Barclays Center CEO Brett Yormark said he is “excited” to host the Ruslan Provodnikov’s June 14 WBO 140-pound title defense against Chris Algieri in front of “the large Russian community in Brooklyn” that he expects to support the man known as “The Siberian Rocky.”
Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya dismissed rumors of company in-fighting with CEO Richard Schaefer during a media conference call on Wednesday, and also left open the potential for working with Bob Arum, with whom De La Hoya began his professional career.
A Top Rank attorney says he will “vigorously defend” the promotional company’s rights against what he called a “baseless” lawsuit filed by Mikey Garcia. The WBO junior lightweight titleholder’s lawsuit claims his contract with the Las Vegas-based promoter is illegal and has expired.
Unbeaten junior featherweight standout Scott Quigg is focused on late-substitute Tshifhiwa Munyai, who he faces in Manchester, England, on Saturday, but he’s looking for showdowns with titleholders Leo Santa Cruz and Kiko Martinez, and fellow British star Carl Frampton.
Anatoliy Dudchenko isn’t just a light heavyweight contender; he’s a fighter who has the road to success mapped out and will face anyone to reach his destination.
As Showtime commentator and former two-division titlist Paul Malignaggi challenges Shawn Porter this weekend, middleweight contender Danny Jacobs assumes microphone duties in his place this Saturday.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s base salary of $73.5 million over the course of his unanimous decision victories against Robert Guerrero and Canelo Alvarez made him the highest-paid athlete in 2013, according to ESPN The Magazine’s annual Top 25 list.
The Ruslan Provodnikov-Chris Algieri fight was moved from its originally scheduled location at the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, N.Y., to Barclays Center in Brooklyn reportedly due to interest from Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov, who, like Provodnikov, is Russian.
New Jersey welterweight Juan Rodriguez faces fellow unbeaten prospect Samuel Vasquez on Friday in Monroeville, Pa., in a make-or-break fight. The scheduled eight rounder, which will open a ShoBox tripleheader, is Rodriguez’s first time fighting on television.
Promoter and former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson’s Iron Mike Productions out-bid Warriors Boxing, $260,000-to-$251,000 on Tuesday for the right to promote the rematch between IBF titleholder Argenis Mendez and Rances Barthelemy.
Many RING-rated fighters were in action over the past two weeks but nobody made a statement as big as Manny Pacquiao, who soundly defeated Tim Bradley to regain the WBO welterweight title and climb in the magazine’s pound-for-pound and 147-pound rankings.
Former middleweight beltholder Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam returns to the ring on Wednesday to face veteran Fernando Zuniga in Santa Monica, Calif., but the once-beaten contender is targeting a showdown with undefeated WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin.
Former junior welterweight titleholder Amir Khan is jazzed about his new relationship with influential manager Al Haymon and explains exactly why, prior to his May 3 meeting with welterweight Luis Collazo.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook brings plenty of news, starting with info on WBO 140-pound titlist Ruslan Provodnikov’s next defense against New York’s Chris Algieri.
Now with noted trainer Freddie Roach in his corner, Miguel Cotto share his thoughts of Roach, ex-foe Manny Pacquiao and his June 7 challenge of middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.