Brazilian silver medalist Esqiuva Falcao, whose older brother signed with Golden Boy in October, inked a promotional deal with rival Top Rank.
Freddie Roach regarding Manny Pacquiao’s concern for his storm-ravaged Filipino countrymen: “We were talking about it yesterday, about how many people were killed in the storm. He is concerned about his people, but he knows that this is a big fight.”
Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios both proclaim themselves ready to bounce back from their respective losses.
Ahead of the Nov. 23 matchup between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios, HBO 2 will air Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez III and Rios-Mike Alvarado I on Nov. 15 and 16.
Manny Pacquiao on Brandon Rios: “I have seen Rios fight, and I am confident that I will win the fight. One of my advantages is my experience against better opposition. A more diversified opposition.”
Newly crowned IBF junior middleweight titleholder Carlos Molina on a potential fight with former champ Canelo Alvarez: “I’m not happy with just having the title, I want to defend it successfully, and get all of the title belts. Fighting somebody like Canelo would help me to do that.”
Brandon Rios on Manny Pacquiao: “He’s in there with a live dog, he’s not in there with a little puppy… I’m going to be a motherf___ing pit bull mixed with a Great Dane, mixed with a Rottweiler, mixed with a Bull Terrier…”
Adrien Broner on what to expect from his upcoming bout with Marcos Maidana: “You’re going to see an electrifying victory from Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner. You will see why I’m the lottery pick to take over this sport.”
The late Emanuel “Manny” Steward trained Thomas Hearns, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko and Mike McCallum among his seemingly endless list of current and former world champions.