Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
Lem's latest: Donaire or Rigondeaux? Who is Fury picking?
Tyson Fury, Steve Cunningham and others offered their thoughts on who will win Saturday night's junior featherweight unification bout between Nonito Donaire and Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Fury, Cunningham, Stevens, Findley and others from Main Events offered their opinions on who will win Saturday night's HBO-televised clash at New York's Radio City Music Hall between RING, IBF and WBO junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire (31-1, 20 KOs) and WBA counterpart Guillermo Rigondeaux (11-0, 8 KOs).
Fury: "I pick Donaire. He's just too classy and has the pro experience to back him up. Rigondeaux may be dangerous the first few rounds, but the longer the fight goes, the more that pro experience will show. This is not really a fight that I would bet on. It could be close."
Fury-Cunningham will take place over the course of a 90-minute program from 9:30 p.m. in the United Kingdom, while NBC will be airing a special two-hour afternoon presentation.
Fury will be making his American debut as part of his quest to stake his claim as the heir apparent to RING, IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and his older brother, WBC titleholder Vitali Klitschko.
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LUIS ARIAS FACES DONYIL LIVINGSTON ON FLOYD MAYWEATHER-ROBERT GUERRERO CARD
Mayweather Promotions' prospect Luis Arias (4-0, 3 KOs), a 22-year-old out of Milwaukee, Wis., will pursue his fourth straight knockout victory against middleweight rival Donyil Livingston on the undercard of the Showttime Pay Per View-televised May 4 main event featuring Floyd Mayweather Jr. against Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
A 28-year-old from Palmdale, Calif., Livingston (8-2-1, 4 KOs) is trying to rebound from back-to-back losses against Elie Augustama and Paul Mendez, the first by split-decision in March of last year and the second by seventh-round knockout in September.
Livingston has been serving as a sparring partner for WBA junior middleweight beltholder Austin Trout in advance of his April 20 clash with WBC counterpart Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on Showtime at The Alamodome in San Antonio.
"The kid is on fire right now, but he's never seen anyone like me, and it's going to be too much too soon," said Livingston. "I give him credit for stepping up like this because most fighters try to pad their record at such an early stage. I'll get the win and he'll get the learning experience. I think that's a fair trade."
CLEOTIS PENDARVIS-DIERRY JEAN SLATED FOR MAY 10
Junior welterweight Cleotis "Mookie" Pendarvis (17-3-1, 5 KOs), of Los Angeles, will pursue his seventh straight win against Dierry "Dougy Style" Jean (24-0, 16 KOs) in an IBF eliminator bout on a May 10, Friday night edition of ShoBox: The Next Generation from the Buffalo Run Casino in Miami, Ok.
Jean-Pendarvis is an initial endeavor by Los Angeles-based co-promoter Pitbull Boxing Promotions, which is being run by Vice President of Operations Rachel Charles, a former publicist, and Diane Vara.
The company is the brainchild of Herb Hudson, owner of the famous Roscoe's House of Chicken n' Waffles chain and the force behind Pitbull Energy Products.
UNBEATEN MOISES FLORES SIGNS WITH ACQUINITY SPORTS
Mexican junior featherweight prospect Moises "El Chuky" Flores (18-0, 13 KOs) has signed an exclusive promotional contract with Acquinity Sports. A 26-year-old who has fought exclusively in Mexico, Flores is coming off February's second-round knockout of Rodolfo Hernandez.
In describing its mission, the website for Acquinity states: "Acquinity Sports is committed to changing traditional boxing promotion by advocating for our fighters‚ success inside the ring and out, throughout their professional careers and into retirement."