Robert Garcia on Marcos Maidana’s win over Adrien Broner: “We were ready to throw 100 punches a round. We know that’s the only way to beat somebody like Adrien Broner, or that’s the way to beat somebody like Floyd Mayweather [Jr.,]. That’s the way [Roberto] Duran beat Sugar Ray Leonard.”
Fans share their many thoughts on Marcos Maidana’s thrilling upset of Adrien Broner, what’s next for both welterweights, Alex Ariza’s corner controversy, the likelihood of Maidana getting a shot at Floyd Mayweather, and more in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer on Marcos Maidana-Adrien Broner: “I would like to see a rematch. I would like a rematch at the Alamodome. There is no rematch clause.”
Marcos Maidana on Adrien Broner: “When I get my hands on him, he won’t know what to do. He won’t know what hit him.” The welterweight standouts fight tonight on Showtime.
Brandon Rios on his positive drug test: “I don’t take no drugs. I don’t take no diet supplements or [expletive] like that. The way I fight, I’m all natural. I’m a strong [expletive].”
Brandon Rios failed a drug test following his unanimous-decision defeat against Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 23 in Macau, China, and has been suspended for five months.
Most of the fighters involved in the Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Leo Santa Cruz-Cesar Seda, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass and Beibut Shumenov-Tamas Kovacs matchups promised fireworks on Saturday at The Alamodome in San Antonio.
WBA welterweight titleholder Adrien Broner has a speedy boxing style that usually troubles challlenger Marcos Maidana, who may employ an aggressive strategy that once stymied Broner. RingTV.com polled 25 boxing insiders/fans about whose style will prevail on Saturday.
Marcos Maidana says Adrien Broner “has not been tested by a natural welterweight like me. That’s why this is the hardest fight of his life.” Maidana challenges Broner for the WBA 147-pound title on Dec. 14.
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.
RingTV caught up with Brandon Rios before the popular slugger left his Oxnard, Calif. training camp for Macau where he will fight Manny Pacquiao on Nov. 23. Rios spoke about conditioning with Alex Ariza, fighting at 147 pounds and how he can’t wait to prove his doubters wrong. (Rios trains hard and swears hard in this video. Parental discretion is advised.)
RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia will attempt to carry his skills into his junior lightweight debut against WBO beltholder Roman “Rocky” Martinez on Saturday. Will Garcia unseat the gutsy Puerto Rican veteran? RingTV.com polled 20 experts, who shared their opinions on the fight.