Birthday knockouts have become a tradition for WBC featherweight beltholder Jhonny Gonzalez, and this Sept. 15 — Gonzalez’s 31st birthday — he’ll be looking to collect a $100,000 bonus against Daniel Ponce de Leon.
Devon Alexander on Randall Bailey: “I’m a natural southpaw who thinks in the ring, so he’s in for a rude awakening.”
Randall Bailey: “Eventually, I’m going to catch up to Devon Alexander. And when I do, it’s going to be trouble for him.”
Lucas Matthysse will face Ajose Olusegun on the Devon Alexander-Randall Bailey card Sept. 8 on Showtime. No site has been determined.
Promoter Lou DiBella: “I don’t care who you are, if Randall Bailey hits you on the button, you’re going to be knocked out.”
Hard-hitting IBF welterweight titleholder Randall Bailey calls Devon Alexander “a full-blown midget,” adding Tim Bradley “doesn’t want a part of fighting me — not even in his wildest dreams.”
Trainer Freddie Roach says he had a bad feeling as soon as he heard the first scorecard being read after Manny Pacquiao’s fight against Tim Bradley.
Tim Bradley looks ripped and amped, said he’s “ready to prove everybody wrong” on Saturday night against Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Randall Bailey has received few favors in his recent career, but he thinks Mike Jones did him a small one by choosing 8 oz. gloves for their title clash on Saturday. Now, the hard-punching Bailey aims to capitalize.
Freddie Roach, Alex Ariza and Miguel Diaz have had a rocky relationship in the past, and one of the challenges of this Saturday night will be for the trio to set aside their differences and work together in Manny Pacquiao’s corner.
Combatants on the Pacquiao-Bradley undercard, which includes Jorge Arce vs. Jesus Rojas, Mike Jones vs. Randall Bailey and Guillermo Rigondeaux vs. Teon Kennedy, gathered at the final press conference before Saturday’s big event.
Bob Arum on Mike Jones: “Depending on how Mike does in this fight with Randall Bailey, you know, he would be in the future mix for Manny Pacquiao or for Tim Bradley.”