Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
Lem's latest: All-Access Mayweather-Alvarez epilogue
As part of the wrap-up to last Saturday's majority decision by Floyd Mayweather Jr. over Canelo Alvarez, Showtime will air the final episode of All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo.
Showtime will air the All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo epilogue Wednesday at 10 p.m. ET/PT in the wake of the Sept. 14 majority decision victory by Floyd Mayweather Jr. that dethroned RING and WBC junior middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Mayweather (45-0, 26 knockouts) also defended his WBA 154-pound belt against Alvarez, which he'd won by unanimous decision over three-division titlewinner Miguel Cotto in May of 2012.
Mayweather-Alvarez became the highest-grossing boxing event of all time with nearly $150 million in revenue reported, and Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer predicting totals of "over $200 million."
WLADIMIR KLITSCHKO-ALEXANDER POVETKIN UNDERCARD TAKES SHAPE
Russian promoter Andrey Ryabinsky has a solid undercard for the heavyweight title bout between RING, IBF, WBA and WBO champion Wladimir Klitschko (60-3, 51 knockouts) and unbeaten Alexander Povetkin (26-0, 18 KOs), a clash of Olympic gold medalists that is scheduled to happen on Oct. 5 in Moscow.
Chagaev was stopped by Klitschko in the ninth round in June of 2009, and lost by unanimous decision to Povetkin in August of 2011.
A 1996 Olympic gold medalist for Ukraine, Klitschko, 37, will pursue his 19th consecutive victory and his 14th stoppage win during that run. He is coming off May's sixth-round knockout of previously unbeaten Francesco Pianeta.
"I’m happy to have opportunity to fight Alexander," said Klitschko, in a statement. "Boxing fans will have chance to see two world champions in the ring and find out who is a stronger one. Povetkin is a Russian Knight, so our fight will be a great one."
A 34-year-old winner of Olympic gold for Russia in 2004, Povetkin was last in the ring for a third-round stoppage of previously undefeated Andrzej Wawrzyk.
"There’s a collision between two Olympic champions, two world champions," said former titleholder Kostya Tszyu, who co-trains Povetkin. "Who will prove to be a better fighter this night?"
Povetkin said that he is determined to emerge victorious.
OLYMPIC GOLD MEDALIST ANTHONY JOSHUA
Heavyweght Anthony Joshua, Britain's 2012 Olympic gold medalist, will make his professional debut against Italy's Emanuele Leo (8-0, 3 KOs) in the six-round main event of an Oct. 5 card that will include a junior featherweight clash between the United Kingdom's Scott Quigg and Cuban Yoandris Salinas for the WBA's vacant belt.
The fight was announced by promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport.
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