If Miguel Cotto defeats Sergio Martinez he will equal the feats of Sugar Ray Robinson, Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran who were also former welterweight stars that won the middleweight title, however, many hall of famers and even great fighters were unable to do it.
Juan Manuel Marquez returns to the venue that introduced him to U.S. fans, The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., when he takes on Mike Alvarado on May 17. Marquez says a wins puts him in position to make history. Alvarado seeks redemption vs. the Mexican legend.
Keith Thurman: “I remember when I was 11 years old, and for Christmas, I got this boxing book and it had all of the great fighters in it. I remember flipping through those pages and saying to myself, ‘Man, it would be something if your name was in a book like this some day.’”
Keith Thurman: “You can doubt me as much as you want, but you are going to watch me throughout my career climb that ladder and reach the destination that I foresaw, and the one that I told you about, and that’s Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather.”
The late Emanuel “Manny” Steward trained Thomas Hearns, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko and Mike McCallum among his seemingly endless list of current and former world champions.
Light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins made his case for facing Floyd Mayweather at 160 pounds in the aftermath of Mayweather’s unanimous decision victory over Canelo Alvarez on Saturday night.
Ring of Fire, the story of Emile Griffith, will air on Friday at 10 p.m. on The MSG Network.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
Fans are still buzzing about Gennady Golovkin and the undefeated WBA middleweight titleholder’s future. Dougie is asked to give his thoughts on a number of matchups (potential and mythical) for Golovkin as well as other fan friendly fights in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Floyd Mayweather Jr. answers his fans’ questions about fighting in Europe, his preparations for his May 4 showdown with Robert Guerrero, his toughest fight so far, how he would have fought Thomas Hearns, and the final goals of his career, in a very special episode of REAL TALK.
Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin claims that he will handle unbeaten WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin in similar fashion to how Bernard Hopkins knocked out then-undefeated Felix Trinindad in the 12th round.