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.
Former welterweight beltholder Joshua Clottey will return to the ring on Saturday against Dashon Johnson in Huntingtown, N.Y. Fans who attend the show also have the opportunity to watch the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight on a big screen.
Saul Alvarez ended Shane Mosley’s run of 21 straight victories over rivals of Mexican descent when they fought last May, and now he is looking to for a similar, if not, more impressive result against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios will embark on a seven-city, international press tour in advance of their November fight in Macau.
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.