Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
BoxNation signs deal with Golden Boy; Mayweather-Khan possible in 2013
Golden Boy and the United Kingdom's BoxNation will team up to broadcast the upcoming Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Miguel Cotto fight and others to British fans, starting in April.
BoxNation, television's home of boxing in the United Kingdom, has signed a long-term output deal with Golden Boy Promotions that will begin with the junior featherweight bout featuring Abner Mares against Eric Morel for the WBC's vacant title.
The deal will allow UK boxing fans to see Golden Boy Promotions' fights televised on BoxNation, Channel 456 on Sky and 546 on Virgin.
The deal will also include WBC welterweight titlewinner Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s rise to challenge WBA junior middleweight beltwinner Miguel Cotto in pursuit of his eighth crown over five weight divisions on May 5 from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
"We are pleased to expand our relationship with BoxNation and bring British fight fans at least two Golden Boy events every month," said Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.
SCHAEFER LIKES MAYWEATHER-AMIR KHAN FOR 2013.
Schaefer told Gareth Davies of The Telegraph that he favors a clash between Mayweather and ex-beltholder Amir Khan, who must first get beyond a May 19 rematch with Lamont Peterson, the man who dethroned Khan as IBF/WBA junior welterweight titleholder by split-decision victory in December.
But during Wednesday's announcement of the BoxNation deal in England, Schaefer said Khan must temper his "warrior spirit" and become "more clinical" to challenge Mayweather.
In victory over Peterson, Mayweather-Khan becomes "a much bigger fight, with great things at stake."
"There's never going to be a boring Amir Khan fight because he is incapable of producing that. He's an exciting guy to watch and that's why we all want to see him," Schaefer said.
"We would like him to have one fight at welterweight if he beats Peterson, and then there is the match with Mayweather. We have discussed it with the Mayweather camp, and they are interested."
WHAT OF MAYWEATHER-MANNY PACQUIAO?
Although negotiations have thus far failed between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, Schaefer told The Telegraph that he still believes that the megabout will happen.
"It will happen but not this year," said Schaefer. "Probably when Pacquiao is ready to retire and has run out of other options."
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