Thomas Dulorme regained the prospect status he lost when he was knocked out by Luis Carlos Abregu by outpointing previously unbeaten Karim Mayfield in the 10-round co-feature to the Sergey Kovalev-Cedric Agnew fight on Saturday in Atlantic City, N.J.
Welterweight contender Luis Carlos Abregu, who has been out of action since last April because of a right hand injury, will return to action on April 4 in his native Argentina, his agent, Sean Gibbons informed RingTV.com on Thursday.
Manny Pacquiao has been made the WBC’s No. 1-ranked welterweight contender behind the organization’s titleholder Floyd Mayweather Jr.
WBC heavyweight titleholder Vitali Klitschko has been given until Dec. 15 to determine whether he will continue fighting or retire in the wake of October’s announcement of his presidential candidacy in Ukraine.
WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley: “I feel that I’m finally going to get my just due. I feel that I am finally one of the best fighters in the world.”
WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley says that he’ll use his head and to “stay smart” against Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday.
A recent statement from Amir Khan was sent out to dispel the rumor that he has pulled out of a potential match-up against Devon Alexander on Dec. 7 to take a fight against Floyd Mayweather in May.
HBO’s Jim Lampley says there might be an interesting matchup to be made between RING junior featherweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux and the winner of Saturday night’s bout between IBF beltholder Jhonathan Romero and Kiko Martinez.
RING junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia says of No. 1-rated Lucas Matthysse, who challenges him on Sept. 14: “If he’s not careful, he’s gonna get hurt.”
A return bout between Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. would have to include Olympic-style drug testing and take place either in Las Vegas, Atlantic City or New York, according to Martinez’s advisor.
Andre Ward called Guillermo Rigondeaux “a sharpshooter” against Nonito Donaire, adding, “this is the best I’ve ever seen him look.” Of the criticisms of Rigondeaux’s strategy, Tim Bradley said, “If you want to see blood and guts, and you want to see warrior-type of fights, then you should definitely hit MMA.”
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has been sparring with a strong lineup of fighters, including unbeaten junior middledweight Hugo Centeno, in preparation for his April 20 clash with Austin Trout.