Oscar De La Hoya predicts that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will stop Floyd Mayweather inside of eight rounds; Tim Bradley spars with Lucas Matthysse.
The anticipated Sept. 14 Showtime Pay Per View event co-headlined by Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez and Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse will be joined by a third title fight between Ishe Smith and Carlos Molina, as well as a welterweight bout matching Ashley Theophane against Pablo Cesar Cano.
“I’m not saying yes, and I’m not saying no,” said Richard Schaefer in response to the potential for Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse to land on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez card.
Oscar De La Hoya on Saul Alvarez’s shot at beating Floyd Mayweather: “I don’t think that it’s too soon, I think that it’s the perfect moment.”
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on facing Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Sept. 14: “A victory will signify everything. It will be the most important victory of my career because this is the most important fight of my career.”
Miguel Cotto could be closing in on a date for his ring return this year, and the list of possible opponents includes a lot of heavy hitters.
According to SI.com’s Fortunate 50, Floyd Mayweather Jr.is projected to be the highest-paid athlete in American sports for the second straight year, potentially earning between $90 million and $128 million.
Adrien Broner has given the name “Paulette” to Paulie Malignaggi, who retorted, “Last time that I checked, you know, Adrien is a girl’s name.” On June 22, Broner will challenge for the WBA welterweight title owned by Malignaggi, who calls it an easy fight.
Saturday’s RING junior middleweight championship clash of unbeatens Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Austin Trout is another bout that is too close to call during what is shaping up as a year of upsets.