Ukrainian heavyweight Vyacheslav Glazkov definitely got a fight from late replacement Garrett Wilson, but ultimately outworked the Philadelphian on his way to victory.
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.
Referee Robert Byrd, who was the third man in the ring for Tim Bradley’s win over Manny Pacquiao last year, will officiate Bradley vs. Juan Manuel Marquez on Oct. 12.
As part of the wrap-up to last Saturday’s majority decision by Floyd Mayweather Jr. over Canelo Alvarez, Showtime will air the final episode of All Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo.
Miguel Cotto will look to be busier and return to his “bread and butter” body attack against Delvin Rodriguez, according to trainer Freddie Roach.
Last weekend’s event featuring Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez had all the appearance of a blockbuster Hollywood summer movie, which is why boxing should be worried, according to THE RING contributing editor Brian Harty.
Showtime will air All-Access: Mayweather vs. Canelo, the epilogue, on Sept. 25 at 10 p.m. ET/PT.
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.
Richard Schaefer on the potential revenue that will be generated by the Floyd Mayweather-Caenlo Alvarez promotion: “We’re probably going to be looking at a gross number of over $200 million.” The Golden Boy Promotions CEO says 2013 has been a banner year for boxing.
The Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight totaled more than $2.6 million in closed circuit ticket sales in Las Vegas on Sept 14, setting a new record, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Richard Schaefer: “One thing that I want to make clear is that I am a huge supporter of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.”
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez will eclipse Mayweather-Oscar De La Hoya as the highest-grossing boxing event of all time.
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.”
Floyd Mayweather outclassed Canelo Alvarez en route to a decision victory on Saturday that earned the future hall of famer THE RING’s junior middleweight title. Mayweather, who also holds the magazine’s welterweight title, is the first fighter since Joe Calzaghe to simultaneously hold two RING championships.
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?”