RING junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia says of No. 1-rated Lucas Matthysse, who challenges him on Sept. 14: “If he’s not careful, he’s gonna get hurt.”
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.
Adrien Broner’s unanimous decision over Daniel Ponce de Leon, and Paulie Malignaggi’s win over Jose Miguel Cotto will both be featured by Golden Boy Classics on Fox Deportes this Saturday.
Adrien Broner’s trainer Mike Stafford plans to “unleash” a “more vicious” version of the WBC lightweight beltholder on Paulie Malignaggi, who Broner challenges for the WBA welterweight title on July 22.
Shane Mosley hasn’t scored a victory since January 2009 but the 41-year-old veteran is confident he’ll get back to his winning ways against 18-years-younger Pablo Cesar Cano in a Fox Deportes-televised welterweight bout on Saturday in Cancun, Mexico.
Florida welterweight standouts Andre Berto and Keith Thurman are schedueld to fight in separate bouts on a Showtime-televised card in July. Berto will face veteran gatekeeper Jesus Soto-Karass; Thurman will fight fellow unbeaten puncher Diego Chaves.
Paulie Malignaggi tells Keith Thurman to “get the (bleep)” out of Brooklyn.
Golden Boy Promotions will promote a stacked Fox Deportes-televised card in Cancun, Mexico on March 16 that features a number of quality fighters, including Pablo Cesar Cano, Jorge Linares and Marco Antonio Periban, looking to start 2013 with victories.
WBA welterweight beltholder Paulie Malignaggi looks forward to calling Floyd Mayweather’s bout on Showtime Pay Per View, and would also welcome the opportunity to fight on his undercard.
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.
Oscar De La Hoya on the BB&T series: “For the first event, we wanted to bring a world class fight, and that is exactly what you have in Johan Perez vs. Steve Forbes.”