“I think that this is the fight where I proved that I’m a pound-for-pound fighter,” said Abner Mares, who knocked out Daniel Ponce de Leon to take his WBC featherweight belt, making him a three-division beltwinner.
Abner Mares: “I actually added something different to my training camp, and it’s called ‘Mexican Judo.’ It’s ‘ju-don’t know if I’m going to box, or ju-don’t know if I’m going to brawl, but you do know that I’m going to win.’”
Unbeaten super middleweight Anthony Dirrell will end a 17-month ring absence when he returns on May 3 in a Fox Sports Net-televised bout against an opponent to be determined at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
Arum says Mikey Garcia and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. could be in action this summer.
Former WBC 122-pound titleholder Abner Mares on his upcoming fight with Daniel Ponce de Leon on the Mayweather-Guerrero card: “I’m taking this big step and I hope that we can steal the show that night.”
Adrien Broner apparently bit a security guard during scuffle in Miami on Monday.
Former middleweight beltholder Felix Sturm dropped in THE RING’s 160-pound rankings after losing his second consecutive close decision, this time to previously unrated Sam Soliman, over the weekend.
Newly-crowned WBO featherweight beltholder Mikey Garcia would grant a rematch to Orlando Salido, but prefers a more lucrative bout with Yuriorkis Gamboa.
Now fighting in the limelight after coming out in October, featherweight contender Orlando Cruz says he wants a title shot against the winner of Orlando Salido vs. Mikey Garcia.
Light heavyweight Gabriel Campillo will have been out of the ring for nearly a year when he meets Sergey Kovalev on Saturday night.
Unbeaten featherweight challenger Mikey Garcia said WBO beltholder “Orlando Salido is the best featherweight champion in the world, and he has earned the right to be called that.”
Sugar Ray Leonard on Adrien Broner: “I’ve been watching this kid, man, and this kid, man, he’s a talent. That kid has it. He’s one of those rare fighters that has the entire package. He has everything.”