Golden Boy Promotions has big plans for Adrien Broner’s next fight, which could be a 135-pound unificiation bout with Ricky Burns or a jump to welterweight to face Paulie Malignaggi, but the unbeaten WBC lightweight beltholder won’t discuss his potential opponents.
Leo Santa Cruz has vacated his IBF bantamweight belt in favor of rising into the junior featherweight division.
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.
IBF junior welterweight beltholder Lamont Peterson will defend his crown against ex-titleholder Kendall Holt on Feb. 22 in Peterson’s home town of Washington, D.C.
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.
While IBF light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud could defend his belt against Bernard Hopkins on March 9, IBF super middleweight beltholder Carl Froch is weighing mandatory challenger Adonis Stevenson or WBA counterpart Mikkel Kessler.