Two-time welterweight titleholder Andre Berto could challenge IBF junior middleweight beltholder Cornelius Bundrage on Nov. 24, although he’s been mentioned as a potential rival to WBO 147-pound titlewinner Tim Bradley on Dec. 15.
Junior middleweight Gabe Rosado will face Charles Whittaker in an IBF eliminator bout on Saturday night.
Chad Dawson says he’s a “better fighter than Andre Ward,” whom he will meet in a clash of RING champions on Sept. 8.
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.”
Oscar De La Hoya on undefeated heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder: “It’s time to take him to the big stage — the HBOs and the Showtimes. It’s time to unleash Deontay Wilder.”
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.
Manager Cameron Dunkin’s plan for Mikey Garcia is to match him against Orlando Salido in the fall, while the hope for Brandon Rios is a fight with Juan Manuel Marquez.
Super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez has a big fight with Jason Escalera on Sept. 29 — six years to the day from when his twins, Serena and Edwin Jr., barely survived their premature births.
Unbeaten junior middleweight beltholder Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will defend his WBC crown against Josesito Lopez on a Showtime broadcast from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sept. 15.