Brandon Rios says of his showdown with Manny Pacquiao: “We both like to fight. We both hardly back down. We both throw a lot of punches in bunches. So it’s going to be one helluva good fight.”
Tim Bradley told ESPN that he ranks himself between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Juan Manuel Marquez and ahead of Manny Pacquiao as the top fighters at 147 pounds.
Tim Bradley hasn’t fought more than twice a year since 2009, but the WBO welterweight titleholder says he’ll have a busy 2013 starting with his HBO-televised defense against Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday in Carson, Calif. Bradley believes fighting more often will increase his popularity.
Tim Bradley on Ruslan Provodnikov: “Absolutely, I’m looking to make a statement in this fight. I’m looking to do some damage to this guy.”
WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley will be out to overwhelm March 16 rival Ruslan Provodnikov, who has served as a sparring partner for Manny Pacquiao and scored knockouts in four of his five straight victories.
Light heavyweight Gabriel Campillo will have been out of the ring for nearly a year when he meets Sergey Kovalev on Saturday night.
Sugar Ray Leonard on Adrien Broner: “I’ve been watching this kid, man, and this kid, man, he’s a talent. That kid has it. He’s one of those rare fighters that has the entire package. He has everything.”
Unbeaten junior welterweight Brandon Rios would love to face Mike Alvarado, Danny Garcia or Lucas Matthysse, among others, and laments the rift between his promoter Top Rank and rival Golden Boy.
An injury to RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward’s right shoulder has placed his scheduled March 2 title defense against former middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik in doubt.