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.