Adrien Broner: “Critics are like butt holes: Everybody’s got one. If I really just wanted to hear a butthole, I’ll pass gas.”
WBC lightweight titleholder Antonio DeMarco will emphasize placement of punches over volume in an attempt to counter the speed and defensive skills of rising former WBO junior lightweight beltholder Adrien Broner on Saturday.
Undefeated heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder will pursue his 26th knockout in as many victories without a loss against unbeaten Kelvin Price on the Dec. 15 Amir Khan-Carlos Molina undercard.
Unbeaten bantamweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz will make the second defense of his IBG crown against Victor Zaleta on the Nov. 10 undercard of Abner Mares-Anselmo Moreno in Los Angeles.
Welterweight titleholder Paulie Malignaggi and middleweight contender Danny Jacobs will appear in separate fights at The Barclays Center in their native Brooklyn on Oct. 20.
Two-time welterweight titleholder Andre Berto could challenge IBF junior middleweight beltholder Cornelius Bundrage on Nov. 24, although he’s been mentioned as a potential rival to WBO 147-pound titlewinner Tim Bradley on Dec. 15.
HBO’s Jim Lampley will review Sergio Martinez’s unanimous decision over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Saul Alvarez’s fifth-round knockout of Josesito Lopez on the latest episdoe of The Fight Game this Saturday.
Junior middleweight Gabe Rosado will face Charles Whittaker in an IBF eliminator bout on Saturday night.
Former WBO junior lightweight beltholder Adrien Broner could make his 135-pound debut against WBC lightweight titleholder Antonio DeMarco on HBO from Alantic City’s Boardwalk Hall on Nov. 17.
Chad Dawson says he’s a “better fighter than Andre Ward,” whom he will meet in a clash of RING champions on Sept. 8.
Andre Ward on Chad Dawson: “There is not (just) one thing that’s dangerous about him; he is a good, all-around fighter. His credentials speak for themselves.”
Oscar De La Hoya on undefeated heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder: “It’s time to take him to the big stage — the HBOs and the Showtimes. It’s time to unleash Deontay Wilder.”