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.”
Robert Garcia on Marcos Maidana’s win over Adrien Broner: “We were ready to throw 100 punches a round. We know that’s the only way to beat somebody like Adrien Broner, or that’s the way to beat somebody like Floyd Mayweather [Jr.,]. That’s the way [Roberto] Duran beat Sugar Ray Leonard.”
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer on Marcos Maidana-Adrien Broner: “I would like to see a rematch. I would like a rematch at the Alamodome. There is no rematch clause.”
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.
Adrien Broner’s trainer Mike Stafford said the undefeated WBA welterweight beltholder is going to “make Marcos to Maidana look so bad, that he’s going to look like an amateur” during their showdown in San Antonio on Saturday.
Shawn Porter on Devon Alexander: “The game plan was to make him fight and make him do things that he didn’t want to do. I didn’t want him to get into any kind of comfort zone.”
Paulie Malignaggi on Saturday’s bout with Zab Judah: “Back in the Roman times, you never knew who you fought, but you fought to the death. Sometimes, you probably did have to fight your friend and it was either him or you.”
Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah will meet in Saturday’s clash of Brooklyn natives. Sixteen boxing experts are split over who will win the showdown between the veteran two-division titleholders.
Paulie Malignaggi says he is motivated to defeat Zab Judah, despite the fact that the Brooklyn natives are friends. Malignaggi and Judah headline a Showtime-televised card at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday.