Wednesday, April 30, 2014

No Holds Barred: Mayweather-Maidana, Stiverne-Arreola 2

(Floyd Mayweather Photo Credit: Ed Mulholland/Golden Boy Promotions)

On this edition of No Holds Barred, host Eddie Goldman previews and provides analysis of the May 3 Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana and May 10 Bermane Stiverne-Chris Arreola fights.

The pound-for-pound king Mayweather (45-0, 26 KOs) will be fighting a welterweight title unification fight with Maidana (35-3, 31 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, this Saturday, May 3. This fight headlines a card which will be televised live on Showtime pay-per-view in the U.S., BoxNation in the U.K., Main Event pay-per-view in Australia, and many other networks around the world, as well as being shown live in select movie theaters.

We have excerpted some poignant comments from Mayweather, Maidana, and his trainer Robert Garcia, on their recent media conference calls.

The following week, on Saturday, May 10, the WBC heavyweight title will be determined as two veterans, Bermane Stiverne and Chris Arreola, meet at the USC Galen Center on the campus of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. This fight will be televised live in the U.S. on ESPN. The WBC title was recently vacated by Vitali Klitschko so he could focus on his political career in Ukraine amidst the ongoing events there.

This fight is actually a rematch between Stiverne (23-1-1, 20 KOs) and Arreola (36-3-1, 31 KOs). When they first fought in April 2013, Stiverne upset Arreola, winning a clearcut unanimous decision, knocking him down, and breaking his nose.

We also have excerpted some key comments from both Stiverne and Arreola from their recent media conference calls.

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