Canelo Alvarez said the time for talking is over at the final press conference for his Saturday showdown with Alfredo Angulo. The Mexican star says he’s ready for Angulo and hopes to give fans an entertaining fight.
Canelo Alvarez, Alfredo Angulo and other combatants on the ‘Toe to Toe’ card squared off onstage for the last time before Saturday’s opening bell at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Nihito Arakawa won over American boxing fans with his courageous effort against Omar Figueroa Jr. last July in his U.S. debut. The Japanese warrior returns to the U.S. on Saturday when he faces Jorge Linares in Las Vegas.
Readers share their thoughts on Orlando Salido-Vasyl Lomachenko, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.-Bryan Vera II, Robert Stieglitz-Arthur Abraham III, Canelo Alvarez-Alfredo Angulo, and ask what’s next for Lomachenko, Chavez, Abraham and Amir Khan in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Omar Figueroa was slated to fight Ricardo Alvarez on Mar. 8, but Figueroa suffered a left wrist injury in sparring Friday that will derail him from the card. Figueroa spoke to RingTV.com about the postponement.
Canelo Alvarez discussed his upcoming showdown against Alfredo Angulo, his performance against Floyd Mayweather and Erislandy Lara’s taunts during an exclusive interview with RingTV.com on Saturday.
The lightweight fight between Jorge Linares and Nihito Arakawa will air live on Showtime on March 8 in advance of Golden Boy Promotions’s four-bout pay-per-view show headlined by Canelo Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Participants of the packed Nov. 10 card in Tokyo featuring Shinsuke Yamanaka-Alberto Guevara, Jorge Linares-Francisco Contreras, Roman Gonzalez-Oscar Blanquet, and Takahiro Ao-Edgar Lomeli. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
A deal has been reached for a catchweight five pounds above the original limit for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Bryan Vera on Saturday, raising questions of fairness and fighter safety. HBO’s Jim Lampley gives his take on the son of Mexico’s most famous boxer.
Unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder may have to choose between serving as a sparring partner for David Haye or being ringside for a scouting report on the Seth Mitchell-Chris Arreola fight on Sept. 6.
RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia could rise into the junior lightweight ranks to challenge WBO beltholder Roman “Rocky” Martinez.
Golden Boy Promotions put on a fight card (in association with Mayweather Promotions) in Las Vegas this weekend, as John Molina stopped Mickey Bey in the final round of their 10-round main event. Mark E. Ortega gathered news and notes during the course of the evening.
Golden Boy Promotions will promote a stacked Fox Deportes-televised card in Cancun, Mexico on March 16 that features a number of quality fighters, including Pablo Cesar Cano, Jorge Linares and Marco Antonio Periban, looking to start 2013 with victories.