Junior welterweight puncher John Molina Jr. is the first to admit that he’s not the most technical boxer around, but the all-action fighter says he brings attributes to the ring — “heart, chin and power in both hands” — that will sternly test Adrien Broner when they fight on March 7.
Former British and Commonwealth junior lightweight champion Kevin Mitchell turned in what was arguably a career best performance by stopping tough Mexican Daniel Estrada in the eighth round of a scheduled 12 in London on Saturday night at lightweight.
Veteran trainer Joe Goossen spoke from the heart with broadcast veteran Alan Massengale in a very special RingTV interview. Goossen talks candidly about the passing of his brother, beloved promoter Dan Goossen, Goossen Promotions’ close relationship with Al Haymon, and what the future holds.
Once-beaten Argentine lightweight Marcelino “Nino” Lopez has signed a promotional contract with Golden Boy Promotions, according to company president Oscar De La Hoya. Lopez is managed by Mario Arano, who also handles junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse.
Former welterweight champ Buddy McGirt, now a noted trainer, shared his thoughts with boxing fans during the first REAL TALK of 2015. McGirt talked about the best he fought during the 1980s and ’90s, the differences between this era and his era, fighters he’s high on (Terence Crawford) and not so high on (Adrien Broner).
Floyd Mayweather Jr. denied reports on Saturday that a deal is done for a May 2 bout against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, doing so on his Shots account.
Representatives of both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao are “still working” on completing a deal for the mega-bout, according to Pacquiao’s advisor, Michael Koncz, who dismissed Friday night reports that the fight is done along with Showtime executives.
Tony Luis upset previously undefeated lightweight standout Karl Dargan in the main event of an ESPN2-televised card from the Foxwoods Resort in Mashantucket, Connecticut on Friday. Luis, who scored a final-round knockdown, soundly outworked Dargan to an impressive unanimous decision victory.