Veteran lightweight contender Raymundo Beltran says he will bring his best form to his first title shot against Terence Crawford on Nov. 29 in the undefeated WBO beltholder’s hometown of Omaha, Nebraska.
On Nov. 29 IBF featherweight titlist Evgeny Gradovich will defend against Jayson Velez in support of the Terence Crawford-Raymundo Beltran lightweight title clash.
Former two-division titlist Tim Bradley will return to the ring against Argentine Diego Chaves on Dec. 13 in a welterweight bout.
Former junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who has fought on Showtime since September 2012, has signed “a long-term commitment with HBO,” Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya and HBO Sports president Ken Hershman announced.
It’s never too late to make an impression and that’s exactly what three-time featherweight titlist Orlando Salido has done to Top Rank Promotions’ Bob Arum.
Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya stated that he has “talked to Al Haymon about various possibilities” for matching his boxers against those from Top Rank during an interview on Tuesday night’s episode of HBO’s “The Fight Game with Jim Lampley.”
Top Rank’s Bob Arum is stating the obvious: he believes Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao is the logical fight to be made.
Junior welterweight Jessie Vargas has his eye on a match-up with WBO welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao in the future. Vargas will get his third straight crack at a left-hander on Nov. 22 in Macao, China.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya will both be featured on HBO’s “The Fight Game with Jim Lampley” tonight.
While promoting the Mayweather-Maidana rematch in Las Vegas, Oscar De La Hoya spoke about his efforts to thaw the cold war with Top Rank, making fights the fans want, Canelo Alvarez’s next bout, working with Al Haymon, and Golden Boy’s arbitration with Richard Schaefer.
The WBO ordered its 154-pound beltholder Demetrius Andrade to fight Matt Korobov for the middleweight belt vacated last week by Peter Quillin. The decision didn’t sit well with Korobov’s promoter Bob Arum, who is upset with Andrade’s co-promoter Artie Pelullo.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn details of an upcoming doubleheader featuring Russia vs. Poland as its theme.
Not letting the peculiar nature of Peter Quillin vacating the WBO middleweight title take hold, Top Rank Promotions’ Bob Arum is making moves to promote Matt Korobov vs. Billy Joe Saunders for the belt.
Onetime-allies turned rivals, promoters Oscar De La Hoya and Bob Arum will meet next week to discuss ending the rift between Golden Boy and Top Rank, with both eager to see a matchup between Manny Pacquiao and Danny Garcia.
Middleweight Matt Korobov has made his commitment to face WBO titlist Peter Quillin official by signing his contract for the bout scheduled for November.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that Manny Pacquiao is looking for some professional help on the basketball court – in the form of Metta World Peace.