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.
Openly gay boxer Orlando Cruz on dealing with homophobia in boxing: “I’m in a sport that is very macho. Sometime in the ring, people would should gay slurs at me before I came out.”
Juan Manuel Marquez will earn a guaranteed $6 million for his challenge to WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley, who will pocket at least $4.1 million when they fight on Saturday at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley says that he’ll use his head and to “stay smart” against Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday.
The fighters in the four pay-per-view-televised bouts on the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez card tested negative for anabolic steroids, masking agents and marijuana, according to Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer.
Richard Schaefer on the potential revenue that will be generated by the Floyd Mayweather-Caenlo Alvarez promotion: “We’re probably going to be looking at a gross number of over $200 million.” The Golden Boy Promotions CEO says 2013 has been a banner year for boxing.
Richard Schaefer: “One thing that I want to make clear is that I am a huge supporter of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.”
Light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins made his case for facing Floyd Mayweather at 160 pounds in the aftermath of Mayweather’s unanimous decision victory over Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night.
Promoter Bob Arum on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s fine reduction: “I’m not happy with it. I don’t think that there should have been any fine at all. I don’t think that there should be any penalty for smoking marijuana or using marijuana 10 days before a fight. I don’t think that’s a crime.”
Undefeated middleweight prospect J’Leon Love and super middleweight Matthew Garretson tested positive for banned diuretics following their fights on the May 4 undercard of the Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero fight.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks to be in prime shape for Saturday’s clash with Robert Guerrero, who says he can’t wait “to get down.”
Should Floyd Mayweather Jr. get beyond a May 4 date with Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand, he could return to that site on Sept. 14 and go head-to-head with a potential clash between Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez.
Showtime’s one-hour documentary 30 days in May gives a glimpse of Floyd Mayweather’s 87-day jail stay in the Clark County Detention Center last year in advance of his May 4 showdown with Robert Guerrero. The show airs tonight at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum would like to “mix-and-match” Brandon Rios, Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez and Tim Bradley over the course of the next few months.