Denver-based junior welterweight Mike Alvarado, who gained revenge over Brandon Rios with a unanimous decision victory in March, could return in October for a hometown fight on HBO.
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.
Floyd Mayweather’s unanimous decision over Robert Guerrero will be re-aired on Saturday night on Showtime. The Abner Mares’ WBC featherweight title-winning TKO of Daniel Ponce de Leon will also re-air on the cable network.
Mike Alvarado’s unanimous-decision win in his rematch with Brandon Rios drew 1.2 million viewers on HBO, according to the network.
Four-division beltholder Juan Manuel Marquez was ringside for Saturday night’s victory by Mike Alvarado over Brandon Rios, as was WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley.
Gabriel Rosado on facing Gennady Golovkin: “I’m just excited to shock the world, but I’m not going to shock myself. But I know that a lot of people are going to be surprised when I come out victorious in this fight.”
HBO’s exiting Larry Merchant: “I’m proud to be associated with so many talented people who made us into a groundbreaking network.”
Gary Russell, Oscar De La Hoya, Andre Ward, Howard Davis and Antonio Tarver are among the former Olympians who reflected on their professional debuts.