The Sept. 14 Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight highlights a huge fall lineup for Golden Boy, with another pay-per-view event to follow on Nov. 9.
The anticipated Sept. 14 Showtime Pay Per View event co-headlined by Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez and Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse will be joined by a third title fight between Ishe Smith and Carlos Molina, as well as a welterweight bout matching Ashley Theophane against Pablo Cesar Cano.
Heavyweight Seth Mitchell on his pending showdown with veteran Chris Arreola: “I think that the only chance that he does have to beat me is to be the bull and that’s what I expect.”
THE RING’s No. 1-rated junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse will attempt to score his seventh consecutive knockout against RING champion Danny Garcia. Matthysse says Garcia’s father and trainer, Angel, will have to save his son.
Lucas Matthysse, who faces Danny Garcia on Sept. 14, says THE RING 140-pound champ is “just a brawler… not a boxer.” The No. 1-rated junior welterweight adds “I don’t see anything special about (Garcia)… I can handle his power.”
THE RING’s No. 1-rated junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse wants Argentine countryman Marcos Maidana to hand Adrien Broner his first loss. Matthysse added that he might one day face Maidana, an amateur rival, if and when he moves to the 147-pound division.
RING junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia will have “the easiest fight” of his career against Lucas Matthysse, who will last “four or five rounds,” according Garcia’s father and trainer, Angel Garcia.
Now that Mayweather-Canelo and Garcia-Matthysse have been made, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer says the next fan dream match to be made is Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana, which could happen this year.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
RING 140-pound champion Danny Garcia will put his unbeaten record on the line against Lucas Matthysse, winner of six straight fights by knockout, on the Sept. 14 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Canelo Alvarez card.
Devon Alexander’s trainer, Kevin Cunningham, is hopeful that his fighter will get a talked-about matchup with former 140-pound titleholder Amir Khan, who he calls a “confused” fighter. Cunningham thinks Alexander, the IBF weltewreight beltholder, would “destroy” the British star.
Andre Berto says that in his upcoming fight with Jesus Soto Karass he wants to be “that complete fighter…the really sharp Andre Berto that can put together that speed and that power and be effective defensively.”
Oscar De La Hoya on Floyd Mayweather-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: “Mayweather will stand in the pocket and fight. He’ll run and he’ll box, but he’ll also stay in the pocket and fight, which can make him vulnerable to being hit.”
Devon Alexander’s trainer, Kevin Cunningham: “Amir Khan sounds good to us, and if he wants to get his chin checked at welterweight, then Devon will be the first to oblige him.”