March 6, 2014 |
World light-middleweight champion Carlos Molina was arrested in Las Vegas earlier this week, but is in the process of being released Thursday morning to keep his Saturday night title defense against Jermall Charlo on the “Canelo” Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo card, according to the fight card's promoter. “He's being processed out of jail as of now, and I'm being told the fight was on,” said Richard Schaefer, chief executive of Golden Boy Promotions. Schaefer is promoting the fight while Molina is actually promoted by Leon Margules of Warrior Boxing, who has given Schaefer assurances that Molina will appear at a 1 p.m. Thursday news conference in Las Vegas, and will fight Charlo (17-0, 13 KOs)
February 25, 2014 |
Last month, Adrien Broner exercised a rematch clause to pursue the World Boxing Council and World Boxing Assn. welterweight belts that he lost Dec. 14 to Marcos Maidana. The move was jarring to many who watched Maidana twice knock down Broner - once through the ropes - en route to a unanimous-decision victory in San Antonio. How intently Broner (27-1, 22 knockouts) or his manager Al Haymon actually wanted that fight is a lingering question now that Haymon helped coordinate the May 3 bout between his fighters Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Maidana.
December 17, 2013 |
Floyd Mayweather Jr. left HBO and created the most lucrative pay-per-view fight of all time in September when he defeated Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on Showtime. That's a departure that still stings HBO. Yet, the premium network rallied in the final months of 2013 with new stars like Southland-trained Ruslan Provodnikov, Gennady Golovkin and Mikey Garcia emerging. And despite an ongoing boycott of the deep Golden Boy Promotions stable of fighters dating to March 18, HBO Sports President Ken Hershman isn't expecting to be shuttled out of his office anytime during what he assesses will be a big 2014 for his company.
October 31, 2013 |
Should Gennady Golovkin get through the Saturday night challenge of middleweight contender Curtis Stevens in Brooklyn, the Russian world middleweight champion is aiming to fight four times in 2014. If he can find four guys who'll fight him. The 31-year-old Golovkin (27-0, 24 knockouts) takes a streak of 14 consecutive knockouts to the Saturday bout on HBO, and his 89% knockout percentage is the best among any world champion. Golovkin, who trains in Big Bear for San Gabriel Valley resident Abel Sanchez, showed strides by knocking out Matthew Macklin with a third-round body shot in June.
October 26, 2013 |
Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 knockouts) may be a brash undefeated welterweight world champion, but he apparently is not big enough to merit a pay-per-view card from Las Vegas' MGM Grand yet. Golden Boy Promotions and Showtime announced Saturday that Broner's Dec. 14 fight against Argentina's Marcos Maidana (34-3, 31 KOs) is moving to San Antonio's Alamodome and will be televised on Showtime. The card will include a previously scheduled and now moved fight between Jesus Soto-Karass and Keith Thurman.
September 16, 2013 |
Floyd Mayweather Jr. issued an apology Monday night for a photo and captions on his Instagram account ridiculing Oscar De La Hoya's time in a treatment facility. “It's unfortunate that a stupid picture was posted to my Instagram account earlier today that was not posted by me or authorized by me to post,” Mayweather said in the statement e-mailed to reporters by his publicist's firm. Above a photo of a distraught-appearing De La Hoya, the headline “MEANWHILE IN REHAB” is followed by words below the photo that say, “OSCAR: I gave Canelo the wrong blueprint I was high.” Mayweather has previously ripped De La Hoya's lifestyle, and has chided his former rival's ability to craft a blueprint to beat Mayweather for his Golden Boy Promotions fighters, including Saul “Canelo” Alvarez, who was outclassed Saturday night in a majority decision victory by Mayweather in Las Vegas.