The third episode of HBO’s 24/7: Pacquiao-Rios culminated with Wednesday’s controversial, obscenity-laced altercation between the trainers Freddie Roach and Robert Garcia as well as strength and conditioning guru Alex Ariza.
The promoters of Manny Pacquiao and Ruslan Provodnikov would like to match the fighters if Pacquiao defeats Rios on Saturday.
When Canelo Alvarez returns to action on March 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer hopes that his opponent will be Miguel Cotto.
Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios will attempt to rebound from losses when they meet in a welterweight match in Macau on Nov. 23. RingTV.com polled 22 boxing insiders about the outcome of the anticipated showdown.
Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor will face Juan Carlos Candelo on the undercard of the Dec. 14 main event featuring Adrien Broner against Marcos Maidana.
Sugar Ray Leonard said Manny Pacquiao is still physically capable of coming back against Brandon Rios, but the big question is the former titleholder’s state of mind following his knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.
Brazilian silver medalist Esqiuva Falcao, whose older brother signed with Golden Boy in October, inked a promotional deal with rival Top Rank.
Mike Tyson will star in an HBO documentary on Saturday night before joining Jim Lampley as co-host for the live telecast of the Andre Ward-Edwin Rodriguez fight.
Freddie Roach regarding Manny Pacquiao’s concern for his storm-ravaged Filipino countrymen: “We were talking about it yesterday, about how many people were killed in the storm. He is concerned about his people, but he knows that this is a big fight.”