Should a tentative defense of his middleweight championship against Canelo Alvarez prove successful, Miguel Cotto could meet Gennady Golovkin later in 2015.
Featherweight contender Nicholas Walters knows that to be the best, you have to beat the best and he’ll face one of the best 126-pounders in the world, WBA titlist Nonito Donaire on October 18.
Top Rank President Todd duBoef says Terence Crawford will return to the CenturyLink Center in Omaha, Neb., where the WBO lightweight titleholder scored a ninth-round KO of Yuriorkis Gamboa before 10,943 screaming fans on Saturday.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook details the return of welterweight Mike Jones after a two-year-plus absence from the ring and much more.
Junior lightweight titleholder Mikey Garcia was among the professional fighters – from boxing and MMA – that joined promotional companies, fight leagues and politicians at Tuesday’s press conference supporting the Professional Fighters Brain Health Study at the U.S. Capitol.
IBF light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins was among those in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday for a summit to support the landmark study underway at The Lou Ruvo Center for Brain Health, which is monitoring fighters for the effects of combat sports.
Eight-division titlewinner Manny Pacquiao is determined to regain the WBO welterweight belt from Timothy Bradley on April 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, where Pacquiao lost to Bradley by split-decision in June of 2012.
Sergio Martinez on defending his middleweight title against Miguel Cotto: “I’m very interested in the fight, but I’m the champion and Cotto is the challenger. I would love to fight Cotto, but I need to be treated with dignity.”
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said that he expects Canel Alvarez to make a decision regarding his next opponent potentially as early as next week, with Miguel Cotto being the young former champ’s desired rival.
Miguel Cotto is considering a confirmed package of at least $10 million from Golden Boy Promotions to face Canelo Alvarez, but a widely-reported offer of $15 million to fight middleweight champ Sergio Martinez is unconfirmed.
Vic Darchinyan on Nonito Donaire: “I’m going to come and expose him and show to all of the world that I can beat him, and not only just beat him, but I can beat him easily.”
Three-division titlewinner Miguel Cotto is expected to arrive in Las Vegas on Thursday to discuss potential future fights with Top Rank, which promoted last his one-sided third-round TKO of Delvin Rodriguez last Saturday.
Juan Manuel Marquez will earn a guaranteed $6 million for his challenge to WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley, who will pocket at least $4.1 million when they fight on Saturday at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Alan Massengale reports from the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif., where Miguel Cotto is training for his Oct. 5 fight with Delvin Rodriguez. Massengale spoke to Cotto, Top Rank President Todd duBoef and Freddie Roach, who is training the Puerto Rican star for the first time.
Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios will embark on a seven-city, international press tour in advance of their November fight in Macau.