Of the thought of victory over Danny Garcia on Sept. 14, Lucas Matthysse said, “I would be on top of the world.”
RING junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia says of No. 1-rated Lucas Matthysse, who challenges him on Sept. 14: “If he’s not careful, he’s gonna get hurt.”
The upcoming bouts in October veaturing Juan Manuel Marquez versus Tim Bradley and Mike Alvarado against Ruslan Provodnikov, followed by the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios fight in November, could lead to a round robin between the welterweights and 140 pounders.
The anticipated Sept. 14 Showtime Pay Per View event co-headlined by Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez and Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse will be joined by a third title fight between Ishe Smith and Carlos Molina, as well as a welterweight bout matching Ashley Theophane against Pablo Cesar Cano.
Junior welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov expects to train alongside Miguel Cotto in preparation for his Oct. 19 bout with WBO beltholder Mike Alvarado.
Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios will embark on a seven-city, international press tour in advance of their November fight in Macau.
Miguel Cotto has announced on his Twitter account that he will return to the ring under the Top Rank banner on Oct. 5 on HBO, reportedly against Delvin Rodriguez.
After scoring a technical majority decision over Freddy Hernandez on a blown call, Delvin Rodriguez was awarded the correct verdict – an eight-round TKO victory – when local officials reviewed ESPN2’s instant replay of the Friday Night Fights main event in Uncasville, Conn.