Think famed 108-pounder Humberto Gonzalez and 105-pounder Ricardo Lopez were close? Think again …
WBC featherweight titlist Jhonny Gonzalez is fired up to make his third defense against Gary Russell Jr. on Saturday night. And he’s ready for war.
During his Jan. 31 bout against British contender Kevin Mitchell, lightweight Daniel Estrada will be trained by Nacho Beristain and supported by Juan Manuel Marquez.
WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley: “I feel that I’m finally going to get my just due. I feel that I am finally one of the best fighters in the world.”
Juan Manuel Marquez said he was “scared of the judges more than” Tim Bradley during the post-fight press conference for their WBO welterweight title bout that Bradley won by split decision on Saturday in Las Vegas.
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.
Junior featherweight prospect Luis Orlando Del Valle looks to bounce back from his first professional loss, against Vic Darchinyan last September, with the help of hall-of-fame trainer Nacho Beristain. Del Valle fights Andre Wilson on Thursday in New York City.
Juan Manuel’s trainer, Nacho Beristain, rejected Manny Pacquiao’s invitation to a toe-to-toe battle with Marquez, saying, “They can’t and will not fight toe-to-toe, because that’s not their styles.”
Manny Pacquiao on Juan Manuel Marquez: “Our strategy this time is more aggressiveness and of course to develop and to improve the strength more, and also focus on the speed. We have the side-to-side movement. I’m not worried about his strength.”
Junior middleweight Alfredo Angulo, who meets Raul Casarez on Saturday night, plans to donate his long hair to the charity Locks of Love, which assists children who suffer hair loss as a result of chemotherapy to treat cancer.
Juan Manuel Marquez: “This fight, I will try to knock out Manny Pacquiao. There is no way that I can let this fight be a decision.”
“I’m very hungry for this fight, and that’s what’s going to carry me to victory,” said once-beaten Anselmo Moreno, who will make his 122-pound debut on Nov. 10 against undefeated WBC tltleholder Abner Mares.
Freddie Roach on Manny Pacquiao’s motivation for Juan Manuel Marquez: “When I was sitting there with him, he scratched into the cloth on the table, ‘We need a knockout to win.’ I mean, he spelled that out, and he’s never said that to me before a fight in his life.”