Newly crowned IBF junior middleweight titleholder Carlos Molina on a potential fight with former champ Canelo Alvarez: “I’m not happy with just having the title, I want to defend it successfully, and get all of the title belts. Fighting somebody like Canelo would help me to do that.”
Trainer Abel Sanchez said Gennady Golovkin “is the best middleweight ever besides Sugar Ray Robinson and maybe Bernard Hopkins.”
The fighters in the four pay-per-view-televised bouts on the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez card tested negative for anabolic steroids, masking agents and marijuana, according to Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer.
Floyd Mayweather outclassed Canelo Alvarez en route to a decision victory on Saturday that earned the future hall of famer THE RING’s junior middleweight title. Mayweather, who also holds the magazine’s welterweight title, is the first fighter since Joe Calzaghe to simultaneously hold two RING championships.
Carlos Molina wants Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez, “whoever,” after dethroning Ishe Smith as IBF junior middleweight beltholder on Saturday.
RingTV.com will have live, round-by-round updates here for Saturday night’s fight between IBF junior middleweight titleholder Ishe Smith and challenger Carlos Molina at the MGM Grand.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer now says he has “no doubt” that the Showtime Pay Per View matching Floyd Mayweather Jr. against Canelo Alvarez will be the highest-grossing boxing event of all time.
Final press conference for Danny Garcia vs. Lucas Matthysse, as well as undercard fighters Ishe Smith, Carlos Molina, Ashley Theophane and Pablo Cesar Cano. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez arrived in Las Vegas on Tuesday along with Danny Garcia, Lucas Matthysse and the rest of the Sept. 14 fighters. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
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.”