Unbeaten Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz has signed a co-promotional deal with Golden Boy Promotions and Dade Promotions.
Adrien Broner plans to “light up” Marcos Maidana “like a Christmas tree” on Dec. 14. Broner, the WBA welterweight beltholder, defends his title against the hard-punching Maidana in the headliner of a Showtime card in San Antonio.
Former titleholder Antonio Tarver will return from what will have been a 17-month ring absence against Mike Sheppard on Nov. 26.
Manny Pacquiao on Juan Manuel Marquez: “Our strategy this time is more aggressiveness and of course to develop and to improve the strength more, and also focus on the speed. We have the side-to-side movement. I’m not worried about his strength.”
Former light heavyweight champ Antonio Tarver has been informed of his right to appeal his year-long suspension in the wake of his positive drug test for the anabolic steroid drostanolone.
Antonio Tarver will not work his regular post as color commentator for Showtime during Saturday night’s telecast in the wake of his recent positive drug test for the anabolic steroid drostanolone.
Showtime commentator and former light heavyweight titleholder Antonio Tarver has been suspended and fined $2,500 after a positive drug test for the anabolic steroid drostanolone.
Antonio Tarver spoke to the media after his draw with Lateef Kayode in the “Four Warned” quadrupleheader main event on June 2. Despite his slow start against Kayode, Tarver wants to fight the top cruiserweights and heavyweights.
Austin Trout: “I want to take the doubt out of people’s hearts of what type of champion I am. I have no doubt that I’m where I’m supposed to be. I have no doubt that, after my fight against Delvin Rodriguez, that I’ll be bigger than where I’m at now.”
Bernard Hopkins: “I believe I am the most underrated fighter who has walked on the planet earth. I believe that I’m the most underrated fighter that has ever laced a pair of gloves on.”
Southpaw Austin Trout will defend his WBA junior middleweight belt against Delvin Rodriguez on the undercard of a Showtime-televised quadruple-header on June 2.