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.”
Undefeated British welterweight contender Kell Brook has been assured that he will be fighting for the IBF title no later than July 19 this year. IBF beltholder Shawn Porter will fight Paul Malignaggi on April 19. The winner must face Brook.
Shawn Porter will defend his IBF welterweight title against former titleholder Paulie Malignaggi on April 19, according to Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer.
Amir Khan, still miffed that he was spurned by Floyd Mayweather Jr. in favor of Marcos Maidana, has yet again taken to his Twitter account, this time calling out Golden Boy promotional stablemates while dismissing the notion of facing English countryman Kell Brook.
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.”
Fans who took part in a recent RingTV.com poll believe that Adrien Broner’s best bet is to move down to the junior welterweight division after suffering his first pro loss against Marcos Maidana at welterweight. Broner has held major titles at junior lightweight, lightweight and welterweight.
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.
RING junior featherweight champ Guillermo Rigondeaux defended his 122-pound titles with a unanimous shutout decision over Joseph Agbeko during a busy weekend. The flawless Cuban climbed two spots on THE RING’s pound-for-pound top 10.
Shawn Porter was on Cloud 9 after winning the IBF welterweight title by outboxing and out-fighting odds favorite Devon Alexander. “My game plan was to make him fight,” said Porter, who added that he would “welcome” a unification bout with the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana winner.