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.
Sergio Martinez’s unanimous decision over Julio Cesar Chavez on Saturday drew a live gate of $3,052,475, according to Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director, Keith Kizer.
RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez suffered various injuries during his unanimous decision victory and 12th-round knockdown scare against WBC titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. insists that discipline problems are behind him, that he doesn’t care about rival Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, and that the time is right to beat middleweight champ Sergio Martinez, who he fights on Sept. 15.
Promoter Lou DiBella is considering the cancelation of all media appearances by RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez to promote his Sept. 15 bout with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the wake of threats against the fighter.
WBC middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. weighs 176 pounds 30 days prior to making his defense against RING champion Sergio Martinez, who is currently tipping the scales at 174.
Super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez has a big fight with Jason Escalera on Sept. 29 — six years to the day from when his twins, Serena and Edwin Jr., barely survived their premature births.
Freddie Roach on his conversation with Amir Khan: “I had a very nice breakfast with Shah Khan and Amir. So we had a nice meeting yesterday, and no one talked about getting fired.”
Feisty at fifty: Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. says RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez has “been talking a lot of bulls–t.” Martinez meets his son, WBC beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., on Sept. 15 in Las Vegas.