In an packed edition of Lem’s Latest, Satterfield’s news and notes covers cancer survivor Anthony Dirrell’s title-winning euphoria, Oscar De La Hoya’s Twitter welcome to Roc Nation, Soliman-Taylor, Berto-Upshaw, GGG’s promoter on future showdowns, Marcos Maidana on how “hittable” Floyd Mayweather is, and much more.
Andre Berto announced his return to full-time training from shoulder surgery on Thursday and will end a 13-month ring absence on Sept. 6 as part of a Showtime tripleheader from the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Adrien Broner, Lucas Matthysse and Andre Berto will appear in separate bouts of a tripleheader on Sept. 6 in Broner’s hometown of Cincinnati.
Intrepid interviewer Radio Rahim spoke to Bernard Hopkins, Paulie Malignaggi, Shawn Porter, Andre Berto and Abner Mares after the Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara fight in Las Vegas. B-Hop, Malignaggi and Berto gave their thoughts on the Alvarez-Lara fight and scorecards.
Andre Berto is on the comeback trail. Now that he’s recovered from shoulder surgery, he’s tentatively scheduled to return in July.
During an absence from the ring that followed back-to-back losses, Andre Berto says he was encouraged by RING super middleweight champ Andre Ward and inspired by the memory of Nelson Mandela.
Luis Collazo has put controversial losses and life hardships behind him and renewed his faith in God and family. He believes he has an inspirational performance in store for fellow former welterweight titleholder Victor Ortiz on Thursday in his hometown of Brooklyn.
Marcos Maidana’s manager, Sebasian Contursi, believes his fighter would make for a more exciting bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. than would Amir Khan.
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.”
Victor Ortiz will return to the ring for the first time in 19 months against Luis Collazo in a Fox Sports 1-televised battle of left-handed former titleholders.
WBA light heavyweight titleholder Beibut Shumenov scored knockdowns in the first, second and third rounds of Saturday’s third-round knockout victory over Tamas Kovacs
RingTV.com has a live round-by-round update of tonight’s welterweight during which undefeated contender Keith Thurman scored a ninth-round TKO over rugged veteran spoiler Jesus Soto Karass.
Both Adrien Broner and Keith Thurman weighed in well under the welterweight division limit for thier fights against Marcos Maidana and Jesus Soto Karass. Broner weighed 144.4 pounds; Thurman weighed 145.8. Maidana and Soto Karass both weighed 146.2.
Most of the fighters involved in the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Leo Santa Cruz-Cesar Seda, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass and Beibut Shumenov-Tamas Kovacs matchups promised fireworks on Saturday at The Alamodome in San Antonio.