WBA junior featherweight beltholder Guillermo Rigondeaux is close to signing with Top Rank for an appearance on a Dec. 15 card featuring WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley.
IBF junior middleweight titleholder Cornelius Bundrage on his separation from manager Manny Steward: “It’s just time to move on. So I’m putting it out there that I need a new manager, a new promoter, and that I need to be with somebody that’s going to help me to get the big fights.”
WBC junior middleweight beltholder Saul Alvarez could eventually face the winner of an organization-mandated division eliminator between Erislandy Lara and Vanes Martirosyan.
WBO 122-pound titleholder Nonito Donaire says he wants to unify the junior featherweight division beginning with IBF beltholder Jeffrey Mathebula, who he faces on July 7 in Carson, Calif.
Gary Russell Jr. could soon face Luis Franco in an IBF eliminator between unbeaten featherweights for the right to face titleholder Billy Dib.
Victor Ortiz’s manager, Rolando Arellano, says that despite the near-loss of another major fight, VADA is at the forefront of a positive step for boxing and that “everyone should be put on notice.”
Paulie Malignaggi wants to notch a key victory against WBA welterweight titleholder Vyacheslav Senchenko in April, with an eye on headlining at the Barclays Center in his native Brooklyn, N.Y.