The late Emanuel “Manny” Steward trained Thomas Hearns, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko and Mike McCallum among his seemingly endless list of current and former world champions.read more
Former titleholder Antonio Tarver will return from what will have been a 17-month ring absence against Mike Sheppard on Nov. 26.read more
Puerto Rican Orlando Cruz, who is gay, said “I’m going to make history” by defeating Mexican Orlando Salido for the WBO’s featherweight belt on Saturday.read more
Openly gay featherwight contender Orlando Cruz on the outfit he plans to wear into the ring versus Orlando Salido on Saturday: “It was not my intention to cause an uproar.”read more
HBO’s Jim Lampley on the Florida Commission, judging and Saturday’s Miguel Cotto-Delvin Rodriguez fight: “It is unfair for Florida to be on the griddle for problems that came up in Nevada and California….Now, here they are, basically having to carry water for the whole sport on Saturday night on the subject of judging.”read more
Mexico’s former two-time featherweight titleholder Orlando Salido plans to continue his dominance against Puerto Rican rivals when he fights Orlando Cruz on Oct. 12. “I think about what I’ve done against Puerto Rican fighters,” said Salido. “I just think I know how to fight them.”read more
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