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.
Tim Bradley on Manny Pacquiao: “I wanted to be able to beat him convincingly without any controversy. That’s all that I wanted…I wanted another opportunity to silence all of the critics, and all of the world to show that I’m one of the best fighters in the world.”
Junior welterweight Mike Alvarado has signed to face former lightweight beltholder Brandon Rios in an HBO-televised bout on Oct. 13.
Manager Cameron Dunkin’s plan for Mikey Garcia is to match him against Orlando Salido in the fall, while the hope for Brandon Rios is a fight with Juan Manuel Marquez.