Thomas Hearns commented exclusively to RingTV.com about his trainer and father figure Emanuel Steward. “In my opinon,” said the hall-of-fame boxer. “Emanuel Steward was the best trainer that ever lived.”
IBF junior middleweight titleholder Cornelius Bundrage on his separation from manager Manny Steward: “It’s just time to move on. So I’m putting it out there that I need a new manager, a new promoter, and that I need to be with somebody that’s going to help me to get the big fights.”
Oscar De La Hoya on undefeated heavyweight KO artist Deontay Wilder: “It’s time to take him to the big stage — the HBOs and the Showtimes. It’s time to unleash Deontay Wilder.”
Five-belt, three-division titlewinner Robert Guerrero threw out the first pitch prior to Sunday’s Oakland A’s-New York Yankees’ game in advance of Saturday’s bout with Selcuk Aydin on Showtime.
Super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez has a big fight with Jason Escalera on Sept. 29 — six years to the day from when his twins, Serena and Edwin Jr., barely survived their premature births.
American heavyweight Tony Thompson gets a second shot at Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday night after claiming that a knee hampered his efforts during an 11th-round knockout loss in July of 2008.
Tavoris Cloud: “This fight with Jean Pascal is a bout I’m looking forward to. It’s going to be what I call a ‘Release the Kraken’ match.”