Juan Manuel Marquez calls his triumph over Manny Pacquiao “the best thing that’s ever happened to me in this sport.”
Former titleholder Jean Pascal will appear on the undercard of Saturday’s HBO-televised clash between RING and WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson and Tavoris Cloud.
Former light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal will face George Blades in a 180-pound bout on the Sept. 28 undercard of the Adonis Stevenson-Tavoris Cloud title fight.
Former light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal and ex-super middleweight titleholder Lucian Bute will fight on Jan. 18 at Bell Centre in Montreal. Their fight, a mega-bout in Canada, was originally scheduled for May 25 before a hand injury to Bute pushed it back.
Having already named all of his four children after boxers, Brandon Rios plans to do the same with his fifth, whose arrival he expects before his November clash with Manny Pacquiao.
WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin can’t say much in English but the Kazakhstan native’s punching power speaks volumes in the ring, where he is creating a buzz among U.S. boxing fans with the help of HBO.
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.
IBF super middleweight beltholder and THE RING’s No. 1-rated 168 pounder Carl Froch has the home advantage on Saturday against THE RING’s No. 2-rated super middleweight Mikkel Kessler, who win their first clash by unanimous decision.
Unbeaten three-division titlewinner Abner Mares on a potential matchup with prospect Gary Russell Jr.: “Whenever this fight with Gary Russell were to happen, we’ll find out then if I’m tailor-made for him.”