Paul Malignaggi weighed in at 146.4 pounds for his WBA welterweight title defense against Adrien Broner, the current WBC lightweight beltholder who tipped the scales a bit heavier at 146.8 at Friday’s weigh-in at Borough Hall in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Tyson Fury, who makes his U.S. debut against Steve Cunningham on NBC on April 20, has a personality as big as his 6-foot-9 body, and he’s never at a loss for brash words. “As Jesus Christ is my savior, I am the savior of the heavyweight divison,” he says.
Unbeaten welterweight Dusty Harrison has entered into an agreement with Washington-based attorney Jeff Fried to handle his budding career.
Fights involving multi-belt winners Floyd Mayweather, Bernard Hopkins and Shane Mosley are part of the plans of Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer for the year 2013.
An injury to unbeaten English welterweight Kell Brook could force the postponement of his scheduled Jan. 19 clash with IBF beltholder Devon Alexander.
Johnathon Banks spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes after upsetting Seth Mitchell the way his late mentor Emanuel Steward would have wanted – by KO. Banks says he would like to fight Tomasz Adamek or beltholder Alexander Povetkin next.
Johnathon Banks on his knockout of Seth Mitchell in the wake of Emanuel Steward’s death: “This is dedicated to Emanuel for everything that he did for me since I was 15. It was very emotional considering what has happened over the past few weeks.”
Adrien Broner on Saturday’s clash with Antonio DeMarco: “It’s definitely a defining fight for me. Not only is it a defining fight, but it’s a fight that can cross me over into another world that a lot of boxers can’t go to.”
Super middleweight fringe contender Yusaf Mack on IBF titleholder Carl Froch, who he challenges on Saturday in England: “I don’t fade and he can’t beat me.”
Only a few years after being released from prison for armed robbery, Dusty Harrison’s father and trainer, Buddy Harrison, started his son shadowboxing while he was still in diapers.