Abner Mares: “I actually added something different to my training camp, and it’s called ‘Mexican Judo.’ It’s ‘ju-don’t know if I’m going to box, or ju-don’t know if I’m going to brawl, but you do know that I’m going to win.'”
Now just three days from “May Day,” the teams of welterweight combatants Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero stood at the podium for the last time before Round 1 … and no one’s in a fighting mood more than Guerrero’s dad.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s father, Floyd Sr., says he’d be down for a fight against Robert Guerrero’s father/trainer, Ruben, who has referred to the Mayweathers as “clowns.”
IBF welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander hopes to remain on the May 18 Showtime doubleheader from Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City even though his original opponent Kell Brook has pulled out with an injury.
Showtime’s five-part documentary series All-Access: Mayweather vs. Guerrero will premiere on Wednesday in advance of their May 4 pay-per-view fight at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Respected Hip-Hop artist and actor Common will narrate the series.
Junior middleweight contender Carlos Molina could challenge IBF beltholder Ishe Smith in July, according to his promoter, Leon Margules.
Former WBC 122-pound titleholder Abner Mares on his upcoming fight with Daniel Ponce de Leon on the Mayweather-Guerrero card: “I’m taking this big step and I hope that we can steal the show that night.”
Former WBC 122-pound titleholder Abner Mares on the Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux junior featherwieght championship bout: “I see Nonito winning by knockout. I estimate a seven-round knockout by Nonito if Rigondeaux doesn’t just run and box all night.”
Richard Schaefer on Golden Boy Promotion’s new deal with Fox Sports: “For Golden Boy, it is one of the most significant, if not, the most significant television deals we have ever put together.”
A new deal between Golden Boy and Fox Sports will result in a new Monday boxing series and allow fans to rewatch classic bouts from the promoter’s fight library featuring Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao and Bernard Hopkins, among others.