Saul Alvarez: “On Saturday, after defeating [Austin] Trout, I will raise my hand and my belt and will be thinking of my brother. That belt is his.”
If he gets beyond a mandatory title defense against Karo Murat in July, IBF light heavyweight beltholder Bernard Hopkins would like to face Carl Froch or Lucian Bute. (This story also contains a video of Hopkins accepting Gennady Golovkin’s challenge.)
Austin Trout: “Team Fight to Walk is very important to me. The statistics about number of everyday people and US troops impacted by Spinal Cord Injuries are scary.”
Former light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal talks about Bernard Hopkins’ record-breaking victory over Tavoris Cloud (with a playful interruption by B-hop) and about his next fight, a May 25 showdown against either RING champ Chad Dawson or Lucian Bute.
RING, WBA and WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward said “I can’t wait to get back out there and perform for all my fans” after having endured surgery on his right shoulder on Friday.
While IBF light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud could defend his belt against Bernard Hopkins on March 9, IBF super middleweight beltholder Carl Froch is weighing mandatory challenger Adonis Stevenson or WBA counterpart Mikkel Kessler.
Super middleweight contender Sakio Bika could face Nikola Sjekloca for the WBC’s interim belt on Feb. 16, according to Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer.
Unbeaten middleweigt beltholder Gennady Golovkin on fighting Gabriel Rosado: “First round, hard work, hard fight. Second round, hard work… by the fifth round, I will knock him out.”
Trainer Abel Sanchez calls WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin a “Mike Tyson-esque kind of individual that goes out there to kind of search and destroy.”
Andre Ward on his shoulder injury: “I’ve still got many great years left in this sport. I’m just ready to get on the other side of this procedure and to get back to work.”