Tonight’s Golden Boy Live! main event between junior middleweights Julian Williams and Freddy Hernandez is a classic matchup between unbeaten prospect and seasoned veteran. The telecast airs live on Fox Sports 1, starting at 8:30 p.m. ET/ 5:30 p.m. PT.
Victor Ortiz will return to the ring for the first time in 19 months against Luis Collazo in a Fox Sports 1-televised battle of left-handed former titleholders.
RingTV.com has a live round-by-round update of tonight’s WBO junior middleweight title fight during which Demetrius Andrade won by split-decision over Vanes Martirosyan. The HBO broadcast of the fight began at 9:30 p.m. ET/PT.
Junior middleweight Demetrius Andrade on Saturday’s bout with fellow contender Vanes Martirosyan: “I am going to beat him down for three minutes of every round. I am going to make a statement that I’m the best 154-pound fighter in the world.”
A fight between former WBO junior welterweight beltholder Zaurbek Baysangurov and Freddy Hernandez has been added to the Gennady Golovkin-Curtis Stevens card on Nov. 2.
Miguel Cotto’s third-round stoppage of Delvin Rodriguez ranks as the highest drawing cable fight of 2013 so far.
Follow RingTV.com’s live blog of tonight’s junior middleweight third-round knockout by three-division titlewinner Miguel Cotto over Delvin Rodriguez.
Junior middleweight contender Delvin Rodriguez lists cutting his opponents among his specialties, and says that against Miguel Cotto “it’s going to definitely happen … As soon as I hit him good, he’s going to cut.”
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s decision to not to face Brian Vera after suffering a cut during sparring was apparently motivated in part by his father’s 1996 bout against Oscar De La Hoya, which he lost by fourth-round knockout after a sparring wound over his left eye opened early and bled profusely.
The upcoming bouts in October veaturing Juan Manuel Marquez versus Tim Bradley and Mike Alvarado against Ruslan Provodnikov, followed by the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios fight in November, could lead to a round robin between the welterweights and 140 pounders.
Demetrius Andrade on fellow unbeaten 154-pound contender Vanes Martirosyan, who he fights on Sept. 7: “I was a 2008 Olympian and he made it in 2004. I will show him that if I was around in 2003 and 2004, he would not have made the team.”
Jesus Soto Karass on his fight with Andre Berto: “The bottom line is that I want to win. Yes, I’m going to give a great performance, like I always do. I’m ready to die in the ring like every Mexican.”