Fans share their thoughts on Amir Khan’s dominant performance against Devon Alexander, his chances of landing a fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., the chances of Mayweather-Pacquiao happening, the controversial scoring of Bradley-Chaves and Herrera-Benavides, and much more in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
A wicked counter-right hook from Andy Lee may have punched his ticket to a future showdown with Gennady Golovkin as he won the vacant WBO middleweight title against Matt Korobov on the Tim Bradley-Diego Chaves undercard.
Matt Korobov says he’s not looking past Andy Lee, who he fights for the vacant WBO middleweight belt on Saturday on HBO, but the former Russian amateur standout wants to avenge an amateur loss to Gennady Golovkin.
Bank accounts will be a little fuller this weekend – some more than others – as the purse amounts for both HBO and Showtime cards have been announced.
Media day featuring the combatants for Tim Bradley-Diego Chaves, Mauricio Herrera-Jose Benavidez and Matt Korobov-Andy Lee. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
The Matt Korobov-Andy Lee WBO middleweight title bout will be part of a Dec. 13 HBO tripleheader topped by the Tim Bradley-Diego Chaves welterweight fight, Korobov’s manager, Cameron Dunkin, confirmed to RingTV.com.
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.