Manny Pacquiao insists that in their rematch, Tim Bradley will face an entirely different fighter.
Erik Morales suffered a hand injury that forced him to withdraw from his Mar. 22 bout against Jorge Paez Jr., which was supposed to take place in Monterrey and end a 17-month absence. Jose Cotto may take the Mexican legend’s place against Paez.
Erik Morales will end a 17-month ring absence against Jorge Paez Jr. in a contracted 144-pound bout on March 22 at Arena Monterrey in Monterrey, Mexico.
Marcos Maidana’s manager, Sebasian Contursi, believes his fighter would make for a more exciting bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. than would Amir Khan.
“Poison” Junior Jones was an immensely talented boxer-puncher from Brooklyn who won world titles at bantamweight and junior featherweight while carving out a reputation as one of the most exciting fighters of the nineties. He spoke to RingTV.com about the best opponents he ever shared the ring with.
Robert Garcia on Marcos Maidana’s win over Adrien Broner: “We were ready to throw 100 punches a round. We know that’s the only way to beat somebody like Adrien Broner, or that’s the way to beat somebody like Floyd Mayweather [Jr.,]. That’s the way [Roberto] Duran beat Sugar Ray Leonard.”
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer on Marcos Maidana-Adrien Broner: “I would like to see a rematch. I would like a rematch at the Alamodome. There is no rematch clause.”
WBA welterweight titleholder Adrien Broner has a speedy boxing style that usually troubles challlenger Marcos Maidana, who may employ an aggressive strategy that once stymied Broner. RingTV.com polled 25 boxing insiders/fans about whose style will prevail on Saturday.
Adrien Broner’s trainer Mike Stafford said the undefeated WBA welterweight beltholder is going to “make Marcos to Maidana look so bad, that he’s going to look like an amateur” during their showdown in San Antonio on Saturday.
Marcos Maidana says Adrien Broner “has not been tested by a natural welterweight like me. That’s why this is the hardest fight of his life.” Maidana challenges Broner for the WBA 147-pound title on Dec. 14.
Juan Manuel Marquez felt too good to call it quits after knocking out his arch nemesis Manny Pacquiao last December. The Mexican legend wants to carry the momentum from the Pacquiao victory into his challenge to WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley on Saturday.
Danny Garcia on his imminent rise from 140 to 147 pounds: “I beat the best fighters at 140. What else do you want me to do?”