Adrien Broner plans to “light up” Marcos Maidana “like a Christmas tree” on Dec. 14. Broner, the WBA welterweight beltholder, defends his title against the hard-punching Maidana in the headliner of a Showtime card in San Antonio.
Junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson survived being rocked in rounds three, seven and 10th against Luciano Cuello to earn a unanimous decision over the Argentine veteran in the opening bout of HBO’s broadcast from Mashantucket, Conn., on Saturday.
Standing nearly 6-foot-4 with a light heavyweight wingspan, junior middleweight contender Willie Nelson knows that the stars of the 154-pound division aren’t eager to face him, but he’s hopeful a good showing against Luciano Cuello on HBO will lead to bigger fights.
Promoter Lou DiBella held court with the media after his junior middleweight prospect Willie Nelson scored an impressive first-round KO of Michael Medina on ESPN2′s Friday Night Fights. DiBella says Nelson would KO Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, Austin Trout and Keith Thurman.