If $50 for Hopkins-Jones II didn't get you excited, maybe Sergio Mora on the undercard will?
Super Six Will Be Moving to April 24
The announcement today was that Carl Froch-Mikkel Kessler is definitely moving to April 24 in Denmark, so that should indicate that the Showtime broadcast of that fight and Andre Ward-Allan Green probably can't take place on April 17. It's a good move that makes sense for Showtime and I'm glad they're doing it.
Dan Rafael's Weekend Notebook (ESPN)
The feature is about Donaire, but the co-feature discusses the Hopkins-Jones undercard. One possible fight is Sergio Mora-Daniel Edouard, which I have absolutely no interest in whatso-freaking-ever, and Golden Boy wants Rocky Juarez-Jason Litzau, which Square Ring (who promote Litzau) does not. Square Ring isn't exactly in love with Mora-Edouard, either. Square Ring is all about Ismayl Sillakh-Enrique Ornelas, however. Gentlemen, start your engines! This is gonna be exciting.
The rematch that nobody wanted may still intrigue fans (The Ring)
Doug Fischer tries to sell Hopkins-Jones II, sort of. I do sort of wonder where this new line where Bernard Hopkins is this very recognizable figure is coming from. Oscar said something similar recently, with Fischer saying here that "Along with Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya and Evander Holyfield, Jones and Hopkins are two of the most recognizable boxers to the American sports fan to have emerged in the past 20-25 years." Hopkins is one of the best, but the only fight of any real mainstream success he's ever had was against ... Oscar de la Hoya. He's not even close to the face value level of Tyson, Oscar or Holyfield, and he's not on Jones' level either.
BJ Flores is Shocked That Marco Huck is Fighting Richards (Boxing Scene)
BJ Flores talked to Ryan Burton of BoxingScene.com and complained that Marco Huck isn't fighting him, and is instead facing the exciting Adam "Swamp Donkey" Richards. Flores then says for the seven billionth time that from here on out, it's only big fights.
Rick Ross Squashes Beef With Floyd Mayweather (MTV)
Good news, world: the Rick Ross-Floyd Mayweather Jr. beef is history. "Yeah, bumped into Floyd Mayweather," Ross said. "Most definitely. We chopped it up like G's and after a discussion, we shook hands. So that's squashed. It's a new year, it's time to get new money. Y'all know what it is. I kept it 1,000." Q: Why did he say "most definitely" there?
Jorge Linares-Carlos Hernandez is Likely For March (Boxing Scene)
Reports from Venezuela are that Jorge Linares is likely to face Carlos "Famoso" Hernandez in March. Hernandez last fought in a tremendous and overlooked scrap last April at Lightweight Lightning, losing to Vicente Escobedo. Linares, of course, was knocked out in about a minute the last time he fought. Hernandez said he was going to retire if he didn't beat Escobedo last year, but money's money, and a fight's a fight. The fight will be paired with a WBA bantamweight title bout between Anselmo Moreno and Nehomar Cermeno, which is far more interesting.
Foes make Ali documentary shine (Yahoo! Sports)
Don't forget: Monday at 9pm ET/PT on Spike, you can see Facing Ali, a terrific documentary featuring 10 of Muhammad Ali's most notable opponents. The ten are Joe Frazier, Sir Henry Cooper, Larry Holmes, Ken Norton, George Foreman, Ron Lyle, Earnie Shavers, Leon Spinks, Ernie Terrell and George Chuvalo. I cannot recommend it more highly.
Pacman invites Van Damme to Texas brawl (The Philippine Star)
Best thing about this: Jean Claude Van Damme being referred to as a "Hollywood superstar."