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.
Mike Alvarado’s unanimous-decision win in his rematch with Brandon Rios drew 1.2 million viewers on HBO, according to the network.
Unbeaten featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr. claims he has been pursued by promoter Curtis Jackson, who is also known as the rapper 50 Cent. Russell is managed by Al Haymon and has a working relationship with Golden Boy Promotions.
Paulie Malignaggi tells Keith Thurman to “get the (bleep)” out of Brooklyn.
Bernard Hopkins dethrones Tavoris Cloud to become the oldest man to win a major boxing title at age 48.