Leo Santa Cruz will defend his WBC junior featherweight title against Jesus Ruiz on the undercard of a heavyweight bout between WBC titleholder Bermane Stiverne and Deontay Wilder on Jan. 17 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, according to Golden Boy matchmaker Eric Gomez.
In another benchmark moment of an already storied career, Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya has been named “Promoter of the Year” by Sports Illustrated.
The HBO-televised David Lemieux-Gabriel Rosado middleweight fight on Saturday at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center isn’t a huge event but it should be a very good fight and could lead the winner to major showdowns against the stars of the 160-pound division.
The father and trainer of WBO junior middleweight beltholder Demetrius Andrade says his son will not go through with a scheduled Dec. 13 title defense against Jermell Charlo, a fight he says was never finalized, due to the amount of money that was offered for the bout that was part of a Showtime tripleheader.
Amir Khan and Devon Alexander may have been too focused on Floyd Mayweather Jr. last year. Khan avoided other fights, including one with Alexander, in hopes of getting Mayweather; while Alexander overlooked Shawn Porter. However, both Khan and Alexander are 100 percent focused on their Dec. 13 showdown.
Gabriel Rosado will face David Lemieux in the middleweight main event of a Dec. 6 HBO telecast from Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, according Golden Boy Vice President Eric Gomez. Lemieux-Rosado will be be supported by another middleweight matchup between Hugo Centeno and James De La Rosa.
Danny Garcia spoke to the boxing media about his lopsided KO win against Rod Salka immediately after the fight. THE RING junior welterweight champ also gave his thoughts on moving up in weight and a potential fall showdown with IBF beltholder Lamont Peterson.
Junior middleweight James Kirkland is looking for his latest opportunity to return to the ring. Canelo Alvarez and RING middleweight champion Miguel Cotto might be just whom “Mandingo Warrior” is looking for.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the details on the rising tension in the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Marcos Maidana five-city promotional tour.
Marcos Maidana conducted a brief telephone conference call with boxing media when his flight from New York City to Washington, D.C., was delayed by a thunderstorm. Maidana is in the midst of a multi-city U.S. press tour for his Sept. 13 rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
The WBO has ordered Peter Quillin to defend his middleweight title against Matt Korobov, giving their respective promoters, Golden Boy Promotions and Top Rank, 30 days to negotiate a deal before a purse bid is mandated, it was announced on the website of organization President Paco Valcarcel.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that Shawn Porter vs. Kell Brook is signed and sealed for a date and site to be determined.
Added to the June 21 Showtime tripleheader headlined by Robert Guerrero vs. Yoshihiro Kamegai, former light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson returns after a year’s absence.
Mauricio Herrera and Abner Mares are being considered for the Showtime PPV undercard of the July 12 Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara main event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, according to Golden Boy Vice President and matchmaker Eric Gomez.
The purse is set and the contract is signed. Gary Russell Jr. vs. Vasyl Lomachenko is on for the vacant WBO featherweight title on June 21.