News: Broner-Malignaggi, Thurman, Santa Cruz, More

By Rick Reeno

Things are coming together for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Robert Guerrero Showtime Pay-Per-View, scheduled for May 4th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The co-feature was finalized two weeks ago, with Abner Mares (25-0-1, 13KOs) moving up to the featherweight division to face Daniel Ponce De Leon (44-4, 35KOs) for the WBC championship.

Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has advised that J'Leon Love (15-0, 8KOs) vs. Gabe Rosado (21-6, 13KOs) has been finalized for the show.

Former IBF bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (23-0-1, 13KOs) was going to face Rafael Marquez, who got injured. He will now likely make his super bantamweight debut against veteran Alexander Munoz (36-4, 28KOs) of Venezuela.

"I've been told that the J'Leon Love and Gabe Rosado fight has been finalized and Leo Santa Cruz will fight Alexander Munoz, that's what it looks like but I have to doublecheck with our matchmakers that everything is done," Schaefer told


Welterweight contender Keith Thurman (20-0, 18KOs) will make his Showtime televised debut on a date in June or July, says Schaefer. Thurman was last seen on March 9th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, winning a twelve round decision over former champion Jan Zaveck.


The proposed welterweight match between WBA champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7KOs), and undefeated Adrien Broner (26-0, 22KOs), is getting very close to a finalized deal for June 22nd at the Barclays Center. Broner, who moves up by two weight divisions from 135, will be making his Showtime televised debut.

"It's almost done, but again I want to make sure everything is done and then we'll announce it - but I'm very confident that it will happen on June 22nd from the Barclays Center," Schaefer said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Almondsand on 03-25-2013

Calling it now... Mayweather vs Broner will happen before Floyd retires.

Comment by TonyCa$h on 03-25-2013

.......why hasnt Floyd accused Broner of steroids?.. according to Floyds logic broner and guerrero are on roids yet he hasn't said all!!!!....sup wit that??

Comment by IronDanHamza on 03-23-2013

I thought Santa Cruz was fighting Romero? Just get him an opponent. We've gone from Moreno, to Marquez, to Romero and now to Munoz.

Comment by TangInaMo Floyd on 03-23-2013

He (Broner) can fight who ever he wants! Leave the boy alone.:boxing: [IMG][/IMG]

Comment by bigjer88 on 03-22-2013

[QUOTE=amayseng;13173245]no surprise here. the dude punches grandmothers and robs them... who thought he would go to 140 and face that murderors row when he can jump to ww and fight feather fisted paulie who is on the downside of his…

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