WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley says that he’ll use his head and to “stay smart” against Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday.
Ruslan Provodnikov: “During the Face Off, at least to me, I can’t say that this is the case for sure, but at least to me, it looked like Mike Alvarado wasn’t very confident.”
Ruslan Provodnikov said of his upcoming fight with Mike Alvarado, “It’s not going to be about technique. Simply war. It’s just going to be a street fight. I promise you that.”
WBO junior welterweight titleholder Mike Alvarado says he’s ready for the pressure of defending his belt against Ruslan Provodnikov before a hometown crowd.
Ruslan Provodnikov said that his loss to WBO welterweight beltholder Tim Bradley has prepared him for victory against WBO junior welterweight titleholder Mike Alvarado on Oct. 19.
Andre Ward says that Carl Froch isn’t at the top of his list of potential opponents but adds that if he did grant the British star a rematch, “I would look to stop him.” Ward will co-commentate the HBO-televised Chad Dawson-Adonis Stevenson fight on Saturday.
Brandon Rios says of his showdown with Manny Pacquiao: “We both like to fight. We both hardly back down. We both throw a lot of punches in bunches. So it’s going to be one helluva good fight.”
HBO’s ringside scorer Harold Lederman said Andre Ward was “terrific,” and, “sharp” as a network commentator for this past Saturday’s triple-header at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
HBO’s exiting Larry Merchant: “I’m proud to be associated with so many talented people who made us into a groundbreaking network.”