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.
Super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez has a big fight with Jason Escalera on Sept. 29 — six years to the day from when his twins, Serena and Edwin Jr., barely survived their premature births.
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.
Hard-hitting IBF welterweight titleholder Randall Bailey calls Devon Alexander “a full-blown midget,” adding Tim Bradley “doesn’t want a part of fighting me — not even in his wildest dreams.”
Manny Pacquiao’s trainer, Freddie Roach, believes the fighter’s marital troubles might have factored in to his sub-par performance against Juan Manuel Marquez in November.
Austin Trout: “I want to take the doubt out of people’s hearts of what type of champion I am. I have no doubt that I’m where I’m supposed to be. I have no doubt that, after my fight against Delvin Rodriguez, that I’ll be bigger than where I’m at now.”
Could WBC 154-pound titleholder Saul Alvarez face former two-time welterweight beltholder Paul Williams, THE RING’s No. 8-rated junior middleweight contender, on Sept. 15?
WBC welterweight titleholder Floyd Mayweather Jr. is featured on the cover of this week’s ESPN Magazine in advance of Saturday night’s challenge for the WBA junior middleweight belt owned by Miguel Cotto.