Paulie Malignaggi says a win over unbeaten IBF welterweight titleholder Shawn Porter on April 19 would put him “in that position to command the fights that I want to get.”
Showtime Sports will offer live streams of Thursday’s final press conference, Friday’s weigh-in and the Saturday preview show of the Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo pay-per-view event via YouTube, Ustream and http://sports.sho.com/live.
Showtime Sports presents a chance to relive the best knockouts, hardest punches and biggest upsets in “Best of Showtime Boxing 2013,” premiering Wednesday, Feb. 5, at 8:30 p.m. ET/PT on Showtime.
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.
Richard Schaefer on being chosen Promoter of The Year by Sports Illustrated: “In the end, this is all about the fans of our great sport and I will continue to deliver the best fights and fighters to them in 2014 and beyond.”
Fox Deportes will air classic Golden Boy Promotions fights involving Floyd Mayweather Jr., Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trindad, Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez, among others on Dec. 23 and Dec. 29.
WBA light heavyweight titleholder Beibut Shumenov scored knockdowns in the first, second and third rounds of Saturday’s third-round knockout victory over Tamas Kovacs
Both Adrien Broner and Keith Thurman weighed in well under the welterweight division limit for thier fights against Marcos Maidana and Jesus Soto Karass. Broner weighed 144.4 pounds; Thurman weighed 145.8. Maidana and Soto Karass both weighed 146.2.
Most of the fighters involved in the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Leo Santa Cruz-Cesar Seda, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass and Beibut Shumenov-Tamas Kovacs matchups promised fireworks on Saturday at The Alamodome in San Antonio.
Keith Thurman: “I remember when I was 11 years old, and for Christmas, I got this boxing book and it had all of the great fighters in it. I remember flipping through those pages and saying to myself, ‘Man, it would be something if your name was in a book like this some day.’”
Floyd Mayweather calls potential May 3 opponent Amir Khan “a young, strong champion,” who “comes and fights.”
Guillermo Rigondeaux, Shawn Porter, Paulie Malignaggi, James Kirkland, Erislandy Lara and Felix Sturm all turn in impressive victories on a very busy weekend.