Promoter Artie Pelullo calls newl WBO 140-pound titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov “the most exciting fighter in the business.” He wants the Russian bomber to face Tim Bradley in a rematch or the winner of Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios.
Trainer Abel Sanchez said Gennady Golovkin “is the best middleweight ever besides Sugar Ray Robinson and maybe Bernard Hopkins.”
Curtis Stevens on why he pursued Gennady Golovkin: “Golovkin is the so-called ‘Most-Feared Middleweight in the World,’ so why not? Why not go after God instead of going after the peasants in the middleweight division?”
The WBO middleweight title bout between unbeaten beltholder Peter Quillin and Gabriel Rosado was officially added as the co-feature to the Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat fight on Oct. 26 in Atlantic City, N.J. Rosado is undefeated in New Jersey.
Heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder, who has been added to the Oct. 26 Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat card, believes David Haye will defeat Tyson Fury on Feb. 8, and that he will be fighting for a major title during the early months of next year.
“Am I worried?” asked Floyd Mayweather Jr., who gave a complete rundown of the reasons he is not impressed with Canelo Alvarez’s resume at Wednesday’s press conference, “Absolutely not.”
Abel Sanchez, the trainer of WBA middleweigiht beltholder Gennady Golovkin, gave RingTV.com’s Lem Satterfield his thoughts on the stacked middleweight division. A showdown between Golovkin and fellow puncher Curtis Stevens is close to being finalized for Nov. 2.
Abel Sanchez doesn’t think his middleweight Gennady Golovkin will ever get a shot at RING champ Sergio Martinez: “I think that they’ve made a comment about fighting Gennady Golovkin in about September of 2014. That’s like saying that he doesn’t want to fight him.”
A deal is close for WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin and Curtis Stevens to meet on Nov. 2 at New York’s Madison Square Garden.
The anticipated Sept. 14 Showtime Pay Per View event co-headlined by Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez and Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse will be joined by a third title fight between Ishe Smith and Carlos Molina, as well as a welterweight bout matching Ashley Theophane against Pablo Cesar Cano.
WBO middleweight titleholder Peter Quillin: “I’m always out there to put on a solid performance for the fans…My fans are what are most important to me. They’re the ones who drive me to be where I’m at right now.”
Middleweight puncher Curtis Stevens: “People come because they love to see people get knocked out… I’m a one-punch knockout guy. I have that type of power… I can touch you just one time and it can be lights out.”