Former 122-pound beltholder Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. Vazquez faces unbeaten Rafael Rivera in the main event of an HBO Latino show tonight in Kissimmee, Florida.
Garrett Wilson takes on cruiserweight contender Thabiso Mchunu in a special afternoon edition of NBC Sports’ “Fight Night” today. Wilson is one of the sport’s reliable gatekeepers, according to RingTV.com editor Doug Fischer, who lists other gatekeepers in each weight class.
Ahead of this Saturday night’s rematch between WBO 147-pound titlist Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao, trainer Freddie Roach reminded his Christian charge that, in the Bible, the theme of violence runs concurrently with that of compassion.
Lem Satterfield’s latest notebook reveals trainer Joel Diaz’s thoughts on Tim Bradley’s rematch against Manny Pacquiao and much more.
In accepting his award for Fighter of the Year, an emotional Nonito Donaire spoke of coming a long way since being the “small, frail, asthmatic little boy” of his childhood.
RING junior featherweight champ Nonito Donaire on clash with Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday: “When it comes down to the title fights, we’re both aggressive and we can both be offensive guys.”
Former WBC 122-pound titleholder Abner Mares on the Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux junior featherwieght championship bout: “I see Nonito winning by knockout. I estimate a seven-round knockout by Nonito if Rigondeaux doesn’t just run and box all night.”
Dougie is asked about his thoughts on this past Saturday’s boxing card from Macau, the Peruvian presence on the most recent Friday Night Fights main event and the terrific action boxing fans have been treated to early this year in this week’s Monday Mailbag. Enjoy!
Nonito Donaire on vulnerability: “You can be the best guy in a sport or the best athlete or whoever it is. We’re still human, and that’s what it all comes down to is that we’re human.”
RING and WBO junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire weighed in at 121.5 compared to the division limit of 122 for challenger Jorge Arce on Friday.
RING junior featherweight champion Nonito Donaire vows that “no way” will Saturday night’s defense against Jorge Arce go the full 12 rounds.
WBC middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has looked impressive against sparring partners in preparation for next month’s clash with RING champion Sergio Martinez.
Nonito Donaire will face junior featherweight Toshiaki Nishioka after former lightweight beltholder Brandon Rios makes his junior welterweight debut in a clash of unbeatens with Mike Alvarado on Oct. 13.