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.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said "hopefully" Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus Saul Canelo Alvarez will happen on Sept. 14 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
According to his advisor, four-time, three-division titlewinner Miguel Cotto will return to the ring later this year, most likely as a junior middleweight.
RING junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is expected to be ringside for Saturday night's clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.
Showtime boss Stephen Espinoza calls the open dialogue regarding religion between Robert Guerrero and Floyd Mayweatther Jr. "refreshing" albeit "not always a comfortable conversation."
Floyd Mayweather calls Robert Guerrero "a religious guy" who is also a "big-time hypocrite" in Showtime's latest episode of All Access: Mayweather vs. Guerrero.
Referee Laurence Cole marveled at how Saul Alvarez was "able to elude Austin Trout's punches... moving side-to-side and moving his head just a little bit here and there" during the Mexican star's unanimous decision victory on Saturday.
Danny Jacobs on being declared cancer free: "Now, with this behind me, I can get ready for April 27 with no problem whatsoever." Jacobs, a Brooklyn native, fights on the Danny Garcia-Zab Judah undercard on Saturday at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
Read on for a lot of mixed fan reactions to Saul Alvarez's unanimous decision victory over Austin Trout, plus feedback on Tyson Fury-Steve Cunningham and much more in this week's Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez surprised many -- including opponent Austin Trout -- with his improving boxing skills in a unanimous-decision victory Saturday in San Antonio.
Images from the Alamodome of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's hard-fought unanimous decision win over a valiant Austin Trout to become THE RING's junior middleweight champion.
Saul Alvarez earned a little bit of respect among his many critics by boxing a smart fight en route to outpointing Austin Trout for THE RING magazine junior middleweight title in front of more than 39,000 fans on Saturday in San Antonio.
RingTV.com will be posting live, round-by-round updates for the RING and WBC junior middleweight title fight between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Austin Trout.
Showtime Sports will offer a live stream of today’s weigh-in for THE RING junior middleweight championship between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Austin Trout taking place on Saturday, live on Showtime from Alamodome in San Antonio. The weigh-in begins at 3:00 p.m. ET / 2:00 p.m. CT / Noon PT from Market Square in San Antonio.
A return bout between Sergio Martinez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. would have to include Olympic-style drug testing and take place either in Las Vegas, Atlantic City or New York, according to Martinez's advisor.
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Austin Trout face the biggest challenge of their pro careers when they face each other for THE RING’s vacant 154-pound title on Saturday, but neither fighter is intimidated by the high stakes of their showdown.
Saul Alvarez: "On Saturday, after defeating [Austin] Trout, I will raise my hand and my belt and will be thinking of my brother. That belt is his."
The fighting peers of junior middleweights Austin Trout and Saul Alvarez offer their thoughts on who will win Saturday night's Showtime-televised clash of unbeatens.
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.
Middleweight contender Matthew Macklin claims that he will handle unbeaten WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin in similar fashion to how Bernard Hopkins knocked out then-undefeated Felix Trinindad in the 12th round.
Tyson Fury, Steve Cunningham and others offered their thoughts on who will win Saturday night's junior featherweight unification bout between Nonito Donaire and Guillermo Rigondeaux.
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.
This Saturday's junior featherweight showdown between RING champ Nonito Donaire and WBA beltholder Guillermo Rigondeaux is the fight that fans want to see the most in April, according to a RingTV.com poll that logged more than 10,000 votes.
Saul Alvarez-Austin Trout returns to the Alamodome in San Antonio where Pernell Whitaker battled to a draw with Julio Cesar Chavez in September of 1993.
Nonito Donaire on his final press conference staredown with Guillermo Rigondeaux: "Today was my moral victory in terms of me being able to face off against him. I know that he felt my energy and that's why maybe he looked away from me."
"I'm going to win. Without a doubt, I'm going to win. This fight is personal because Trout beat my brother," Saul Alvarez said of his April 20 championship match with Austin Trout in Showtime's All-Access: Canelo vs. Trout Preview.
Austin Trout on his April 20 clash with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez: "I'm just going to do my talking in the ring."
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez spoke to RingTV.com about his April 20 showdown with Austin Trout. Canelo's promoter Oscar De La Hoya also gave his thoughts on the anticipated Showtime-televised event from the Alamodome in San Antonio.
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has been sparring with a strong lineup of fighters, including unbeaten junior middledweight Hugo Centeno, in preparation for his April 20 clash with Austin Trout.
Saul Alvarez says he is firmly focused on Austin Trout, who he faces on April 20 for THE RING’s vacant 154-pound title. Many view Trout as Alvarez’s toughest foe to date but his trainer is confident of victory.
Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara: "If I could pick my next three fights, it would first start with the winner of the fight between Canelo Alvarez-Austin Trout, and then I would want to fight Sergio Martinez or Floyd Mayweather."
Unbeaten lightweight prospects Omar Figueroa Jr. and Abner Cotto will square off in the co-featured bout to the Showtime-televised junior middleweight showdown between Saul Alvarez and Austin Trout on April 20 in San Antonio, Texas.
Former welterweight and junior middleweight champ Shane Mosley will return to the ring on May 18 to face Pablo Cesar Cano in a Fox Deportes-televised 147-pound bout in Cancun.
Austin Trout: "Team Fight to Walk is very important to me. The statistics about number of everyday people and US troops impacted by Spinal Cord Injuries are scary."
Junior welterweight Brandon Rios will attempt to repeat his seventh-round stoppage victory over Mike Alvarado on March 30.
Miguel Cotto's monster left hook against Austin Trout was captured by Tom Hogan, whose photo will be honored as the best action shot of the year by the Boxing Writers' Association of America.
