Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
Lem's latest: Schaefer, De La Hoya, Ellerbe, ringside at Barclays
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer and Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya flanked Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s advisor, Leonard Ellerbe, at ringside during Saturday night's fights at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Sitting between Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer and company President Oscar De La Hoya at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., was Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s advisor Leonard Ellerbe, who was on hand for Saturday night's Showtime-televised nine-fight card whose main event featured a fourth-round knockout by Danny Garcia in his rematch with Erik Morales.
During a recent interview with RingTV.com, WBC junior middleweight titleholder Saul "Canelo" Alvarez said he had directed Schaefer and De La Hoya to pursue his next bout on May 4 at the MGM Grand against either Mayweather, Miguel Cotto or Sergio Martinez.
Mayweather's past six fights have been co-promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions, of which Elllerbe is CEO.
But both Schaefer and Elllerbe dismissed the notion that Saturday's union had anything to do with Alvarez.
"There's nothing going on. I mean, we're friends," said Schaefer. "Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions work very well together, and we're friends. We go to each other's shows. So there's nothing going on. We're friends, and we always talk, and we always support each other. Mayweather Promotions and Golden Boy Promotions are always friendly."
"We work very well together. If you have a working relationship, then you're always discussing things. But Floyd and Oscar and Leonard and all of us, we believe that there is a time and a place when you announce stuff, and that time and place is when stuff is done, and there's nothing to be announced. Floyd Mayweather has a stable of fighters, and we all work together. We're friends."
JULIAN RAMIREZ, NEPHEW OF GENARO HERNANDEZ, FIGHTS ON SATURDAY
Featherweight Julian Ramirez (4-0, 3 KOs) will pursue his second consecutive knockout victory when he meets Steve Gutierrez (4-1-1, 2 KOs), of Fort Worth, Texas, as part of Saturday night's Telefutura SoloBoxeo card that is being promoted by Golden Boy.
"My uncle was really very humlbe and that's my favorite thing about him," said Ramirez of Genaro Hernandez, who was his maternal grandmother's brother. "He never overlooked anybody or took anyone for granted."
CALIFORNIA COMMISSION APPOINTS ANDY FOSTER
Andy Foster has been hired as the California State Athletic Commission's new executive officer, the organization announced on Tuesday.
ROBERT HELENIUS RETURNS ON NOV. 10
Nicknamed The "Nordic Nightmare," Helenius spoke with Williams recently from Helsinki, Finland, during a video conference.
"It´s 4.30 am here in Florida, I will just start my morning exercise a little earlier than usual. I look forward to coming to Finland. I will bring some sunshine to Helsinki," said Williams.
Coming off a split-decision victory over Dereck Chisora in December, Helenius did not appear to be impressed by Williams' statement.
"Well, he can try, but I don´t think he has a chance. I am not a big trash-talker. All I know is that I will be ready for the Tank," said Helenius.
Photo by Tom Hogan, Hogan Photos, Golden Boy Promotions
Photo courtesy of Julian Ramirez
Photo Seppo Sirkka, Eastpress
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