Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
Undefeated lightweight prospect Mercito Gesta believes he's ready to face top contenders, such as Brandon Rios, but for now the 24-year-old Filipino southpaw will show his talent on the Rios-Richard Abril pay-per-view undercard on Saturday.
Southpaw Austin Trout will defend his WBA junior middleweight belt against Delvin Rodriguez on the undercard of a Showtime-televised quadruple-header on June 2.
Brandon Rios will earn $450,000 compared to $100,000 for rival Richard Abril, but the winner of their WBA lightweight title belt clash will pocket an extra $50,000.
Eric Morel on Abner Mares: "His style is perfect for mine. I'm aware of his power and I'm aware of everything that he can bring. I'm confident that I can pull it off."
Abner Mares will be in his fifth straight title fight when he debuts as a junior featherweight against ex-beltholder Eric Morel on April 21.
Fans give their two cents on tomorrow's PPV card featuring Juan Manuel Marquez and Brandon Rios, pose an interesting mythical matchup (Duran vs. Martinez) and reminisce about boxing in 1980s in this week's Friday mailbag.
Former bantamweight titleholder Abner Mares held a workout for the Los Angeles media ahead of his April 21 fight against Eric Morel for the vacant WBC junior featherweight belt.
RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko will attempt to score a repeat stoppage of Tony Thompson when he faces the American contender in a rematch on July 7 in Berne, Switzerland.
Floyd Mayweather Jr., Miguel Cotto, Saul Alvarez and Shane Mosley are hard at work preparing for their respective bouts on May 5 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.