Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said that he expects Canel Alvarez to make a decision regarding his next opponent potentially as early as next week, with Miguel Cotto being the young former champ’s desired rival.
Jhonny Gonzalez-Abner Mares II could be the main in event in a targeted Feb. 15 tripleheader at Staples Center in Los Angeles that might include Leo Santa Cruz and Chris Arreola.
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.
WBC heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko has been given until Dec. 15 to determine whether he will continue fighting or retire in the wake of October’s announcement of his presidential candidacy in Ukraine.
Unbeaten Cuban heavyweight Luis Ortiz has signed a co-promotional deal with Golden Boy Promotions and Dade Promotions.
When Canelo Alvarez returns to action on March 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer hopes that his opponent will be Miguel Cotto.
Abner Mares could get his much-awaited rematch with Jhonny Gonzalez on Feb. 15. However, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer says Gonzalez, who dethroned Mares as WBC featherweight titleholder via first-round knockout in August, is reluctant to honor the rematch clause of the first bout.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer said he has not heard back from Mick Hennessy since the English promoter called him about a potential clash of unbeatens between heavyweights Tyson Fury, whom Hennessy promotes, and Deontay Wilder, who is handled by Schaefer.
Keith Thurman: “You can doubt me as much as you want, but you are going to watch me throughout my career climb that ladder and reach the destination that I foresaw, and the one that I told you about, and that’s Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.”
If the talk between Austin Tout and Erislandy Lara comes to fruition, fans will be treated to an entertaining fight when the once-beaten junior middleweight contenders meet in the ring on Dec. 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Golden Boy’s Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 shows will feature what Richard Schaefer calls “the best fights that you can make at 147,” including Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Devon Alexander-Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass, and Paulie Malignaggi-Zab Judah.
Junior middleweight contender Austin Trout will dedicate his Dec. 7 fight with Erislandy Lara to his grandmother, Ann Johnson, who died of a heart attack in May.