Former light heavyweight champion Antonio Tarver will continue his move into the heavyweight ranks against Klitschko-trainer Johnathon Banks on Saturday.
Argentine light heavyweight Roberto Bolonti will have a big opportunity on the world stage when he faces Jean Pascal this Saturday in Montreal, and says he’s confident his new team has given him to tools to prevail.
Chris Algieri spoke to RingTV’s Bill Emes one week after upsetting Ruslan Provodnikov. The new WBO 140-pound titleholder talked about recovery from his injuries, a rematch with Provodnikov, unification bouts vs. Danny Garcia and Lamont Peterson, dream fights vs. Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr., the VADA program and PEDs in boxing, and other subjects.
Author Brin-Jonathan Butler chronicles Guillermo Rigondeaux’s story, from outcast amateur star to outcast world champion, and examines the consequences faced by those who leave Cuba and those who choose to stay.
The WBC has barred Adrien Broner from participating in its ratings or any sanctioned title fights until he apologizes for comments he made after his win over Carlos Molina.
WBO 140-pound titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov says he respects his June 14 challenger Chris Algieri, who he faces on an HBO-televised show from Brooklyn’s Barclays Center. The Russian banger vows to be as motivated for Algieri as he was for Tim Bradley and Mike Alvarado.
Alan Massengale spoke to Tim Bradley and RING magazine’s trainer of the year Joel Diaz about Bradley’s April 12 rematch with Manny Pacquiao. Diaz says Bradley will concentrate on more effective punching this time.
Steve Cunningham spoke to RingTV after his up-from-the-canvas victory over unbeaten heavyweight puncher Amir Mansour. “What’s a champion without overcoming something?” the two-time cruiserweight titleholder said.
Amir Mansour had no complaints and made no excuses after suffering his first loss to Steve Cunningham on April 4. The heavyweight puncher says the hard-fought 10-round loss was a blessing. “This was something that I probably needed,” he said.
Middleweight contender Curtis Stevens tells RingTV that he didn’t fight the right fight against ultra-aggressive and tough Tureano Johnson. “I give myself a D (grade),” he said, but added: “I’m always entertaining whether I make it look hard or I make it look easy.”
Junior welterweight standout Karim Mayfield was disappointed but upbeat after suffering his first loss against Thomas Dulorme on March 29. ‘The Hard Hitta’ says he “could have done more” during the fight but says he’ll learn from the experience.
Middleweight champ Sergio Martinez says he’s recovered from injuries that will have kept him out of the ring for more than a year by the time he defends his title against Miguel Cotto on June 7. “It’s good timing,” he said. “My injuries are the reason Miguel Cotto wanted the fight.”
Junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia met the media at his Philadelphia gym and discussed his March 15 title defense against Mauricio Herrera in Puerto Rico, the Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana fight, and one day facing “Money” himself.
RING featherweight champ Mikey Garcia talks about his title victory over Orlando Salido, healing his broken nose, and his first title defense against two-division beltholder JuanMa Lopez on June 15. Garcia and his brother-trainer Robert Garcia are preparing for the best version of Lopez.
RingTV.com’s Ryan Songalia spoke with a very confident (and crass) Adrien Broner after the New York City press conference for the undefeated WBC lightweight beltholder’s Saturday title defense against former 140-pound titleholder Gavin Rees.