By Chris Williams: Promoter Lou Dibella says a fight between IBF welterweight champion Errol ‘The Truth’ Spence (23-0, 20 KOs) and WBA/WBC champion Keith ‘One Time’ Thurman (28-0, 20 KOs) is more likely to happen before we see a fight between Spence and Terence ‘Bud’ Crawford (32-0, 23 KOs).
By Chris Williams: Deontay Wilder’s promoter Lou Dibella says his fighter is NOT going to agree to fight Eddie Hearn’s fighter Dillian Whyte so that he can earn a unification fight with IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.
By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn, the promoter for IBF/WBA heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Dillian Whyte, is interested in having unbeaten WBC champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder travel over to the UK to fight his two heavyweights, starting with Whyte. As of now, the cash isn’t there from Hearn’s side to get Deontay to fight the once beaten Whyte in the UK.
By Scott Gilfoid: American promoter Lou Dibella refuses to make a prediction on the May 20 fight between IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook and unbeaten 2012 U.S Olympian Errol Spence Jr. for their fight in Sheffield, England. What Dibella will say is the 26-year-old Spence has never fought anyone as good as the 30-year-old Brook before during his short 4-year pro career. That’s obvious though, as Spence (21-0, 18 KOs) has only had a handful of fights against quality opposition. But the same can be said for Brook, whose resume is embarrassingly empty of talented fighters.
By Chris Williams: You can add promoter Lou Dibella and former two-division world champion Paulie Malignaggi to the growing group of people that are NOT pleased with the news of IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin choosing to defend his titles against welterweight Kell Brook on September 10 in London, England.
Dibella thinks Brook has no chance of winning the fight due to him not having the size to compete against the heaver Golovkin. Dibella does like both fighters, but he thinks that the fight will be won because of Golovkin’s superior size. for his part, Malignaggi is worried that the lack of respect for weight classes could get someone hurt.
(Photo credit: Edward Diller/DiBella Entertainment) By Dan Ambrose: WBA “regular” middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) impressed a lot of boxing fans last Saturday night with his 1st round knockout over former 160lb champion Peter Quillin (32-1-1, 23 KOs) on Showtime Championship Boxing.
The win by Jacobs could open up some doors for him to get bigger fights in the future. Promoter Lou Dibella says he’d like to see Jacobs face former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. A fight between the two of them would be a unification fight, as Canelo is now the WBC 160lb champion. One problem that could get in the way of a Jacobs vs. Canelo fight though is the catch-weight division that Canelo has carved out for himself.
By Dan Ambrose: Lou Dibella, the promoter for newly crowned WBC middleweight champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KO’s), doesn’t have any doubts that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO’s) would have never even seen the 12th round had Martinez not broken his left power hand in the 4th round and been forced to use it without power in the last 8 rounds.
Dibella said on his twitter page “Would Jr. have been around in the 12th if Sergio didn’t break his left in the 4th? Power lefts and kid [Chavez Jr] would have been gone.”