Could we possibly see a Sergio Martinez-Manny Pacquiao showdown? Should the middleweight champion defeat Miguel Cotto on June 7, Lou DiBella says it might become a reality.
‘Maravilla,’ a documentary celebrating RING and WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival in April.
Bryan Vera says he sparred against heavyweights to get ready for Saturday’s HBO-televised rematch with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Other notes: Matthew Macklin targets rematch with Felix Sturm. Mickey Bey is sick and off Friday’s ShoBox card.
Marcos Maidana’s manager, Sebasian Contursi, believes his fighter would make for a more exciting bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. than would Amir Khan.
Sergio Martinez on defending his middleweight title against Miguel Cotto: “I’m very interested in the fight, but I’m the champion and Cotto is the challenger. I would love to fight Cotto, but I need to be treated with dignity.”
Unbeaten lightweight prospect Ivan Redkach returns on the first ShoBox: The New Generation of the 2014. Adrien Broner has had his assault charges dismissed.
Former junior middleweight contender James Kirkland reclaimed his place as one of the sport’s most fascinating, fan-friendly fighters by topping previously unbeaten Glen Tapia in six thrilling and brutal rounds on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J. Many fans thought the fight should have been stopped sooner.
Miguel Cotto is considering a confirmed package of at least $10 million from Golden Boy Promotions to face Canelo Alvarez, but a widely-reported offer of $15 million to fight middleweight champ Sergio Martinez is unconfirmed.
WBC heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko has been given until Dec. 15 to determine whether he will continue fighting or retire in the wake of October’s announcement of his presidential candidacy in Ukraine.
Edwin Rodriguez spoke to the media after losing a decision to super middleweight champ Andre Ward. Rodriguez, who didn’t make weight for the fight, says he’s moving up to light heavyweight where his promoter, Lou DiBella, believes he will win a world title. Rodriguez and DiBella believe middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin can give Ward a fight.
HBO’s Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward doesn’t offer many new insights, but does an excellent job of rekindling the drama around one of boxing’s greatest trilogies, and of portraying the friendship that evolved between two warriors beyond the ring.
Micky Ward shared his thoughts and emotions about watching Legendary Nights: The Tale of Gatti-Ward for the first time at the New York City premiere on Wednesday. RingTV.com’s Bill Emes also spoke to Lou DiBella, the late Gatti’s manager Pat Lynch and trainer Buddy McGirt.
Former titleholder Antonio Tarver will return from what will have been a 17-month ring absence against Mike Sheppard on Nov. 26.
Three-division titlewinner Miguel Cotto is expected to arrive in Las Vegas on Thursday to discuss potential future fights with Top Rank, which promoted last his one-sided third-round TKO of Delvin Rodriguez last Saturday.
Vitali Klitschko, who has been busy in politics and nursing a hand injury, has been given until March to make the mandatory defense of his WBC heavyweight title against Bermane Stiverne.