Jamie McDonnell is likely to be marking time against late replacement Fernando Vargas this Saturday but the Englishman is desperate for big fights at 118 pounds.
The undercard to the middleweight showdown between Miguel Cotto and Daniel Geale was highlighted by a first-round KO from Dustin Fleischer, who fights motivated by his grandfather’s struggle to survive The Holocaust during World War II.
Fans from around the world share their unbridled enthusiasm for tomorrow’s anticipated showdown between Lucas Matthysse and Ruslan Provodnikov, as well as thoughts on Leo Santa Cruz, the PBC, some really good mythical matchups and other subjects, in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Oscar De La Hoya spoke to RingTV’s Dominic Verdin about LA Fight Club, the Canelo Alvarez-James Kirkland fight, and what it’s like to work with former rival Fernando Vargas after the kick-off press conference for Golden Boy Promotions’ news monthly Los Angeles club series.
According to former heavyweight champion George Foreman, Deontay Wilder can beat WBC heavyweight titlist Bermane Stiverne as long as he fights a smart, aggressive fight.
Newly crowned IBF bantamweight titleholder Randy Caballero and former junior middleweight titleholder Fernando Vargas will be celebrated during events surrounding a Nov. 13 Golden Boy Live! show at the Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, California.
Fernando Vargas, one of the most popular fighters of the 2000s and the subject of his own reality TV series, will be the special guest of the next episode of REAL TALK. Send your questions for Vargas to host Dominic Verdin at firstname.lastname@example.org or @dominicverdin66.
Golden Boy’s Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 shows will feature what Richard Schaefer calls “the best fights that you can make at 147,” including Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Devon Alexander-Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass, and Paulie Malignaggi-Zab Judah.
Gabriel Rosado says Gennady Golovkin’s Grant brand gloves had less cushion across the knuckle area than the ones he wore during his seventh-round stoppage loss to Golovkin in January.
Saul Alvarez ended Shane Mosley’s run of 21 straight victories over rivals of Mexican descent when they fought last May, and now he is looking to for a similar, if not, more impressive result against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Once thought to be a budding star in the sport, Andre Berto has evolved – or rather devolved – into TV-friendly all-action brawler. However, should Berto – who was stopped by Jesus Soto Karass on Saturday, his third punishing loss in his last four bouts – continue boxing? He probably will.
“By far,” stated Oscar De La Hoya, when asked if the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez who will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Sept. 14 is better than he was when he fought Mayweather six years ago.