Former super middleweight titleholder Steve Collins revealed on Tuesday that at the age of 48 and after a 15-year absence from the ring, he may return to face long-sought after rival Roy Jones Jr.
HBO’s exiting Larry Merchant: “I’m proud to be associated with so many talented people who made us into a groundbreaking network.”
Will Austin Trout’s dream of victory become a reality or a living nightmare in the form of Miguel Cotto?
Super middleweight fringe contender Yusaf Mack on IBF titleholder Carl Froch, who he challenges on Saturday in England: “I don’t fade and he can’t beat me.”
Future hall of fame boxer/promoter Roy Jones, now helping to promote Paul Spadafora, wants to see the former lightweight titleholder challenge Robert Guerrero and eventually Floyd Mayweather. He also says he’ll fight Lateef Kayode or any cruiserweight titleholder.
Paul Spadafora’s trainer Tom Yankello says the unbeaten former lightweight titleholder is ready for the best 140- and 147-pound boxers in the world. He also says Roy Jones Jr. wants to retire to contrate on guiding Spadafora’s career.
Oscar De La Hoya on his absence from THE RING’s Top 10 list of fighters who have achieved Olympic and professional success: “I really don’t mind, because I don’t need my head to be blown up any more than it already is.”
With the 30th Modern Olympiad in the history books and many of the boxing standouts of the London Games considering professional careers, RingTV.com historian Lee Groves compiled a list of the 10 best boxers who have combined Olympian heights with pro glory.
Roy Jones Jr. returns to the ring on Dec. 10 against cruiserweight Max Alexander.
Joe Calzaghe on Bernard Hopkins: “I said, ‘Okay, let’s do a 60-40 split,’ and that completely shut him up. He wouldn’t be quiet, and so I said, ’60-40,’ and he went silent. He said, ‘Can’t we negotiate?’”
Five-division titlewinner Thomas Hearns, two- division beltwinner Mark “Too Sharp” Johnson and five-time Trainer of The Year Freddie Roach headline the 2012 International Hall of Fame ballot.