Brazilian silver medalist Esqiuva Falcao, whose older brother signed with Golden Boy in October, inked a promotional deal with rival Top Rank.
Undefeated featherweight Gary Russell Jr., who is the mandatory challenger for WBO titleholder Orlando Salido: “I’m ready for my first world title fight and can not wait for the fight to get made.”
Juan Manuel Marquez said he was “scared of the judges more than” Tim Bradley during the post-fight press conference for their WBO welterweight title bout that Bradley won by split decision on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Ukrainian two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko scored two knockdowns during his fourth-round stoppage of Jose Luis Ramirez in his professional debut on Saturday.
Tim Bradley weighed in at a ripped-and-ready looking 146 pounds for his Saturday WBO welterweight title defense against Juan Manuel Marquez on Friday in Las Vegas. Marquez weighed in at lean and muscular 144.5 pounds.
Openly gay boxer Orlando Cruz on dealing with homophobia in boxing: “I’m in a sport that is very macho. Sometime in the ring, people would should gay slurs at me before I came out.”
Puerto Rican Orlando Cruz, who is gay, said “I’m going to make history” by defeating Mexican Orlando Salido for the WBO’s featherweight belt on 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.
One of the best amateur boxers in recent history, two-time Olympic champ Vasyl Lomachenko, will turn pro on the Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez undercard on Saturday. Anson Wainwright caught up with the Ukrainian southpaw to learn more about his background and pro ambitions.
Ukrainian two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko arrived in Los Angeles to begin his pro career. The featherweight star will fight on the undercard of Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez and if he wins, promoter Bob Arum has said the next fight will be for a world title.
Juan Manuel Marquez said he is “done” with Manny Pacquiao, which is why he chose to face Tim Bradley on Oct. 12 rather than a fifth fight with Pacquiao. Bradley, who turned down a rematch with Pacquiao, says Marquez is a “new challenge.”