Sometimes it is hard when you have a busy day to keep up to date with what is going on in the boxing world, so we will highlight the main stories from around the world for you to have a browse and keep up to date.
Read on for today’s most notable headlines.
MALIGNAGGI: SENCHENKO ISN’T AN EASY FIGHT
WBA world welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi believes that Ricky Hatton’s comeback fight against former champion Vyacheslav Senchenko will be anything but a walk in the park. “Let me tell you, Senchenko isn’t an easy fight for him. I don’t want to say he is stupid but it is stupidity on his part to think because I dominated Senchenko it is going to be an easy fight for him,” Malignaggi said in an interview on the Boxing Lab Radio Show.
KHAN WANTS REMATCH WITH GARCIA BEFORE HATTON
Assuming he comes through against Carlos Molina on December 15th, former 140lb champion Amir Khan has set his sights on a rematch with Danny Garcia rather than a British showdown with Ricky Hatton. “I know boxing is a business but my priority is world titles. I know how big a fight with Ricky could be but assuming all goes well against Carlos Molina, I will be hoping for a rematch with Danny Garcia next,” Khan told the Daily Star. Khan finished by saying that a fight with Ricky only appeals to him if a world title is on the line. “From my point of view, if he doesn’t bring a title it won’t happen,” he said.
RABCHENKO EYES WORLD TITLE GLORY
European light-middleweight champion Sergey Rabchenko, who defended his title recently against now retired Ryan Rhodes, believes that with Ricky Hatton as his trainer he can win a world title. “Ricky was always one of my favourite fighters and it has been a fantastic experience getting his expertise. With Ricky at my side I can win a world title,” he said. Rabchenko returns to the ring on November 24th in Manchester – on the undercard of Hatton vs. Senchenko – where he will defend his belt against Frenchman Cedric Vitu.
KATSIDIS HIRES NEW TRAINER
Michael Katsidis has hired a new trainer and returned to Australia as he plans an assault on a third world title. He is training out of the KO boxing gym on the Gold Coast and is being trained by former Australian lightweight champion Danny McGrail.
MARTINEZ ON CHAVEZ REMATCH
Sergio Martinez, who defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last month, has said that he will agree to a rematch if Chavez agrees to anti-doping tests for both blood and urine. “Agree to anti-doping tests for blood and urine, and we can fight back tomorrow if it was up to me. Boxing needs to be clean and you have damaged it,” Martinez said. Chavez failed the post-fight test in their first fight when he tested positive for marijuana.
DEMARCO LOOKING FORWARD TO BEATING BRONER
Defending WBC world lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco is relishing the prospect of retaining his title and being the first man to beat Adrien Broner when the pair clash on November 17th in Atlantic City. “I wanted this fight from the moment it was offered to me because I know I’ll be the first person to beat Broner and put him in his place,” DeMarco said. “When I put my hands on him, he’ll regret his decision to move up to my division.”
BRONER PROMISES KO
Adrien Broner, like Antonio DeMarco, is confident of victory, but the former super-featherweight champion is vowing to win in spectacular fashion in what will be his first fight in the lightweight division. “I’m not coming just to win this fight, I’m coming to knock DeMarco out. This fight is speed vs. power and it’s going to be just another day in the ring for me,” Broner said.
TOR HAMER RETURNS
Heavyweight prospect Tor Hamer, who won Prizefighter – Internationals tournament last June makes his return to the ring on the undercard of Jermain Taylor vs. Raul Munoz. Hamer will face Dominique Alexander in a four-round contest.
BARROS-GARCIA VERBALLY AGREED
A fight between Jonathan Barros and Mikey Garcia has been verbally agreed by both camps. The fight will take place on November 10th in Las Vegas, featuring on the undercard of Erislandy Lara vs. Vanes Martirosyan. Originally Mikey Garcia was set to face Orlando Salido, but Salido had to pull out with an injury.
COTTO OPEN TO MARTINEZ BOUT
Miguel Cotto, who looks to win another world championship when he faces Austin Trout on December 1st in New York, is open to the possibility of facing WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez in the future. “After Trout, we can discuss which opportunity is the most appropriate. If it’s Sergio Martinez, I will surely have no problem facing him,” Cotto said.
WBC Interim welterweight champion Robert Guerrero is hoping to fight again before the year is out. He made his welterweight debut with a unanimous decision victory over then unbeaten Selcuk Aydin. Potential opponents include Marcos Maidana, Andre Berto (should his fight with Cornelius Bundrage fall through) and the winner of Devon Alexander vs. Randall Bailey. (Source – Boxing Scene.)