Plans are in the works for Ruslan Provodnikov to defend his WBO junior welterweight belt against lightweight titleholder Antonio DeMarco on June 14, according to the fighters’ promoters.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. suggests that Marcos Maidana is a more likely opponent than Manny Pacquiao, and that Adrien Broner’s next fight should be on his undercard in May.
Adrien Broner on his swift exit following Saturday’s loss to Marcos “Chino” Maidana: “I want to say I’m sorry for running out on all the fans after my fight. That was wrong of me as a fighter. I want to congratulate team CHINO, and I want to thank everybody that supported the fight.”
Robert Garcia on Marcos Maidana’s win over Adrien Broner: “We were ready to throw 100 punches a round. We know that’s the only way to beat somebody like Adrien Broner, or that’s the way to beat somebody like Floyd Mayweather [Jr.,]. That’s the way [Roberto] Duran beat Sugar Ray Leonard.”
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer on Marcos Maidana-Adrien Broner: “I would like to see a rematch. I would like a rematch at the Alamodome. There is no rematch clause.”
Marcos Maidana on Adrien Broner: “When I get my hands on him, he won’t know what to do. He won’t know what hit him.” The welterweight standouts fight tonight on Showtime.
RingTV.com has a live round-by-round update of today’s welterweight showdown during which Marcos Maidana scored two knockdowns during a unanimous decision victory that dethroned previously undefeated WBA beltholder Adrien Broner on Saturday.
WBA welterweight titleholder Adrien Broner has a speedy boxing style that usually troubles challlenger Marcos Maidana, who may employ an aggressive strategy that once stymied Broner. RingTV.com polled 25 boxing insiders/fans about whose style will prevail on Saturday.
Adrien Broner’s trainer Mike Stafford said the undefeated WBA welterweight beltholder is going to “make Marcos to Maidana look so bad, that he’s going to look like an amateur” during their showdown in San Antonio on Saturday.
The upcoming bouts in October veaturing Juan Manuel Marquez versus Tim Bradley and Mike Alvarado against Ruslan Provodnikov, followed by the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios fight in November, could lead to a round robin between the welterweights and 140 pounders.
Unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder may have to choose between serving as a sparring partner for David Haye or being ringside for a scouting report on the Seth Mitchell-Chris Arreola fight on Sept. 6.
Jesus Soto Karass on his fight with Andre Berto: “The bottom line is that I want to win. Yes, I’m going to give a great performance, like I always do. I’m ready to die in the ring like every Mexican.”