Undefeated junior middleweight contender Demetrius Andrade said of RING/WBA/WBC champ Floyd Mayweather, “I would beat him by decision, if not, I may knock him out.” Andrade, who fights Vanes Martirosyan for the vacant WBO title on Saturday, also believes he can easily beat Canelo Alvarez.
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.”
Carlos Molina wants Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez, “whoever,” after dethroning Ishe Smith as IBF junior middleweight beltholder on Saturday.
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.”
Former heavyweight beltholder David Haye has suffered an injury to his left hand that will force the postponement of his June 29 bout with Manuel Charr, according to The Daily Mail of London.
Saul Alvarez: “On Saturday, after defeating [Austin] Trout, I will raise my hand and my belt and will be thinking of my brother. That belt is his.”
Junior middleweight contender Carlos Molina could challenge IBF beltholder Ishe Smith in July, according to his promoter, Leon Margules.
Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara: “If I could pick my next three fights, it would first start with the winner of the fight between Canelo Alvarez-Austin Trout, and then I would want to fight Sergio Martinez or Floyd Mayweather.”
Unbeaten super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez will face Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna as part of Saturday night’s Monte Carlo Million Dollar Super Four tournament.