Bob Arum said Julio Cesar Chavez could fight Brian Vera next, and eventually, Andre Ward.
No. 1-rated junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse addressed the media at the post-fight presser following his third-round KO of Lamont Peterson. Matthysse said he's now focused on RING champ Danny Garcia and his promoter Richard Schaefer says he's focused on making that bout for Sept. 7.
IBF welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander spoke to the media after stopping Lee Purdy in the co-feature to the Lamont Peterson-Lucas Matthysse fight. "I feel I'm one of the best at 147," said Alexander, who talked about future bouts with Amir Khan and Floyd Mayweather.
Bernard Hopkins spoke to RingTV's Bill Emes after Lucas Matthysse's third-round KO of Lamont Peterson. Of a potential showdown between Matthysse and RING 140-pound champ Danny Garcia, Hopkins said Garcia has to be "perfect; he's gotta pitch a no-hitter."
Going into the anticipated HBO-televised Mikkel Kessler-Carl Froch rematch this Saturday, HBO commentator Jim Lampley considers Froch the better fighter and Kessler the better boxer.
Carl Froch says he is humbled that his anticipated rematch with Mikkel Kessler will be a pay-per-view event in the UK but the money and fame connected to Saturday’s showdown hasn’t lessened his work ethic or desire to avenge his loss to the Danish star.
Australia’s once-beaten IBF middleweight titleholder Daniel Geale will make his U.S. debut against British contender Darren Barker on Aug. 17 in an HBO Boxing After Dark main event at Turning Stone Casino in Verona, N.Y., it was announced on Monday.
RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward on his decision to vacate the WBC's "Champion Emeritus" title: "I think the fans know and appreciate that I am the super middleweight champion of the world, and I trust that I will continue to be recognized as such."
"I keep saying 'I'm different' because it is true and I'm going to prove it once again on July 13," said 48-year-old Bernard Hopkins, referring to his upcoming fight with Karo Murat, who is 19 years younger.
X-rays taken late Sunday night revealed a break in the fifth metacarpal bone in the left hand of IBF welterweight beltholder IBF Devon Alexander, who suffered the injury during his win over Lee Purdy on Saturday night.