Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios will embark on a seven-city, international press tour in advance of their November fight in Macau.
Jesus Soto Karass on his fight with Andre Berto: “The bottom line is that I want to win. Yes, I’m going to give a great performance, like I always do. I’m ready to die in the ring like every Mexican.”
Trainer Virgil Hunter on Andre Berto: “When he came out with the shoulder roll and things like that against Guerrero, I had never seen him do it. So I just stressed to him that it was important to him to have his own identity.”
Andre Berto says that in his upcoming fight with Jesus Soto Karass he wants to be “that complete fighter…the really sharp Andre Berto that can put together that speed and that power and be effective defensively.”
Reflecting on his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr., Robert Guerrero says he learned “that I can compete with the best fighters in the world” and “gained a lot of experience on what it will take to fight a guy who never stops moving around the ring.”
Mike Alvarado has made public his reasons for not yet accepting a proposed Oct. 19 clash with Ruslan Provodnikov.
“I’m not saying yes, and I’m not saying no,” said Richard Schaefer in response to the potential for Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse to land on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez card.
Undefeated featherweight prospect Gary Russell said that a victory over WBC titleholder Abner Mares “would be a good notch to put under my belt.” Russell may be added to a Showtime-televised card headlined by Mares on Aug. 24.
“By far,” stated Oscar De La Hoya, when asked if the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez who will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Sept. 14 is better than he was when he fought Mayweather six years ago.