Tim Bradley’s trainer, Joel Diaz: “Juan Manuel Marquez is a very experienced fighter. If he hurts you, he’ll finish you.”
Lee Groves says that boxing is a sport that reveals everything about an athlete on a given night – good and bad. While the “Travelin’ Man” worked the CompuBox keys for a recent show at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., he noted certain truths about Chris Arreola, Seth Mitchell, Rafael Marquez and Efrain Esquivias.
Alan Massengale reports from Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, Calif., where Chris Arreola got back into the heavyweight picture by stopping Seth Mitchell in the first round, and Efrain Esquivias upset former champ Rafael Marquez with an eighth-round stoppage.
The Showtime doubleheader topped by the Seth Mitchell-Chris Arreola heavyweight fight will take place on Sept. 7 rather than Sept. 6, Golden Boy Promotions announced on Tuesday.
The Sept. 14 Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight highlights a huge fall lineup for Golden Boy, with another pay-per-view event to follow on Nov. 9.
Undefeated heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder could be on a collision course with the winner of a Sept. 6 bout between Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola if he defeats Sergei Liakhovich on Friday.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
“I still have a lot left in the tank, and I’m able to do a lot of things,” said Juan Manuel Lopez, who will face Mikey Garcia on June 15. “I think that this fight will prove that I’m still one of the best.”
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.