Monday night is all right for fighting, according to Golden Boy Promotions and Fox Sports 1 – the new all-sports network that launches on Aug. 17. Golden Boy recently announced a Monday night boxing series that kicks off with a Daniel Jacobs-Giovanni Lorenzo headlined show on Aug. 19 in New York City.
Zab Judah’s take on why there has been no press conference or weigh-in staredowns with Danny Garcia: “Always remember: A monkey can never look a lion in the face.”
Miguel Cotto weighed 153.6 to Austin Trout’s junior middleweight limit 154 in advance of Saturday night’s fight at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
A once-paralyzed, former cancer patient, Danny Jacobs was ecstatic in victory: “No moment has ever been greater than right now. This moment means the world to me. They told me that I would never walk or box again, and I proved everybody wrong.”
Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya would like to deliver on Saul Alvarez’s request to face either Miguel Cotto, Sergio Martinez or Floyd Mayweather on May 4.
Oscar De La Hoya introduces the stacked undercard of the Danny Garcia-Erik Morales II, including Hassan N’Jikam, Peter Quillin, Randall Bailey, Devon Alexander, Daniel Jacobs, Luis Collazo, Dmitriy Salita and Eddie Gomez.
Testing by the United Staes Anti-Doping Agency has discovered “irregularities” in the A sample of four-division titlewinner Erik Morales in advance of Saturday night’s rematch with Danny Garcia.
IBF welterweight titleholder Randall Bailey on his trash-talking with Devon Alexander’s trainer: “At the end of the day, somebody’s got to get into the ring and take this beating, and it ain’t going to be the trainer.”
Danny Garcia’s Showtime-televsied junior welterweight championship defense against Erik Morales on Saturday at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center kicks off a busy fall and winter schedule for Golden Boy Promotions.
Brooklyn’s Paulie Malignaggi is part of a championship legacy that includes Mike Tyson, Riddick Bowe, Michael Moorer, Eddie Mustafa Muhammad and Zab Judah.
Former WBO heavyweight titleholder Corrie Sanders died after being shot during a robbery in his native South Africa on Sunday. Reports indicate that he was protecting his 15-year-old daughter when he was fatally wounded.