Serious discussions are ongoing regarding a potential bout between newly-crowned WBO junior welterweight titleholder Chris Algieri and WBO welterweight beltholder Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum informed RingTV.com on Wednesday.
Although the boxing world would be on the edge of its seat for an earth-shattering brawl, should Manny Pacquiao and Ruslan Provodinikov eventually meet in the ring, mutual trainer Freddie Roach would eschew either corner.
In advance of their June 14 clash, WBO junior welterweight titlist Ruslan Provodnikov and undefeated Chris Algieri will undergo random drug testing, courtesy of VADA.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook brings plenty of news, starting with info on WBO 140-pound titlist Ruslan Provodnikov’s next defense against New York’s Chris Algieri.
The promoter of unbeaten junior welterweight Chris Algieri said that a deal is “very close” for “the perfect fight” against WBO 140-pound beltholder Ruslan Provodnikov on June 14 on HBO potentially from New York.
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.
This Friday, Banner Promotions and ESPN2 kick off the first of two eight-man single elimination tournaments in the lightweight and middleweight divisions, which will take place over the course of the Friday Night Fights season.
Manny Pacquiao is familiar with the top two candidates to be his next opponent, having lost by split-decision to Tim Bradley in 2012 and having sparred many rounds with Ruslan Provodnikov.
IBF light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins is scheduled to be a guest on Wednesday’s episode of The Arsenio Hall Show.
The promoters of Manny Pacquiao and Ruslan Provodnikov would like to match the fighters if Pacquiao defeats Rios on Saturday.
Bob Arum told RingTV.com that a return bout between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera could happen on March 1 in either Texas or Las Vegas. The Top Rank CEO also said that he woudl like to match Nonito Donaire with undefeated featherwieght puncher Nicholas Walters.
Vic Darchinyan on Nonito Donaire: “I’m going to come and expose him and show to all of the world that I can beat him, and not only just beat him, but I can beat him easily.”
Junior middleweight Demetrius Andrade on Saturday’s bout with fellow contender Vanes Martirosyan: “I am going to beat him down for three minutes of every round. I am going to make a statement that I’m the best 154-pound fighter in the world.”