Trainer Virgil Hunter believes Amir Khan “can shock the world” and defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr. if his fighter gets a shot at the reigning welterweight and junior middleweight champ on May 3.
Amir Khan said he has signed his part of the contract to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 3, but added that would also welcome a clash with friend and former stablemate Manny Pacquiao.
Marcos Maidana’s manager, Sebasian Contursi, believes his fighter would make for a more exciting bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. than would Amir Khan.
Unbeaten junior welterweight prospect Antonio Orozco will face veteran Miguel Angel Huerta on a Jan. 24 Golden Boy Live! card that will feature the return of former junior middleweight titleholder Cornelius Bundrage.
Canelo Alvarez’s older brother, Ricardo, won by a majority decision over Rod Salka on Saturday at The Alamodome.
Richard Schaefer said Canelo Alvarez is paying for and may attend this weekend’s funeral for Javier Jauregui, the former IBF lightweight titleholder who died after suffereing a stroke on Wednesday. Jauregui was longtime member of Alvarez’s training team.
Manny Pacquiao has been made the WBC’s No. 1-ranked welterweight contender behind the organization’s titleholder Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Referee Steve Smoger on James Kirkland’s sixth-round stoppage of Glen Tapia, which many fans thought came at least one round too late: “The doctor told me any head shots and that was it,” said Smoger. “So that was my directive.”
Glen Tapia’s CAT scan returned negative following his punishing sixth-round stoppage loss to James Kirkland on Saturday.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said that he expects Canel Alvarez to make a decision regarding his next opponent potentially as early as next week, with Miguel Cotto being the young former champ’s desired rival.
Unbeaten junior welterweight prospect Antonio Orozco will headline a Golden Boy Live! show on Jan. 24. Former IBF junior middleweight beltholder Cornelius Bundrage will fight Joey Hernandez in the cofeatured bout of the Fox Sports 1 broadcast.
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.