Fights involving multi-belt winners Floyd Mayweather, Bernard Hopkins and Shane Mosley are part of the plans of Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer for the year 2013.
Unbeaten Yuriorkis Gamboa could land on the Dec. 8 Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV card opposite Miguel Beltran Jr.
Danny Garcia’s Showtime-televsied junior welterweight championship defense against Erik Morales on Saturday at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center kicks off a busy fall and winter schedule for Golden Boy Promotions.
Micky Ward on referee Pat Russell’s stoppage of Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado: “You’d rather be a punch too early than a punch too late, so I think that the referee did a good job of stopping it.”
Tickets are going fast for the fourth bout between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez that is scheduled for Dec. 8 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Two-time welterweight titleholder Andre Berto could challenge IBF junior middleweight beltholder Cornelius Bundrage on Nov. 24, although he’s been mentioned as a potential rival to WBO 147-pound titlewinner Tim Bradley on Dec. 15.
WBC junior featherweight titleholder Abner Mares, lightweight contender Sharif Bogere and featherweight prosepct Gary Russell Jr. could be a part of a big weekend that includes 2012 Olympian pro debuts, Oct. 13-14, on Showtime and CBS.
Unbeaten former lightweight titleholder Brandon Rios on his Oct. 13 clash with undefeated 140-pound contender Mike Alvarado: “It’s going to be a very violent, very bloody fight. It’s going to be a can’t-miss fight.”
Nonito Donaire will face junior featherweight Toshiaki Nishioka after former lightweight beltholder Brandon Rios makes his junior welterweight debut in a clash of unbeatens with Mike Alvarado on Oct. 13.