Juan Manuel Marquez was the black sheep in the Mexican triumvirate that included Marco Antonio Barrera and Erik Morales but has outlasted the others and emerged as the enduring star, which he proved once again with a dominant decision over Mike Alvarado.
Junior middleweight veterans Delvin Rodriguez and Joachim Alcine will fight in a Friday Night Fights main event on May 16 at Olympic Stadium in Montreal, Star Boxing and Choko Boxing announced on Tuesday.
Adonis Stevenson, Carl Froch, Gennady Golovkin, Sergey Kovalev and Tim Bradley are among those to be featured over the course of 10 bouts and five nights starting on Dec. 23 on HBO’s on “Boxing’s Best.”
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said that he expects Canel Alvarez to make a decision regarding his next opponent potentially as early as next week, with Miguel Cotto being the young former champ’s desired rival.
Miguel Cotto is considering a confirmed package of at least $10 million from Golden Boy Promotions to face Canelo Alvarez, but a widely-reported offer of $15 million to fight middleweight champ Sergio Martinez is unconfirmed.
When Canelo Alvarez returns to action on March 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer hopes that his opponent will be Miguel Cotto.
The recent death of Francisco Leal and life-threatening head injury suffered by Magomed Abdusalamov prompted RingTV.com’s resident historian Lee Groves to recall how the 2008 fight between Delvin Rodriguez and Oscar Diaz, for which he was at ringside, caused him to question, then reconfirm, his love for boxing.
Golden Boy Promotions has offered Miguel Cotto a deal worth in excess of $10 million to face Canelo Alvarez, according to CEO Richard Schaefer. Schaefer also discussed a possible rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. or title shots against Peter Quillin and Carlos Molina for Cotto.
Puerto Rican Orlando Cruz, who is gay, said “I’m going to make history” by defeating Mexican Orlando Salido for the WBO’s featherweight belt on Saturday.
Three-division titlewinner Miguel Cotto is expected to arrive in Las Vegas on Thursday to discuss potential future fights with Top Rank, which promoted last his one-sided third-round TKO of Delvin Rodriguez last Saturday.
Miguel Cotto’s third-round stoppage of Delvin Rodriguez ranks as the highest drawing cable fight of 2013 so far.
WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley says that he’ll use his head and to “stay smart” against Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday.
Ruslan Provodnikov: “During the Face Off, at least to me, I can’t say that this is the case for sure, but at least to me, it looked like Mike Alvarado wasn’t very confident.”
Junior welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov, who will face WBO beltholder Mike Alvarado on Oct. 19, said that he is pulling for both Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao in their respective fights with Juan Manuel Marquez and Brandon Rios.
Ruslan Provodnikov said of his upcoming fight with Mike Alvarado, “It’s not going to be about technique. Simply war. It’s just going to be a street fight. I promise you that.”