Josesito Lopez returns to action tonight when he faces Aron Martinez in a 10-round bout at the Agua Caliente Casino in Rancho Mirage, Calif. The bout will headline a special Thursday edition of Friday Night Fights on ESPN2 that starts at 9:00 p.m. ET/ 6:00 p.m. PT.
Victor Ortiz’s fight against Luis Collazo on Thursday is a way for the former welterweight titleholder to get back into the consciousness of boxing fans after being out of the ring for 19 months. But don’t call it comeback, Ortiz says he never really left the gym.
Marcos Maidana’s manager, Sebasian Contursi, believes his fighter would make for a more exciting bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr. than would Amir Khan.
Adrien Broner on his swift exit following Saturday’s loss to Marcos “Chino” Maidana: “I want to say I’m sorry for running out on all the fans after my fight. That was wrong of me as a fighter. I want to congratulate team CHINO, and I want to thank everybody that supported the fight.”
Robert Garcia on Marcos Maidana’s win over Adrien Broner: “We were ready to throw 100 punches a round. We know that’s the only way to beat somebody like Adrien Broner, or that’s the way to beat somebody like Floyd Mayweather [Jr.,]. That’s the way [Roberto] Duran beat Sugar Ray Leonard.”
Victor Ortiz will return to the ring for the first time in 19 months against Luis Collazo in a Fox Sports 1-televised battle of left-handed former titleholders.
Marcos Maidana stunned Adrien Broner and the boxing world on Saturday in San Antonio, demonstrating in the process that he probably is better than many believed he was.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer on Marcos Maidana-Adrien Broner: “I would like to see a rematch. I would like a rematch at the Alamodome. There is no rematch clause.”
Marcos Maidana on Adrien Broner: “When I get my hands on him, he won’t know what to do. He won’t know what hit him.” The welterweight standouts fight tonight on Showtime.
RingTV.com has a live round-by-round update of today’s welterweight showdown during which Marcos Maidana scored two knockdowns during a unanimous decision victory that dethroned previously undefeated WBA beltholder Adrien Broner on Saturday.
Most of the fighters involved in the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Leo Santa Cruz-Cesar Seda, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass and Beibut Shumenov-Tamas Kovacs matchups promised fireworks on Saturday at The Alamodome in San Antonio.
WBA welterweight titleholder Adrien Broner has a speedy boxing style that usually troubles challlenger Marcos Maidana, who may employ an aggressive strategy that once stymied Broner. RingTV.com polled 25 boxing insiders/fans about whose style will prevail on Saturday.
Adrien Broner’s trainer Mike Stafford said the undefeated WBA welterweight beltholder is going to “make Marcos to Maidana look so bad, that he’s going to look like an amateur” during their showdown in San Antonio on Saturday.
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.