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Lipinets-Abdukakhorov Interim Title Fight Remains On Course, Backup Plan In Place

Sergey Lipinets remains on the hunt to challenge for a welterweight strap, hoping to move one step closer with a win in his next fight. That path could potentially become compromised although the next...

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Chris Van Heerden, Top Rank Mutually Agree To Part Ways

Chris van Heerden is ready to test the free agent market, as well as any other welterweight willing to step into the ring with him. The veteran 147-pound southpaw from Johannesburg, South Africa is on...

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Chris Van Heerden: I'm Still Accomplishing What I Want To Accomplish

Chris Van Heerden: I'm Still Accomplishing What I Want To Accomplish

By Thomas Gerbasi - For so many stuck in the bizarro world of the COVID-19 pandemic, beyond the obvious worries about staying healthy, paying bills and having enough food, ambitions have been running ...

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Van Heerden Eyes Springtime Return, Welcomes Crawford Fight If Offered

Chris Van Heerden is ready to snatch the “0” from the ring record of his next opponent. That promise extends to Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford as well as the unbeaten welterweight he’s actually expected to fa...

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Arnold Barboza Crushes Sismundo, Van Heerden Wins

Arnold Barboza, Ricky Sismundo Fight Photos Gallery - Banc of California Stadium - Super lightweight contender Arnold Barboza Jr. (22-0, 9 KOs) dished out a sustained beating to Ricky Sismundo, and Si...

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Chris Van Heerden Hopes Bad Cut Will Not Delay Ring Return

Banc of California Stadium, California - Welterweight contender Chris Van Heerden (28-2-1, 12KOs) continued his march up the rankings, overcoming a bad a cut to defeat Aslanbek Kozaev (33-3-1, 8KOs) v...

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ESPN LIVE Results: Arnold Barboza Stops Ricky Sismundo

Emanuel Navarrete attempts the second defense of super bantamweight title as he faces unbeaten Phoenix (Az.)-based contender Francisco de Vaca (20-0, 6KOs). The bout headlines the first-ever boxing ca...

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Magdaleno vs. Rivera, The Hulk, The Mask - Weights

Magdaleno, Rivera Weights Photos Gallery - However much longer Emanuel Navarrete has left at super bantamweight, it will last at least through Saturday evening. The streaking 122-pound titlist from Me...

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Emanuel Navarrete-Francisco De Vaca - Undercard Information

Undefeated super lightweight contender Arnold Barboza Jr., South African welterweight contender Chris van Heerden and unbeaten middleweight prodigy Janibek Alimkhanuly will all see action in scheduled...

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Benavidez vs. Collazo, Navarrete vs. De Vaca Finalized - August 17

The soccer field will become a fistic battleground Saturday, August 17, as Jose Benavidez Jr. will battle former world champion Luis Collazo in a 10-round welterweight co-feature at Banc of California...

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Top Rank on ESPN Undercard Results From Costa Mesa

Bulgaria’s Kubrat Pulev makes his U.S. debut in a 10-round heavyweight battle versus Romania’s Bogdan Dinu. Their bout will air live on ESPN Saturday evening from The Hangar in Costa Mesa, California....

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Chris Van Heerden Motivated To Push Forward By Dad's Memory

The knockdowns at the hands of Errol Spence or the split-decision loss years ago to Nicola Stevanovic do not add up to the pain and anguish Chris van Heerden endured during the last couple days of 201...

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Jessie Magdaleno, Rico Ramos - Ready For Battle

Jessie Magdaleno, Rico Ramos Weights Photos Gallery - Top heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev is ready to make a splash in his U.S. debut. (photos by Mikey Williams). Pulev (26-1, 13 KOs) will take on ...

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Van Heerden Confident Career Will Now Be On Right Path

Van Heerden Confident Career Will Now Be On Right Path

By Thomas Gerbasi - The wounds are still open and emotions are as raw as ever for Chris Van Heerden. It’s less than three months after his father Daniel was murdered in South Africa in December, and w...

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Pulev-Dinu, Magdaleno-Ramos Finalized For March 23, ESPN

Heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev, ranked No. 1 by the IBF, will put his rating on the line against Bogdan Dinu in a 10-round showdown on Saturday, March 23 at The Hangar in Costa Mesa, Calif. In the...

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Chris Van Heerden Banks on Top Rank To Secure Title Shot

Former IBO Welterweight Champion Chris Van Heerden is all set for a big year after inking a deal with top promoter Top Rank. The Los Angeles based South African is back in Southern California after re...

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Van Heerden Talks Top Rank Deal, Targets Errol Spence Rematch

Chris van Heerden talks link up with Top Rank, Brian Viloria and targets Errol Spence rematch. South African Welterweight Chris van Heerden has linked up with Bob Arum’s Legendary Top Rank Promotions ...

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WBC Welterweight Tournament Postponed Due To Visa Issues

The Real Deal Boxing and Lee Baxter Promotions regret to announce that the Jose Sulaiman WBC World Invitational Tournament, scheduled to take place this Saturday, August 25th in Toronto, Canada, has ...

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WBC Welterweight Tournament - Training Camp Notes

The Jose Sulaiman WBC World Invitational Tournament presented by The Real Deal Boxing and Lee Baxter Promotions in association with Louisville Top Knotch and The World Boxing Council, takes place in T...

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WBC Welterweight Tournament - Semi-Finals on August 25

Holyfield's The Real Deal Sports and Entertainment and Lee Baxter Promotions in association with Louisville Top Knotch and the World Boxing Council, are proud to announce that the semi-final round of ...

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