WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley sparred with WBC interim 140lb titleholder Lucas Matthysse on Monday at the Indio Boys and Girls Club according to the Desert Sun. “I understand boxing is a big mind game and I think I overcame any fear I had that I wouldn’t be ready for the Marquez fight. I took some hard shots today and it was nothing. I didn’t get rocked, didn’t get dazed. I was fine. It was like I told you guys I was good. I told you guys, I’m not crazy. We’ll, I’m a little crazy, but I got my wits about me,” he was quoted as saying.
Former world champion and WBO mandatory light heavyweight challenger Jurgen Braehmer underwent minor surgery to lessen the risk of a possible retinal detachment stemming from a deep cut he sustained in his win Saturday over Stefano Abatangelo. He is currently wearing an eye patch.
Lou DiBella and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and have officially announced the signing of Brooklyn’s former amateur star, and now undefeated professional, Shemuel “The Chosen One” Pagan (2-0, 1KO) to an exclusive co-promotional agreement. Pagan is set to make his promotional debut on the DiBella Entertainment and SMS Promotions-promoted card on September 16, at Resorts World Casino NYC in Jamaica, Queens.