Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
Edwin Rodriguez missed weight for Saturday's fight with Andre Ward, in what is becoming an all-too common story in boxing.
Boxing-bred former amateur star Karl Dargan faces fellow unbeaten lightweight prospect Michael Brooks on Saturday in Verona, N.Y. The fight is the co-feature to the Vyacheslav Glazkov-Garrett Wilson main event, which will be televised by NBC.
Drawing on a similar experience against Thomas Hearns, former champion Roberto Duran believes Manny Pacquiao can rebound from his sixth-round knockout at the hands of Juan Manuel Marquez.
Andre Ward had no trouble making weight for his super middleweight title defense against Edwin Rodriguez, despite being inactive for the last 14 months, tipping the scales at 167.8 pounds. Rodriguez, however, weighed 170 pounds, two pounds over the division limit. (Video added to blog item.)
Tim Bradley said his managerial and promotional stablemate, Brandon Rios, must "get close and stay close" in his fight with Manny Pacquiao, whom he, nevertheless, believes will stop Rios inside of eight rounds. .
Sugar Ray Leonard said Manny Pacquiao is still physically capable of coming back against Brandon Rios, but the big question is the former titleholder's state of mind following his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.
Fans share their thoughts on James Toney, Anthony Joshua, Andre Ward-Edwin Rodriguez, the post-Klitschko heavyweight division, Vic Darchinyan, and two mythical matchups (Marvin Hagler vs. Emile Griffith and Ricky Hatton vs. MIguel Cotto) in this week's Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Brazilian silver medalist Esqiuva Falcao, whose older brother signed with Golden Boy in October, inked a promotional deal with rival Top Rank.
Little is known about what former heavyweight contender David Tua has left as he approaches his clash with Alexander Ustinov on Saturday in New Zealand. The 40-year-old puncher, one of the most popular big men of the 1990s, says he’s ready but he also knows that he’s near the end of his career.