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.
HBO’s 2 Days: Gennady Golovkin has accumulated more than 2.5 million viewers, surpassing last year’s average of 2.1 for the installment in advance of the WBA middleweight titleholder’s bout against Matthew Macklin on Saturday, according to the network.
With HBO’s decision to sever ties with Golden Boy Promotions may have come an opportunity for several overseas promoters to expose their fighters to a wide American audience. The U.S. cable network is “open to all ideas.”
Unbeaten featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr. claims he has been pursued by promoter Curtis Jackson, who is also known as the rapper 50 Cent. Russell is managed by Al Haymon and has a working relationship with Golden Boy Promotions.
Paul Malignaggi spoke to Bill Emes about an Adrien Broner showdown, which appears nearly made. “He’s won fights on talent alone, because he’s so gifted,” Malignaggi said. “I want to see what happens when someone makes him think. He’s not going to win this fight on talent.”