Fans share their thoughts on a variety of subjects — including the fear of an Al Haymon-run sport, missing Antonio Margarito, the Garcia-Peterson catchweight, the hateful back-and-forth between Mayweather/Pacquiao fans in the Disqus comments section, and mythical matchups — in this week’s extra-long Monday mailbag.
Read training blogs, provided by HBO and other sources, from RING/WBC middleweight champ Sergio Martinez, Miguel Cotto, IBF super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch and George Groves in advance of their fights.
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, David Lemieux and Fernando Guerrero both pledge victory on Saturday, only Lemieux expects bombs to be thrown from both fighters.
Paul Williams, who receives the BWAA’s Bill Crawford Award for “Courage in Overcoming Adversity” at the association’s annual dinner on Thursday in Las Vegas, recalls his memorable bouts with Sergio Martinez, Antonio Margarito and Winky Wright, among others.
The United States Court of Appeal for The Fifth Circuit has dismissed a $1 million lawsuit that was filed by Imperial ED against Manny Pacquiao. The suit was described as “frivolous” by the fighter’s advisor, Michael Koncz.
Golden Boy’s Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 shows will feature what Richard Schaefer calls “the best fights that you can make at 147,” including Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Devon Alexander-Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass, and Paulie Malignaggi-Zab Judah.
According to trainer Robert Garcia, first-time welterweight Brandon Rios is looking good ahead of his Nov. 23 bout with Manny Pacquiao, exhibiting knockout power and better speed in his sparring sessions.
Miguel Cotto’s third-round stoppage of Delvin Rodriguez ranks as the highest drawing cable fight of 2013 so far.
Follow RingTV.com’s live blog of tonight’s junior middleweight third-round knockout by three-division titlewinner Miguel Cotto over Delvin Rodriguez.
Junior middleweight contender Delvin Rodriguez lists cutting his opponents among his specialties, and says that against Miguel Cotto “it’s going to definitely happen … As soon as I hit him good, he’s going to cut.”
Miguel Cotto will look to be busier and return to his “bread and butter” body attack against Delvin Rodriguez, according to trainer Freddie Roach.