Miguel Cotto has announced on his Twitter account that he will return to the ring under the Top Rank banner on Oct. 5 on HBO, reportedly against Delvin Rodriguez.
Japanese Olympic gold medalist Ryota Murata has signed with Top Rank and will fight at middleweight as a professional.
Should Floyd Mayweather Jr. get beyond a May 4 date with Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand, he could return to that site on Sept. 14 and go head-to-head with a potential clash between Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez.
Saul Alvarez: “On Saturday, after defeating [Austin] Trout, I will raise my hand and my belt and will be thinking of my brother. That belt is his.”
Rapper-turned-promoter 50 Cent envisions a clash between former featherweight titleholder Yuriorkis Gamboa and lightweight sensation Adrien Broner, and says he’s the man who can make Mayweather-Pacquiao happen.
Unbeaten Yuriorkis Gamboa could land on the Dec. 8 Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV card opposite Miguel Beltran Jr.
Nonito Donaire will face junior featherweight Toshiaki Nishioka after former lightweight beltholder Brandon Rios makes his junior welterweight debut in a clash of unbeatens with Mike Alvarado on Oct. 13.
HBO commentator Jim Lampley calls Duane Ford, one of two referees who had Tim Bradley defeating Manny Pacquiao, “a standup guy.” Ford will be a guest on Lampley’s Fight Game, which airs Saturday night.
Could WBC 154-pound titleholder Saul Alvarez face former two-time welterweight beltholder Paul Williams, THE RING’s No. 8-rated junior middleweight contender, on Sept. 15?
Top Rank president Todd duBoef was miffed that Yuriorkis Gamboa skipped the second press conference, in L.A. on Tuesday, announcing the April 14 fight with Brandon Rios, but would not call the bout off or speculate on a replacement for Gamboa.
Top Rank President Todd duBoef has offered the winner of Brandon Rios-Yuriorkis Gamboa a “winner take all” fight bonus of $100,000. Gamboa, however, says there will be no fight on April 14 until he is satisfied with the terms.
Richard Schaefer on Bob Arum: “It’s just one bulls–t story after the other…People should just realize that this guy doesn’t want to do the fight.”