Regis Prograis: Big-Time Boxing in New Orleans is Back

The Prograis homecoming will occur Saturday evening at the Lakefront Arena, where he will defend the WBC super lightweight diamond belt against fellow unbeaten Juan Jose Velasco. And, in the co-feature, Brooklyn-bred Teofimo Lopez (9-0, 7 KOs) will take on William Silva (25-1, 14 KOs) for the vacant WBC Continental Americas lightweight title.

Prograis vs. Velasco and Lopez vs. Silva will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 7 p.m. ET.

Media Workout Notes & Quotes: Regis Prograis Ready for NOLA Homecoming

Championship boxing is back in "The Big Easy" on Saturday at the Lakefront Arena. Native son Regis "Rougarou" Prograis (21-0, 18 KOs) defends the WBC super lightweight diamond belt against fellow unbeaten Juan Jose Velasco (20-0, 12 KOs), while unbeaten lightweight sensation Teofimo Lopez (9-0, 7 KOs) looks to continue "The Takeover" against once-beaten William Silva (25-1, 14 KOs) for the vacant WBC Continental Americas lightweight title. 

Media Workout Notes & Quotes: Gilberto Ramirez and Alex Saucedo Bring the Thunder to OKC

The Azteca Boxing Gym in Oklahoma City hosted a media workout for the biggest fight card to hit the city in years.

In the main event, Gilberto "Zurdo" Ramirez (37-0, 25 KOs) will defend the WBO super middleweight title against fellow unbeaten Alexis Angulo (23-0, 20 KOs). And, in the special co-feature, Oklahoma City native Alex "El Cholo" Saucedo (27-0, 17 KOs) will fight veteran Lenny Zappavigna (37-3, 27 KOs) in a 140-pound slugfest. 

Ramirez-Angulo, Saucedo-Zappavigna, and Robson Conceicao-Gavino Guaman will be televised live on ESPN and ESPN Deportes at 9 p.m. ET. The undercard (6:15 p.m. ET, ESPN+) will include appearances by Mike Alvarado, female fighting sensation Mikaela Mayer, and heavyweight knockout artist and Oklahoma native Trey Lippe Morrison.

August 18 Boardwalk Battle: Jennings-Dimitrenko and Hart-Gavronski to Headline First Boxing Card at Atlantic City's Ocean Resort Casino

Heavyweight contender Bryant “B.Y.” Jennings was born and bred in Philadelphia, but on Saturday, August 18, he aims to bring some of that Philly firepower to the Atlantic City Boardwalk. In the co-main event, Philadelphia native Jesse “Hollywood” Hart (24-1, 20 KOs) will defend the NABF super middleweight title in a 10-rounder against the battle-tested Mike Gavronski (24-2-1, 15 KOs).

Terence Crawford and Errol Spence Jr. - Promotions Moving in Opposite Directions

Crawford and Spence are of course on a collision course for supremacy of the welterweight division and arguably the pound-for-pound crown.  They acknowledge that for business reasons that the fight will have to marinate for a while in order to make sense. That is, their respective alignments with TopRank and Haymon will slow things down as they garner enough interest in order to be a PPV event.  

P.R. Press Conference: Christopher 'Pitufo' Diaz is Focused on His July 28 World Championship Opportunity

Total focus. Undefeated Puerto Rican contender Christopher "Pitufo" Diaz has only one goal on his mind: become a world champion. During a press conference held on Thursday afternoon at 'The Island of Enchantment', Díaz guaranteed that on July 28 he will leave the Kissimmee Civic Center as world champion. The unbeaten contender will battle Masayuki Ito for the vacant WBO Jr. Lightweight title