ORLANDO (July 31, 2015) – Fighters competing on the debut of PBC: The Next Round On Bounce TV took time out of their schedules to host a media roundtable Friday before their Sunday bouts at a sold out Full Sail Live at Full Sail University.
There is still no word from Britain’s WBA (interim) middleweight champion Chris Eubank Jr (19-1, 14ko) regarding his next move, with February’s win over Russia’s Dmitry Chudinov the last time the Brighton based fighter stepped between the ropes.
A mooted rematch with bitter rival Billy Joe Saunders fell through earlier this year, with the Hatfield southpaw finally securing his mandatory challenge to Andy Lee’s WBO title for September, and a potential fight for Eubank on the undercard against Irishman Gary “Spike” O’Sullivan (21-1, 14ko) is now also not going to happen.
Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN (PBC on ESPN) presented by Corona Extra will feature live coverage on ESPN and WatchESPN on Saturday, August 1 from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center of two 12-round fights: a welterweight bout between undefeated Junior Welterweight champion Danny “Swift” García (30-0, 17 KOs) and Brooklyn’s Paulie “Magic Man” Malignaggi (33-6, 7 KOs); and a middleweight bout between Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (29-1, 26 KOs) and Sergio “Latin Snake” Mora (28-3-2, 9 KOs).
It has now been over a year since the first of Marcos Maidana’s back to back fights with Floyd Mayweather, with no immediate signs of the Argentine puncher returning to the ring.
Maidana earned a pair of career-high purses for the dual decision losses to Mayweather and in the months since has been enjoying life in his home country, ballooning in weight considerably and struggling to find the motivation to make a return.
However his manager Sebastian Contursi has said that “Chino” will now be looking to get back in training at the Garcia Boxing Academy in Oxnard, US and see how he feels ahead of a possible in-ring return later this year.
WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder has confirmed that he is to return to the ring on September 26th against an as yet TBA opponent and in a still undetermined location, although the bout will be screened in the US on NBC Sports Network.
Wilder faced yet more criticism last month against Eric Molina, making extremely hard work of defeating the part-timer in his home state of Alabama, and already fears are high that he will not be facing a serious and credible threat to his championship this time out either.
Brooklyn, NY (July 31, 2015)–TOMORROW NIGHT!! at Barclays Center, The 2nd installment of Premiere Boxing Champions on ESPN will take place with Danny Garcia meeting Paulie Malignaggi in the main event. In the co-feature, Daniel Jacobs will defend his Middleweight title against Sergio Mora.
LAS VEGAS, NEV. (July 31, 2015) — Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson became the latest mega-star to announce that he will attend the third annual Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame’s induction gala, which will take place in eight days, Next Saturday! August 8, at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas.
British heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte returns to action tomorrow night in Hull for the first time since February, squaring off against Brazilian Irineu Costa Jnr on Matchroom’s “Rumble on the Humber” card ahead of his scheduled British title clash with old amatuer foe Anthony Joshua, which will take place in either November or December.
Joshua must first come past Scotland’s Gary Cornish on September 12th, a card that will also feature Whyte in another ‘tune-up’ bout, and defeat for either man in either of those fights will seriously take the shine off their eventual meeting.