Boxing

NEW YORK — Welterweight world titleholder Errol Spence Jr. will make his first defense against former titlist Lamont Peterson in January on Showtime. The date and site have not been determined. Spence was on hand Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn for the Showtime-televised junior middleweight world title triple-header. He addressed the media before the
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Venezuelan power-puncher Ismael “El Tigre” Barroso knocked out Fidel Maldonado Jr. in the sixth round of a junior welterweight bout at Fantasy Springs Resort Casino in Indio, California. The 34-year-old Barroso (20-1-2, 19 KOs) stalked the backpeddling Maldonado (24-4-1, 19 KOs) from the opening bell of the scheduled 10-rounder. Maldonado stayed out of trouble the
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If confidence decided fights, junior middleweight world titleholder Jermell Charlo against Erickson Lubin would undoubtedly be a draw. Both are as confident as can be heading into their toss-up fight on Saturday (Showtime, 10 p.m. ET) at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, where even though they will meet in the co-feature of a tripleheader
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