Michael Koncz on Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao: "If the fans still want to see this fight, we're willing to do it."
Not much happened this past week that caused significant movement within THE RING’s divisional ratings but there were some results worth noting, mainly Carl Froch’s victory over Mikkel Kessler, which solidified his No. 1 spot at 168 pounds.
RingTV.com’s resident historian and CompuBox road warrior dusted off his passport once more this year to travel to London, where he counted punches for HBO’s broadcast of Carl Froch’s spirited rematch victory over Mikkell Kessler on Saturday.
WBA middleweight beltholder Gennady Golovkin on his upcoming defense against Matthew Macklin: "We respect Macklin, but I don’t believe that the strengths that he has shown in the past against previous opponents will have any effect on me."
Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin on his upcoming bout with WBA beltholder Gennady Golovkin: "Gennady's a great fighter but every great fighter hits a bump in the road at some point, and for Gennady, that will come on June 29."
Manny Pacquiao is being sought by an advocate to help lead the battle against the prostitution of children in the Philippines. "You can count on me to help," congressman Pacquiao told a group of abused girls in his native country.
Famous retired referee Mills Lane, who will be inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Canastota, N.Y., on June 9, was the third man in the ring for some of the greatest and most controversial bouts of the 1980s and ‘90s.
Read on for fan feedback on Carl Froch’s stirring rematch victory over Mikkel Kessler, along with thoughts and questions on what's next for both super middleweights, other subjects (and, of course, mythical matchups), in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Junior welterweight Jason Pagara scored a unanimous decision over Aaron Herrera on Saturday at the Waterfront Hotel in Cebu City, Philippines. The 24-year-old is popular and clearly the best 140-pounder in the Philippines, but he’s limited in terms of talent and technique.
World titleholder Carl Froch will target a rematch with unbeaten American Andre Ward later this year following his thrilling, unanimous points victory in a war against nemesis Mikkel Kessler.