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.”
Ricky Hatton following Saturday night’s knockout loss to Vyacheslav Senchenko: “No matter how upsetting it is, I have got to be a man and say, ‘It is the end of Ricky Hatton.'”
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer contends that Ricky Hatton still is deserving of a rematch with Paulie Malignaggi despite Saturday’s knockout loss to Vyacheslav Senchenko, whom Malignaggi stopped in April.
Will Andre Berto’s 15-month layoff end with a victory over Robert Guerrero, or will Guerrero earn his 15th consecutive victory over Berto?
Undefeated heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder will pursue his 26th knockout in as many victories without a loss against unbeaten Kelvin Price on the Dec. 15 Amir Khan-Carlos Molina undercard.
Paulie Malignaggi: “Floyd Mayweather gets no appreciation, but he’s just so dominant, that they have to just deal with it…I’m not saying that I’m as dominant as Floyd, but I consider myself to be a real craftsman of the sport. I’m a true craftsman of boxing.”
Palbo Cesar Cano’s next fight could be at 140 pounds, despite his inability to make the 147-pound limit for Saturday night’s split-decision loss to Paulie Malignaggi.