With the recent marketing shift that Mayweather Promotions has taken in touting Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s September 13 rematch with Marcos Maidana, the undercard sees a Latino-heavy roster of fights.
Fans share their thoughts on the Shawn Porter-Kell Brook IBF welterweight title matchup (and make a case for the underdog British challenger), the Fight of the Year candidate that aired on Fox Sports 1, Big Knockout Boxing, potential super middleweight showdowns and much more in this week’s Friday mailbag.
In anticipation of Saturday’s clash between IBF welterweight titlist Shawn Porter and the U.K.’s Kell Brook, RingTV.com’s Lee Groves brings us the ultimate 147-pound history lesson.
Adrien Broner and Emanuel Taylor held court at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati to officially announce their Sept. 6 fight, which will take place at the same venue. Photos by Mark Zerof – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions.
Lightweight Rustam Nugaev will fight fellow Russian Denis Shafikov in an IBF title-elimination bout at the Chumash Casino Resort in Santa Ynez, Calif. The bout headlines this week’s “Friday Night Fights” telecast on ESPN2.
RingTV’s Alan Massengale reports from the Fabela Chavez Boxing Center where he spoke with the main event fighter’s of Showtime’s tripleheader on Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.: Shawn Porter, Kell Brook, Sakio Bika, Anthony Dirrell, Omar Figueroa Jr., and Daniel Estrada.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. officially announced the four pay-per-view undercard bouts for his Sept. 13 rematch with Marcos Maidana on his Twitter account on Thursday. Leo Santa Cruz-Manuel Roman, Miguel Vazquez-Mickey Bey, Alfredo Angulo-James De La Rosa, and John Molina Jr.-Humberto Soto.
On Saturday night, Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya plans on showing his admiration for Daniel Jacobs and Anthony Dirrell, two fighters who overcame the terror of cancer.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get details on Gennady Golovkin’s return date and Abner Mares’ injuries as result of an auto accident.
Undefeated British welterweight contender Kell Brook, who endured a grueling 16-week camp in Las Vegas in preparation for his shot at IBF titleholder Shawn Porter on Saturday, says the make-or-break showdown is his stepping stone to stardom.
A deal has been reached for Sam Soliman to defend his IBF middleweight title against former undisputed 160-pound champion Jermain Taylor in October, Leon Margules of Warriors Boxing confirmed to RingTV.com on Wednesday.
Daniel Estrada carries the dying wish of his sister into his challenge to WBC lightweight titleholder Omar Figueroa Jr. on Saturday. The Mexico City native lost his sister and one of his nieces to a car accident two weeks ago and has dedicated the fight to their memory.
A Yoan Pablo Hernandez-Marco Huck showdown is the Holy Grail of the cruiserweight division at the moment, but significant hurdles stand in the way — not mention both are defending their titles this month.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the details on Showtime’s newest “All Access” series: Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Marcos Maidana II