IBF welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander sparred for nine weeks in preparation for Saturday’s defense against Shawn Porter. Trainer Kevin Cunningham issued a video of his star boxer sparirng.
Unbeaten WBA welterweight titleholder Adrien Broner will make the first defense of his belt against Marcos Maidana on Dec. 14 on Showtime Pay Per View as part of a strong November and December schedule for Golden Boy Promotions.
RingTV.com polled 34 boxing insiders as to who will win the anticipated junior welterweight showdown between RING champ Danny Garcia and No. 1-rated Lucas Matthysse, which is the co-feature to “The One” pay-per-view event on Saturday. RING junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia meets RING No. 1-rated 140-pounder Lucas Matthysse on Saturday night.
Abel Sanchez, the trainer of WBA middleweigiht beltholder Gennady Golovkin, gave RingTV.com’s Lem Satterfield his thoughts on the stacked middleweight division. A showdown between Golovkin and fellow puncher Curtis Stevens is close to being finalized for Nov. 2.
Devon Alexander’s trainer, Kevin Cunningham, is hopeful that his fighter will get a talked-about matchup with former 140-pound titleholder Amir Khan, who he calls a “confused” fighter. Cunningham thinks Alexander, the IBF weltewreight beltholder, would “destroy” the British star.
Devon Alexander’s trainer, Kevin Cunningham: “Amir Khan sounds good to us, and if he wants to get his chin checked at welterweight, then Devon will be the first to oblige him.”
Unbeaten three-division titlewinner Abner Mares on a potential matchup with prospect Gary Russell Jr.: “Whenever this fight with Gary Russell were to happen, we’ll find out then if I’m tailor-made for him.”
Lucas Matthysse seems unconcerned about the burglary to his home in Argentina that delayed his trip to the U.S. until just a few days from his Saturday showdown with Lamont Peterson. With his punching power, maybe he doesn’t have to worry.
Guillermo Rigondeaux on his fighting style: “I have to make a living, you know, for my family. There are going to be days when I go after it, and then there are going to be days where you box. I had everything under control throughout the fight.”
IBF welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander hopes to remain on the May 18 Showtime doubleheader from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City even though his original opponent Kell Brook has pulled out with an injury.
Although unbeaten Floyd Mayweather has created a media firestorm by naming IBF beltholder Devon Alexander as the leading opponent to face him on May 4, Alexander’s trainer says his fighter is focused on recovering from a biceps injury, and the IBF says it won’t approve a defense against Mayweather.