On Dec. 13, former junior welterweight title challenger Mauricio Herrera faces young Jose Benavidez Jr. And Herrera insists his experience will determine his victory.
The Dec. 13 Tim Bradley-Diego Chaves fight could headline a HBO-televised tripleheader from the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas. Mauricio Herrera-Jose Benavides Jr. and Andy Lee-Matt Korobov are the other two bouts to be added to the show.
A deal is in place for a Dec. 13 battle between Matt Korobov and Andy Lee for the WBO’s vacant middleweight title, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum informed RingTV.com on Monday. The card is being promoted by Frank Warren and will take place in Ireland.
Former IBF middleweight titleholder Daniel Geale wants to challenge reigning WBA beltholder Gennady Golovkin, according to a press release from his co-promoter Gary Shaw. Geale scored a sixth-round TKO of Garth Wood in his native Australia on Wednesday.
As late as Wednesday morning, the weight at which Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera was up for question, once again bringing up the question of Chavez’s discipline issues.
Bob Arum defended Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s use of marijuana and use of the drug in general during a media conference call on Tuesday. “I want to go on record as saying that there is nothing wrong with smoking pot,” Arum said during the call.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
Unbeaten welterweight contender Kell Brook has suffered yet another foot injury that could jeopardize his scheduled challenge to IBF beltholder Devon Alexander for the third time.
It appears that Adrien Broner will fight Paul Malignaggi on HBO on June 22 and that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will return on the same network on June 29. It was thought that Broner and Chavez were targeting the same June 22 date.
Attorneys for Julio Cesar Chavez have requested a maximum six-month suspension and a $10,000 fine as a penalty for his positive drug test for marijuana following September’s loss to Sergio Martinez. Chavez can be suspended for up to a year and fined the entire amount of his $3 million purse, or a combination of both.
Bryan Vera overcame setbacks en route to his his fight with former 154-pound beltholder Sergei Dzinziruk in this week’s Friday Night Fights main event. If he beats Dzinziruk he could get a shot at WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director officially acknowledged Julio Cesar Chavez’s positive drug test for marijuana on Friday.