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.
WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley: “I feel that I’m finally going to get my just due. I feel that I am finally one of the best fighters in the world.”
Juan Manuel Marquez said he was “scared of the judges more than” Tim Bradley during the post-fight press conference for their WBO welterweight title bout that Bradley won by split decision on Saturday in Las Vegas.
A recent statement from Amir Khan was sent out to dispel the rumor that he has pulled out of a potential match-up against Devon Alexander on Dec. 7 to take a fight against Floyd Mayweather in May.
Danny Garcia on his imminent rise from 140 to 147 pounds: “I beat the best fighters at 140. What else do you want me to do?”
Danny Garcia on Lucas Matthysse: “I’m going to show the world who the better fighter is. I’m a different kind of animal, and he’s never fought nobody like me before. We’ll see how he reacts when I hit him back.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto and Danny Garcia’s split decision over Kendall Holt will be featured Thursday night on Fox Deportes. The Golden Boy Classics bouts preview Mayweather and Garcia’s Sept. 14 bouts against Canelo Alvarez and Lucas Matthysse.
RING junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia says of No. 1-rated Lucas Matthysse, who challenges him on Sept. 14: “If he’s not careful, he’s gonna get hurt.”
RING 140-pound champion Danny Garcia will put his unbeaten record on the line against Lucas Matthysse, winner of six straight fights by knockout, on the Sept. 14 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Canelo Alvarez card.
THE RING’s No. 1-rated junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse faces No. 2-rated Lamont Peterson in a non-title, 141-pound bout, with the winner to possibly challenge RING champion Danny Garcia on Sept. 7.
Lamont Peterson’s trainer believes that a victory over Lucas Matthysse could “put him in the lotto for a fight with someone like Floyd Mayweather.”