IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (27-0-1, 24 KOs) will be defending his titles two months from now against his hard hitting IBF mandatory challenger mandatory Nadjib Mohammedi (37-3, 23 KOs) on July 18th on HBO Championship Boxing at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Following his controversial 2012 “win” over Manny Pacquiao, Bradley (31-1-1, 12 KO) returned to boxing fans’ good graces with a stunning war against Ruslan Provodnikov, edging the Russian bruiser over 12 brutal rounds. He followed that up with a decision win over eternal Pacquiao rival Juan Manuel Marquez, but has not tasted victory since, losing a rematch with Pacquiao and fighting to a dubious draw with Diego Chaves that most felt the American won clearly.
Vargas (26-0, 9 KO) — after a brief run at Welterweight — dropped down to 140 pounds to establish himself as one of the top Super Lightweights in the world, lifting the WBA title from Khabib Allakhverdiev and defending it twice against Anton Novikov and Antonio DeMarco. On BoxRec, he is currently behind only Terence Crawford, Danny Garcia and Lucas Matthysse at that weight.
Currently ranked in the top ten middleweight fighters by the IBF, WBO, and WBA, Lemieux is coming off of his eighth consecutive win and seventh consecutive knockout against Gabriel “King” Rosado in a headlining bout at Barclays Center on December 2014. Lemieux’s previous bout against Fernando Guerrero for the then vacant NABF middleweight title resulted in a dominating win, knocking down Guerrero in the first round, second round, third round and finally a technical knockout in the fourth round. Now David Lemieux is certainly seen as a serious contender against the elite of the middleweight division.
Number one contender Hassan N’Dam of Pantin, Seine-Saint-Denis, France is a fierce fighter known for his speed and endurance in the ring. A professional since 2004, N’Dam has already accumulated the WBA International Middleweight Title and the WBA World Middleweight title beating out seasoned fighters Omard Gabriel Weis and Giovanni Lorenzo for his shot at a world title. Having lost via unanimous decision to Peter Quillin for the WBO World Middleweight Title in 2012, the top contender is ready for prove that he has the makings for of a world champion when he faces David Lemieux for the vacant IBF Middleweight World title.
David Lemieux vs. Hassan N’Dam is a 12-round fight for the IBF Middleweight World Championship presented by Eye of the Tiger Management and Golden Boy Promotions in association with Evenko
Golovkin (33-0, 30 KO) dropped Monroe twice in the second round with a pair of absolutely vicious punches, but the huge underdog found his way back into the fight and even landed some big shots in the next few rounds.
Monroe demonstrated tremendous guts but wasn’t able to so much as ding GGG, who dropped his hands and invited him in for more when he got caught clean, and barely beat the count on the third knockdown of the fight in Round 6.
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Live coverage begins at 9:45 pm EST, with HBO televising the fights, of course, along with BoxNation in the UK.
In the main event from New York, junior welterweight sluggers Lucas Matthysse (36-3, 34 KO) and Ruslan Provodnikov (24-3, 17 KO) are ready for what promises to be a true all action war. Matthysse, 32, rebounded from a 2013 loss to Danny Garcia to smash John Molina and Roberto Ortiz last year. Provodnikov, 31, lost his junior welterweight title to Chris Algieri last June before a November return and win over faded Jose Luis Castillo.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship is back in Brazil for UFC Fight Night 62: Maia vs. LaFlare. But before anything was official for Saturday’s event at the Maracanazinho Gymnasium in Rio de Janeiro, the fighters on the card had to step on the scale.
The main event pits grizzled veteran Demian Maia, a Brazilian fighting on his home turf, against undefeated American upstart Ryan LaFlare. the winner takes a significant step up the welterweight ladder.
The co-main event features The Ultimate Fighter season one alum Josh Koscheck in a fight for his career survival, when he steps into hostile territory against Erick Silva, a Brazilian fighter trying to build momentum in the 170-pound division.
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