RING junior welterweight champ Danny Garcia says of No. 1-rated Lucas Matthysse, who challenges him on Sept. 14: “If he’s not careful, he’s gonna get hurt.”
Former light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud calls his clash with hard-hitting RING/WBC champ Adonis Stevenson “a dangerous fight” — for Stevenson.
Former light heavyweight beltholder Tavoris Cloud says RING/WBC champ Adonis Stevenson is “totally overlooking” him,” which, he adds, is “not the smartest thing for him to do.”
Andre Ward on his relationship with promoter Dan Goossen: “If we don’t have an understanding, which it looks like we don’t right now, then we have a major problem.”
Denver-based junior welterweight Mike Alvarado, who gained revenge over Brandon Rios with a unanimous decision victory in March, could return in October for a hometown fight on HBO.
Andre Ward says that Carl Froch isn’t at the top of his list of potential opponents but adds that if he did grant the British star a rematch, “I would look to stop him.” Ward will co-commentate the HBO-televised Chad Dawson-Adonis Stevenson fight on Saturday.
Oscar De La Hoya on Floyd Mayweather-Saul “Canelo” Alvarez: “Mayweather will stand in the pocket and fight. He’ll run and he’ll box, but he’ll also stay in the pocket and fight, which can make him vulnerable to being hit.”
IBF super middleweight beltholder and THE RING’s No. 1-rated 168 pounder Carl Froch has the home advantage on Saturday against THE RING’s No. 2-rated super middleweight Mikkel Kessler, who win their first clash by unanimous decision.
Miguel Cotto could be closing in on a date for his ring return this year, and the list of possible opponents includes a lot of heavy hitters.
Unbeaten three-division titlewinner Abner Mares on a potential matchup with prospect Gary Russell Jr.: “Whenever this fight with Gary Russell were to happen, we’ll find out then if I’m tailor-made for him.”
RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward on his decision to vacate the WBC’s “Champion Emeritus” title: “I think the fans know and appreciate that I am the super middleweight champion of the world, and I trust that I will continue to be recognized as such.”