BROOKLYN, NY - Undefeated IBF #6 middleweight contender, Luis Arias (18-0, 9 KOs), is coming off a stellar performance, winning by fifth round knockout against once beaten, Arif Magomedov. He now has his sights set on conquering the whole entire middleweight division.
"Every fighter in the middleweight division needs to take note, I'm coming for all Y'all, especially the Golovkin vs. Canelo winner," said Luis Arias. "Billy Joe Saunders can get a beating too. I have the skills, hunger and heart to become the unified middleweight champion of the world. I'm going to make a statement in every fight moving forward. I won't be denied."
In addition, Arias gives his thoughts on the Floyd Mayweather vs. Connor McGregor showdown taking place at the T-Mobile Arena on August 26th.
"I think the Floyd Mayweather vs. Connor McGregor fight is going to be bad for boxing, but good for MMA," Arias continued. "Never will an MMA fighter be on a stage like this. Floyd is going to mop him up. I think I would whoop McGregor's ass if we fought in the ring. He would have the advantage in the octagon, but I know with some MMA training, I would give him some serious problems."
IN OTHER NEWS: Philadelphia, PA - The scintillating Pennsylvania Junior Middleweight championship bout that took place on June 24th between former two-time world champion Kermit Cintron and knockout artist Tyrone Brunson will have at least four airings in Philadelphia area in the coming weeks.
The first airing will this Friday night, July 14th at 9:30 PM ET on The Comcast Network.
Subsequent airings will be on Comcast Sportsnet on Wednesday, July 19th at 9 PM; Sunday, July 23rd at 11 PM and Wednesday, August 2nd at 8:30 PM.
The bout, which was won by Brunson via 5th round stoppage had five knockdowns, and saw Brunson come back from almost-certain defeat and take out Cintron in what ringside observers are calling a sure-fire Fight of the Year candidate.The match is added to the list of classic fights in the long storied history of Philadelphia boxing.
"For the fans that were inside the 2300 Arena, they can witness this great fight again, and for those who only heard about it, they are in for a treat," said King's Promotions CEO, Marshall Kauffman.
"I am glad that the fight will be shown in the Philadelphia region."