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.
After an impressive victory over Daniel Ponce de Leon in their rematch, Juan Manuel Lopez returns in July against Francisco Vargas in support of Saul Alvarez-Erislandy Lara.
Canelo Alvarez discussed his upcoming showdown against Alfredo Angulo, his performance against Floyd Mayweather and Erislandy Lara’s taunts during an exclusive interview with RingTV.com on Saturday.
Unbeaten junior welterweight prospect Antonio Orozco will headline a Golden Boy Live! show on Jan. 24. Former IBF junior middleweight beltholder Cornelius Bundrage will fight Joey Hernandez in the cofeatured bout of the Fox Sports 1 broadcast.
Golden Boy’s Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 shows will feature what Richard Schaefer calls “the best fights that you can make at 147,” including Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Devon Alexander-Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass, and Paulie Malignaggi-Zab Judah.
While Adrien Broner said he’s “going for the knockout” against Marcos Maidana, Keith Thurman is coming to “bring the hurt” against Jesus Soto Karass.
Paul Malignaggi had only respect for his Dec. 7 opponent, Zab Judah, who reciprocated the props, at the kick-off presser for their Showtime main event at Barclays Center in their native Brooklyn. But Paulie had some choice words for the boxing media.
A deal has been reached for a catchweight five pounds above the original limit for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera on Saturday, raising questions of fairness and fighter safety. HBO’s Jim Lampley gives his take on the son of Mexico’s most famous boxer.
Southern California boxing trainer Manny Robles says he has survived a harrowing hostage situation in Tijuana in which he was temporarily “virtually” kidnapped by what he believes to be organized crime figures through instructions on a prepaid cell phone.