Although Brandon Rios became the first man to stop Mike Alvarado in October’s bloody Fight-of-The-Year-caliber clash of unbeaten junior welterweights, ex-beltholder Kendall Holt believes that Alvarado can exact revenge on Saturday night.
Challenger Mikey Garcia weighed 125.6-to-126 for WBO featherweight titleholder Orlando Salido.
HBO’s exiting Larry Merchant: “I’m proud to be associated with so many talented people who made us into a groundbreaking network.”
Micky Ward on referee Pat Russell’s stoppage of Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado: “You’d rather be a punch too early than a punch too late, so I think that the referee did a good job of stopping it.”
RingTV.com’s historian Lee Groves analyzes a group of fighters who will be eligible for the Hall of Fame over the next few years, focusing on the potential class of 2014 that includes superstars Oscar De La Hoya, Felix Trinidad and Joe Calzaghe.
The late Arturo Gatti is a new entrant on this year’s International Boxing Hall of Fame ballot. RingTV.com’s historian Lee Groves asks whether the beloved warrior is a first ballot-worthy Hall of Famer or if he should be bypassed. Groves makes compelling arguments for either proposition.
HBO’s Jim Lampley will review Sergio Martinez’s unanimous decision over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Saul Alvarez’s fifth-round knockout of Josesito Lopez on the latest episdoe of The Fight Game this Saturday.
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.”
WBA lightweight beltholder Brandon Rios on Johnny Murray: "I think that he's a warrior who wants to brawl like me."
A friend testified that Amanda Rodrigues said, 'I'm going to kill' Aurturo Gatti, while an investigator called her 'a person of extreme interest in this case.'
‘At the end of the day, they have families,’ said Floyd Mayweather Jr., who often thinks about deceased former champions Genaro Hernandez, Diego Corrales and Arturo Gatti.
The lead homicide investigator says the Canadian judge 'is being unfair' to Arturo Gatti's family by proceeding with the civil trial.
Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez will be in New York on Tuesday for the second stage of the four-city press tour promoting their fight on Nov. 12