Brandon Rios on Manny Pacquiao: “He’s in there with a live dog, he’s not in there with a little puppy… I’m going to be a motherf___ing pit bull mixed with a Great Dane, mixed with a Rottweiler, mixed with a Bull Terrier…”
Trainer Abel Sanchez said Gennady Golovkin “is the best middleweight ever besides Sugar Ray Robinson and maybe Bernard Hopkins.”
A deal has been reached for a catchweight five pounds above the original limit for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera on Saturday, raising questions of fairness and fighter safety. HBO’s Jim Lampley gives his take on the son of Mexico’s most famous boxer.
Undefeated heavyweights Magomed Abdusalamov and Mike Perez have been added to the undercard of the Nov. 2 middleweight clash between WBA beltholder Gennady Golovkin and Curtis Stevens.
Curtis Stevens on Gennady Golovkin: “How much punching power does he really have? He has power, but he doesn’t have that thumping power.”
A deal is close for WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin and Curtis Stevens to meet on Nov. 2 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
Middleweight puncher Curtis Stevens: “People come because they love to see people get knocked out… I’m a one-punch knockout guy. I have that type of power… I can touch you just one time and it can be lights out.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks to be in prime shape for Saturday’s clash with Robert Guerrero, who says he can’t wait “to get down.”
Tyson Fury, Steve Cunningham and others offered their thoughts on who will win Saturday night’s junior featherweight unification bout between Nonito Donaire and Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Former IBF bantamweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz and undefeatd middleweight prospect J’Leon Love will compete in separate bouts on the undercard of the May 4 Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero Showtime Pay Per View event.