Fans give their two cents on the Lucas Matthysse-Lamont Peterson fight, Ricky Burns' unexpected struggle with Jose Gonzalez, Carl Froch and Miguel Cotto's legacies, and much more in this week's Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Danny Green is the most popular boxer in Australia and boxing writer Anson Wainwright found out why during a recent interview with the former light heavyweight titleholder. A rugged brute in the ring, Green is down-to-earth outside of it. The veteran made for an honest, thoughtful, funny Q&A.
Hardcore fans and critics of Floyd Mayweather give Dougie their two cents about the pound-for-pound king and future hall of famer, while other readers focus on upcoming bouts and present mythical matchups, in this week's Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Former super middleweight titleholder Lucian Bute had "several bone fragments" removed from his injured left hand during surgery on Thursday, according to his promoter, InterBox.
The hand injury that forced Lucian Bute to postpone his May 25 showdown with Jean Pascal has also resulted in the entire Montreal card to be cancelled. It is not known if the Canadian broadcast of Kessler-Froch II will air without Bute-Pascal.
Undefeated junior middleweight Jermell Charlo will take on Demetrius Hopkins as part of the Marcos Maidana-Josesito Lopez card on June 8.
Former IBF super middleweight titleholder Lucian Bute suffered an injury to his left hand that will force the postponement of his May 25 clash with fellow Canadian and former light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal.
Read on for all the fan feedback on Floyd Mayweather's masterful domination of Robert Guerrero, as well as questions and speculation about what might be next for the Pound-for-Pound king, that one Monday mailbag can hold (don't worry, there will be more in Friday's mailbag). Enjoy!
Mark E. Ortega gathered news, notes and quotes from Antonio Tarver and James Kirkland, among others, during the Fox Sports Net boxing card that took place the night before the Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero event in Las Vegas.
Angel Garcia, the father and trainer of Danny Garcia, called Zab Judah "a sissy" who is going to get his "ass whupped" for spoiling his son's promotional signing event at a Brooklyn sports outlet on Tuesday.
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.
From The Telegraph: Nathan Cleverly could face ring legend Bernard Hopkins by the end of 2013 if promoter Frank Warren’s plans for the unbeaten WBO light heavyweight champion come to fruition.
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.
Nathan Cleverly wants to unify his WBO light heavyweight title with THE RING, WBC and IBF titles held by Chad Dawson and Bernard Hopkins, but the unbeaten Welshman isn’t overlooking mandatory challenger Robin Krasniqi, who he fights Saturday in London.
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.
If he gets beyond a mandatory title defense against Karo Murat in July, IBF light heavyweight beltholder Bernard Hopkins would like to face Carl Froch or Lucian Bute. (This story also contains a video of Hopkins accepting Gennady Golovkin's challenge.)
Richard Schaefer on Golden Boy Promotion's new deal with Fox Sports: "For Golden Boy, it is one of the most significant, if not, the most significant television deals we have ever put together."
A new deal between Golden Boy and Fox Sports will result in a new Monday boxing series and allow fans to rewatch classic bouts from the promoter's fight library featuring Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya, Manny Pacquiao and Bernard Hopkins, among others.
Unbeaten American heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder says of his next opponent, Audley Harrison: "When I hit Audley Harrison the right way, that may be the punch that ends up ending his career."
Unbeaten welterweight Keith Thurman says he would like to face Paulie Malignaggi, Tim Bradley and Floyd Mayweather, in order.
Florida welterweight standouts Andre Berto and Keith Thurman are schedueld to fight in separate bouts on a Showtime-televised card in July. Berto will face veteran gatekeeper Jesus Soto-Karass; Thurman will fight fellow unbeaten puncher Diego Chaves.
Mike Alvarado's unanimous-decision win in his rematch with Brandon Rios drew 1.2 million viewers on HBO, according to the network.
After enduring the January death of his father, and the first loss of his career in February, 30-year-old Baltimore-based attorney, Venroy July, promoted a boxing event on Saturday that he said "couldn't have gone any better."
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."
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum would like to "mix-and-match" Brandon Rios, Manny Pacquiao, Juan Manuel Marquez and Tim Bradley over the course of the next few months.
Bob Arum: "If the Nevada Commission has one standard of punishment for Americans, and one standard of punishment for Mexicans, then they should say that."
Former light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal has signed to face former IBF super middleweight titleholder Lucian Bute in an all-Canadian clash on May 25.
Bernard Hopkins has seemingly done it all at middleweight and light heayvweight. Is a challenge to Alexander Povetkin the best way to close out his legendary career? Andre Ward, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer and Povetkin's promoter don't rule it out.
Unbeaten featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr. claims he has been pursued by promoter Curtis Jackson, who is also known as the rapper 50 Cent. Russell is managed by Al Haymon and has a working relationship with Golden Boy Promotions.
In becoming the oldest man to win a major boxing title in addition to becoming a 175-pound beltholder for the third time in his career, Bernard Hopkins says he is the antithesis to athletes like Lance Armstrong.
Former light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal talks about Bernard Hopkins' record-breaking victory over Tavoris Cloud (with a playful interruption by B-hop) and about his next fight, a May 25 showdown against either RING champ Chad Dawson or Lucian Bute.
Bernard Hopkins' trainer Naazim Richardson likens the 48-year-old veteran to Ray Robinson and wants to see him face the other titleholders if he continues fighting. "If he unifies (titles) at this age they should waive the 5 year rule and induct him into the hall of fame now."
Trainer Dan Birmingham, who nearly died in November, was in the corner for Saturday night's career-defining unanimous decision victory by Keith Thurman over ex-beltholder Jan Zaveck.
HBO rather than Showtime will televise unbeaten Adrien Broner's rise into the welterweight division to challenge WBA beltholder Paulie Malignaggi at Barclays Center on June 22.
