Abner Mares grew up poor and fending for himself in the streets but is now a married father of two girls and the wearer of championship belts in three divisions.
Saturday’s RING junior middleweight championship clash of unbeatens Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Austin Trout is another bout that is too close to call during what is shaping up as a year of upsets.
Junior welterweight Brandon Rios will attempt to repeat his seventh-round stoppage victory over Mike Alvarado on March 30.
Oscar De La Hoya is picking Robert Guerrero to upset Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez to possibly stop Austin Trout in their upcoming fights.
HBO’s exiting Larry Merchant: “I’m proud to be associated with so many talented people who made us into a groundbreaking network.”
Will Austin Trout’s dream of victory become a reality or a living nightmare in the form of Miguel Cotto?
Michael Buffer attended Thursday night’s Fight Night For Children in Washington, D.C., alongside boxing legends such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Larry Holmes, Michael Spinks, Aaron Pryor, Pernell Whitaker, James “Buster” Douglass and Ray Mancini.
Oscar De La Hoya on his absence from THE RING’s Top 10 list of fighters who have achieved Olympic and professional success: “I really don’t mind, because I don’t need my head to be blown up any more than it already is.”
“God has given me my skills back,” says Zab Judah, who believes himself ready to challenge the winner of Lamont Peterson vs. Amir Khan, or Danny Garcia, who recently beat Erik Morales for the WBC junior welterweight title.
Zab Judah will be trained by his uncle, James Harvey, rather than ex-titleholder Pernell Whitaker.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.: “I’m going to finish you off.” Victor Ortiz: “I’m going to put you on your (butt).”