico Ramos is a world class fighter and I’m looking to put on a great show for the fans.”
A win against Rico Ramos will surely give Velásquez the recognition he is seeking. Velásquez is coming of an impressive unanimous decision victory against Giorgi Mtchedlishvili this past May. Carlos dropped Mtchedlishvili in the final round of that bout.
“I feel with a few more fights, I’ll be ready to challenge all top contenders in the featherweight division and fight for a world title by next year. First, I have to get past Ramos and show the boxing world that I’m a worthy contender. My main focus is beating Rico Ramos. I want to become my islands next great champion and this will move me into that direction”
- Results from “Path to Glory SD Style” San Diego, CA
- Anthony Barnes takes out Darryl Fields with a first round KO
- Brook Upsets Porter to take home the title
- Figueroa stops Estrada in an exciting fight
- Dirrell wins rematch with Bika, takes home the belt
- Brook defeats Porter; Dirrell and Bika look poor; Figueroa toughs it out
- Deontay Wilder stops Gavern, wants Klitschko after Stiverne fight
- Shannon Briggs vs. Cory Phelps this Saturday in Winston-Salem, North Carolina
- Hearn hinting Khan may need to be B-side against Brook
- Loeffler sees Rubio as tough test for Golovkin
- Danny Garcia – Viktor Postol fight ordered by WBC
- Erislandy Lara back in action in November
- Hearn likes Brandon Rios for Kell Brook’s next fight on 12/6
- Golovkin vs. Rubio, October 18 at StubHub Center