On Saturday, Marcos Villasana Jr. will face Nery Saguilan in a rematch of their March 25 bout, which Saguilan won by unanimous decision.
RingTV’s Dominic Verdin soaked in the “fight night” atmosphere at StubHub Center on Saturday. Verdin spoke to (in order) Adrien Broner, Josesito Lopez, Mario Lopez, Shawn Porter, Gennady Golovkin, Robert Garcia, Leo Santa Cruz, Robert Guerrero, Oscar De La Hoya and Jesus Soto Karass.
Manny Pacquiao says that a bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. could not happen until 2015 if Mayweather is not willing to work with Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum.
Floyd Mayweather has acknowledged the potential for bouts with either Amir Khan or Marcos Maidana, while dismissing the notion of a fight with Manny Pacquiao.
Trainer Virgil Hunter believes Amir Khan “can shock the world” and defeat Floyd Mayweather Jr. if his fighter gets a shot at the reigning welterweight and junior middleweight champ on May 3.
Marcos Maidana’s manager, Sebasian Contursi, believes his fighter would make for a more exciting bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. than would Amir Khan.
Richard Schaefer on being chosen Promoter of The Year by Sports Illustrated: “In the end, this is all about the fans of our great sport and I will continue to deliver the best fights and fighters to them in 2014 and beyond.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr. suggests that Marcos Maidana is a more likely opponent than Manny Pacquiao, and that Adrien Broner’s next fight should be on his undercard in May.
Among the things Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya said to rival Top Rank CEO Bob Arum during their exchanged Christmas greetings on Twitter was “Let’s make these fights for the fans.”
Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor ended a 14-month ring absence with Saturday night’s seventh-round technical knockout of Juan Carlos Candelo.
WBA light heavyweight titleholder Beibut Shumenov scored knockdowns in the first, second and third rounds of Saturday’s third-round knockout victory over Tamas Kovacs
Both Adrien Broner and Keith Thurman weighed in well under the welterweight division limit for thier fights against Marcos Maidana and Jesus Soto Karass. Broner weighed 144.4 pounds; Thurman weighed 145.8. Maidana and Soto Karass both weighed 146.2.
Former middleweight champ Jermain Taylor on those who criticize his comeback, which continues on Saturday: “They told me that I was never going to be a world champion and I did that. Now, they’re looking at me and they’re saying that same thing, that I can’t come back and win a world title.”
Manny Pacquiao has been made the WBC’s No. 1-ranked welterweight contender behind the organization’s titleholder Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer believes that a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Amir Khan fight would attract a large number of viewers based on the fighters’ mutual popularity.