Amir Khan, still miffed that he was spurned by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in favor of Marcos Maidana, has yet again taken to his Twitter account, this time calling out Golden Boy promotional stablemates while dismissing the notion of facing English countryman Kell Brook.
Trainer Robert Garcia’s game plan for Marcos “Chino” Maidana against Floyd Mayweather Jr. will resemble that which the Argentine fighter employed during December’s unanimous decision over Adrien Broner.
RingTV.com sought the opinions of 28 boxing observers as to their thoughts on whom Floyd Mayweather will choose to face on May 3 — Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana.
Gennady Golovkin knocked out his 16th consecutive opponent and defended his WBA title for the 10th time when he stopped Osumanu Adama in the seventh round. He remains THE RING’s No. 1-rated middleweight.
Adrien Broner lost his WBA title, but he hasn’t lost his confidence. Broner told Showtime’s Brian Kenny that he’s the “closest thing to Floyd Mayweather.”
Rapper Fabolous’ insult to Adrien Broner in the song “The Hope” is just the latest in a long tradition of intertwining hip hop music with boxing. Hip hop can elevate a boxer and glamorize the sport or it can be used to kick a fighter when he’s down.
Now that Adrien Broner has exercised his rematch option for a return bout with Marcos Maidana, Broner’s trainer, Mike Stafford, insists he knows what the Cincinnati-based fighter has to do to regain his WBA welterweight title.
Adrien Broner will get his requested rematch with Marcos Maidana, according to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, who says the return match could happen as early as April 19 or April 26. Maidana defeated Broner by unanimous decision on Dec. 14.
Marcos Maidana’s manager, Sebasian Contursi, believes his fighter would make for a more exciting bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. than would Amir Khan.
Marcos Maidana’s bruising unanimous decision victory over Adrien Broner was the overwhelming choice for Upset of the Year in RingTV’s year-end award poll. [Editor’s note: this is not THE RING magazine’s official choice for Upset of the Year. The magazine’s official year-end awards for 2013 will be announced in the March edition.]
Richard Schaefer on being chosen Promoter of The Year by Sports Illustrated: “In the end, this is all about the fans of our great sport and I will continue to deliver the best fights and fighters to them in 2014 and beyond.”
Fans who took part in a recent RingTV.com poll believe that Adrien Broner’s best bet is to move down to the junior welterweight division after suffering his first pro loss against Marcos Maidana at welterweight. Broner has held major titles at junior lightweight, lightweight and welterweight.
Adrien Broner on his swift exit following Saturday’s loss to Marcos “Chino” Maidana: “I want to say I’m sorry for running out on all the fans after my fight. That was wrong of me as a fighter. I want to congratulate team CHINO, and I want to thank everybody that supported the fight.”
Marcos Maidana’s bruising unanimous decision victory over Adrien Broner dropped the previously unbeaten American down in THE RING’s welterweight rankings and out of the magazine’s pound-for-pound top 10.