Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday along with Danny Garcia, Lucas Matthysse and the rest of the Sept. 14 fighters. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
RING junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia says of No. 1-rated Lucas Matthysse, who challenges him on Sept. 14: “If he’s not careful, he’s gonna get hurt.”
The anticipated Sept. 14 Showtime Pay Per View event co-headlined by Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez and Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse will be joined by a third title fight between Ishe Smith and Carlos Molina, as well as a welterweight bout matching Ashley Theophane against Pablo Cesar Cano.
Jesus Soto Karass on his fight with Andre Berto: “The bottom line is that I want to win. Yes, I’m going to give a great performance, like I always do. I’m ready to die in the ring like every Mexican.”
Newly crowned junior middleweight titleholder Ishe Smith will make the first defense of his IBF belt against top-10 contender Carlos Molina on Friday, July 19, at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in his native Las Vegas.
Miguel Cotto could be closing in on a date for his ring return this year, and the list of possible opponents includes a lot of heavy hitters.
WBA welterweight beltholder Paulie Malignaggi looks forward to calling Floyd Mayweather’s bout on Showtime Pay Per View, and would also welcome the opportunity to fight on his undercard.
Ishe Smith, who has often served as a gatekeeper against up-and-comers, has finally secured a title shot in his 14th year as a pro. The respected veteran will try to become the first Las Vegas native to win a major belt when he faces Cornelius Bundrage on Showtime’s Championship Boxing this Saturday.
IBF lightweight beltholder Miguel Vazquez will face WBO counterpart Ricky Burns as part of an EPIX-televised quadrupleheader on March 16.