Marcos Maidana and Josesito Lopez are just as excited about their Showtime-televised June 8 showdown as the fans are. “I’ve wanted this fight for a long time,” Lopez told RingTV at the L.A. press conference for the welterweight fight. “I always wanted to get in there and bang with him.”
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.”
Saturday’s RING junior middleweight championship clash of unbeatens Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Austin Trout is another bout that is too close to call during what is shaping up as a year of upsets.
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.”
Oscar De La Hoya is picking Robert Guerrero to upset Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez to possibly stop Austin Trout in their upcoming fights.
Saul Alvarez says he’s focused on his 154-pound title unification bout with Austin Trout on April 20, but he also says wants to headline a big show on Sept. 14 even if it competes with Floyd Mayweather’s planned pay-per-view date.
Former 140-pound titleholder Amir Khan could get a stiff test from former 135-pound titleholder Julio Diaz on April 27 in Khan’s native England.
The world should know soon whether it will witness a 154-pound clash of unbeatens between WBC beltholder Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and WBA titleholder Austin Trout.