Showtime has a mega promotional series planned in advance of the May 4 clash between Floyd Mayweather and Robert Guerrero.
Manny Pacquiao's advisor said the rift between HBO and Golden Boy does not concern the fighter, and claims both Showtime and HBO are in the running to televise Pacquiao's next bout. Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum says that's hogwash, the Filipino icon's next bout will be on HBO.
HBO's Ken Hershman has severed ties with Golden Boy "to focus our efforts and resources on those strategic relationships where we better share common goals and business philosophies."
Omar Figueroa, of Texas, could appear on the Saul "Canelo" Alvarez-Austin Trout card.
Saul Alvarez on Austin Trout, who defeated Alvarez's older brother, Rigoburto, in 2011: "Beating him will make a statement, and in so doing, I plan to avenge my brother’s loss to him and bring victory home to Mexico."
Unbeaten junior middleweight beltholders Saul Alvarez and Austin Trout will visit three Texas cities on a two-day press tour to announce their Showtime-televised WBC/WBA title unification bout set for April 20 at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
Oscar De La Hoya is picking Robert Guerrero to upset Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez to possibly stop Austin Trout in their upcoming fights.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was keen on his May 4 defense against Mexican-American Robert Guerrero being complimented by an all-Mexican clash between Abner Mares and Daniel Ponce de Leon.
Alfredo Angulo is a consideration for the May 4 Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero undercard.
Richard Schaefer said the Alexander-Brook fight looks like it is bound for Atlantic City, maybe under Peterson-Matthysse.
WBA junior middleweight beltholder Austin Trout says WBC counterpart Saul Alvarez "will not make it to Floyd Mayweather because he's going to lose to me."
The world should know soon whether it will witness a 154-pound clash of unbeatens between WBC beltholder Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and WBA titleholder Austin Trout.
WBA junior middleweight beltholder Austin Trout on a potential clash with WBC counterpart Saul "Canelo" Alvarez: "I'm just waiting for the paperwork."
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer said a 154-pound unification clash between Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Austin Trout could be finalized by next week.
Forbes estimates Floyd Mayweather's deal with Showtime as being worth more than a $250 million, although network boss Stephen Espinoza would not comment directly on the six-fight package.
Floyd Mayweather on his groundbreaking new deal: "Showtime and CBS, I've got to take my hat off to them. They did a tremendous job and I am happy to be a part of this family."
Does Adrien Broner want to be on the Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero undercard? Lem Satterfield spoke to the WBC lightweight titleholder about that and other subjects at the final presser for the Lamont Peterson-Kendall Holt fight.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer says Floyd Mayweather's move to Showtime ends the days when the network could not compete with rival U.S. cable giant HBO.
Austin Trout on a potential fight with Saul "Canelo" Alvarez: "Me and Canelo fighting each other is something that boxing needs. Champion fighting champion, you can't get any more exciting than that."
Floyd Mayweather signed a groundbreaking pay-per-view venture with Showtime and the cable network's parent company, CBS Corporation, staring with a May 4 fight with Robert Guerrero. Under the terms of the deal, Mayweather could fight six times in 30 months.
IBF junior featherweight titleholder Lamont Peterson will defend his belt against ex-titleholder Kendall Holt on Friday. Peterson once sparred with Floyd Mayweather and his trainer, Barry Hunter, says his fighter would be honored to fight the pound-for-pound king.
IBF beltholder Lamont Peterson on Kendall Holt: "At the end of the day...I don't think that he will be able to bite down like I'm going to be able to."
Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s on-and-off relationship with Floyd Mayweather Sr. appears to be on again as the pound-for-pound king Tweeted that his father and former coach will train him for his May 4 return to the ring.
Miguel Cotto plans to return to the ring in the fall.
Although unbeaten Floyd Mayweather has created a media firestorm by naming IBF beltholder Devon Alexander as the leading opponent to face him on May 4, Alexander's trainer says his fighter is focused on recovering from a biceps injury, and the IBF says it won't approve a defense against Mayweather.
Once-beaten junior middleweight and cancer-survivor Danny Jacobs has begun a foundation geared toward benefitting cancer support and attacking issues with obesity and bullying.
Sugar Ray Leonard on Adrien Broner: "I've been watching this kid, man, and this kid, man, he's a talent. That kid has it. He's one of those rare fighters that has the entire package. He has everything."
Of the dates requested by Floyd Mayweather and Saul Alvarez, Golden Boy President Oscar De La Hoya said: "Those two dates, May 4 and September 14, I'm actually looking forward to one of those dates to break my all-time pay per view record."
Austin Trout was arrested in El Paso, Texas, and released uncharged on Tuesday morning, according to his promoter, Greg Cohen.
Undefeated welterweight Dusty Harrison, who is 18, has entered into an agreement with Washington, D.C.-based attorney Jeff Fried that includes a college component.
WBA junior middleweight beltholder Austin Trout said a fight with Saul Alvarez would make him "dig deeper" and bring out his best.
Unbeaten welterweight Dusty Harrison has entered into an agreement with Washington-based attorney Jeff Fried to handle his budding career.
Fights involving multi-belt winners Floyd Mayweather, Bernard Hopkins and Shane Mosley are part of the plans of Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer for the year 2013.
Hard-hitting junior middleweight Alfredo Angulo will enter his second fight under trainer Virgil Hunter when he meets Jorge Silva on Saturday night.
The uncle and trainer of Floyd Mayweather said he would like for his next fight to be against Tim Bradley.
Juan Manuel's trainer, Nacho Beristain, rejected Manny Pacquiao's invitation to a toe-to-toe battle with Marquez, saying, "They can't and will not fight toe-to-toe, because that's not their styles."