Mike Alvarado has made public his reasons for not yet accepting a proposed Oct. 19 clash with Ruslan Provodnikov.
Undefeated featherweight contender Javier Fortuna and former welterweight beltholder Kermit Cintron will highlight an Aug. 2 card in Miami, Ok., in separate bouts.
Oscar De La Hoya on Floyd Mayweather-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: “Mayweather will stand in the pocket and fight. He’ll run and he’ll box, but he’ll also stay in the pocket and fight, which can make him vulnerable to being hit.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: “The only thing I can say is there’s been guys for 17 years. The only thing I can do is continue to beat the guy that they put in front of me.”
“I still have a lot left in the tank, and I’m able to do a lot of things,” said Juan Manuel Lopez, who will face Mikey Garcia on June 15. “I think that this fight will prove that I’m still one of the best.”
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said “hopefully” Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Saul Canelo Alvarez will happen on Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
“I think that this is the fight where I proved that I’m a pound-for-pound fighter,” said Abner Mares, who knocked out Daniel Ponce de Leon to take his WBC featherweight belt, making him a three-division beltwinner.
Abner Mares: “I actually added something different to my training camp, and it’s called ‘Mexican Judo.’ It’s ‘ju-don’t know if I’m going to box, or ju-don’t know if I’m going to brawl, but you do know that I’m going to win.’”
RING junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is expected to be ringside for Saturday night’s clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.