Donny Lalonde discusses his fateful catchweight bout with Sugar Ray Leonard in 1988 and how weight issues figured into the outcome, and offers his thoughts on the practice of inventing new weight limits for fights today.
“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.
Denver-based junior welterweight Mike Alvarado, who gained revenge over Brandon Rios with a unanimous decision victory in March, could return in October for a hometown fight on HBO.
Oscar De La Hoya on Floyd Mayweather-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: “Mayweather will stand in the pocket and fight. He’ll run and he’ll box, but he’ll also stay in the pocket and fight, which can make him vulnerable to being hit.”
Devon Alexander’s trainer, Kevin Cunningham: “Amir Khan sounds good to us, and if he wants to get his chin checked at welterweight, then Devon will be the first to oblige him.”
Oscar De La Hoya on Saul Alvarez’s shot at beating Floyd Mayweather: “I don’t think that it’s too soon, I think that it’s the perfect moment.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: “The only thing I can say is there’s been guys for 17 years. The only thing I can do is continue to beat the guy that they put in front of me.”
Floyd Mayweather Jr. on facing Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: “I chose my opponent for September 14th… I’m giving the fans what they want.”
Saul “Canelo” Alvarez on facing Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Sept. 14: “A victory will signify everything. It will be the most important victory of my career because this is the most important fight of my career.”