THE RING’s No. 1-rated middleweight Gennady Golovkin spoke to the boxing media about his May 16 fight with talented southpaw Willie Monroe, future showdowns with Miguel Cotto and Andre Ward, and why he thought the Peter Quillin-Andy Lee fight was more like a “sparring session.”
RingTV’s Bill Emes caught up with Tom Loeffler of K2 Promotions to talk about the April 25 showdown between RING heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko and undefeated American contender Bryant Jennings at Madison Square Garden. Loeffler also discussed the potential of Miguel Cotto fighting Gennady Golovkin.
The HBO-televised David Lemieux-Gabriel Rosado middleweight fight on Saturday at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center isn’t a huge event but it should be a very good fight and could lead the winner to major showdowns against the stars of the 160-pound division.
Manny Pacquiao says that a bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. could not happen until 2015 if Mayweather is not willing to work with Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum.
Floyd Mayweather has acknowledged the potential for bouts with either Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana, while dismissing the notion of a fight with Manny Pacquiao.
Trainer Virgil Hunter believes Amir Khan “can shock the world” and defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr. if his fighter gets a shot at the reigning welterweight and junior middleweight champ on May 3.
Marcos Maidana’s manager, Sebasian Contursi, believes his fighter would make for a more exciting bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. than would Amir Khan.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. suggests that Marcos Maidana is a more likely opponent than Manny Pacquiao, and that Adrien Broner’s next fight should be on his undercard in May.
Among the things Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya said to rival Top Rank CEO Bob Arum during their exchanged Christmas greetings on Twitter was “Let’s make these fights for the fans.”
Saturday’s win by Marcos Maidana to dethrone Adrien Broner as WBA welterweight titleholder drew 1.3 million viewers, Showtime’s Executive Vice President and General Manager of Sports, Stephen Espinoza, announced on Tuesday.
Canelo Alvarez’s older brother, Ricardo, won by a majority decision over Rod Salka on Saturday at The Alamodome.
Richard Schaefer said Canelo Alvarez is paying for and may attend this weekend’s funeral for Javier Jauregui, the former IBF lightweight titleholder who died after suffereing a stroke on Wednesday. Jauregui was longtime member of Alvarez’s training team.
Most of the fighters involved in the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Leo Santa Cruz-Cesar Seda, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass and Beibut Shumenov-Tamas Kovacs matchups promised fireworks on Saturday at The Alamodome in San Antonio.
Shawn Porter on Devon Alexander: “The game plan was to make him fight and make him do things that he didn’t want to do. I didn’t want him to get into any kind of comfort zone.”