Bob Arum said Julio Cesar Chavez could fight Brian Vera next, and eventually, Andre Ward.
Miguel Cotto plans to return to the ring in the fall.
The sport of boxing lost some of its most colorful characters -- including iconic figures such as Emanuel Steward, Carmen Basilio, Angelo Dundee, Teofilo Stevenson, Bert Sugar, Hector Camacho and Johnny Tapia -- in 2012.
Johnathon Banks on his knockout of Seth Mitchell in the wake of Emanuel Steward's death: "This is dedicated to Emanuel for everything that he did for me since I was 15. It was very emotional considering what has happened over the past few weeks."
With Emanuel Steward gone and the Kronk's future in doubt, Johnathon Banks finds himself with a monumental responsibility in his hands, but Steward had been preparing him for it all his life.
Johnathon Banks' name was the first one mentioned by Emanuel Steward when Wladimir Klitschko asked who should replace him in Klitschko's corner.
Dougie shares some thoughts on Emanuel Steward before answering questions about Danny Garcia, Amir Khan, junior welterweight and middleweight division machups, and boxing's unbreakable records in this week's Friday mailbag.
Thomas Hearns commented exclusively to RingTV.com about his trainer and father figure Emanuel Steward. "In my opinon," said the hall-of-fame boxer. "Emanuel Steward was the best trainer that ever lived."
Former undisputed middleweight champion Jermain Taylor will return to the ring on Oct. 12 opposite Raul Munoz.
A Tuesday conference call promoting the Tavoris Cloud title defense against Jean Pascal was suddenly canceled, leading to speculation that Pascal has suffered an injury.
Bernard Hopkins and trainer Emanuel Steward will be in opposite corners for the first time in their careers when Chad Dawson challenges the RING/WBC light heavyweight champ on Oct. 15.
Miguel Cotto and Ricardo Mayorga took part in the final news conference before they fight Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on pay-per-view television, Photos by Naoki Fukuda