Former two-time welterweight titleholder Andre Berto weighed half a pound more than former featherweight beltholder Robert Guerrero at the Friday weigh-in for their HBO-televised fight tomorrow. Berto weighed 146.8. Guerrero weighed 146.4.
Will Andre Berto’s 15-month layoff end with a victory over Robert Guerrero, or will Guerrero earn his 15th consecutive victory over Berto?
Manny Pacquiao and arch-rival Juan Manuel Marquez once sang “La Bamba” during a duet on Mexican television during the promotion leading up to their third fight.
Former welterweight titleholder Carlos Quintana is so confident that he will beat undefeated KO artist Keith Thurman in their HBO-televised co-feature to Saturday’s Andre Berto-Roberto Guerrero showdown that he’s already calling out 154-pound beltholder Saul Alvarez.
Robert Guerrero isn’t considered an “elite” fighter by the media, but he hopes a victory over Andre Berto on Saturday will change that. His co-managers believe he deserves more respect than some fighters, including Adrien Broner, are getting.
Danny Garcia’s Showtime-televsied junior welterweight championship defense against Erik Morales on Saturday at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center kicks off a busy fall and winter schedule for Golden Boy Promotions.
Andre Berto said the positive drug test “didn’t have anything to do with any type of drug enhancement, or any type of testosterone or EPO or none of that type of stuff.”
Chad Dawson says he’s a “better fighter than Andre Ward,” whom he will meet in a clash of RING champions on Sept. 8.
Oscar De La Hoya on undefeated heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder: “It’s time to take him to the big stage — the HBOs and the Showtimes. It’s time to unleash Deontay Wilder.”
Josesito Lopez on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: “On paper, this looks like it’s going to be a walk in the park for Canelo. But if you’ve seen me fight, and you know the training that I go through for a fight like this — especially one of this magnitude — then you’ll know that Canelo is in for a fight.”
Unbeaten junior middleweight beltholder Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will defend his WBC crown against Josesito Lopez on a Showtime broadcast from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sept. 15.