Manny Pacquiao and arch-rival Juan Manuel Marquez once sang “La Bamba” during a duet on Mexican television during the promotion leading up to their third fight.
Super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez has a big fight with Jason Escalera on Sept. 29 — six years to the day from when his twins, Serena and Edwin Jr., barely survived their premature births.
Images from Carson, Calif., of Nonito Donaire’s unanimous decision win against Jeffrey Mathebula and Kelly Pavlik’s one-sided victory over Will Rosinsky.
Nonito Donaire says if fellow 122-pound titleholders Guillermo Rigondeaux and Abner Mares really want to fight him, those showdowns will happen, but his first junior featherweight unification bout will come against towering IBF beltholder Jeffrey Mathebula on Saturday.
Many young boxer-punchers are in action this weekend, the most notable among them THE RING’s No. 1-rated bantamweight Nonito Donaire, who defends his WBC/WBO titles against Omar Narvarez on Saturday.