Junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia’s next fight will be in Puerto Rico, the site of Saturday’s majority decision victory over Mauricio Herrera, according to Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer.
Daniel Ponce de Leon, who faces Juan Manuel Lopez in a rematch tonight on Showtime Extreme, is older, wiser, and has improved his boxing skills since their first meeting, which he lost by first-round KO.
Juan Manuel Lopez, once a bright star in the featherweight division, needs to have a spectacular performance against former foe Daniel Ponce de Leon in Puerto Rico on Showtime on Saturday in order for the boxing world to accept that he isn’t finished.
Junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia and veteran challenger Mauricio Herrera will be present at a Tuesday press conference in Isla Verde Carolina, Puerto Rico for their March 15 clash in Bayamon on Showtime, Golden Boy announced on Sunday.
The last press conference before Mikey Garcia attempts to defend his RING and WBO featherweight titles against a highly motivated Juan Manuel Lopez this Saturday. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.
RING featherweight champ Mikey Garcia spoke to RingTV.com about his June 15 defense against dangerous two-division beltholder JuanMa Lopez, his training for the HBO-televised bout, fighting at 130 pounds, how he got into boxing and his life away from what is basically “the family business.”
RING featherweight champ Mikey Garcia talks about his title victory over Orlando Salido, healing his broken nose, and his first title defense against two-division beltholder JuanMa Lopez on June 15. Garcia and his brother-trainer Robert Garcia are preparing for the best version of Lopez.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum tells RingTV.com that he is planning a second card in the Chinese region of Macau on July 27, which will be headlined by the second professional bout of two-time Olympic gold medalist Zou Shiming.
Fans voted Orlando Salido’s eighth-round TKO of JuanMa Lopez, which took place on April 16 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico, to be the “Upset of the Year” in RingTV.com’s 2011 readers’ choice award polls.