Oscar De La Hoya addressed several subjects during a Friday night interview with RingTV.com, including tonight’s Canelo-Lara showdown, taking the helm of Golden Boy Promotions in the wake of Richard Schaefer’s resignation, and promoting the Mayweather-Maidana rematch.
Fans share their thoughts on the Shawn Porter-Kell Brook fight, Mayweather-Maidana II, the two best boxers of all time from each continent (well, almost all of ‘em), the top five fights that could have happened but didn’t, and other subjects in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
IBF lightweight beltholder Miguel Vazquez has signed with Al Haymon, and is being considered for a mid-September defense against twice-beaten Kevin Mitchell, Sean Gibbons of Zanfer Promotions informed RingTV.com on Saturday.
On Friday night, just before 2012 U.S. Olympians Errol Spence and Marcus Browne’s take the national television stage against their toughest challenges to date, John Magda will be doing the same on the undercard.
Fledgling promoter Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson spoke to RingTV.com about his star fighter Yuriorkis Gamboa’s challenge to lightweight beltholder Terence Crawford, SMS Promotions, his business falling out with Floyd Mayweather Jr. and concerns for his friend, the current state of boxing and his projects away from the sport.
Added to the June 21 Showtime tripleheader headlined by Robert Guerrero vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai, former light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson returns after a year’s absence.
Now that Richard Schaefer is no longer in charge of Golden Boy Promotions, is Floyd Mayweather in or out in regard to future business? For the time being, it seems “Money” might continue working with Golden Boy – under a certain condition.
WBO light heavyweight titlist Sergey Kovalev realizes life – and his career – goes on but laments the lost opportunity to test the resolve of RING/WBC champion Adonis Stevenson, whose contractual obligations now seemingly make a tentative fight more and more distant.
Should IBF welterweight titleholder Shawn Porter face his mandatory challenger Kell Brook in the summer, Porter’s father/trainer, Kenny believes his son will have every advantage over the undefeated Brit.
IBF junior middleweight beltholder Carlos Molina has signed a managerial contract with Al Haymon and is training in Mexico City, while promoter and attorney Leon Margules sorts out his immigration issues, a press release from Margules announced on Tuesday.
As a result of Adrien Broner’s unorthodox post-fight comments about Carlos Molina, the WBC levied a suspension on the former three-division titlist. However, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer couldn’t disagree more with the decision.
At this year’s annual Boxing Writers Association of America dinner, WBO welterweight titlist Tim Bradley took a moment to plead for a resolution between the sport’s feuding power players.
Main Events has filed a lawsuit against a number of parties the promotional firm contends interfered with a tentative fight between Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev, who is represented by Main Events, Sports Illustrated is reporting.
When Oscar De La Hoya formed Golden Boy Promotions he brought Richard Schaefer aboard as the CEO to help build it into a powerhouse company. However, as Golden Boy has grown larger, Schaefer and De La Hoya have grown farther apart. Now it looks like they’re heading for a messy divorce.
John Molina and his trainer Joe Goossen spoke to RingTV’s Dominic Verdin after Molina’s thrilling loss to Lucas Matthysse. “He fought a great, brave, tremendous fight where he put his heart on the line and gave everything he had,” said Goossen.