James DeGale has nothing but praise for Andre Dirrell after he beat the talented American for the IBF super middleweight title, but he had choice words for fellow Brits Carl Froch and George Groves, fellow beltholders Andre Ward and Badou Jack, and Gennady Golovkin.
THE RING’s No. 1-rated middleweight Gennady Golovkin spoke to the boxing media about his May 16 fight with talented southpaw Willie Monroe, future showdowns with Miguel Cotto and Andre Ward, and why he thought the Peter Quillin-Andy Lee fight was more like a “sparring session.”
WBA middleweight beltholder Gennady Golovkin “beats” RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward if they were to meet, according to Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez, who ranks the 160-pounder behind Sugar Ray Robinson and Bernard Hopkins as the best in the division’s history.
RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward on the prospect of facing WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin: “A lot of people say that he’s gotten a lot of unnecessary hype, but I’ve got a lot of respect for Gennady Golovkin…When that fight happens, it’s going to be a great fight for boxing.”
Trainer Virgil Hunter says the best is yet to come from THE RING and WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward.
Carl Froch has two options according to Andre Ward: “He has to rematch [George] Groves or try to avenge his loss to me.”
RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward has filed suit against promoter Dan Goossen in an attempt to gain freedom from what he views as an unfairly lengthy contract.
Paulie Malignaggi on Saturday’s bout with Zab Judah: “Back in the Roman times, you never knew who you fought, but you fought to the death. Sometimes, you probably did have to fight your friend and it was either him or you.”
Paulie Malignaggi says he is motivated to defeat Zab Judah, despite the fact that the Brooklyn natives are friends. Malignaggi and Judah headline a Showtime-televised card at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center on Saturday.
Two-division titlewinner Paulie Malignaggi says he had knockout power in his right hand before it was ravaged by repeated injuries and surgeries. Malignaggi faces fellow veteran Zab Judah in their native Brooklyn on Saturday.
Light heavyweight champ Adonis Stevenson on Saturday’s mandatory challenger Tony Bellew: “You can be sure that I am going to knock Bellew out. I think that the fight is going to go about four or five rounds and then I’m going to knock him out.”
Brazilian silver medalist Esqiuva Falcao, whose older brother signed with Golden Boy in October, inked a promotional deal with rival Top Rank.