Andre Berto won't be fighting Selcuk Aydin, even though the WBC has ordered the bout. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
Andre Berto's Side Not Interested in Selcuk Aydin Fight (BoxingScene.com)
Lou DiBella says that HBO doesn't have any interest in Selcuk Aydin as an opponent for Andre Berto, so they're not going to pursue the fight that the WBC ordered. This might get Berto stripped of his belt. Rick Reeno reports that Berto's return may not come on October 2, but rather in November. Cornelius Bundrage has also turned down a fight with Berto, and the rumored fight with Ronald Hearns. Maybe he's still holding out for Pacquiao.
Pascal's victory warrants national attention (CBC)
Jean Pascal's win over Chad Dawson is a big, big deal.
Bradley-Alexander In Jeopardy Over Purse Split? (Fight Hype)
Manager-trainer Kevin Cunningham is making a bold case that Devon Alexander is the biggest American draw at 140 pounds. 10,000 fans or so were in St. Louis for Alexander's fight, and Bradley routinely fights in front of no more than 2,500 in California, so he has his point.
DeGale: I'm the best (Sky Sports)
James DeGale is one of the more confident (some might say arrogant) young fighters in the world, but he's showing the potential to back up his mouth. He also says again that George Groves is simply living off of his name.
Lorenzo: "I’ll crush Sturm in 6!" (fightnews.com)
Giovanni Lorenzo says that Felix Sturm has been protected for years and promises to "break him down and crush him."
For Don Chargin, boxing was only his second love (Los Angeles Times)
California boxing giant Don Chargin is profiled by Jerry Crowe.
Salita opponent named (fightnews.com)
After getting run over by Amir Khan last December, Dmitriy Salita is back to normal. He'll face Franklin Gonzalez (13-5, 9 KO) on September 1 in Queens.
Edgar Sosa, Juan Carlos Burgos, Daniel Estrada on Morales-Limond undercard
The Morales-Limond PPV may not capture your interest much, especially since there's Klitschko-Peter II that afternoon on American time and Yuriorkis Gamboa on Boxing After Dark that night, but the undercard is taking shape. Former junior flyweight titlist Edgar Sosa (39-6, 23 KO) will face European flyweight titleholder Andrea Sarritzu (31-4-4, 12 KO). Rising featherweight Juan Carlos Burgos (25-0, 18 KO) will take on Joan de Guia (7-10-4, 2 KO) in a pretty disgusting and pointless mismatch. For some reason, de Guia is called an "upset specialist" in the press release, even though he's never scored an upset and is 1-4-2 in his last seven fights, getting knocked out in every loss. Bottom line is that fight has no reason to happen. Also on the card will be Daniel Estrada (23-1-1, 19 KO), who was involved in what I feel is thus far the Fight of the Year for 2010 in February against Angel Alirio Rivero. Since then he's 1-0-1, and he'll take on Reyes Sanchez (19-3-1, 11 KO) in lightweight action. Sanchez has been in with a lot of solid fighters in his career.