Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola meets Bermane Stiverne in a March 9 eliminator bout for the right to face Vitali Klitschko.
Having lost title bouts to Andre Ward, Lucian Bute and Joe Calzaghe, super middleweight contender Sakio Bika looks to cash in on a potential WBC title fight agianst Nikola Sjekloca on Feb. 16.
HBO’s exiting Larry Merchant: “I’m proud to be associated with so many talented people who made us into a groundbreaking network.”
IBF welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander will defend his belt against Kell Brook on Jan. 19 at a site to be determined.
Welterweight Devon Alexander says that his fists will do the talking against IBF titleholder Randall Bailey on Oct. 20 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Devon Alexander’s trainer, Kevin Cunningham, called Randall Bailey’s back injury “the lamest s–t I’ve ever heard.”
Devon Alexander on Randall Bailey: “I’m a natural southpaw who thinks in the ring, so he’s in for a rude awakening.”
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.”
Can aging RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez stop young juggernaut Julio Cesar Chavez, the unbeaten WBC beltholder? The two are scheduled to meet in a pay-per-view showdown this fall.
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.
Paulie Malignaggi on his knockout of Vyacheslav Senchenko: “Considering all of the pressure in this fight, and considering the circumstances surrounding this fight, you could make a case that this was my best and most complete performance.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be profiled on HBO’s “Floyd Mayweather: Speaking Out” in April in advance of his May 5 showdown with Miguel Cotto.