Berchelt stops Valenzuela in 6 rounds

The WBC super featherweight champion knew that he had a big fight on the horizon, but that didn’t deter him from the task at hand in Mexico City. Miguel Berchelt battered Eleazar Valenzuela in six rounds to force a stoppage by referee Cesar Costanon, and Berchelt will now prepare for a fight against former WBO featherweight champion Oscar Valdez. He is looking forward to that … Continue reading Berchelt stops Valenzuela in 6 rounds

Pedraza-LesPierre bout cancelled

VIA PRESS RELEASE The Top Rank on ESPN main event between Jose Pedraza and Mikkel LesPierre has been canceled after LesPierre’s manager, Jose Taveras, tested positive for COVID-19 earlier this morning. The Gabriel Flores Jr.-Josec Ruiz lightweight bout has been elevated to the main event (ESPN & ESPN Deportes, 8 p.m. ET). Said LesPierre: “My manager, Jose Taveras, tested positive for COVID-19. Due to the rules and regulations set … Continue reading Pedraza-LesPierre bout cancelled

Top Rank gets back into gear this week – highs and lows

Well the days that boxing fans in America have been waiting for have come and gone, as live fight cards returned to America with Top Rank hosting two fights cards – one on Tuesday and one on Thursday. They took place at the Grand Ballroom of the MGM Grand Conference Center in Las Vegas, and to see the fights in that setting took some getting … Continue reading Top Rank gets back into gear this week – highs and lows

Top Rank is ready to rock with fights starting June 9th

It has been a while, but boxing in the US will be back. Starting on Tuesday June 9th, Top Rank will have live fights at the MGM Grand Conference Center Grand Ballroom that will be broadcast live on the ESPN family of networks. The main event will feature the WBO featherweight champion Shakur Stevenson (13-0, 7 KOs) against Felix Caraballo (13-1-2, 9 KOs) in a bout that will … Continue reading Top Rank is ready to rock with fights starting June 9th

Oscar Valdez prepares for showdown with Miguel Berchelt

VIA PRESS RELEASE Former featherweight world champion Oscar Valdez has one name on the brain when boxing resumes following the COVID-19 pandemic: WBC super featherweight world champion Miguel “El Alacran” Berchelt. Valdez moved up in weight last November, rising from a second-round knockdown to knock out last-minute replacement Adam Lopez.  Valdez (27-0, 21 KOs) is riding out the pandemic at his ranch in Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico. This is what he … Continue reading Oscar Valdez prepares for showdown with Miguel Berchelt

Lomachenko claims that Lopez currently “holds my belt”

VIA PRESS RELEASE Unified lightweight world champion Vasiliy Lomachenko is riding out the COVID-19 pandemic in his native Ukraine, but the three-weight kingpin is chomping at the bit to get his hands on the division’s leading names, including IBF world champion Teofimo Lopez, WBC world champion Devin Haney and Gervonta “Tank” Davis. Lomachenko (14-1, 10 KOs) has not fought since last August’s unanimous decision victory over Luke Campbell in … Continue reading Lomachenko claims that Lopez currently “holds my belt”

Joshua-Pulev postponed

An announcement was made earlier today that the unified heavyweight title fight between Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev which was scheduled to happen on June 20th at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium has been postponed. A new date for the event promoted by Matchroom Boxing and 258 Management in association with Top Rank and Epic Sports Entertainment is currently being worked on. Joshua (23-1, 21 KOs) was … Continue reading Joshua-Pulev postponed

Top Rank signee Maxim Vlasov part of WBO tournament

On March 10th, Top Rank Boxing signed 33 year old Maxim Vlasov (45-3, 26 KOs) to a promotional contract, and he will be participating in a tournament to determine who will be the WBO light heavyweight champion. Vlasov will fight Umar Salamov (25-1, 19 KOs) in the summer, and the winner will fight for the WBO title against Joe Smith Jr. or Sullivan Barrera. Vlasov … Continue reading Top Rank signee Maxim Vlasov part of WBO tournament

“Big Baby” inks deal with Top Rank

Undefeated heavyweight fighter Jarrell “Big Baby” Miller has been out of the boxing ring for a while. Now with this recent signing, he hopes to get back in the squared circle real soon. Miller (23-0-1, 20 KOs) has signed a multi-fight promotional deal with Top Rank with them working alongside Greg Cohen Promotions and Salita Promotions to put Miller in a position for good fights … Continue reading “Big Baby” inks deal with Top Rank

Ramirez-Postol postponed

The unified super lightweight title fight between Jose Ramirez and Viktor Postol scheduled for February 1st has been postponed until a later date. Because of the outbreak of the coronavirus in China, Top Rank Chairman Bob Arum decided not to hold the event at Mission Hills Haikou in Hainan, China for the safety of his fighters. “The health and safety of our fighters and everyone … Continue reading Ramirez-Postol postponed