Although he calls Tim Bradley a “handsome” fighter, Manny Pacquiao’s ready to mess up the challenger’s pretty face.
Former three-division titleholder, Felix Trinidad, believes that fellow Puerto Rican Miguel Cotto should wage an inside battle with Floyd Mayweather in defense of his WBA junior middleweight belt on Saturday night.
Miguel Cotto Jr. on Miguel Cotto Sr.: “He passed away several years ago, but he’s still at my side. I feel him. I’m pretty happy with the feeling. I feel him in every moment of my life.”
“God has given me my skills back,” says Zab Judah, who believes himself ready to challenge the winner of Lamont Peterson vs. Amir Khan, or Danny Garcia, who recently beat Erik Morales for the WBC junior welterweight title.
Zab Judah will be trained by his uncle, James Harvey, rather than ex-titleholder Pernell Whitaker.
Alternate sites in Colorado and Arizona are being considered as venues for the Miguel Cotto-Antonio Margarito II card.
Former welterwight titleholder Joshua Clottey returns to the ring, his first bout since his losing to Manny Pacquiao last March, on the Chavez-Manfredo undercard on Saturday. Clottey is tossing his hat into the 154-pound division.
Manny Pacquiao: “I really need to have my best performance in this fight” against Juan Manuel Marquez.
Sugar Ray Leonard: “Could I beat Floyd Mayweather? Yeah, I mean, damn right I could beat Mayweather. But then again, if you asked him, what would he say? He would say the same thing about me.”
‘I want to prove him wrong — that I won the first two fights,’ Manny Pacquiao said of Juan Manuel Marquez, who countered, ‘Manny knows I beat him twice.’