Oscar De La Hoya talks about the magic of StubHub Center, which has hosted several Fight of the Year candidates and where Shawn Porter defends his IBF welterweight title against Kell Brook tonight on Showtime. Porter wants to add to the StubHub legacy. Anthony Dirrell, who faces Sakio Bika in tonight’s co-feature, was ready to scrap at the final presser.
RingTV.com will provide round-by-round updates during Saturday’s rematch between WBC super middleweight titlist Sakio Bika and Anthony Dirrell. Please refresh page for up-to-the-minute developments.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that Al Haymon’s signing spree continues with Abner Mares and Andrzej Fonfara becoming the enigmatic advisor’s latest signees.
Welterweight beltholder Shawn Porter had to strip down to do it but he weighed in at 146.75 pounds at Friday’s weigh-in for his IBF title defense against British challenger Kell Brook, who weighed 146.5. Porter-Brook headlines Saturday’s Showtime tripleheader in Carson, Calif.
Super middleweight contender George Groves spoke with Tom Gray about bouncing back from his crushing loss to Carl Froch, sparring with Gennady Golovkin, his thoughts on the Sakio Bika-Anthony Dirrell fight and his plans to challenge the winner of the WBC title match.
Showtime Sports will offer a live stream of today’s weigh-in for the Shawn Porter-Kell Brook IBF welterweight title bout, beginning at 1 p.m. PT/ 4 p.m. ET. The stream is available YouTube, Ustream, sports.sho.com/live.
RingTV’s Alan Massengale reports from the Fabela Chavez Boxing Center where he spoke with the main event fighter’s of Showtime’s tripleheader on Saturday at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif.: Shawn Porter, Kell Brook, Sakio Bika, Anthony Dirrell, Omar Figueroa Jr., and Daniel Estrada.
On Saturday night, Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya plans on showing his admiration for Daniel Jacobs and Anthony Dirrell, two fighters who overcame the terror of cancer.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get details on Gennady Golovkin’s return date and Abner Mares’ injuries as result of an auto accident.
Daniel Estrada carries the dying wish of his sister into his challenge to WBC lightweight titleholder Omar Figueroa Jr. on Saturday. The Mexico City native lost his sister and one of his nieces to a car accident two weeks ago and has dedicated the fight to their memory.
Unbeaten super middleweight Anthony Dirrell will get another shot at WBC titleholder Sakio Bika on Saturday in Carson, Calif. Dirrell, who dropped the rugged veteran en route to a draw in their first match, spoke to RingTV.com about the Showtime-televised rematch and his life.
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.”