Puerto Rico’s Roman “Rocky” Martinez will put his WBO junior lightweight belt on the line against RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia on Saturday.
As late as Wednesday morning, the weight at which Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera was up for question, once again bringing up the question of Chavez’s discipline issues.
Bob Arum defended Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s use of marijuana and use of the drug in general during a media conference call on Tuesday. “I want to go on record as saying that there is nothing wrong with smoking pot,” Arum said during the call.
Puerto Rico’s Orlando Cruz will face Orlando Salido on the Oct. 12 undercard of the Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez WBO weltewreight title bout at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Adrien Broner apparently bit a security guard during scuffle in Miami on Monday.
HBO’s exiting Larry Merchant: “I’m proud to be associated with so many talented people who made us into a groundbreaking network.”
The Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV undercard could feature undefeated featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa. An IBF lightweight title bout between beltholder Miguel Vazquez and Mercito Gesta is reportedly “done” for the PPV show.
Don King’s $1.1 million purse bid to promote the Chris Arreola-Bermane Stiverne WBC heavyweight eliminator bout doubled that of counterpart Dan Goossen.
Vanes Martirosyan could face Erislandy Lara in a junior middleweight eliminator bout for the right to face WBC beltholder Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
To follow-up his second stoppage of Juan Manuel Lopez, WBO featherweight titleholder Orlando Salido will face Oscar Bravo in a non-title junior lightweight bout on July 28.
Luiz Lazarte has been banned from participating in IBF-sanctioned bouts for threatening a referee during his foul-filled fight with Johnriel Casimero. After being penalized a point for rabbit punching, Larzarte asked referee Eddie Claudio: “Do you want to get out of here alive?”