Mike Alvarado’s unanimous-decision win in his rematch with Brandon Rios drew 1.2 million viewers on HBO, according to the network.
Unbeaten featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr. claims he has been pursued by promoter Curtis Jackson, who is also known as the rapper 50 Cent. Russell is managed by Al Haymon and has a working relationship with Golden Boy Promotions.
HBO’s ringside scorer Harold Lederman said Andre Ward was “terrific,” and, “sharp” as a network commentator for this past Saturday’s triple-header at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
RING, WBA and WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward said “I can’t wait to get back out there and perform for all my fans” after having endured surgery on his right shoulder on Friday.
Andre Ward on his shoulder injury: “I’ve still got many great years left in this sport. I’m just ready to get on the other side of this procedure and to get back to work.”
An injury to RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward’s right shoulder has forced the cancelation of a scheduled March 2 defense against former middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik.
An injury to RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward’s right shoulder has placed his scheduled March 2 title defense against former middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik in doubt.
Tim Bradley-Lamont Peterson II and the anticipated Brandon Rios-Mike Alvarado rematch could be in the works for March, according to Top Rank CEO Bob Arum.
Strength and conditioning guru Angel Hernandez claims that trainer Freddie Roach has accused Juan Manuel Marquez of having used performance enhancing drugs out of fear that his fighter will defeat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night.
Olympian Oscar Molina will make his professional debut by fighting on the same Nov. 24 card as his twin, Javier, who already has 12 professional bouts.
Don King’s $1.1 million purse bid to promote the Chris Arreola-Bermane Stiverne WBC heavyweight eliminator bout doubled that of counterpart Dan Goossen.
Andre Ward ranks No. 2, pound-for-pound, ahead of Manny Pacquiao, according to Yahoo! Sports and ESPN, and is at No. 3 in THE RING ratings, having surpassed Sergio Martinez in all three polls.