Ruslan Provodnikov’s mother traveled from Russia for what is both her first trip to the U.S. and the first time she will be ringside to watch her son as he battles Mike Alvarado on Saturday.
WBO junior welerweight titleholder Mike Alvarado and challenger Ruslan Provodnikov are set to wage a fight-of-the-year-caliber battle on HBO on Saturday night. Or are they? Alvarado believes he can box Provodnikov if need be?
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.
The fighters in the four pay-per-view-televised bouts on the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez card tested negative for anabolic steroids, masking agents and marijuana, according to Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer.
2012 Trainer of the Year Virgil Hunter was in attendance at last Saturday’s megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul Alvarez, and had a lot to say about the art of boxing, Matthysse’s lack of “oomph,” and Andre Ward’s next assignment.
Unbeaten welterweight contender Keith Thurman: “There’s only a few more steps on the ladder, and as I knock off a few more guys, I’m getting closer to the top (and) toward getting that big money fight.”
Light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins made his case for facing Floyd Mayweather at 160 pounds in the aftermath of Mayweather’s unanimous decision victory over Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night.
Danny Garcia on his imminent rise from 140 to 147 pounds: “I beat the best fighters at 140. What else do you want me to do?”