Now fighting in the limelight after coming out in October, featherweight contender Orlando Cruz says he wants a title shot against the winner of Orlando Salido vs. Mikey Garcia.
Unbeaten featherweight challenger Mikey Garcia said WBO beltholder “Orlando Salido is the best featherweight champion in the world, and he has earned the right to be called that.”
Entering Saturday night’s fight with Jorge Arce, Nonito Donaire said his Filipino fans are “in pain,” many imploring him to “Do it for Manny,” and “Lift our country back up again” in the wake of Manny Pacquiao’s sixth-round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.
Yuriorkis Gamboa and his promoter, 50 Cent, spoke to the media after Gamboa beat tough Michael Farenas on the Pacquiao-Marquez 4 undercard. 50 Cent, who spoke about Pacquiao-Mayweather, wants Adrien Broner for Gamboa.
Yuriorkis Gamboa rose from a ninth-round knockdown after twice dropping Michael Farenas on the way to Saturday night’s unanimous decision for the WBA’s interim junior lightweight belt.
Yuriorkis Gamboa lost the last 15 months of his career due to promotional strife but the undefeated Cuban standout hasn’t lost any confidence and is motivated to return to his winning ways against Michael Ferenas on the Pacquiao-Marquez IV pay-per-view undercard.
Strength and conditioning guru Angel Hernandez claims that trainer Freddie Roach has accused Juan Manuel Marquez of having used performance enhancing drugs out of fear that his fighter will defeat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night.
Rapper-turned-promoter 50 Cent envisions a clash between former featherweight titleholder Yuriorkis Gamboa and lightweight sensation Adrien Broner, and says he’s the man who can make Mayweather-Pacquiao happen.
If southpaw Michael Farenas lands, “that’ll be the end of the road” for Yuriorkis Gamboa, says Farenas’ promoter, Gerry Penalosa.
Rapper 50 Cent was granted a promoter’s license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, although Floyd Mayweather Jr. is apparently no longer considered a partner in the company.