Adrien Broner plans to “light up” Marcos Maidana “like a Christmas tree” on Dec. 14. Broner, the WBA welterweight beltholder, defends his title against the hard-punching Maidana in the headliner of a Showtime card in San Antonio.
For the third time in his career Darren Barker will travel outside of his country to engage in a world title bout when the British middleweight standout faces veteran Felix Sturm on Dec. 7 in Germany. Only this time Barker, who won the IBF belt in August, will be the defending titleholder.
Abel Sanchez, the trainer of WBA middleweigiht beltholder Gennady Golovkin, gave RingTV.com’s Lem Satterfield his thoughts on the stacked middleweight division. A showdown between Golovkin and fellow puncher Curtis Stevens is close to being finalized for Nov. 2.
A bruised, cut but proud new IBF middleweight champ Darren Barker spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes about getting up from a sixth-round knockdown to beat Daniel Geale for the title. Barker says he was motivated by his deceased brother and his baby daughter. “I seen my brother, I seen my daughter,” he said of surviving the body shot knockdown, “someone, something picked me up.”
HBO’s Jim Lampley says there might be an interesting matchup to be made between RING junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and the winner of Saturday night’s bout between IBF beltholder Jhonathan Romero and Kiko Martinez.
Former middleweight titleholder Felix Sturm is pulling for Daniel Geale to beat Darren Barker this weekend so he can get a shot at avenging last year’s split-decision loss to the Australian.
The anticipated Sept. 14 Showtime Pay Per View event co-headlined by Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez and Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse will be joined by a third title fight between Ishe Smith and Carlos Molina, as well as a welterweight bout matching Ashley Theophane against Pablo Cesar Cano.
Predrag Radosevic says he’s fighting for more than a crack at the IBF middleweight title when he faces former three-time beltholder Felix Sturm on Saturday in Germany. The undefeated prospect wants to represent his native Montenegro to the boxing world.
Super middleweights Thomas Oosthuizen and Brandon Gonzales will meet in a clash of unbeatens on Saturday’s undercard to the main event between WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin and challenger Matthew Macklin.