Mayweather Promotions CEO Leonard Ellerbe and Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti put the finishing touches on a deal Wednesday for lightweight world titleholder Mickey Bey to make his mandatory defense against Denis Shafikov.
Taking on tough challenges is what junior middleweight Vanes Martirosyan has proven to be all about. Martirosyan (35-1-1, 21 KOs) will get another chance to test himself when he faces unbeaten Jermell Charlo on Saturday.
Junior middleweight prospect Chris Pearson was not all that surprised when he got the call that he was being given one of the coveted spots on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao undercard.
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