Be it luck or blessing, former middleweight title challenger Gabriel Rosado’s canceled bout with James Kirkland opened the opportunity for a fight against David Lemieux on Dec. 6.
Gennady Golovkin HBO-televised stoppage of Marco Antonio Rubio on Saturday was watched by 1,304 million viewers, according to Nielsen Media Research, making his 18th consecutive knockout the second highest viewed premium cable boxing event of 2014.
Jose Benavidez Jr. insists the time is now to make his big push in the junior welterweight division. He’ll challenge Mauricio Herrera on Dec. 13.
After all the debates, speculation and social network bickering, will we see a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Manny Pacquiao bout at long last? Floyd Sr. thinks so.
WBA middleweight titlist Gennady Golovkin’s popularity rise with every fight. That popularity has spilled over into the West Coast where “GGG” will face Marco Antonio Rubio on Oct. 18.
On Nov. 8, welterweight Sadam Ali won’t just be stepping up in his next bout; he’ll be swimming in uncharted waters against Luis Carlos Abregu.
Puerto Rican featherweight Jayson Velez finally gets his shot at the gold when he faces IBF titlist Evgeny Gradovich on Nov. 29.
HBO is dusting off its star-making machine for Canelo Alvarez. The network did a good job with Oscar De La Hoya and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Now HBO is working hand-in-hand with De La Hoya and going to go head-to-head with Mayweather to establish the next star.
THE RING’s No. 1-rated junior middleweight Canelo Alvarez will face former welterweight titleholder Joshua Clottey on Dec. 6 on HBO at Minute Maid Park in Houston, Texas, Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya informed RingTV.com on Tuesday.
Radio Rahim spoke to Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez, HBO Sports president Ken Hershman and Golden Boy Promotions founder Oscar De La Hoya at the L.A. press conference announcing Canelo’s return to HBO. De La Hoya spoke about his company’s relationship with Showtime and Mayweather Promotions.
Stephen Espinoza said Canelo Alvarez’s move from Showtime to HBO was “deceitful” on the part of the fighter’s promoter, Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya. The Showtime Sports executive said De La Hoya discussed a multi-fight deal with Alvarez and Showtime just a few weeks ago.
Former junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who has fought on Showtime since September 2012, has signed “a long-term commitment with HBO,” Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya and HBO Sports president Ken Hershman announced.
Jim Lampley defended the closing commentary he delivered on Tuesday night’s edition of “The Fight Game,” in which he described Floyd Mayweather Jr. as “an often aggressively distasteful human being whose behaviors are a blight on the boxing landscape,” adding that “Mayweather’s retirement can not come a moment too soon.”
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that Bob Arum and Oscar De La Hoya will both be featured on HBO’s “The Fight Game with Jim Lampley” tonight.
Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes about making the Bernard Hopkins-Sergey Kovalev fight, mending fences with HBO, which will air the light heavyweight unification bout on Nov. 8, and his company’s relationship with Showtime.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that Manny Pacquiao is looking for some professional help on the basketball court – in the form of Metta World Peace.
Alan Massengale reports from the kickoff presser for the Oct. 18 Gennady Golovkin-Marco Antonio Rubio middleweight showdown at StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. Massengale spoke to Golovkin, Rubio, promoter Tom Loeffler, and trainers Abel Sanchez and Robert Garcia about the HBO-televised event.