Trainer Virgil Hunter fully believes his charge, Amir Khan is ready to make a run at titlists Floyd Mayweather Jr., Kell Brook and Manny Pacquiao.
Amir Khan and Devon Alexander may have been too focused on Floyd Mayweather Jr. last year. Khan avoided other fights, including one with Alexander, in hopes of getting Mayweather; while Alexander overlooked Shawn Porter. However, both Khan and Alexander are 100 percent focused on their Dec. 13 showdown.
As the saying goes, there’s no place like home. For former three-division titlist Abner Mares, home was former trainer Clemente Medina.
RingTV.com caught up with Amir Khan and his trainer Virgil Hunter after Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s rematch victory over Marcos Maidana. Khan says he’s ready to topple a fading Mayweather but Hunter wants his fighter focused on a December ring return.
Trainer Virgil Hunter says Alfredo Angulo will look more energetic in Saturday’s Mayweather-Maidana undercard bout against James De La Rosa than he did against Canelo Alvarez in March. Hunter says his fighter wants to prove that the Alvarez performance was an aberration.
In his return to the ring on September 13 on the undercard of Floyd Mayweather-Marcos Maidana II, Alfredo Angulo promises we will all see a brand-new “dog” against James De La Rosa.
On Sept. 13, Alfredo Angulo makes his return to the ring, this time at 162 pounds, in hopes of a career resurgence at middleweight.
One fan expresses extreme frustration with boxing’s Cold War and asks Dougie if it will ever end, others share more feedback on Canelo Alvarez-Erislandy Lara and what might be next for Canelo, as well as mythical matchups and other subjects in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
In Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook, we get the full rundown on what to expect this Saturday in a stacked card supporting the junior middleweight main event between Saul Alvarez and Erislandy Lara.
On July 12 Abner Mares will be in the ring for the first time since his wild, first-round KO loss to Jhonny Gonzalez a year ago, and he’ll do so with a new trainer in his corner.
Under new trainer Virgil Hunter, an excited Abner Mares is anticipating a big comeback in his return on July 12 in support of Saul Alvarez vs. Erislandy Lara.
Unbeaten super middleweight Brandon Gonzales sees “some weaknesses” in 2008 Olympic gold medalist James DeGale in advance of their May 31 IBF title elimination bout on the undercard of the Carl Froch-George Groves rematch at Wembley Stadium in London.
Trainer Virgil Hunter expressed solidarity with RING and WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward following the California State Athletic Commission’s decision to uphold the fighter’s contract with Dan Goossen,
Amir Khan tells RingTV.com’s Tom Gray that his disappointing 2013 may have set up a banner 2014, which starts with Saturday’s showdown with Luis Collazo, the co-feature to Mayweather-Maidana. “The career setbacks and fights falling through have allowed me to work on things in the gym,” Khan said.
Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach is unimpressed by Amir Khan’s recent form, yet reasoned that the British fighter’s speed could give Floyd Mayweather Jr. “problems” and believes a fight between Khan and Pacquiao could take place before the Filipino retires.