A Saturday press conference is in the works for smack-talkers Adrien Broner and Paulie Malignaggi.
Lem's latest: Sanders' murder suspects arrested
Three men have been arrested in connection with the shooting death of former WBO heavyweight titleholder Corrie Sanders.
The arrests were made of the three suspected gunmen deemed responsible for the death of former WBO heavyweight titleholder Corrie Sanders, the talented South African southpaw whose second-round knockout of Wladimir Klitschko was among the sport's major upsets in 2003.
The men, of Zimbabwean descent, are expected to appear in the Brits Magistrate’s Court on Monday, according to a report by Nantes Kelder, the head of the Civil rights organization AfriForum’s investigating unit.
Sanders, 46, died early Sunday in Pretoria, South Africa, after being shot by robbers at a restaurant during a robbery gone bad at a family member's 21st birthday party.
WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO SAYS LOSS TO SANDERS 'MADE ME TOUGHER'
Sanders was stopped in the eighth round of his very next fight against Vitali Klitschko at The Staples Center in Los Angeles in April of 2004. Another highlight for Sanders was a brawl with ex-titleholder Hasim Rahman, to whom he lost by seventh-round stoppage in May of 2000.
"Actually, I appreciate him more because he made me the boxer that I am today. The loss against him changed a side of my character tremendously, it made me tougher and it made me better," said Wladimir Klitschko, in an interview with Eyewitness News in Germany.
MIKE TYSON GAINS ENTRY TO NEW ZEALAND
Mike Tyson has been granted a visa to enter New Zealand, a country with immigration laws which can prohibit entry to those convicted and sentenced to prison for more than five years.
JASON ESCALERA SAYS EDWIN RODRIGUEZ 'BETTER THINK AGAIN'
Jason Escalera (13-0-1, 12 knockouts), of Hoboken, N.J., says that he will have a surprise for rival Edwin "La Bomba" Rodriguez (21-0, 14 KOs), of Worchester, Mass., when they meet in Saturday night's Lou DiBella-promoted HBO Boxing After Dark triple-header at the MGM Grand at Foxwoods, in Mashantucket, Conn.
Although Rodriguez is coming off an impressive unanimous decision over hard-hitting Donovan "The Bomb" George George (23-2-1, 20 KOs) in March, Escalera insists that he poses a much stiffer challenge.
"I had a very good camp for this fight and I feel great. I am already on weight, and I am really looking forward to Saturday night. I know that some people feel that I might be in over my head, but I can assure everyone that this fight is coming at the perfect time. I have been hearing things out of Edwin and his camp that he is going to put on a show, he is going to stop me and that Donovan George hits harder than I do," said Escalera.
Also on the card is junior featherweight Luis Del Valle (16-0, 11 KOs) against former title-holder Vic Darchinyan (37-5-1, 27 KOs), as well as a clash between welterweights Antonin Decarie (26-1, 7 KOs) and Alex Perez (16-0, 9 KOs).
Billed as "Road To Glory," the event is being promoted by DiBella, Joe DeGuardia's Star Boxing and Gary Shaw Productions.
MANNY PACQUIAO-JUAN MANUEL MARQUEZ IV TICKETS ON SALE
Pacquiao (54-4-2, 38 knockouts) and Marquez (54-6-1, 39 KOs) will meet for a fourth time at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Marquez lost by disputed majority decision in November to Pacquiao, with whom he has also battled to a draw and lost by split-decision previously.
Tickets are priced at $1,200, $900, $600, $400, and $200. Ticket sales are at $1,200, $900, $600 and $400, being limited to 10 per person. Sales at $200 are limited to two per person.
EUDY BERNARDO-JOSE GONZALEZ IN CLASH OF UNBEATENS
A clash of unbeaten lightweights on Oct. 6 will feature Eudy "AK 47" Bernardo (13-0, 8 KOs), of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, in hostile territory against Jose Gonzalez (20-0, 15 KOs), of Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, at Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico.
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