Sugar Ray Leonard on Adrien Broner: “I’ve been watching this kid, man, and this kid, man, he’s a talent. That kid has it. He’s one of those rare fighters that has the entire package. He has everything.”
Adrien Broner on Saturday’s clash with Antonio DeMarco: “It’s definitely a defining fight for me. Not only is it a defining fight, but it’s a fight that can cross me over into another world that a lot of boxers can’t go to.”
Birthday knockouts have become a tradition for WBC featherweight beltholder Jhonny Gonzalez, and this Sept. 15 — Gonzalez’s 31st birthday — he’ll be looking to collect a $100,000 bonus against Daniel Ponce de Leon.
Former cruiserweight titleholder Enzo Maccarinelli has been banned for six months following a positive test for an illegal substance, according to the United Kingdom Anti-Doping Agency.
Former titleholder Daniel Ponce de Leon will face Eduardo Lazcano on May 4 in Las Vegas, the night before Floyd Mayweather faced Miguel Cotto.
WBO featherweight titleholder Orlando Salido reflected on his 10th-round knockout of former beltholder Juan Manuel Lopez on March 10 and stated his desire to face former 122-pound champ Rafael Marquez in this Q&A.
Who is next for Adrien Broner? “For me, it really don’t matter. I’m ready for whoever,” said the fighter. “Whoever wants to fight, just sign on the dotted line, and that’s whose behind I’m kicking.”
Daniel Ponce de Leon says he will beat Yuriorkis Gamboa, whom he says is not as good as his last opponent, Adrien Broner.
Feeling as if he is poised for greatness, unbeaten featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa says, ‘I’m ready to go 126, 135 — I’ll fight anyone.’
Bob Arum: “Up to this point, there had been a period where we wouldn’t make those fights because of the Manny Pacquiao situation. But that’s now been resolved.”