Former junior middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez: “I have a contract with Golden Boy Promotions with which I am very happy.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr. says if anyone thinks that Canelo Alvarez’s knockdown success in his past two fights will mean anything on Saturday, think again.
“Am I worried?” asked Floyd Mayweather Jr., who gave a complete rundown of the reasons he is not impressed with Canelo Alvarez’s resume at Wednesday’s press conference, “Absolutely not.”
Joel Diaz, the trainer of WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley, says he expects age to finally catch up with Juan Manuel Marquez on fight night.
Floyd Mayweather believes that Canelo Alvarez’s fans are being lured “because he knocked Carlos Baldomir out, and I went the distance with Baldomir.”
Richard Schaefer wants to make a Dec. 7 tripleheader featuring Devon Alexander vs. Amir Khan, Zab Judah vs. Paul Malignaggi, and Victor Ortiz, possibly at Barclays Center in Brookly, N.Y.
Unbeaten WBC featherwieght titleholder Abner Mares on his Aug. 24 fight with veteran two-division beltholder Jhonny Gonzalez: “You will see a different Abner Mares. I can’t wait to show that I’m one of the elite.”
The Sept. 14 Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight highlights a huge fall lineup for Golden Boy, with another pay-per-view event to follow on Nov. 9.
THE RING’s No. 1-rated junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse wants Argentine countryman Marcos Maidana to hand Adrien Broner his first loss. Matthysse added that he might one day face Maidana, an amateur rival, if and when he moves to the 147-pound division.
Now that Mayweather-Canelo and Garcia-Matthysse have been made, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer says the next fan dream match to be made is Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana, which could happen this year.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
A busy weekend of boxing resulted in some movement in THE RING’s divisional ratings, including the crowning of a new light heavyweight champion, Adonis Stevenson.