According to GMA, Bob Arum and Roger Mayweather are optimistic that the bout between seven-division world champion Manny Pacquiao and unbeaten Floyd Mayweather will happen on November 13 as both camps are silently negotiating on the terms of the fight.
Boxing Former world champion Carl Froch will meet Germany's Arthur Abraham in their huge final round Super Six fight in Montreal on September 18. Not only is Montreal about as good of a neutral boxing location as the two could expect to find, but it also might help set up a future fight between one of them and Lucian Bute or Librado Andrade.
Six years after Bernard Hopkins unified all four middleweight titles, all of the titles are now officially separated as Sergio Martinez has been stripped of his WBO middleweight belt. Talks for the vacant title have started between #1 and #2 contenders Dmitry Pirog and Daniel Jacobs, which is a very solid prospect-prospect fight. Both kids have lots of skill, and it could be an interesting style matchup between Jacobs' movement and outside boxing and Pirog's pressure and body punching. The fight would potentially take place on the Marquez-Diaz II undercard.
"Legend" Danny Green will be taking on his second past-it Aussie in a row, facing Paul Briggs in the next defense of his fringe cruiserweight title. While this would have been an awesome fight once upon a time, Briggs has been retired for nearly three and a half years now.
According to Rafael, a promised Gamboa-Caballero / Soto-Peterson double header has morphed into Yuriorkis Gamboa against Orlando Salido or Jorge Solis and Humberto Soto against Brandon Rios. While I'm as big of a Pelenchin booster as anyone, it still looks like a pretty solid card to me. Soto-Rios, on paper, looks like a coming-out party for Rios to me, and Gamboa-Salido would easily be Gamboa's toughest fight to date.
Recaps and analysis of this past weekend's Japanese boxing action, featuring wins by Ryol Li Lee and Kaeshita Miura in domestic title bouts. In addition, Sidney Boquiren reports that Koki Kameda will be moving up to super flyweight rather than trying to rematch Pongsaklek Wonjongkam.
Somewhere in a hospital room in Germany, Troy Ross is lying in his bed, undoubtedly wondering what he did to offend the boxing gods. In each of the biggest fights of his career, he's ended up on the wrong side of some questionable refereeing.
The boxer wants to be something positive associated with city of Oakland.