Lucas Matthysse will face Ajose Olusegun on the Devon Alexander-Randall Bailey card Sept. 8 on Showtime. No site has been determined.
Promoter Lou DiBella: “I don’t care who you are, if Randall Bailey hits you on the button, you’re going to be knocked out.”
Hard-hitting IBF welterweight titleholder Randall Bailey calls Devon Alexander “a full-blown midget,” adding Tim Bradley “doesn’t want a part of fighting me — not even in his wildest dreams.”
Trainer Freddie Roach says he had a bad feeling as soon as he heard the first scorecard being read after Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Tim Bradley.
Tim Bradley looks ripped and amped, said he’s “ready to prove everybody wrong” on Saturday night against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Freddie Roach, Alex Ariza and Miguel Diaz have had a rocky relationship in the past, and one of the challenges of this Saturday night will be for the trio to set aside their differences and work together in Manny Pacquiao’s corner.
Bob Arum on Mike Jones: “Depending on how Mike does in this fight with Randall Bailey, you know, he would be in the future mix for Manny Pacquiao or for Tim Bradley.”
Eleven boxing insiders give their thoughts on Lamont Peterson’s and Andre Berto’s recent failed drug tests, which resulted in the cancellation of two high-profile rematches, and the sport’s challenge of properly screening for performance enhancing substances.
Middleweight Jesse Hart, son of Eugene “Cyclone” Hart, will debut for Top Rank Inc. on the June 9 undercard of the main event featuring Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley.
Philadelphia-based cruiserweight Steve Cunningham, who is promoted by a German company, is better known in Germany than he is in America. He will fight Yoan Pablo Hernandez in Germany on Saturday in a rematch with THE RING’s vacant title on the line.
Mike Jones is in line to face Randall Bailey for the IBF’s vacant welterweight belt.
Kell Brook: “I could fight a guy like Mike Jones, or I would like a fight with a guy like Andre Berto or Victor Ortiz. I want to get in there and I want to be in there with the top names.”
With his victory over Lujan, Mike Jones assumed the IBF’s top rating and could meet Randall Bailey for the vacant welterweight belt next.