In what might be the most unexpected thing to come out of Paulie Malignaggi’s mouth yet, he said that the pre-fight vitriol between himself and Adrien Broner has gotten a little too “personal.”
The co-manager of Robert Guerrero has expressed extreme confidence heading into Saturday night’s clash with pound-for-pound kind Floyd Mayweather Jr.
A return bout between Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. would have to include Olympic-style drug testing and take place either in Las Vegas, Atlantic City or New York, according to Martinez’s advisor.
“Forty-three had a game plan: ‘We’re going to keep pressure on Mayweather,'” Floyd Mayweather says in part two of Showtime’s All Access: Mayweather Vs. (Robert) Guerrero. “The game plan is just to come in there and get your payday.”
Tyson Fury, Steve Cunningham and others offered their thoughts on who will win Saturday night’s junior featherweight unification bout between Nonito Donaire and Guillermo Rigondeaux.
A new deal between Golden Boy and Fox Sports will result in a new Monday boxing series and allow fans to rewatch classic bouts from the promoter’s fight library featuring Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao and Bernard Hopkins, among others.
Heavyweight Tyson Fury is 12 years younger, six inches taller and will be significantly heavier than his rival Steve Cunningham when they meet on April 20.
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has been sparring with a strong lineup of fighters, including unbeaten junior middledweight Hugo Centeno, in preparation for his April 20 clash with Austin Trout.
Unbeaten heavyweight prospect, Deontay Wilder, a 2008 Olympic bronze medalist takes a mark of 27-0 with as many knockouts into an April 27 clash against aging 2000 Olympic gold medalist Audley Harrison.
Four-division beltholder Juan Manuel Marquez was ringside for Saturday night’s victory by Mike Alvarado over Brandon Rios, as was WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley.
Adrien Broner apparently bit a security guard during scuffle in Miami on Monday.
Unbeaten featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr. claims he has been pursued by promoter Curtis Jackson, who is also known as the rapper 50 Cent. Russell is managed by Al Haymon and has a working relationship with Golden Boy Promotions.
Heavyweight Johnathon Banks was advised by Wladimir Klitschko not to face Seth Mitchell after having suffered a broken right thumb during a sparring session on Monday.
Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola meets Bermane Stiverne in a March 9 eliminator bout for the right to face Vitali Klitschko.
Kevin McBride said his reasons for continuing to fight have little to do with money as much as “restoring sanity in my own head.”