WBO junior middleweight beltholder Demetrius Andrade has decided to defend his belt in December, a change of heart that comes less than three weeks after successfully convincing the organization to order a fight between himself and Matt Korobov for its vacant middleweight title.
WBO 140-pound beltholder Chris Algieri insists that his rise to welterweight to challenge WBO welterweight titlist Manny Pacquiao will result in a distinct win over a modern-day legend.
Serious discussions are ongoing regarding a potential bout between newly-crowned WBO junior welterweight titleholder Chris Algieri and WBO welterweight beltholder Manny Pacquiao, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum informed RingTV.com on Wednesday.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we learn that Shawn Porter vs. Kell Brook is signed and sealed for a date and site to be determined.
Despite recently signing a contract extension with Top Rank Promotions, Manny Pacquiao’s future options just might have slightly improved with Bob Arum burying the hatchet with Oscar De la Hoya.
Chris Algieri’s promoter, Joe DeGuardia, of Star Boxing, informed RingTV.com on Tuesday that he has begun preliminary discussions with Top Rank regarding a potential bout with Manny Pacquiao.
In the aftermath of his win over Brian Rose last Saturday, WBO junior middleweight titlist Demetrius Andrade insists he’s ready to challenge the big names at 154 and 160 pounds.
Chris Algieri, a master’s degree holder who plans to attend medical school after boxing, knows the health risks involved with the sport and in facing a puncher like Ruslan Provodnikov, but the undefeated 140-pound prospect is confident he can upset the WBO titleholder on Saturday.
WBO 140-pound titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov and Chris Algieri, who fight on June 14 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, topped a very respectful kick-off press conference that included Demetrius Andrade, Sean Monaghan and Heather Hardy.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook brings plenty of news, starting with info on WBO 140-pound titlist Ruslan Provodnikov’s next defense against New York’s Chris Algieri.
The promoter of unbeaten junior welterweight Chris Algieri said that a deal is “very close” for “the perfect fight” against WBO 140-pound beltholder Ruslan Provodnikov on June 14 on HBO potentially from New York.
HBO’s Jim Lampley on the Florida Commission, judging and Saturday’s Miguel Cotto-Delvin Rodriguez fight: “It is unfair for Florida to be on the griddle for problems that came up in Nevada and California….Now, here they are, basically having to carry water for the whole sport on Saturday night on the subject of judging.”
Former welterweight beltholder Joshua Clottey will return to the ring on Saturday against Dashon Johnson in Huntingtown, N.Y. Fans who attend the show also have the opportunity to watch the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight on a big screen.