Unbeaten WBA welterweight titleholder Adrien Broner will make the first defense of his belt against Marcos Maidana on Dec. 14 on Showtime Pay Per View as part of a strong November and December schedule for Golden Boy Promotions.
Unbeaten welterweight contender Keith Thurman: “There’s only a few more steps on the ladder, and as I knock off a few more guys, I’m getting closer to the top (and) toward getting that big money fight.”
Richard Schaefer wants to make a Dec. 7 tripleheader featuring Devon Alexander vs. Amir Khan, Zab Judah vs. Paul Malignaggi, and Victor Ortiz, possibly at Barclays Center in Brookly, N.Y.
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.
Once thought to be a budding star in the sport, Andre Berto has evolved – or rather devolved – into TV-friendly all-action brawler. However, should Berto – who was stopped by Jesus Soto Karass on Saturday, his third punishing loss in his last four bouts – continue boxing? He probably will.
Welterweight slugger Jesus Soto Karass’ dramatic 12th-round stoppage of Andre Berto, the main event of the Golden Boy Promotion’s “Knockout Kings II” tripleheader, will be re-aired on Showtime along with the other two bouts from Saturday’s well-received show on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Jesus Soto Karass scored a career-best victory when he stopped a courageous Andre Berto in the final round of the main event to “Knockout Kings II” on Saturday in San Antonio. The co-feature to the Showtime broadcast – Omar Figueroa’s decision victory over gallant Nihito Arakawa – was as fine a display of endurance and valor as prizefighting will see in 2013.
Welterweight gatekeeper Jesus Soto Karass outslugged former two-time titleholder Andre Berto to a dramatic 12th-round TKO on Saturday in the main event of “Knockout Kings II,” a Showtime-televised tripleheader from San Antonio. Lightweight standout Omar Figueroa outpointed Nihito Arakawa in a 12-round Fight of the Year candidate in the co-featured bout.
Andre Berto still wants to be a player in the 147-pound division but after losing two of his last three bouts, the former two-time titleholder will have to prove he can do it by beating welterweight gatekeeper Jesus Soto Karass tonight. Find out who the gatekeepers are in boxing’s other divisions.