RingTV’s Alan Massengale caught up with Eric Gomez at Thursday’s final press conference for the Showtime doubleheader topped by Abner Mares-Jhonny Gonzalez. The Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker told Massengale that the anticipated Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana showdown is close to being made.
A knee injury has forced welterweight prospect Frankie Gomez out of his Saturday-scheduled bout against former 140-pound beltholder DeMarcus Corley. Bantamweight prospect Randy Caballero’s fight with Miguel Robles will replace the Fox Sports Net-televised main event.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on facing Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Sept. 14: “A victory will signify everything. It will be the most important victory of my career because this is the most important fight of my career.”
Lamont Peterson spoke to the media after his disappointing KO loss to Lucas Matthysse. “I was hoping they didn’t stop the fight because I believe I can weather any storm,” he said. “Of course, the referee is looking out for my best interest but I was willing to fight on.”
No. 1-rated junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse addressed the media at the post-fight presser following his third-round KO of Lamont Peterson. Matthysse said he’s now focused on RING champ Danny Garcia and his promoter Richard Schaefer says he’s focused on making that bout for Sept. 7.
Lucas Matthysse spoke to the boxing media after his third-round KO of Lamont Peterson. The Argentine puncher said that he was aware that RING 140-pound champ Danny Garcia was ringside for the fight. “He looked a little worried,” Matthysse said. “I told him ‘I’m coming for you next.'”
Leo Santa Cruz has vacated his IBF bantamweight belt in favor of rising into the junior featherweight division.
Lamont Peterson: “A victory over Kendall Holt will help me to close that door so that we don’t have to talk about no drugs or steroids or testosterone or anything like that anymore.”
Unbeaten junior welterweight Brandon Rios would love to face Mike Alvarado, Danny Garcia or Lucas Matthysse, among others, and laments the rift between his promoter Top Rank and rival Golden Boy.
Fights involving multi-belt winners Floyd Mayweather, Bernard Hopkins and Shane Mosley are part of the plans of Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer for the year 2013.
IBF titleholder Leo Santa Cruz will headline a CBS show on Dec. 15 against Alberto Guevara in a clash of undefeated fighters.