After a string of fighters turned down an Aug. 19 bout against Mason Menard, the lightweight will face Bahodir Mamadjonov on ‘ShoBox’.
Jarrell Miller, who has a TV date scheduled against Razvan Cojanu on the CBS Sports Network, is regarded as a top young heavyweight.
After three previous postponements, former undisputed welterweight champion Zab Judah’s latest comeback attempt is against Josh Torres on March 12.
On Jan. 30, Karim Mayfield will step in for injured Ray Robinson against unbeaten Dmitry Mikhaylenko.
Zab Judah and Hevinson Herrera, his opponent for his Thursday comeback bout in New York, got into a scuffle behind closed doors prior to their weigh-in.
After what many view as a sea-change for boxing with the arrival of Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions, promoter Greg Cohen is attempting to carve out his own niche in the TV landscape.
According to trainer Robert Garcia, first-time welterweight Brandon Rios is looking good ahead of his Nov. 23 bout with Manny Pacquiao, exhibiting knockout power and better speed in his sparring sessions.
Mike Tyson is excited about promoting his first boxing show, which will be televised on this week’s Friday Night Fights, but when asked if he can learn anything about the business from former promoter Don King, the former heavyweight champ got a little bitter. “I can learn how to manipulate my fighters and take advantage of them and tell them lies,” Tyson said.
Of the dates requested by Floyd Mayweather and Saul Alvarez, Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya said: “Those two dates, May 4 and September 14, I’m actually looking forward to one of those dates to break my all-time pay per view record.”