LOS ANGELES – Still eight months shy of his 30th birthday, Jorge “El Nino de Oro” Linares (37-3, 24 KOs) has the opportunity to become the youngest Venezuelan to win world titles in three divisions when he faces Mexico’s Javier “Implacable” Prieto(24-7-2, 18 KOs) for the vacant WBC Lightweight World Championship
LAS VEGAS – With the holiday season fast approaching, boxing fans will have plenty to celebrate at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday, Dec. 13, as the star-studded “ROYAL BATTLE: Khan vs. Alexander” has grown to a quadrupleheader.
BROOKLYN – With just over a week until fight night and a couple of days before the Thanksgiving holiday, fighters on the Saturday, Dec. 6 card at Barclays Center shared updates from their camp and talked about their favorite parts of the holidays.
One of boxing’s brightest young stars, hard-hitting interim WBA Welterweight World Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (23-0, 21 KOs) continues to call out the top fighters at 147 pounds. A crowd-pleasing boxer with exceptional power, Thurman is arguably boxing’s most feared and avoided fighter with a host of former world champions among those reluctant to face him. Check out this video to see some of the KO artist’s greatest hits and don’t miss Thurman’s return to the ring against fellow unbeaten European star Leonard Bundu (31-0-2, 11 KOs) on Saturday, Dec. 13, live on SHOWTIME® (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).
MONTREAL – Jean Bédard, the president of InterBox, announced that the NABF Light Heavyweight Champion, Jean Pascal (29-2-1, 17 KOs), will combat Argentina’s Roberto Bolonti (35-3, 24 KOs), instead of Donovan George (25-4-2, 22 K-.O.) next December 6, at the Bell Centre.