FINAL PRESS CONFERENCE: LIVE Thursday, Dec. 12 at 2 p.m. ET/11 a.m. PT
WEIGH-IN: LIVE Friday, Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. ET/1 p.m. PT
Plus, Catch a Sneak Peak of Episode 2 of “ALL ACCESS: Broner vs. Maidana” Immediately Following Friday’s Live Weigh-In
"DANGER ZONE: ADRIEN BRONER VS. MARCOS MAIDANA" FIGHTER MEDIA WORKOUT QUOTES
Adrien Broner, Undefeated WBA Welterweight and Three-Division World Champion:
[On how he prepares for a fighter that is so aggressive] " He [Maidana] has never fought me. He's never seen anybody in the ring like me, so he doesn't know what he's going to encounter."
[On doing anything different in training to maintain his punching power at 147 pounds] "I'm okay. I've been eating a lot of ice cream."
[On Marcos Maidana being a knockout victim] "I don't have to explain what is already understood. He makes a lot of mistakes.
[On flying 65 family members to Colorado for Thanksgiving] "I just wanted to have a good time for Thanksgiving and see my family, but it was right back to work after that.
"I have to stay focused. I am not going to allow distraction. I'm not going to lie. This is the biggest fight of my career to date. He is going to try to hurt me, so I am ready and focused."
Sad to report
the passing of Julie Goldberg 85 years old .
contender Sergio "Yeyo" Thompson will attempt to end 2013 on a high
note on Saturday, Dec. 14 when he squares off with countryman Cesar "El
Dolar" Chavez in the main event of Golden Boy Promotions' stellar card
at the Arena Quequi in Playa del Carmen, Quintana Roo Mexico.
Joseph Diaz Jr.: Fighting THIS
By Michele Chong
Joseph Diaz Jr. will square off THIS Friday, December 13 at the Fantasy
Springs Resort Casino in Indio, Calif. on the undercard of the Josesito
Lopez-Mike Arnaoutis main event. The card is promoted by Golden Boy
Promotions and will air on Fox Sports 1 and Fox Deportes.
Battle tested veterans "Mighty" Mike Arnaoutis, 24-9-2 (11
KO's), Astoria, NY and Josesito Lopez, 30-6 (18 KO's), Riverside, CA, lock
horns this Friday at The Fantasy Springs Casino, Indio, CA, in a 10 round
Before boxing's finest enter the DANGER ZONE at San Antonio's Alamodome live on SHOWTIME® this Saturday, Dec. 14, they will be giving back to the community during two special pre-fight charity events.
Today, Wednesday, Dec. 11, Golden Boy Promotions and Leija*Battah Promotions will partner with St. PJ's Children's Home for a holiday toy drive at Market Square on 514 W. Commerce Street in San Antonio. During this open to the public event, which coincides with the open workouts of the fighters competing on Saturday's card, any fan who donates a toy valued $15 or more will receive one free ticket to one of the most anticipated fights of the year, "DANGER ZONE: Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana."
In addition to the holiday toy drive, fighters on the card will visit the Eastside Boys & Girls Club following the final press conference on Thursday, Dec. 12 to meet and greet with the Club's members to bring them some holiday cheer. The time of this event is 7:30 p.m. CT and the final lineup of fighters in attendance will include Keith "One Time" Thurman and Leo "El Terremoto" Santa Cruz along with others.
St. PJ's Children's Home is located on 919 Mission Rd in San Antonio. For more information on the home, please call 210-533-1203 or visit www.stpjhome.org
Manny Pacquiao has 18 MILLION new tax problems ... in
addition to his $50 million tax fight in the Philippines ... and this
time, it's Uncle Sam that's trying to force Manny to pay up.
Andy Lee Throws Irish Gauntlet Down to Matthew Macklin
middleweight star Andy Lee, (31W-2L,
22KOs) is targeting a showdown with fellow Irishman
Matthew Macklin, (30W-5L, 20KOs) in 2014.
Don King hypes up Braehmer vs. Oliveira
Here are statements from today's press conference at the Kempinski Hotel Bristol in Berlin ahead of Saturday's showdown at Jahnsportforum Neubrandenburg, Germany for the vacant WBA Light Heavyweight World Championship between leading contenders Juergen Braehmer (41-2, 31 KOs) and Marcus Oliveira (25-0-1, 20 KOs).
Juergen Braehmer: "I'm well prepared, in perfect shape and ready to go for Saturday's world championship fight. It won't be Don King fighting me with his words on Saturday but Marcus Oliveira, who will feel the power of my fists. I never make a prediction ahead of a fight but I can tell you that it's going to be massive at the Jahnsportforum!"
Marcus Oliveira: "Like Braehmer said, this will be a fight to remember this Saturday. I believe in my strengths to guide me to victory here in Germany. I know I have the tools to beat him and become a world champion."
Kalle Sauerland: "The first words coming to my mind when talking Juergen Braehmer is 'What a great comeback!'. Now he has the chance to really make those words count and crown himself a world champion in Neubrandenburg. It's going to be tough but believe me when I say that Juergen Braehmer will become the WBA Light Heavyweight World Champion this Saturday! "
Don King: "Christmas comes early this year in Germany. All of you watching the fight between Oliveira and Braehmer will be presented with a great fight. Juergen Braehmer is a tremendous fighter but when Marcus Oliveira steps inside the ring of the so-called Four-Gate-City, all portals will be closed and he has nowhere to go. It's going to be packed, it's going to be weird - you have never seen before such a spectacle in here!"
50 Cent moves from James Kirkland's
Awesome performance to 'Big Apple Boxing'
Dec. 20 at Resorts World Casino NYC
Boxing promoter/rapper Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson intends to parlay the tremendous excitement from James "Mandingo Warrior" Kirkland's awesome performance this past weekend into a memorable evening of entertaining boxing on Friday night, December 20 as his company, SMS Promotions, presents "Big Apple Boxing" at Resorts World Casino NYC in Jamaica, Queens, New York.