Shawn Porter on Devon Alexander: “The game plan was to make him fight and make him do things that he didn’t want to do. I didn’t want him to get into any kind of comfort zone.”
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 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.
Devon Alexander’s trainer Kevin Cunningham: “Shawn Porter is going to find out that he’s in way out of his league and that they bit off more than they can chew. That’s going to be crystal clear on Dec. 7.”
Former junior welterweight and welterweight titleholder Randall Bailey ended a 13 month ring absence with Saturday’s disqualification victory over Humberto Toledo.
Ruslan Provodnikov’s mother traveled from Russia for what is both her first trip to the U.S. and the first time she will be ringside to watch her son as he battles Mike Alvarado on Saturday.
A recent statement from Amir Khan was sent out to dispel the rumor that he has pulled out of a potential match-up against Devon Alexander on Dec. 7 to take a fight against Floyd Mayweather in May.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
Devon Alexander’s trainer, Kevin Cunningham, is hopeful that his fighter will get a talked-about matchup with former 140-pound titleholder Amir Khan, who he calls a “confused” fighter. Cunningham thinks Alexander, the IBF weltewreight beltholder, would “destroy” the British star.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said “hopefully” Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Saul Canelo Alvarez will happen on Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
IBF welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander hopes to remain on the May 18 Showtime doubleheader from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City even though his original opponent Kell Brook has pulled out with an injury.