Carlos Molina wants Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez, “whoever,” after dethroning Ishe Smith as IBF junior middleweight beltholder on Saturday.
Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios will embark on a seven-city, international press tour in advance of their November fight in Macau.
Andre Berto says that in his upcoming fight with Jesus Soto Karass he wants to be “that complete fighter…the really sharp Andre Berto that can put together that speed and that power and be effective defensively.”
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.
Saul Alvarez: “On Saturday, after defeating [Austin] Trout, I will raise my hand and my belt and will be thinking of my brother. That belt is his.”
Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara: “If I could pick my next three fights, it would first start with the winner of the fight between Canelo Alvarez-Austin Trout, and then I would want to fight Sergio Martinez or Floyd Mayweather.”
Florida welterweight standouts Andre Berto and Keith Thurman are schedueld to fight in separate bouts on a Showtime-televised card in July. Berto will face veteran gatekeeper Jesus Soto-Karass; Thurman will fight fellow unbeaten puncher Diego Chaves.
Former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson will be profiled on HBO Real Sports, which debuts on March 19.
Saul Alvarez says he’s focused on his 154-pound title unification bout with Austin Trout on April 20, but he also says wants to headline a big show on Sept. 14 even if it competes with Floyd Mayweather’s planned pay-per-view date.
Juan Manuel Marquez will consider a fifth fight with Manny Pacquiao, and if not, the Mexican legend will look at bouts against unbeaten boxers Tim Bradley or Brandon Rios, according to Bob Arum.