Entering Saturday night’s fight with Jorge Arce, Nonito Donaire said his Filipino fans are “in pain,” many imploring him to “Do it for Manny,” and “Lift our country back up again” in the wake of Manny Pacquiao’s sixth-round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.
Strength and conditioning guru Angel Hernandez claims that trainer Freddie Roach has accused Juan Manuel Marquez of having used performance enhancing drugs out of fear that his fighter will defeat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night.
Rapper 50 Cent was granted a promoter’s license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, although Floyd Mayweather Jr. is apparently no longer considered a partner in the company.
The Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV undercard could feature undefeated featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa. An IBF lightweight title bout between beltholder Miguel Vazquez and Mercito Gesta is reportedly “done” for the PPV show.
Miguel Vazquez retained his IBF lightweight title for the fourth time with an uneventful and unpopular split decision over Marvin Quintero in the opening bout of HBO’s Boxing After Dark broadcast from Verona, N.Y., on Saturday.
Miguel Vazquez, who opens the HBO Boxing After Dark broadcast against Marvin Quintero on Saturday, knows he is not well known among American fans but the IBF lightweight titleholder hopes a good showing will lead to higher-profile fights.