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Well, it seems that we are one step closer to a fight between WBC Middleweight champion Miguel Cotto and Junior Middleweight superstar Canelo Alvarez. According to an article by ESPN.com’s Dan Rafael, the contracted weight has already been agreed upon.
In a recent interview with RBRBoxing.com, Mauricio Herrera mentioned three opponents he’d like to face if he is successful against Henry Lundy on July 11. Let’s take a brief look at all three.
In a recent phone interview with RBRBoxing.com, Mauricio Herrera told us what he’ll have to do against Hank Lundy in their HBO Latino-Televised fight on July 11 at the LA Sports Arena in Los Angeles, California.
To celebrate National Creative Ice Cream Flavor Day, fighters competing on the August 1 Premier Boxing Champions card at Barclays Center visited Blue Marble Ice Cream in Brooklyn today where they sampled and served ice cream named after themselves.
Marysol Castro has joined ESPN as host of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN (PBC on ESPN) and will make her debut when the series premieres live in prime time Saturday, July 11, at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN. Castro, who will be on site for all PBC on ESPN fights, will also serve as a reporter on ESPN’s Little League World Series telecasts.
Golden Boy Promotions Founder and Chairman Oscar De La Hoya released the following statement today in the wake of Top Rank Boxing’s lawsuit against Al Haymon and his affiliated entities.
Similar to January and February, the months of July and August usually tend to be slow in the sport of boxing. Fortunately for us fight fans, this July will provide a lot of good action highlighted by the premier of Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN, a card that will be headlined by Keith “One Time” Thurman, the return of “El Hijo De La Leyenda” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., as well as Sergey Kovalev’s second fight on HBO in 2015.
The popular and respected prospect-oriented developmental boxing series ShoBox: The New Generation will celebrate its 14th anniversary on Friday, July 17, with a quadrupleheader live on SHOWTIME (10 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast) featuring eight promising boxers with a combined record of 125-4-4 with 1 No Contest and 75 knockouts.
Undefeated Welterweight World Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (25-0, 21 KOs) is ready for his July 11 Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on ESPN fight, the first PBC fight on ESPN. Thurman will meet former world champion Luis Collazo (33-6, 19 KOs) on ESPN at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT live from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa.
Undefeated rising star Tony Harrison (21-0, 18 KOs) is set for his Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN showdown against Willie Nelson (23-2-1, 13 KOs) taking place Saturday, July 11 from the USF Sun Dome in Tampa and will look to make an impression in his first PBC start.
Due to illness, previously scheduled main event fighter John Karl Sosa has pulled out of the July 2 bout and in his place Mexico City’s Gilberto “El Flaco” Gonzalez (25-3, 20 KOs) will now face Hevinson Herrera (17-10-1 11 KOs) of Barranquilla, Colombia for a 10-round super lightweight bout airing live on FOX Deportes.
Vyacheslav Shabranskyy vs. Paul Parker is a 10-round cruiserweight bout promoted by Golden Boy Promotions in association with Joe Hand Promotions and sponsored by Corona Extra, and Mexico – Live It To Believe It!
Former world champion Beibut Shumenov (15-2, 10 KOs) meets cruiserweight contender and NBC boxing analyst B.J. Flores (31-1-1, 20 KOs) on Saturday, July 25 on Premier Boxing Champions on NBCSN live from The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas with televised coverage beginning at 9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT.
Senior Writer Lou Catalano breaks down the mayhem at the end of Saturday night’s fight between Tim Bradley and Jessie Vargas and discusses the aftermath.