Bob Arum told RingTV.com that a return bout between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera could happen on March 1 in either Texas or Las Vegas. The Top Rank CEO also said that he woudl like to match Nonito Donaire with undefeated featherwieght puncher Nicholas Walters.
Puerto Rico’s Roman “Rocky” Martinez will put his WBO junior lightweight belt on the line against RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia on Saturday.
Vic Darchinyan on Nonito Donaire: “I’m going to come and expose him and show to all of the world that I can beat him, and not only just beat him, but I can beat him easily.”
Brandon Rios on Manny Pacquiao: “He’s in there with a live dog, he’s not in there with a little puppy… I’m going to be a motherf___ing pit bull mixed with a Great Dane, mixed with a Rottweiler, mixed with a Bull Terrier…”
Adrien Broner on what to expect from his upcoming bout with Marcos Maidana: “You’re going to see an electrifying victory from Adrien ‘The Problem’ Broner. You will see why I’m the lottery pick to take over this sport.”
Gabriel Rosado says Gennady Golovkin’s Grant brand gloves had less cushion across the knuckle area than the ones he wore during his seventh-round stoppage loss to Golovkin in January.
Three-division titleholder Nonito Donaire enters his Nov. 9 return bout against Vic Darchynian after the birth of his son as well as a reconciliation with his father and former trainer, Nonito Donaire Sr.
Ruslan Provodnikov’s mother traveled from Russia for what is both her first trip to the U.S. and the first time she will be ringside to watch her son as he battles Mike Alvarado on Saturday.
Hard-hitting light heavyweights Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev will face separate opponents on Nov. 30 in Canada, and Kovalev’s promoter sees them facing each other down the road.
Undefeated featherweight Gary Russell Jr., who is the mandatory challenger for WBO titleholder Orlando Salido: “I’m ready for my first world title fight and can not wait for the fight to get made.”
Juan Manuel Marquez said he was “scared of the judges more than” Tim Bradley during the post-fight press conference for their WBO welterweight title bout that Bradley won by split decision on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Two-time Olympic champ Vasyl Lomachenko, who goes pro on Saturday, advises boxing fans to “be patient.” “I will be doing big things and you’ll be witnesses when I do them.”
Three-division titlewinner Miguel Cotto is expected to arrive in Las Vegas on Thursday to discuss potential future fights with Top Rank, which promoted last his one-sided third-round TKO of Delvin Rodriguez last Saturday.