Light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson on Saturday’s mandatory challenger Tony Bellew: “You can be sure that I am going to knock Bellew out. I think that the fight is going to go about four or five rounds and then I’m going to knock him out.”
Boxing insiders agree that the power-puncher matchup of Adonis Stevenson-Tavoris Cloud has the potential for fireworks, but in the end they also agree (almost) on who will be left standing.
Manny Pacquiao is being sought by an advocate to help lead the battle against the prostitution of children in the Philippines. “You can count on me to help,” congressman Pacquiao told a group of abused girls in his native country.
While IBF light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud could defend his belt against Bernard Hopkins on March 9, IBF super middleweight beltholder Carl Froch is weighing mandatory challenger Adonis Stevenson or WBA counterpart Mikkel Kessler.
Chad Dawson says he’s a “better fighter than Andre Ward,” whom he will meet in a clash of RING champions on Sept. 8.
Oscar De La Hoya on undefeated heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder: “It’s time to take him to the big stage — the HBOs and the Showtimes. It’s time to unleash Deontay Wilder.”
Donovan George could face an opponent to be determined on Friday night in the wake of a hand injury suffered by southpaw Adonis Stevenson over the weekend.
Five-belt, three-division titlewinner Robert Guerrero threw out the first pitch prior to Sunday’s Oakland A’s-New York Yankees’ game in advance of Saturday’s bout with Selcuk Aydin on Showtime.
Super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez has a big fight with Jason Escalera on Sept. 29 — six years to the day from when his twins, Serena and Edwin Jr., barely survived their premature births.
Edwin Roddriguez will face Jason Escalera in a clash of unbeaten super middleweights as part of an HBO-televised triple-header on Sept. 29.
Super middleweight contender Donovan George has accepted an Aug. 11 eliminator bout against Adonis Stevenson for the right to face IBF beltholder Carl Froch.