IBF featherweight titleholder Billy Dib says he is “disappointed and shocked” by the news that Luis Franco has withdrawn from their scheduled March 1 Friday Night Fights main event at MGM Grand at Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Conn.
Rapper 50 Cent was granted a promoter’s license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, although Floyd Mayweather Jr. is apparently no longer considered a partner in the company.
Featherweight contender Miguel Angel “Mikey” Garcia will pursue his ninth straight knockout and his 15th in 16 fights when he meets WBO titleholder Orlando Salido on Jan. 19 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
50 Cent has apparently split from Floyd Mayweather and moved ahead with two fighters he signed: Billy Dib, who may defend his featherweight belt under Cotto-Trout, and Yuriorkis Gamboa, who fights on the Pacquiao-Marquez IV undercard.
Rapper 50 Cent has officially applied for a promoter’s license in Nevada.
IBF junior middleweight titleholder Cornelius Bundrage on his separation from manager Manny Steward: “It’s just time to move on. So I’m putting it out there that I need a new manager, a new promoter, and that I need to be with somebody that’s going to help me to get the big fights.”
Lamont Peterson on his positive drug test and the IBF’s decision to allow him to keep their title: “The IBF did the proper process and they did an excellent job. I feel like the IBF did the job and they cleared my name.”
Super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell anticipates being back in action in November under TMT Promotions, the company formed by Floyd Mayweather Jr. and rapper 50 Cent.
HBO’s 24/7 series will debut on Sept. 1 and will detail the events leading up to the Sept. 15 clash between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was released from the Clark County Detention Center in Nevada just after midnight on Aug. 3 after having served 63 days of an 87-day sentence thanks to good behavior.
Rapper 50 Cent is licensed to promote boxing shows in New York, but not yet in Nevada, where he has applied for a license and plans to eventually promote boxing events under The Money Team banner.