Andre Berto still wants to be a player in the 147-pound division but after losing two of his last three bouts, the former two-time titleholder will have to prove he can do it by beating welterweight gatekeeper Jesus Soto Karass tonight. Find out who the gatekeepers are in boxing’s other divisions.
Mike Tyson will be inducted into the Nevada Hall of Fame on Aug. 10, along with former titleholder Mike McCallum and the late Diego Corrales.
Former heavyweight Eddie Chambers will debut as a cruiserweight on Aug. 3 against South Africa’s hard-hitting Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu.
Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios will embark on a seven-city, international press tour in advance of their November fight in Macau.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
Jesus Soto Karass on his fight with Andre Berto: “The bottom line is that I want to win. Yes, I’m going to give a great performance, like I always do. I’m ready to die in the ring like every Mexican.”
Trainer Virgil Hunter on Andre Berto: “When he came out with the shoulder roll and things like that against Guerrero, I had never seen him do it. So I just stressed to him that it was important to him to have his own identity.”
Reflecting on his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr., Robert Guerrero says he learned “that I can compete with the best fighters in the world” and “gained a lot of experience on what it will take to fight a guy who never stops moving around the ring.”
Miguel Cotto could be closing in on a date for his ring return this year, and the list of possible opponents includes a lot of heavy hitters.
Lamont Peterson’s younger brother, Anthony, will compete in a lightweight bout on Saturday’s undcard to Lamont’s 141-pound main event against Lucas Matthysse.
When Angel Garcia, father and trainer of Danny Garcia, watches Floyd Mayweather Sr. and Ruben Gerrero work their sons’ corners on Saturday, he will “watch for who can stay focused, and who can keep their son focused right along with them.”
Former 140-pound titleholder DeMarcus Corley, who once rocked Floyd Mayweather in a fight, believes that Mayweather will endure Robert Guerrero’s roughhouse tactics, break him down and perhaps stop Guerrero on Saturday night.