Former lightweight contender Anthony Peterson will pursue his third straight victory against Marcos Jimenez on March 21 on ESPN’s Friday Night Fights, Goossen Tutor Promotions and Headbangers Promotions announced on Wednesday.
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.”
“I don’t think that he’s done at all,” trainer Tony Morgan said of the future of his former fighter Andre Berto, who was knocked out by Jesus Soto Karass on Saturday. “Sometimes, a fighter has to ask himself is it the man in your corner or the man in the mirror?”
Shawn Porter kept his record pristine and helped erase the stench of his last outing, a 10-round draw against Julio Diaz five months ago, with a dominating unanimous decision over Phil Lo Greco.
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.
Lamont Peterson’s trainer believes that a victory over Lucas Matthysse could “put him in the lotto for a fight with someone like Floyd Mayweather.”
Boxing expert Rich Marotta says Lamont Peterson’s defense against Kendall Holt “should rank pretty high on the entertainment scale.”
IBF junior welterweight beltholder Lamont Peterson will defend his crown against ex-titleholder Kendall Holt on Feb. 22 in Peterson’s home town of Washington, D.C.
Sugar Ray Leonard on being sexually abused as a teenager: “It knocked me down, but it didn’t knock me out.”
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, IBF junior welterweight titleholder Lamont Peterson, and former undisputed 140-pound champion Aaron Pryor are among those expected to attend Thursday’s “Fight Night For Children” charity event at the Washington Hilton in Washington, D.C.
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.
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.”
Richard Abril believes that he will end the winning streak of Brandon Rios and hand the hard-punching former titleholder his first loss on Saturday night. “I am more Mexican than Rios,” he said.
Lamont Peterson on his victory over Amir Khan: “Things are always going to be rough for me. I never get anything easy. So I’m always prepared for a backyard fight, and that’s what it was. I was victorious.”