Manny Pacquiao has been made the WBC’s No. 1-ranked welterweight contender behind the organization’s titleholder Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Floyd Mayweather calls potential May 3 opponent Amir Khan “a young, strong champion,” who “comes and fights.”
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said that he expects Canel Alvarez to make a decision regarding his next opponent potentially as early as next week, with Miguel Cotto being the young former champ’s desired rival.
Miguel Cotto is considering a confirmed package of at least $10 million from Golden Boy Promotions to face Canelo Alvarez, but a widely-reported offer of $15 million to fight middleweight champ Sergio Martinez is unconfirmed.
When Canelo Alvarez returns to action on March 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer hopes that his opponent will be Miguel Cotto.
If the talk between Austin Tout and Erislandy Lara comes to fruition, fans will be treated to an entertaining fight when the once-beaten junior middleweight contenders meet in the ring on Dec. 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Golden Boy’s Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 shows will feature what Richard Schaefer calls “the best fights that you can make at 147,” including Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Devon Alexander-Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass, and Paulie Malignaggi-Zab Judah.
Junior middleweight contender Austin Trout will dedicate his Dec. 7 fight with Erislandy Lara to his grandmother, Ann Johnson, who died of a heart attack in May.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer believes that a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Amir Khan fight would attract a large number of viewers based on the fighters’ mutual popularity.
Golden Boy Promotions has offered Miguel Cotto a deal worth in excess of $10 million to face Canelo Alvarez, according to CEO Richard Schaefer. Schaefer also discussed a possible rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. or title shots against Peter Quillin and Carlos Molina for Cotto.
Undefeated junior middleweight contender Demetrius Andrade said of RING/WBA/WBC champ Floyd Mayweather, “I would beat him by decision, if not, I may knock him out.” Andrade, who fights Vanes Martirosyan for the vacant WBO title on Saturday, also believes he can easily beat Canelo Alvarez.