Banks, Mitchell embrace pressure of rematch

04
Jun

Banks, Mitchell embrace pressure of rematch

Johnathon Banks is feeling the pressure to prove his victory over Seth Mitchell in November wasn’t a fluke, while Mitchell, who was previously touted as the United States’ best hope to beat a Klitschko, is under pressure to prove that it was.

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29
May

Trainer likes Broner versus Bradley or Marquez post-Malignaggi

Adrien Broner’s trainer Mike Stafford plans to “unleash” a “more vicious” version of the WBC lightweight beltholder on Paulie Malignaggi, who Broner challenges for the WBA welterweight title on July 22.

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07
May

Bika-Periban moved to June 22

Super middleweights Sakio Bika and Marco Antonio Periban will fight for the vacant WBC title on the June 22 undercard of a Showtime-televised main event featuring Paulie Malignaggi’s WBA welterweight title defense against Adrien Broner at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.

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26
Apr

‘Paulette’ Malignaggi sees easy time vs. Broner

Adrien Broner has given the name “Paulette” to Paulie Malignaggi, who retorted, “Last time that I checked, you know, Adrien is a girl’s name.” On June 22, Broner will challenge for the WBA welterweight title owned by Malignaggi, who calls it an easy fight.

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24
Apr

Promoter bids more than $23 million for Klitschko-Povetkin

Wladimir Klitschko and Alexander Povetkin would each earn career-high purses if a proposed Aug. 31 clash comes to fruition in Moscow. A Russian promoter has bid more than $23 million to host the bout.

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03
Apr

Lem’s latest: Berto-Soto Karass, Thurman-Chaves in July

Florida welterweight standouts Andre Berto and Keith Thurman are schedueld to fight in separate bouts on a Showtime-televised card in July. Berto will face veteran gatekeeper Jesus Soto-Karass; Thurman will fight fellow unbeaten puncher Diego Chaves.

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01
Apr

Q&A: Mitchell ‘ready to get back in the ring’

Seth Mitchell on his rematch with Johnathon Banks: “I’m just ready to fight. I’m ready to get back into the ring…You’ll see a big improvement in my defense, my ring generalship. Just going back to the basics.”

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22
Mar

Peterson-Matthysse finalized for May 18

Lamont Peterson on the hard-hitting Lucas Matthysse: “I don’t think he’s going to pose any problems for me.”

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05
Mar

W. Klitschko-Pianeta on May 4

RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will meet Francesco Pianeta, a 6-foot-5 southpaw, on May 4 in Germany.

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28
Feb

Mitchell: ‘I’m not ducking anybody’

Once-beaten heavyweight Seth Mitchell on a potential fight with Bryant Jennings: “Let’s do it.”

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