Fans share their thoughts on a variety of subjects — including the fear of an Al Haymon-run sport, missing Antonio Margarito, the Garcia-Peterson catchweight, the hateful back-and-forth between Mayweather/Pacquiao fans in the Disqus comments section, and mythical matchups — in this week’s extra-long Monday mailbag.
Unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder may have to choose between serving as a sparring partner for David Haye or being ringside for a scouting report on the Seth Mitchell-Chris Arreola fight on Sept. 6.
Fans express excitement on the Garcia-Matthysse fight being made and added to the Mayweather-Canelo PPV event, ask Dougie’s opinion on various mythical matchups between James Toney and Bernard Hopkins, and sound off on other fights and topics in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Boxing fans were treated to a good weekend of boxing last week but it was a quiet one in terms of movement in THE RING’s divisional ratings. Still, there were ranked fighters, and some who are close to being rated, in action worth mentioning.
Juan Manuel Marquez’s sixth-round knockout of Manny Pacquiao will be among “Boxing’s Best” on HBO, a series comprised of seven major showdowns to be featured over five days beginning on Christmas.
Adrien Broner: “I know what fight can happen, and that’s me and [Manny] Pacquiao.”
Antonio DeMarco: “It will be the talent of Adrien Broner against the hunger and heart of DeMarco. Without a doubt, he’s a very elusive and intelligent fighter. But we came prepared for that, and even more.”
Adrien Broner and Antonio DeMarco will be wearing Reyes gloves, considered the most advantageous for scoring knockouts, on Saturday night.
WBC lightweight titleholder Antonio DeMarco will emphasize placement of punches over volume in an attempt to counter the speed and defensive skills of rising former WBO junior lightweight beltholder Adrien Broner on Saturday.
Adrien Broner on Saturday’s clash with Antonio DeMarco: “It’s definitely a defining fight for me. Not only is it a defining fight, but it’s a fight that can cross me over into another world that a lot of boxers can’t go to.”
Former WBO junior lightweight beltholder Adrien Broner and WBC lightweight titleholder Antonio DeMarco will be featured on Fox Deportes’ “Knockout Night” on Saturday.