HBO commentator Jim Lampley calls Duane Ford, one of two referees who had Tim Bradley defeating Manny Pacquiao, “a standup guy.” Ford will be a guest on Lampley’s Fight Game, which airs Saturday night.
Promoter Bob Arum calls the notion that he somehow influenced the results of Tim Bradley-Manny Pacquiao “not true,” and “preposterous.”
Tim Bradley on Manny Pacquiao: “I’m ready. I’m ready to shock the world. I’m ready to do whatever it takes to win this fight. It’s going to be a great fight. Let’s get it on, baby. It’s going to be a war.”
Calling an initial offer “an insult,” James Kirkland said he asked for a $2.5 million purse to face WBC junior middleweight titleholder Saul Alvarez with an injured right shoulder.
Junior middleweight contender James Kirkland could replace injured Paul Williams as an opponent for WBC titleholder Saul Alvarez on Sept. 15.
Celestino Caballero has signed to defend his WBA featherweight belt against Mikey Garcia on July 28.
Undefeated featherweight contender Mikey Garcia might challenge for his first major world title against WBA beltholder Celestino Caballero on July 28 in Indio, Calif.
Pawel Wolak has retired from boxing and begun training for a transition into the sport of mixed martial arts before the end of 2012.
Undefeated featherweight contender Mikey Garcia has a fan base that spans the border between the U.S. and Mexico, plus the skills and pedigree that he believes will soon make him a world champion.