Mares eyes Moreno, wants Donaire

01
Nov

Mares eyes Moreno, wants Donaire

If Abner Mares could have chosen an opponent other than Anselmo Moreno, he said, “I would have taken, hands down, the Nonito Donaire fight.”

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30
Oct

Lem’s latest: Pacquiao in LA, Calderon retires, Gamboa-Beltran ‘close’

Manny Pacquiao began training in Hollywood on Monday for his fourth clash with Juan Manuel Marquez, which is slated for Dec. 8 at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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29
Oct

Santa Cruz faces Zaleta on Mares-Moreno card

IBF bantamweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz will try to remain unbeaten when he defends against Mexico’s Victor Zaleta on Nov. 10 on Showtime.

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14
Sep

Fighters show each other respect at Alvarez-Lopez final presser

The fighters on Showtime’s stacked “Knockout Kings” card obviously plan to do their “talking” in the ring on Saturday. All eight participants were classy and respectful at the short final press conference on Thursday.

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13
Sep

Bantamweight beltholder Santa Cruz finally making noise

Leo Santa Cruz has fought most of his career under the radar, but the unbeaten bantamweight beltholder will earn a lot of fans if he beats Eric Morel on Satruday and set himself up for big fights in the loaded 122-pound division.

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11
Sep

Alvarez to earn $2 million versus Lopez

WBC junior middleweight beltholder Saul Alvarez will pocket $2 million compared to $212,500 for challenger Josesito Lopez.

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29
Aug

Mares-Moreno ‘a sweet deal’ for Oct. 27

WBC junior featherweight belt-holder Abner Mares has a defense against Anselmo Moreno on Oct. 27.

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27
Aug

Donaire knows he’s ‘at risk’ against Nishioka

Nonito Donaire on facing Toshiaki Nishioka: “You have to find the fighters who can challenge you and who will put you at risk. You put yourself at risk of losing, at risk of getting hurt, at risk of losing your life. That’s all part of boxing.”

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25
Aug

Lem’s latest: Donaire’s a lover, fighter, in film

IBF and WBO junior featherweight beltholder Nonito Donaire portrays a poor man driven by love in the movie Palad Ta Ang Nagbuot, which he recently completed filming in his native Philippines.

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22
Aug

Lem’s latest: Best KO on Alvarez-Lopez card gets $100,000

Birthday knockouts have become a tradition for WBC featherweight beltholder Jhonny Gonzalez, and this Sept. 15 — Gonzalez’s 31st birthday — he’ll be looking to collect a $100,000 bonus against Daniel Ponce de Leon.

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