Former heavyweight Eddie Chambers will debut as a cruiserweight on Aug. 3 against South Africa’s hard-hitting Thabiso “The Rock” Mchunu.
Former heavyweight beltholder David Haye has suffered an injury to his left hand that will force the postponement of his June 29 bout with Manuel Charr, according to The Daily Mail of London.
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.”
Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara: “If I could pick my next three fights, it would first start with the winner of the fight between Canelo Alvarez-Austin Trout, and then I would want to fight Sergio Martinez or Floyd Mayweather.”
Austin Trout: “Team Fight to Walk is very important to me. The statistics about number of everyday people and US troops impacted by Spinal Cord Injuries are scary.”
WBO middleweight titleholder Peter Quillin will make his first defense against Fernando Guerrero on the Feb. 9 undercard of a main event featuring RING junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia and Zab Judah.
Having lost title bouts to Andre Ward, Lucian Bute and Joe Calzaghe, super middleweight contender Sakio Bika looks to cash in on a potential WBC title fight agianst Nikola Sjekloca on Feb. 16.
Austin Trout on his fight with Miguel Cotto: “I’m looking at this as my golden opportunity. He’s had his time and done great things with it, but it’s my time now. I’ll be damned if I let this opportunity slip away from me.”
Shots from the ninth-round technical draw between Erislandy Lara and Vanes Martirosyan, and Mikey Garcia’s ninth-round TKO of Johnathan Barros in Los Angeles.