Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer now says he has “no doubt” that the Showtime Pay Per View matching Floyd Mayweather Jr. against Canelo Alvarez will be the highest-grossing boxing event of all time.
Final press conference for Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse, as well as undercard fighters Ishe Smith, Carlos Molina, Ashley Theophane and Pablo Cesar Cano. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Danny Garcia on Lucas Matthysse: “I’m going to show the world who the better fighter is. I’m a different kind of animal, and he’s never fought nobody like me before. We’ll see how he reacts when I hit him back.”
RingTV.com’s Mark E. Ortega compiled notes on the contracted weights of Saul Alvarez and Pablo Cesar Cano at Tuesday’s heavily attended MGM Grand arrivals of the participants of “The One” Showtime Pay Per View card that will take place at the hotel-casino on Saturday.
Canelo Alvarez believes that he will “find a way” to land his shots against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday and the defending junior middleweight champ says sparring with lighter-weight fighters helped make him sharp enough to do so.
British welterweight Ashley Theophane recently made a career-altering decision by signing a long term deal with Mayweather Promotions and, as a result, will face off against Pablo Cesar Cano on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather vs. Canelo Alvarez on Sept. 14.
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.