Undefeated welterweight Frankie Gomez is aiming to take another step toward title contention with tonight’s bout against the more experienced Vernon Paris.
Fighters in Saturday’s “Champions of Gold” card, headlined by Zou Shiming in a 10-rounder against Luis De La Rosa, arrive at the Venetian Macao resort. Photos by Chris Farina/Top Rank.
Newly-crowned WBO junior welterweight titleholder Chris Algieri isn’t just basking in the glow of a career-best win over Ruslan Provodnikov last Saturday night; he’s dreaming about a potential scrap with Manny Pacquiao.
Freddie Roach wouldn’t mind matching Chris Algieri against Manny Pacquiao but he would prefer that the newly-crowned WBO junior welterweight titlewinner offer an immediate rematch to Ruslan Provodnikov.
Junior middleweights Glen Tapia and Boyd Melson will clash on the undercard of the July 26 Gennady Golovkin-Daniel Geale WBA middleweight title bout at Madison Square Garden, Tapia’s manager, Pat Lynch, informed RingTV.com on Sunday.
Freddie Roach spoke to the media about his fighter Ruslan Provodnikov’s upset split-decision loss to Chris Algieri, the prospect of Algieri fighting Manny Pacquiao, the Cold War (which he says is “f___ing up boxing”), and other subjects. (Warning: explicit language)
Freddie Roach spoke to RingTV during the media workout his fighter, Ruslan Provodnikov. Roach talked about Miguel Cotto’s middleweight title win and future, Provodnikov’s fight with Chris Algieri (dismissing Robert Garcia’s opinon on the matchup) and talks of a showdown with Manny Pacquiao (which he is against).
Ruslan Provodnikov’s promoter Artie Pelullo spoke to RingTV about the WBO 140-pound titleholder’s HBO-televised first defense against Chris Algieri on Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., and a talked-about fall showdown with Manny Pacquiao.
Fueled with inspiration from stablemate Miguel Cotto’s middleweight championship win last Saturday, Glen Tapia prepares for a comeback win on June 14.
Freddie Roach spoke to the media after his fighter, Miguel Cotto, stopped Sergio Martinez for THE RING/WBC middleweight titles. When asked what Cotto needs to do to beat Mayweather, Roach said “just be in shape and beat him to it all night long. I think (Mayweather’s) legs are gone. He’s shot. He won’t fight any of my guys.”
Miguel Cotto and his trainer Freddie Roach spoke to the boxing media at the post-fight press conference for Cotto’s sensational middleweight championship-winning victory over Sergio Martinez. Both said the win was among the most satisfying of their careers.
Miguel Cotto stopped Sergio Martinez after nine one-sided rounds, winning THE RING/WBC middleweight titles in front of his fans at Madison Square Garden. Martinez’s career may be over after the devastating loss, but Cotto’s career has never looked brighter.
Trainer Freddie Roach insists Miguel Cotto’s weaknesses are things of the past and that the Puerto Rican icon will exploit middleweight champion Sergio Martinez’s weaknesses on Saturday night in victory.
Sergio Martinez and Miguel Cotto have had their war of words but both saved their energy for the ring during the final press conference for their Saturday showdown at Madison Square Garden. Their team members, however, continued the verbal jousting.
Miguel Cotto spoke to the press at his media workout the week of his showdown with Sergio Martinez. RingTV’s Bill Emes spoke to Cotto and to Freddie Roach, who is very confident in his fighter. “Martinez left a lot in the ring vs. (Julio Cesar) Chavez Jr. Miguel hits him once, it’s over.”
RingTV’s Alan Massengale reports from Miguel Cotto’s media day workout at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif., where Cotto has prepared for his June 7 showdown with Sergio Martinez. Massengale spoke to Cotto, Roach and Top Rank president Todd duBoef.
Miguel Cotto’s trainer Freddie Roach said that his fighter will stop reigning RING middleweight champ Sergio Martinez inside four rounds when the veterans meet on June 7 during a media workout on Wednesday at Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif.