Most of the fighters involved in the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Leo Santa Cruz-Cesar Seda, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass and Beibut Shumenov-Tamas Kovacs matchups promised fireworks on Saturday at The Alamodome in San Antonio.
Jhonny Gonzalez-Abner Mares II could be the main in event in a targeted Feb. 15 tripleheader at Staples Center in Los Angeles that might include Leo Santa Cruz and Chris Arreola.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said he has not heard back from Mick Hennessy since the English promoter called him about a potential clash of unbeatens between heavyweights Tyson Fury, whom Hennessy promotes, and Deontay Wilder, who is handled by Schaefer.
Heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder, who has been added to the Oct. 26 Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat card, believes David Haye will defeat Tyson Fury on Feb. 8, and that he will be fighting for a major title during the early months of next year.
Heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder is preparing as if he will be fighting on the Oct. 26 Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat card on Showtime from Atlantic City.
Lee Groves says that boxing is a sport that reveals everything about an athlete on a given night – good and bad. While the “Travelin’ Man” worked the CompuBox keys for a recent show at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., he noted certain truths about Chris Arreola, Seth Mitchell, Rafael Marquez and Efrain Esquivias.
Canelo Alvarez believes that he will “find a way” to land his shots against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday and the defending junior middleweight champ says sparring with lighter-weight fighters helped make him sharp enough to do so.
Because he reached one year of inactivity without having a fight scheduled, reigning WBC heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko was removed from THE RING’s rankings, causing a bit of a shuffle among the big men rated by the magazine.
RingTV’s Dominic Verdin spoke to Chris Arreola after the California heavyweight stopped Seth Mitchell in one round. Undefeated prospect Bryant Jennings crashed the interview and called Arreola out, who accepted the respectful challenge. Mitchell says it’s “back to the drawing board.”
Alan Massengale reports from Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., where Chris Arreola got back into the heavyweight picture by stopping Seth Mitchell in the first round, and Efrain Esquivias upset former champ Rafael Marquez with an eighth-round stoppage.
Chris Arreola says he’s ready to shine against once-beaten heavyweight standout Seth Mitchell on Saturday, but fans have heard that line before from the former contender, who has suffered career setbacks due to his lack of discipline. Even Arreola admits this is his last chance.
Alan Massengale reports from the heated final presser for the anticipated heavyweight crossroads bout between Chris Arreola and Seth Mitchell, who fight on Saturday on Showtime. Massengale spoke to both Arreola and Mitchell.
Seth Mitchell on Chris Arreola, who he fights on Saturday on Showtime: “Him and his trainer, they’ve been talking a lot of noise, a lot of noise, and they’re going to have to back it up on Sept. 7.”