WBC Featherweight World Champion Gary Russell Jr. successfully defended his title by winning a unanimous decision over mandatory challenger Tugstsogt Nyambayar live on SHOWTIME Saturday night in a Premier Boxing Champions event from PPL Center in Allentown, Pa. Russell won by the scores of 118-110, 117-111 and 116-112.
At the EWS Arena in Goeppingen, Germany, IBO cruiserweight champion Kevin Lerena (25-1, 12 KOs) secured one of the biggest wins of his career when he battered and stopped former WBA champion Firat Arslan (47-9-3, 32 KOs) in the sixth round.
Godwin Jingle, manager of Ghana welterweight Patrick Allotey, says they will appeal the Ghana Boxing Authority’s (GBA) six-month suspension of his fighter.
Zimbabwe’s Charles Manyuchi will return to the ring on April 3 against Uganda’s Muhamad Sebyala.
Whether or not another title run comes of his latest win, Kell ‘Special K’ Brook felt as good in the aftermath as he insisted throughout fight week. The former welterweight titlist enjoyed a celebrated return to the ring after stopping American fringe contender Mark DeLuca in seven rounds Saturday evening at Sheffield Arena in…