HBO’s Jim Lampley will review Sergio Martinez’s unanimous decision over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Saul Alvarez’s fifth-round knockout of Josesito Lopez on the latest episdoe of The Fight Game this Saturday.
Nonito Donaire on facing Toshiaki Nishioka: “You have to find the fighters who can challenge you and who will put you at risk. You put yourself at risk of losing, at risk of getting hurt, at risk of losing your life. That’s all part of boxing.”
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.
An IBF bantamweight title fight between beltholder Leo Santa Cruz and Eric Morel may complete the Sept. 15 quadrupleheader headlined by WBC junior middleweight titleholder Saul Alvarez and Josesito Lopez.
WBC junior featherweight titleholder Abner Mares, lightweight contender Sharif Bogere and featherweight prosepct Gary Russell Jr. could be a part of a big weekend that includes 2012 Olympian pro debuts, Oct. 13-14, on Showtime and CBS.