In the interest of full disclosure, both boxers met with the media before they met the fans. We were unable to get one on one interviews with them at that time.
We did, however, get some time with Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer who gave us his thoughts about Seth Mitchell's performance in his win over Johnathon Banks and what may be next for Gary Russell, Jr. since his scheduled July 13 bout was cancelled because of the visa issues involving Bernard Hopkins's slated opponent, Karo Murat. Schaefer also gave a good idea of a way to build and expose a fighter to a new audience.
Prior to recording this interview, we asked Schaefer about what is next for IBF Junior Welterweight champ Lamont Peterson. Schaefer informed us of two things:
1. There will not be a card at Verizon Center on September 7. You may remember that there was talk of Golden Boy putting on a card on that date that would be a doubleheader with Lucas Matthysee vs. Danny Garcia and Peterson defending his title against Zab Judah. Schaefer said the time just wasn't right.
2. Peterson has a mandatory title defense against the number one IBF challenger -- undefeated Dierry "Dougy Style" Jean (25-0, 17 KO's) of Montreal, Canada. Schaefer said he is looking to try and make that fight in October and he is looking to have it in DC.
Here is the interview. Lem Satterfield of Ring Magazine joins me. I had to be quiet in some spots because other interviews were going on around us.