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.
Guillermo Rigondeaux, Shawn Porter, Paulie Malignaggi, James Kirkland, Erislandy Lara and Felix Sturm all turn in impressive victories on a very busy weekend.
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.”
Shawn Porter upset the odds by outpointing Devon Alexander to win the IBF welterweight title on the Zab Judah-Paul Malignaggi undercard on Saturday in Brooklyn, N.Y.
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.
IBF welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander sparred for nine weeks in preparation for Saturday’s defense against Shawn Porter. Trainer Kevin Cunningham issued a video of his star boxer sparirng.
Two-division titlewinner Paulie Malignaggi says he had knockout power in his right hand before it was ravaged by repeated injuries and surgeries. Malignaggi faces fellow veteran Zab Judah in their native Brooklyn on Saturday.
Devon Alexander’s trainer Kevin Cunningham: “Shawn Porter is going to find out that he’s in way out of his league and that they bit off more than they can chew. That’s going to be crystal clear on Dec. 7.”