Veteran Roberto Garcia scored a split-decision over Norberto Gonzalez in the 10-round middleweight main event of a Friday Night Fights card at the UIC Pavilion in Chicago. Garcia, a late substitute, won by scores of 96-93, 95-94, and 94-95.
According to trainer Robert Garcia, first-time welterweight Brandon Rios is looking good ahead of his Nov. 23 bout with Manny Pacquiao, exhibiting knockout power and better speed in his sparring sessions.
Mike Tyson’s signing of U.S. amateur standout Erickson Lubin to his new promotional company, Iron Mike Productions, caught the ire of the USA Boxing program, which has struggled during the last two decades. Did Tyson do anything wrong? Mike Coppinger doesn’t think so.