A Saturday press conference is in the works for smack-talkers Adrien Broner and Paulie Malignaggi.
Alvarez-Cintron tops HBO triple-header?
Saul Alvarez-Kermit Cintron in Cancun; Adrien Broner, Gary Russell in Cincinnati.
Golden Boy Promotions has scheduled an HBO triple header to be headlined by WBC junior middleweight beltholder Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Kermit Cintron on Nov. 26 in Cancun, Mexico, with a couple of other fighters competing in Cincinnati.
Alvarez (38-0-1, 28 KOs) will face Cintron (33-4-1, 28 KOs) in the main event, and the show will also feature 22-year-old junior lightweight contender Adrien Broner (21-0, 17 KOs) in a clash for the WBO's vacant belt, as well as featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr. (18-0, 10 KOs) against separate opponents from Broner's hometown in Cincinnati, according to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.
Alvarez is coming off last month's sixth-round knockout of Alfonso Gomez (23-5-1, 12 KOs).
A former two-time welterweight beltholder, Cintron has battled to a disputed draw with RING middleweight titleholder Sergio Martinez (48-2-2, 27 KOs), been stopped twice by ex-beltholder Antonio Margarito (38-7, 27 KOs) and lost a controversial decision to former two-time beltholder Paul Williams (39-2, 27 KOs).
The hard-hitting Cintron is coming off of 10-round unanimous decision over Antwone Smith (20-3-1, 12 KOs) in August that helped him to rebound from a 10-round unanimous decision loss to Carlos Molina (19-4-2, 6 KOs) in July.
Opponents being considered for Broner include 28-year-old Roman "Rocky" Martinez (25-1-1, 16 KOs) of Puerto Rico and 26-year-old Vicente Rodriguez (34-2-1, 19 KOs) of Argentina.
Martinez scored one knockdown in the third, and two more in the sixth and final round of his knockout over Nigerian southpaw Daniel Attah (26-8-1, 9 KOs) of Washington, D.C. last weekend.
Rodriguez is 13-0-1, with nine knockouts, since losing by unanimous decision to William over 10 rounds in August of 2008.
For Russell, the opponent being considered is 29-year-old Luis Franco (10-9, 6 KOs) of Cuba, who is coming off a fourth-round knockout of Adolfo Landeros in August.
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