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.
Canelo Alvarez believes that he will “find a way” to land his shots against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday and the defending junior middleweight champ says sparring with lighter-weight fighters helped make him sharp enough to do so.
Floyd Mayweather believes that Canelo Alvarez’s fans are being lured “because he knocked Carlos Baldomir out, and I went the distance with Baldomir.”
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.”