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.”
Puerto Rican Orlando Cruz, who is gay, said “I’m going to make history” by defeating Mexican Orlando Salido for the WBO’s featherweight belt on Saturday.
Fans of undefeated WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley asked him questions about his war with Ruslan Provodnikov, Saturday’s showdown with Juan Manuel Marquez, and his ambition to fight Floyd Mayweather and even Canelo Alvarez in the latest episode of REAL TALK.
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.
Openly gay featherwight contender Orlando Cruz on the outfit he plans to wear into the ring versus Orlando Salido on Saturday: “It was not my intention to cause an uproar.”
Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez at the final press conference before Saturday’s contest in Las Vegas, in which Bradley will attempt to defend his WBO welterweight title. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Juan Manuel Marquez wants to be become the first Mexican fighter to win world titles in five weight classes by beating Tim Bradley for the WBO welterweight belt on Saturday in Las Vegas. Marquez says he’s well prepared for Bradley’s versatility and is confident of victory.
WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley says Juan Manuel Marquez is the best fighter he’s faced and he expects the Mexican legend to give him his toughest fight when they meet on Saturday in Las Vegas. Bradley adds: “I’m going to prove I’m one of the best fighters in the world by beating Marquez.”
Juan Manuel Marquez will earn a guaranteed $6 million for his challenge to WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley, who will pocket at least $4.1 million when they fight on Saturday at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Juan Manuel Marquez is proud to have Julio Cesar Chavez’s support going into his showdown with Tim Bradley on Saturday. Says Marquez, “If I can get him in trouble, I think I can finish him.”
Tim Bradley’s trainer Joel Diaz tells Alan Massengale that his fighter is in a “no-win” situation this Saturday given Juan Manuel Marquez’s age. Diaz says if Bradley stays composed, follows the game plan and listens to him between rounds, Marquez won’t compete.
One of the best amateur boxers in recent history, two-time Olympic champ Vasyl Lomachenko, will turn pro on the Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez undercard on Saturday. Anson Wainwright caught up with the Ukrainian southpaw to learn more about his background and pro ambitions.
Juan Manuel Marquez was the first to arrive in Las Vegas for Saturday’s clash with WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Juan Manuel Marquez felt too good to call it quits after knocking out his arch nemesis Manny Pacquiao last December. The Mexican legend wants to carry the momentum from the Pacquiao victory into his challenge to WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley on Saturday.