A few hours before Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Marcos Maidana got into the ring at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, Oscar De La Hoya came out swinging in his feud with Richard Schaefer, CEO of Golden Boy Promotions.
IBF light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins was among those in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for a summit to support the landmark study underway at The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, which is monitoring fighters for the effects of combat sports.
Sergio Martinez on defending his middleweight title against Miguel Cotto: “I’m very interested in the fight, but I’m the champion and Cotto is the challenger. I would love to fight Cotto, but I need to be treated with dignity.”
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said that he expects Canel Alvarez to make a decision regarding his next opponent potentially as early as next week, with Miguel Cotto being the young former champ’s desired rival.
Miguel Cotto is considering a confirmed package of at least $10 million from Golden Boy Promotions to face Canelo Alvarez, but a widely-reported offer of $15 million to fight middleweight champ Sergio Martinez is unconfirmed.
Three-division titlewinner Miguel Cotto is expected to arrive in Las Vegas on Thursday to discuss potential future fights with Top Rank, which promoted last his one-sided third-round TKO of Delvin Rodriguez last Saturday.
Five-time two-division titlewinner Zab Judah has signed a co-promotional deal with Golden Boy Promotions, it was announced on Monday. Judah spoke with RingTV.com about the new partnership and his willingness to return to the 147-pound division.
Vitali Klitschko, who has been busy in politics and nursing a hand injury, has been given until March to make the mandatory defense of his WBC heavyweight title against Bermane Stiverne.
Heavyweight Deontay Wilder said, “Let’s make it happen,” upon hearing that a victory over Sergei Liakhovich could earn him a shot at the winner of a Sept. 6 bout between Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
Undefeated heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder could be on a collision course with the winner of a Sept. 6 bout between Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola if he defeats Sergei Liakhovich on Friday.
RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia could rise into the junior lightweight ranks to challenge WBO beltholder Roman “Rocky” Martinez.
WBO middleweight titleholder Peter Quillin: “I’m always out there to put on a solid performance for the fans…My fans are what are most important to me. They’re the ones who drive me to be where I’m at right now.”
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.