HBO’s Jim Lampley will review Sergio Martinez’s unanimous decision over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Saul Alvarez’s fifth-round knockout of Josesito Lopez on the latest episdoe of The Fight Game this Saturday.
The fighters on Showtime’s stacked “Knockout Kings” card obviously plan to do their “talking” in the ring on Saturday. All eight participants were classy and respectful at the short final press conference on Thursday.
Leo Santa Cruz has fought most of his career under the radar, but the unbeaten bantamweight beltholder will earn a lot of fans if he beats Eric Morel on Satruday and set himself up for big fights in the loaded 122-pound division.
Saul Alvarez will throw out the first pitch for Saturday’s game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the visiting Arizona Diamondbacks.
WBC junior middleweight titleholder Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Josesito Lopez will be featured on Showtime in advance of their Sept. 15 bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Saul Alvarez insists that he’s not taking Josesito Lopez lightly or slacking off in his training by holding his camp at a posh private gym in Santa Monica, Calif. A recent media workout at the gym suggests that Alvarez means what he says.
THE RING editor Michael Rosenthal spoke to Saul Alvarez about the WBC 154-pound titleholder’s Showtime-televised Sept. 15 defense against Josesito Lopez and going head-to-head with Mexican rival Julio Cesar Chavez’s PPV fight with Sergio Martinez in this exclusive interview.
Junior middleweight contender Carlos Molina on WBC titleholder Saul Alvarez: “When he’s challenging guys that I’ve already fought like Kermit Cintron and James Kirkland, it makes you feel like, ‘Wait a second, if they deserve a shot, then I deserve a shot also.’”
IBF junior middleweight titleholder Cornelius Bundrage on his separation from manager Manny Steward: “It’s just time to move on. So I’m putting it out there that I need a new manager, a new promoter, and that I need to be with somebody that’s going to help me to get the big fights.”