IBF welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander sparred for nine weeks in preparation for Saturday’s defense against Shawn Porter. Trainer Kevin Cunningham issued a video of his star boxer sparirng.
Promoter Artie Pelullo calls newl WBO 140-pound titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov “the most exciting fighter in the business.” He wants the Russian bomber to face Tim Bradley in a rematch or the winner of Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios.
Unbeaten WBA welterweight titleholder Adrien Broner will make the first defense of his belt against Marcos Maidana on Dec. 14 on Showtime Pay Per View as part of a strong November and December schedule for Golden Boy Promotions.
WBC cruiserweight titleholder Krzysztof Wlodarczyk will have his third fight with Giacobbe Fragomeni, whom he has stopped and battled to a draw.
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.
RingTV.com polled 34 boxing insiders as to who will win the anticipated junior welterweight showdown between RING champ Danny Garcia and No. 1-rated Lucas Matthysse, which is the co-feature to “The One” pay-per-view event on Saturday. RING junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia meets RING No. 1-rated 140-pounder Lucas Matthysse on Saturday night.
Former WBC middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. “was very upset and angry with myself” after testing positivie for marijuana in the wake of last September’s loss to Sergio Martinez.
HBO will broadcast a tripleheader on Sept. 28 featuring former and current titleholders in three marquee divisions fighting in three different countries.
Abel Sanchez, the trainer of WBA middleweigiht beltholder Gennady Golovkin, gave RingTV.com’s Lem Satterfield his thoughts on the stacked middleweight division. A showdown between Golovkin and fellow puncher Curtis Stevens is close to being finalized for Nov. 2.
Former heavyweight Eddie Chambers will debut as a cruiserweight on Aug. 3 against South Africa’s hard-hitting Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
Devon Alexander’s trainer, Kevin Cunningham, is hopeful that his fighter will get a talked-about matchup with former 140-pound titleholder Amir Khan, who he calls a “confused” fighter. Cunningham thinks Alexander, the IBF weltewreight beltholder, would “destroy” the British star.