Legendary Mexican champion Erik Morales heard Angel Garcia, the father and trainer of rival, Danny Garcia, question his heart, curse his mother and challenge his own father and trainer to a fight.
Promoter Don King, who turns 81 on Aug. 20, invited Pygmies to the “Rumble In The Jungle,” claims to be able to communicate with Floyd Mayweather in “ghetto-ese,” and once killed a man — just a few stories from the life of the man who coined the phrase “Only in America.”
Oscar De La Hoya on his absence from THE RING’s Top 10 list of fighters who have achieved Olympic and professional success: “I really don’t mind, because I don’t need my head to be blown up any more than it already is.”
With the 30th Modern Olympiad in the history books and many of the boxing standouts of the London Games considering professional careers, RingTV.com historian Lee Groves compiled a list of the 10 best boxers who have combined Olympian heights with pro glory.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. on his affinity with Muhamad Ali: “I feel like I’m in the same shoes as Ali. They hate me. They hate me when I’m at the top, but once my career is over, they’re going to really miss me.”
Episodes of HBO’s 24/7 series featuring Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Miguel Cotto will be televised on CNN in advance of their May 5 fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The death of boxing historian Bert Sugar leaves a hole in the heart of the sport, say his colleagues and admirers.
Floyd Mayweather on Manny Pacquiao: “How my deal is structured at this particular time in the sport of boxing is that I keep 100 percent of the revenue, so why would I even give a 50-50 if I’m out there?”
Angelo Dundee, the beloved former trainer of Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Leonard among other hall-of-fame enshrined fighters, has died at the age of 90.
Bernard Hopkins: “I don’t want my next fight to be just a fight. It has to be historic. If I fight just a fight, then I would probably lose… I want at least one or two more fights. Then, I want to exit out of this game.”