Sergio Martinez’s advisor calls September of 2014 “the perfect time” for a “grand finale” with Gennady Golovkin.
After splitting with Matchroom Boxing for veteran promoter Frank Warren, junior featherweight contender Carl Frampton and manager Barry McGuigan are focused on the immediate future, which includes fighting in Belfast, a title shot and maybe an eventual showdown with Leo Santa Cruz.
Abner Mares: “I actually added something different to my training camp, and it’s called ‘Mexican Judo.’ It’s ‘ju-don’t know if I’m going to box, or ju-don’t know if I’m going to brawl, but you do know that I’m going to win.’”
Floyd Mayweather calls Robert Guerrero “a religious guy” who is also a “big-time hypocrite” in Showtime’s latest episode of All Access: Mayweather vs. Guerrero.
Saturday’s RING junior middleweight championship clash of unbeatens Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Austin Trout is another bout that is too close to call during what is shaping up as a year of upsets.
Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin claims that he will handle unbeaten WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin in similar fashion to how Bernard Hopkins knocked out then-undefeated Felix Trinindad in the 12th round.
REAL TALK: Abner Mares answers fans’ questions about his May 4 challenge to WBC featherweight titleholder Daniel Ponce de Leon; future fights with Nonito Donaire, Guillermo Rigondeaux, Mikey Garcia and Gary Russell Jr.; and the meaning of his walk-in skull bandanas.
IBF welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander hopes to remain on the May 18 Showtime doubleheader from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City even though his original opponent Kell Brook has pulled out with an injury.