Paul Malignaggi presided over the final press conference for Thursday’s Victor Ortiz-Luis Collazo showdown at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The presser included the co-featured fighters of the Fox Sports 1 show, Eddie Gomez, Daquan Arnett, and Gary Russell Jr.
Unbeaten featherweight Gary Russell Jr, will return to the ring along with top local standouts “Sir” Marcus Browne, Emmanuel “Manny” Gonzalez, Zachary Ochoa, Rafael Vazquez and Steven Bujaj. on the Victor Ortiz-Luis Collazo undercard on Jan 30 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y
Unbeaten featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr, has been added to the Jan. 30 Victor Ortiz-Luis Collazo undercard at Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The fight card will be televised by Fox Sports 1.
Ruslan Provodnikov’s mother traveled from Russia for what is both her first trip to the U.S. and the first time she will be ringside to watch her son as he battles Mike Alvarado on Saturday.
Mark E. Ortega compiled notes on Golden Boy Promotions’ future plans from the Jhonny Gonzalez-Abner Mares post-fight press conference following Gonzalez’s shocking first-round KO victory, as well as from CEO Richard Schaefer, who also spoke about Adrien Broner, Keith Thurman, Peter Quillin and Deontay Wilder.
Abner Mares grew up poor and fending for himself in the streets but is now a married father of two girls and the wearer of championship belts in three divisions.
Undefeated heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder could be on a collision course with the winner of a Sept. 6 bout between Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola if he defeats Sergei Liakhovich on Friday.
The anticipated Sept. 14 Showtime Pay Per View event co-headlined by Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez and Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse will be joined by a third title fight between Ishe Smith and Carlos Molina, as well as a welterweight bout matching Ashley Theophane against Pablo Cesar Cano.
Featherweight Gary Russell Jr.: “When my career is over with, either I’ll become this great champion that everyone says that I have the potential to be, or I’ll be a prima donna…Half the people that criticize me, they can’t beat the people that I’m in the ring with anyway.”