Bob Arum said Julio Cesar Chavez could fight Brian Vera next, and eventually, Andre Ward.
The judges rewarded Paul Williams for his constant pressure and greater activity against sharper-punching Erislandy Lara, who he beat by controversial majority decision on Saturday in Atlantic City.
By Michael Rosenthal Brandon Rios enhances his reputation as one of the most-exciting -- and lethal -- fighters in the world with a third-round knockout of Urbano Antillon on Saturday in Carson, Calif.
Carlos Molina upset Kermit Cintron via unanimous decision on the Brandon Rios-Urbano Antillon undercard on Saturday in Carson, Calif. Numerous undefeated prospects scored victories on the undercard.
Brandon Rios stopped Urbano Antillon at 2:49 of the third round Saturday at the Home Depot Center to retain his lightweight title.
Jessie Vargas, the prospect from Las Vegas, stopped veteran Walter Estrada with a single left hook 38 seconds into the second round of a scheduled 10-round junior welterweight fight Saturday in Primm, Nev.
Jesus Gonzalez out-pointed and out-gutted tough Francisco Sierra over 12 rounds to earn a regional 168-pound title in an entertaining Friday Night Fights main event on Friday in Phoenix, Ariz.
Paul Williams weighed 153.5 pounds for his Saturday showdown with Erislandy Lara. Lara tipped the scales at 153 pounds at the weigh-in on Friday. Akifumi Shimoda and Rico Ramos also made weight for their 122-pound title bout.
Lightweight beltholder Brandon Rios weighed in at the division limit of 135 pounds for his Saturday showdown with Urbano Antillon, who weighed 134.75 at the weigh-in on Friday in Torrance, Calif.
Watch Manny Pacquiao chill out on the set of his commercials for the HP Veer and Touchpad in these behind-the-scenes B-roll out takes.