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.”
Bernard Hopkins on Karo Murat: “I need a stoppage, definitely. I haven’t had a knockout since 2004.”
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.
Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios have each been randomly tested twice by The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association, according to a statement released by the organization.
The late Emanuel “Manny” Steward trained Thomas Hearns, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko and Mike McCallum among his seemingly endless list of current and former world champions.
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.
Promoter Artie Pelullo calls newl WBO 140-pound titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov “the most exciting fighter in the business.” He wants the Russian bomber to face Tim Bradley in a rematch or the winner of Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios.
Referee Tony Weeks on Ruslan Provodnikov’s 10th-round TKO of Mike Alvarado: “I went over to his corner and I asked Mike directly, twice, ‘Are you okay?’ and, ‘Do you want to continue fighting?’ and both times, he said, ‘No,’ so I stopped the fight.”
RingTV.com has live round-by-round updates of Ruslan Provodnikov’s 10th-round knockout of Mike Alvarado for Alvarado’s WBO junior welterweight belt. The HBO World Championship Boxing broadcast began at 9:45 p.m. ET.
Trainer Abel Sanchez said Gennady Golovkin “is the best middleweight ever besides Sugar Ray Robinson and maybe Bernard Hopkins.”
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.