HBO’s Jim Lampley says there might be an interesting matchup to be made between RING junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and the winner of Saturday night’s bout between IBF beltholder Jhonathan Romero and Kiko Martinez.
The Showtime doubleheader topped by the Seth Mitchell-Chris Arreola heavyweight fight will take place on Sept. 7 rather than Sept. 6, Golden Boy Promotions announced on Tuesday.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
Nonito Donaire told RingTV.com that he contemplated retirement during his Fighter-of-the-Year run in 2012. The former three-division champ also spoke about his future training plans with Robert Garcia, his loss to Guillermo Rigondeaux and HBO’s decision not to televise the crafty Cuban southpaw.
Sergio Martinez’s advisor calls September of 2014 “the perfect time” for a “grand finale” with Gennady Golovkin.
After splitting with Matchroom Boxing for veteran promoter Frank Warren, junior featherweight contender Carl Frampton and manager Barry McGuigan are focused on the immediate future, which includes fighting in Belfast, a title shot and maybe an eventual showdown with Leo Santa Cruz.