Manny Pacquiao will be featured on TNT on Thursday night as a result of visits from former NBA stars Charles Barkley and Reggie Miller.
Danny Garcia will defend his RING junior welterweight belt against Erik Morales after his father and trainer, Angel Garcia, said initially that Morales’ positive drug test would prevent that from happening. A third test of Morales “came back negative,” according to Garcia.
Legendary Mexican champion Erik Morales heard Angel Garcia, the father and trainer of rival, Danny Garcia, question his heart, curse his mother and challenge his own father and trainer to a fight.
Declaring that he “had a very good training camp,” Erik Morales says he’s “ready” to regain the WBC 140-pound title he lost to Danny Garcia in March. Garcia-Morales II tops a Showtime-televised quadrupleheader from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday
Amir Khan said he and trainer Virgil Hunter “discussed the fact that I am an offensive fighter, but now it is time to be a smart fighter, to win fights with my brain.”
Former IBF/WBA junior welterweight titleholder Amir Khan will return to the ring in December against California’s Carlos Molina on Showtime under a new trainer in Virgil Hunter somewhere in the United States.
Freddie Roach on Manny Pacquiao’s out-of-court settlement with the Mayewathers: “It’s something I don’t want to get in the middle of. That’s between them.” On Amir Khan: “You can’t teach a good chin in boxing.”
Trainer Freddie Roach does not believe that Amir Khan’s fourth-round knockout loss had anything to do with Khan’s parting with strength and conditioning guru Alex Ariza, a former assistant to Roach.
Freddie Roach on his conversation with Amir Khan: “I had a very nice breakfast with Shah Khan and Amir. So we had a nice meeting yesterday, and no one talked about getting fired.”
Danny Garcia and Amir Khan wll be subjected to random drug testing of blood and urine by the United States Anti-Doping Agency leading up to their July 14 fight, which currently is for the WBC and WBA titles.