In accepting his award for Fighter of the Year, an emotional Nonito Donaire spoke of coming a long way since being the “small, frail, asthmatic little boy” of his childhood.
“It just felt very, very personal to me,” said broadcaster Al Bernstein, who sings “What a Wonderful World” in honor of boxing dignitaries such as the late Hall of Fame trainer Emanuel “Manny” Steward during a musical tribute on The Boxing Channel.
Adrien Broner: “I know what fight can happen, and that’s me and [Manny] Pacquiao.”
Maria Matias, mother of Hector “Macho” Camacho: “I lost my son three days ago. He’s alive only because of a machine. My son is not alive. My son is only alive for the people who love him.”
Sugar Ray Leonard on being sexually abused as a teenager: “It knocked me down, but it didn’t knock me out.”