Marcos Maidana says Adrien Broner “has not been tested by a natural welterweight like me. That’s why this is the hardest fight of his life.” Maidana challenges Broner for the WBA 147-pound title on Dec. 14.
Former titleholder Antonio Tarver will return from what will have been a 17-month ring absence against Mike Sheppard on Nov. 26.
Undefeated featherweight Gary Russell Jr., who is the mandatory challenger for WBO titleholder Orlando Salido: “I’m ready for my first world title fight and can not wait for the fight to get made.”
Puerto Rican Orlando Cruz, who is gay, said “I’m going to make history” by defeating Mexican Orlando Salido for the WBO’s featherweight belt on Saturday.
Former junior middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez: “I have a contract with Golden Boy Promotions with which I am very happy.”
RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia could rise into the junior lightweight ranks to challenge WBO beltholder Roman “Rocky” Martinez.
A WBO junior lightweight bout between Roman Martinez and Miguel Beltran Jr. will be on the undercard of the HBO Pay Per View-televised main event featuring RING middleweight champ Sergio Martinez and WBC beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Sept. 15.
Adrien Broner to his critics: “I really don’t think about that stuff. I don’t think about that at all.”
Adrien Broner scored a fifth-round knockout of Vicente Escobedo, whose trainer threw in the towel, and then called out Juan Manuel Marquez, Brandon Rios and Antonio DeMarco.
The manager of Vicente Escobedo credits Adrien Broner’s advisor, Al Haymon, for sweetening the deal.
Adrien Broner has lost his WBO junior lightweight belt at the scales, coming in 3.5 pounds over the 130-pound division limit for Saturday night’s clash with Vicente Escobedo.
An investigation by the Nevada attorney general has determined that there was no criminal activity involved in Tim Bradley’s split-decision victory over Manny Pacquiao on June 9.