WBO junior lightweight titleholder Mikey Garcia spoke to the ringside media after dominating Juan Carlos Burgos to a unanimous decision victory in New York City. Garcia says a showdown with Cuban standout Yuriorkis Gamboa could be next.
Mikey Garcia had hoped for dynamite, but had to settle for dominance as he pounded out a lopsided decision over Juan Carlos Burgos to retain the WBO junior lightweight title on Saturday in New York City. Cuban standout Yuriorkis Gamboa could be next.
Unbeaten junior lightweight contender Will Tomlinson on his five-bout deal with Golden Boy Promotions: “I came here to test myself and see how good I really am.”
RING featherweight champ Mikey Garcia answered his fans’ questions about moving up to the 130-pound division to face WBO titleholder Rocky Martinez and future showdowns with Cuban stars Guillermo Rigondeaux and Yuriorkis Gamboa. Garcia, however, is focused on Martinez, who he expects to give him a hard fight.
Ruslan Provodnikov’s mother traveled from Russia for what is both her first trip to the U.S. and the first time she will be ringside to watch her son as he battles Mike Alvarado on Saturday.
Mike Tyson is excited about promoting his first boxing show, which will be televised on this week’s Friday Night Fights, but when asked if he can learn anything about the business from former promoter Don King, the former heavyweight champ got a little bitter. “I can learn how to manipulate my fighters and take advantage of them and tell them lies,” Tyson said.
Negotiations are ongoing for an early September fight between heavyweights Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola.
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.”
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.
Olympic gold medalist and former featherweight beltholder Yuriorkis Gamboa will meet Colombia’s Darley Perez in an HBO-televised lightweight match on June 8 in Montreal.
Abner Mares: “I actually added something different to my training camp, and it’s called ‘Mexican Judo.’ It’s ‘ju-don’t know if I’m going to box, or ju-don’t know if I’m going to brawl, but you do know that I’m going to win.’”