More of Bernard Hopkins' post-fight press conference comments after once again making history by beating Tavoris Cloud: "History outlasts money. I want to set history so deep that it'll take 30, 40 to 50 years for someone to top me."
Newly crowned IBF light heavyweight titleholder Bernard Hopkins held court with the media in his own inimitable style after his HBO-televised unanimous decision victory over previously unbeaten Tavoris Cloud at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Although Paulie Malignaggi is employed as a Showtime commentator, the possibility exists that he could face Adrien Broner on HBO on June 22 at Barclays Center.
Action shots from Bernard Hopkins' shutout victory over Tavoris Cloud to win the IBF light heavyweight title on Saturday night in Brooklyn.
Bernard Hopkins dethrones Tavoris Cloud to become the oldest man to win a major boxing title at age 48.
Rising welterweight prospect Keith Thurman pitched a hard-hitting shutout of rugged former IBF beltholder Jan Zaveck on Friday night at Barclays Center.
RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward called IBF light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud "an option" if Cloud defeats Bernard Hopkins on Saturday night.
Bronx junior middleweight Eddie Gomez rose to 12-0 (9 KOs) with a first-round stoppage of Javier Gomez on Saturday night in Brooklyn.
Light heavyweight Marcus Brown came up with his third straight knockout in as many wins without a loss.
Tavoris Cloud weighed in at a career-low 173.8 pounds for his IBF light heavyweight title defense against Bernard Hopkins, who weighed 174.4 for their HBO-televised showdown on Saturday. Cloud says he's in the kind of shape to win a career-defining victory.
Read on for fan thoughts and questions about Tavoris Cloud-Bernard Hopkins, Keith Thurman-Jan Zaveck, Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero, Saul Alvarez-Austin Trout, what’s next for Manny Pacquiao and Andre Ward, plus other subjects in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Unbeaten IBF light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud promises the public that he will not only defeat Bernard Hopkins this Saturday at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., but will put a beating on the living legend and send him into retirement.
Oscar De La Hoya is picking Robert Guerrero to upset Floyd Mayweather and Canelo Alvarez to possibly stop Austin Trout in their upcoming fights.
Tavoris Cloud's trainer, Abel Sanchez -- who trained Terry Norris to brutally defeat Sugar Ray Leonard -- says his fighter is "about to retire another legend on Saturday night" when Cloud faces 48-year-old Bernard Hopkins.
Nathan Cleverly believes Bernard Hopkins will use all of his veteran skill and guile to “spoil his way to victory” against Tavoris Cloud on Saturday, but the WBO light heavyweight beltholder said he wants to face whoever wins the IBF title showdown.
Tavoris Cloud on Bernard Hopkins' outfit at Wednesday's press conference: "It was funny to just turn around and to just see a grown man with a ski mask on standing there and not saying nothing to nobody."
Don King, who promotes IBF light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud and once promoted Cloud's March 9 challenger Bernard Hopkins, is expected to make an appearance on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" tonight.
Light heavyweight rivals Tavoris Cloud and Bernard Hopkins shook it out for the cameras along with welterweight combatants Keith Thurman and Jan Zaveck ahead of Saturday's card in New York.
RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward has received clearance to return to training after undergoing shoulder surgery last month.
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.
IBF light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud: "Bernard Hopkins is just going to have to bring his ass to the fight and fight."
Former IBF super middleweight titleholder Lucian Bute could meet ex-light heavyweight beltholder Jean Pascal in an all-Canadian affair that may jeopardize a rematch between Pascal and RING light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson.
Unbeaten light heavyweights Ryan Coyne and Marcus Oliveira will be featured on the undercard of Bernard Hopkins' challenge for the IBF's 175-pound belt owned by Tavoris Cloud.
Undefeated welterweight prospect Keith Thurman could face former IBF titleholder Jan Zaveck on March 9 in a WBO elimination bout for the right to face titleholder Tim Bradley.
Readers comment on Nonito Donaire's recent decisions and his legacy, tomorrow night's Frankie Gomez-Lanard Lane fight, major boxing cards being scheduled on the same day, and RingTV.com's current poll in this week's Friday mailbag.
RingTV's Ryan Songalia interviewed hot prospect Eddie Gomez at the opening night of the New York Golden Gloves, which the Bronx native won in 2010. Gomez talked about his fight on the March 9 Bernard Hopkins-Tavoris Cloud show at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
Heavyweight contender Chris Arreola meets Bermane Stiverne in a March 9 eliminator bout for the right to face Vitali Klitschko.
Promoter Russell Peltz said Gabriel Rosado "gained more fans with his gutty performance" during Saturday's bloody, seventh-round stoppage loss to Gennady Golovkin.
Sergey Kovalev is 7-0-1 in his past eight fights, and in search of his fourth straight victory against Gabriel Campillo.
Does the presence of referee Steve Smoger favor the power of Gennady Golovkin or the potential for improvisational creativity from the rugged Gabriel Rosado?
WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin is in pursuit of his 12th straight knockout victory against Gabriel Rosado, a winner of seven straight, five by stoppage during that run.
Tavoris Cloud expects mind-games leading up to his March 9 fight against Bernard Hopkins, but says, "It’s really this simple: How do you beat Bernard Hopkins? You have to go in there and whip his ass."
At a press conference in Brooklyn on his 48th birthday, Bernard Hopkins referred to Tavoris Cloud as Don King's "last horse" and promised to defeat both enemies on the same night, come March 9.
Kevin McBride said his reasons for continuing to fight have little to do with money as much as "restoring sanity in my own head."
Shane Mosley, 41, on his clash with WBA welterweight titleholder Paulie Malignaggi: "I just think that I want to continue to build the legacy, with me, my father and my camp by getting back on top at this age."