Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook brings us news on promising youngsters supporting Showtime’s April 19 tripleheader and much more.
Czech challenger Lukas Konecny respects Peter Quillin but says he’ll surprise the WBO titleholder with the experience he has amassed over his 54 pro and 250 amateur fights, compared to Quillin’s 45 combined.
Equally plucky and outspoken, former two-division titleholder Paul Malignaggi sees nothing special in his upcoming opponent, Shawn Porter, whom the “Magic Man” challenges for the IBF 147-pound title on April 19.
Following his knockout win Saturday in Puerto Rico, middleweight Danny Jacobs immediately resumed his pursuit of WBO titleholder Peter Quillin, who essentially said: “Get in line.”
Peter Quillin addressed the notion that he is the “weakest” of the 160-pound beltholders as well as his presence on a Bernard Hopkins undercard, among other things, during a recent interview with RingTV.com.
Undefeated middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin will be making his inaugural visit to the nation’s capitol on April 19 when he makes the third defense of his WBO title against Lukas Konecny at The DC Amory in Washington.
Bernard Hopkins and Beibut Shumenov will each attempt to unify the IBF and WBA light heavyweight titles on April 19 in Washington, D.C., with rising star Peter Quillin defending his WBO middleweight title against Lukas Konecny on the undercard.
Matthew Macklin wants a fourth shot at a middleweight title. THE RING’s No. 5-rated 160-pound fighter is aiming for a fight with WBO beltholder Peter Quillin.
Middleweight contender Curtis Stevens was in a celebratory mood after icing Patrick Majewski in 46 seconds on NBC Sports Net on Friday. The Brooklyn bomber says he’s past his loss to Gennady Golovkin and ready for a shot at WBO titleholder Peter Quillin.
Gabriel Rosado believes gutsy losses to middleweight titleholders Gennady Golovkin and Peter Quillin have made him a better fighter, but he says losing is not an option in Saturday’s fight against junior middleweight prospect Jermell Charlo, who he’s vowed to KO.
Gabriel Rosado will take on his fourth consecutive unbeaten fighter when he faces junior middleweight contender Jermell Charlo in the co-featured bout to the Lamont Peterson-Dierry Jean fight on Jan. 25 on Showtime. Rosado says he’s in a must-win situation.
WBA middleweight beltholder Gennady Golovkin “beats” RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward if they were to meet, according to Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, who ranks the 160-pounder behind Sugar Ray Robinson and Bernard Hopkins as the best in the division’s history.
Marcos Maidana’s manager, Sebasian Contursi, believes his fighter would make for a more exciting bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. than would Amir Khan.
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.”
IBF junior welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson will try to rebound from a third-round stoppage loss to Lucas Matthysse against Dierry Jean on Jan. 25 at The D.C. Armory.
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.
Miguel Cotto is considering a confirmed package of at least $10 million from Golden Boy Promotions to face Canelo Alvarez, but a widely-reported offer of $15 million to fight middleweight champ Sergio Martinez is unconfirmed.