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BRONER VS. MAIDANA NO LONGER ON PPV; ALEXANDER VS. PORTER MOVING TO DECEMBER 7

By Ben Thompson | October 26, 2013
BRONER VS. MAIDANA NO LONGER ON PPV; ALEXANDER VS. PORTER MOVING TO DECEMBER 7

Later today, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer and Showtime Sports Executive Vice President & General Manager Stephen Espinoza are scheduled to make a "special announcement" prior to the televised broadcast of the Hopkins vs. Murat card in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Sources close to the information have informed us that the announcement pertains to the already scheduled November 30 card, headlined by Devon Alexander vs. Shawn Porter, the December 7 card, headlined by Zab Judah vs. Paulie Malignaggi, and the December 14 pay-per-view card, headlined by Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana. Apparently, the November 30 card has been scrapped altogether and the fights that were supposed to take place on that date will now be added to the other two cards.

Furthermore, according to our sources, Broner will no longer be making his pay-per-view debut. Instead, the December 14 event, which was supposed to take place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, will likely be moved to the Freeman Coliseum [update: scratch that...it looks like it will be the Alamodome] in San Antonio, Texas and aired as a Showtime Championship Boxing telecast. We're told that both the December 7 and the December 14 broadcasts will now be quadrupleheaders that look something like the following:

DECEMBER 7 - BROOKLYN, NEW YORK

  • Zab Judah vs. Paulie Malignaggi
  • Devon Alexander vs. Shawn Porter
  • Austin Trout vs. Erislandy Lara
  • Sakio Bika vs. Anthony Dirrell
DECEMBER 14 - SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS

  • Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana
  • Keith Thurman vs. Jesus Sotto Karass
  • Leo Santa Cruz vs. Cesar Seda
  • Jermain Taylor vs. JC Candelo [update: Victor Ortiz vs. Alfonso Gomez will be added and televised]
Be sure to check back soon as more details unfold later today.



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