Fans from around the world share their thoughts on Canelo Alvarez’s controversial split-decision victory over Erislandy Lara, and give their two cents on how they scored the fight and what might be next for both junior middleweight contenders in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Fighters from Argentina have been responsible for some of the most dramatic knockdowns in boxing history, and many believe Marcos Maidana has the potential to join that list against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Trainer Virgil Hunter believes Amir Khan “can shock the world” and defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr. if his fighter gets a shot at the reigning welterweight and junior middleweight champ on May 3.
Amir Khan said he has signed his part of the contract to face Floyd Mayweather Jr. on May 3, but added that would also welcome a clash with friend and former stablemate Manny Pacquiao.
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.”
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.
Floyd Mayweather calls potential May 3 opponent Amir Khan “a young, strong champion,” who “comes and fights.”
Welterweight contender Paul Malignaggi told RingTV’s Bill Emes that he’d love to face the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana winner following his dominant decision over Zab Judah. “That (WBA welterweight) title belongs to me,” said Malignaggi, who added that he’d be willing to face 140-pound champ Danny Garcia at welterweight.
A disappointed Zab Judah spoke to the media after losing a one-sided decision to Paul Malignaggi. “He had a better game plan,” said the former 140- and 147-pound champ. “I couldn’t close the distance. His timing and movement was good.” Judah, 36, says he will continue his long career and stay at welterweight.
Guillermo Rigondeaux, Shawn Porter, Paulie Malignaggi, James Kirkland, Erislandy Lara and Felix Sturm all turn in impressive victories on a very busy weekend.
Paul Malignaggi turned his “Brawl for Brooklyn” against Zab Judah into a pure boxing match for borough bragging rights by out-jabbing and outworking his fellow former champ en route to a one-sided and somewhat uneventful decision.