Lamont Peterson’s younger brother, Anthony, will compete in a lightweight bout on Saturday’s undcard to Lamont’s 141-pound main event against Lucas Matthysse.
Florida welterweight standouts Andre Berto and Keith Thurman are schedueld to fight in separate bouts on a Showtime-televised card in July. Berto will face veteran gatekeeper Jesus Soto-Karass; Thurman will fight fellow unbeaten puncher Diego Chaves.
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.
Fights involving multi-belt winners Floyd Mayweather, Bernard Hopkins and Shane Mosley are part of the plans of Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer for the year 2013.
HBO’s Jim Lampley will review Sergio Martinez’s unanimous decision over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Saul Alvarez’s fifth-round knockout of Josesito Lopez on the latest episdoe of The Fight Game this Saturday.
Oscar De La Hoya on undefeated heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder: “It’s time to take him to the big stage — the HBOs and the Showtimes. It’s time to unleash Deontay Wilder.”