Anthony Dirrell watched with keen interest as Daniel Jacobs stopped Jarrod Fletcher for the WBA’s “regular” middleweight title on Saturday on Showtime. Dirrell, who like Jacobs has survived cancer, challenges WBC super middleweight titleholder Sakio Bika on Saturday.
Titles and closure are up for grabs when Showtime broadcasts an August 16 tripleheader with Shawn Porter vs. Kell Brook in its main event.
The Shawn Porter-Kell Brook IBF welterweight title bout on Aug. 16 will head up a Showtime tripleheader that includes the WBC 168-pound titleholder Sakio Bika’s rematch with Anthony Dirrell and WBC lightweight beltholder Omar Figueroa Jr. vs. Daniel Estrada.
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.”
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.
Adonis Stevenson, Carl Froch, Gennady Golovkin, Sergey Kovalev and Tim Bradley are among those to be featured over the course of 10 bouts and five nights starting on Dec. 23 on HBO’s on “Boxing’s Best.”
Anthony Dirrell was disappointed in the split-draw verdict of his first 12-round fight against Sakio Bika. The unbeaten super middleweight says the rugged veteran used rough-house tactics and still deserved to lose his WBC title.
RingTV.com spoke to Sakio Bika before his WBC super middleweight title defense against Anthony Dirrell on Saturday. The rugged veteran shared his thoughts on winning a major belt, the best fighters he’s faced, his upbringing and his rough style: “I always come to fight and give the fans what they want.”
Paulie Malignaggi on Saturday’s bout with Zab Judah: “Back in the Roman times, you never knew who you fought, but you fought to the death. Sometimes, you probably did have to fight your friend and it was either him or you.”
Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah will meet in Saturday’s clash of Brooklyn natives. Sixteen boxing experts are split over who will win the showdown between the veteran two-division titleholders.
Paulie Malignaggi says he is motivated to defeat Zab Judah, despite the fact that the Brooklyn natives are friends. Malignaggi and Judah headline a Showtime-televised card at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday.
Two-division titlewinner Paulie Malignaggi says he had knockout power in his right hand before it was ravaged by repeated injuries and surgeries. Malignaggi faces fellow veteran Zab Judah in their native Brooklyn on Saturday.