Referee Tony Weeks will make his East Coast debut with Friday night’s Lamont Peterson-Kendall Holt fight at The D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C.
IBF junior middleweight titleholder Cornelius Bundrage looks to revive his native Detroit with a Feb. 23 victory over Ishe Smith that he hopes will earn him a mega bout opposite Floyd Mayweather or Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.
HBO’s exiting Larry Merchant: “I’m proud to be associated with so many talented people who made us into a groundbreaking network.”
Adrien Broner: “With the talent that I have, the type of guy that I am, the charisma that I have, I knew that there would be some point in time when boxing will revolve around Adrien Broner.”
Thomas Hearns commented exclusively to RingTV.com about his trainer and father figure Emanuel Steward. “In my opinon,” said the hall-of-fame boxer. “Emanuel Steward was the best trainer that ever lived.”
Promoter Don King, who turns 81 on Aug. 20, invited Pygmies to the “Rumble In The Jungle,” claims to be able to communicate with Floyd Mayweather in “ghetto-ese,” and once killed a man — just a few stories from the life of the man who coined the phrase “Only in America.”
Oscar De La Hoya on his absence from THE RING’s Top 10 list of fighters who have achieved Olympic and professional success: “I really don’t mind, because I don’t need my head to be blown up any more than it already is.”
Vitali Klitschko’s defense of his WBC heavyweight belt against Manuel Charr will be shown prior to HBO’s live telecast of Andre Ward’s super middleweight title clash with Chad Dawson on Sept. 8.
RING middleweight champion Sergio Martinez has signed a deal meant to guarantee him a shot in September against the winner of a June title clash between WBC beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Andy Lee.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will defend his WBC middleweight crown against Andy Lee on June 16, with an eye toward fighting RING champion, Sergio Martinez, on Sept. 15.