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.
An investigation by the Nevada attorney general has determined that there was no criminal activity involved in Tim Bradley’s split-decision victory over Manny Pacquiao on June 9.
A five-member panel of international judges has unanimously scored in favor of Manny Pacquiao against Tim Bradley after watching video of Bradley’s disputed split-decision win that dethroned Pacquiao as welterweight titleholder on June 9.
HBO commentator Jim Lampley calls Duane Ford, one of two referees who had Tim Bradley defeating Manny Pacquiao, “a standup guy.” Ford will be a guest on Lampley’s Fight Game, which airs Saturday night.
Promoter Bob Arum calls the notion that he somehow influenced the results of Tim Bradley-Manny Pacquiao “not true,” and “preposterous.”
Tim Bradley on Manny Pacquiao: “I’m ready. I’m ready to shock the world. I’m ready to do whatever it takes to win this fight. It’s going to be a great fight. Let’s get it on, baby. It’s going to be a war.”
Calling an initial offer “an insult,” James Kirkland said he asked for a $2.5 million purse to face WBC junior middleweight titleholder Saul Alvarez with an injured right shoulder.