WBO middleweight titleholder Peter Quillin: “I’m always out there to put on a solid performance for the fans…My fans are what are most important to me. They’re the ones who drive me to be where I’m at right now.”
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.”
Sergio Mora was a bit more exciting than he has been in previous bouts, but more importantly, he was effective as he outpointed Grzegorz Proksa over 10 rounds in ESPN2’s Friday Night Fights main event in Jacksonville, Fla. Mora won by scores of 98-92 and 96-94 (twice).
HBO’s exiting Larry Merchant: “I’m proud to be associated with so many talented people who made us into a groundbreaking network.”
Sergio Martinez had surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right knee. THE RING middleweight champ wants to make a defense of his belts on April 27 and then face Julio Cesar Chavez in a rematch on Sept. 14.
WBC junior middleweight titleholder Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Josesito Lopez will be featured on Showtime in advance of their Sept. 15 bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Undefeated middleweight standout Gennady Golovkin looked formidable while sparring with two much-larger boxers in preparation for his HBO-televised fight against fellow contender Grzegorz Proksa on Sept. 1.