Antonio Orozco is excited about facing veteran Steve Forbes at Fantasy Springs Casino in Indio, California, on Friday on Fox Sports 1. The undefeated junior welterweight prospect recalls watching Forbes on The Contender TV series and against Oscar De La Hoya.
Unbeaten teenage junior welterweight prospect Julian Rodriguez will round out Manny Pacquiao’s sparring stable ahead of the Filipino star’s April 12 clash with WBO welterweight titleholder Timothy Bradley in Las Vegas.
Steve Forbes has been replaced by John Nater against Fidel Maldonado Jr. in the Fox Sports 1-televised Golden Boy Live! main event on Feb. 10 in San Antonio, Texas, Golden Boy Promotions announced on Friday.
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.”
Unbeaten junior welterweight Brandon Rios would love to face Mike Alvarado, Danny Garcia or Lucas Matthysse, among others, and laments the rift between his promoter Top Rank and rival Golden Boy.
Oscar De La Hoya on the BB&T series: “For the first event, we wanted to bring a world class fight, and that is exactly what you have in Johan Perez vs. Steve Forbes.”
WBC junior middleweight beltholder Saul Alvarez is the same age as Shane Mosley Jr., whose father will oppose him in the co-feature to the Floyd Maywether-Miguel Cotto bout on Saturday night.
WBC welterweight titleholder Floyd Mayweather Jr. is featured on the cover of this week’s ESPN Magazine in advance of Saturday night’s challenge for the WBA junior middleweight belt owned by Miguel Cotto.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was entertaining during a Tuesday workout at his Las Vegas-based gym in preparation for his May 5 clash with WBA 154-pound titleholder Miguel Cotto.
A surgeon has determined that Robert Guerrero probably fought for years with a torn rotator cuff injury before aggravating it during a sparring session that forced the cancellation of his fight with Marcos Maidana on Aug. 27.