Undefeated featherweight Gary Russell Jr., who is the mandatory challenger for WBO titleholder Orlando Salido: “I’m ready for my first world title fight and can not wait for the fight to get made.”
Both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez will be wearing 10-ounce Grant gloves when they meet at the MGM Grand tonight in Las Vegas. Mayweather will wear blue gloves, Alvarez will wear green.
Canelo Alvarez believes that he will “find a way” to land his shots against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday and the defending junior middleweight champ says sparring with lighter-weight fighters helped make him sharp enough to do so.
Jhonny Gonzalez shocked the boxing world when he stopped Abner Mares in the first round to reclaim the WBC featherweight title on Aug. 24. Fans want to see if the hard-punching veteran can do it again, according to a recent RingTV.com poll.
Stephen Espinoza on the numbers generated by All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo: “Well over half a million people saw the first episode of All Access on the premiere night, which is a very good number.”
Abner Mares told RingTV.com that his stunning loss to Jhonny Gonzalez “woke up the beast that I had inside of me.” Mares says he’ll get right back in training and target Gonzalez for a rematch or Leo Santa Cruz.
Alan Massengale wonders how Abner Mares will bounce back from his first-round knockout loss to Jhonny Gonzalez. The veteran broadcaster believes Mares needs to get back in action as soon as possible, perhaps on the proposed Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana card in November.
Mark E. Ortega compiled notes on Golden Boy Promotions’ future plans from the Jhonny Gonzalez-Abner Mares post-fight press conference following Gonzalez’s shocking first-round KO victory, as well as from CEO Richard Schaefer, who also spoke about Adrien Broner, Keith Thurman, Peter Quillin and Deontay Wilder.
Jhonny Gonzalez, Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz spoke to the media after their explosive fights on Aug. 24. Gonzalez may have scored the upset of the year with his first-round KO of Mares, who was gracious and classy in defeat. Santa Cruz spoke about winning his second world title.
Former two-time bantamweight titleholder Joseph Agbeko informed RingTV.com on Sunday that he has split from promoter Don King and is in search of a big fight in the junior featherweight division.
Action shots from two title-winning knockouts in Carson, Calif.: Jhonny Gonzalez’s first-round KO of Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz’s third-round stoppage of Victor Terrazas. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.