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.
Super middleweight contender Sakio Bika could face Nikola Sjekloca for the WBC’s interim belt on Feb. 16, according to Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer.
IBF junior middleweight titleholder Cornelius Bundrage looks to revive his native Detroit with a Feb. 23 victory over Ishe Smith that he hopes will earn him a mega bout opposite Floyd Mayweather or Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.