Marcos Maidana says Adrien Broner “has not been tested by a natural welterweight like me. That’s why this is the hardest fight of his life.” Maidana challenges Broner for the WBA 147-pound title on Dec. 14.
Kendall Holt on Friday’s bout with Lamont Peterson: “This fight, I’m going to set things up and make things happen. I have had some good sprints, some good boxing and I am ready to go a good, hard 12 rounds.”
HBO’s exiting Larry Merchant: “I’m proud to be associated with so many talented people who made us into a groundbreaking network.”
Will Austin Trout’s dream of victory become a reality or a living nightmare in the form of Miguel Cotto?
Super middleweight fringe contender Yusaf Mack on IBF titleholder Carl Froch, who he challenges on Saturday in England: “I don’t fade and he can’t beat me.”
Oscar De La Hoya on his absence from THE RING’s Top 10 list of fighters who have achieved Olympic and professional success: “I really don’t mind, because I don’t need my head to be blown up any more than it already is.”
Roy Jones Jr. returns to the ring on Dec. 10 against cruiserweight Max Alexander.
Joe Calzaghe on Bernard Hopkins: “I said, ‘Okay, let’s do a 60-40 split,’ and that completely shut him up. He wouldn’t be quiet, and so I said, ’60-40,’ and he went silent. He said, ‘Can’t we negotiate?’”
Five-division titlewinner Thomas Hearns, two- division beltwinner Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson and five-time Trainer of The Year Freddie Roach headline the 2012 International Hall of Fame ballot.