RING and WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward will defend his titles against unbeaten challenger Edwin Rodriguez Nov. 16 on HBO.
Although Lucas Matthysse and his manager, Mario Arano, want a rematch with Danny Garcia, THE RING, WBA and WBC junior welterweight champion has said that his next fight will be as a welterweight.
Canelo Alvarez believes that he will "find a way" to land his shots against Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday and the defending junior middleweight champ says sparring with lighter-weight fighters helped make him sharp enough to do so.
Floyd Mayweather believes that Canelo Alvarez's fans are being lured "because he knocked Carlos Baldomir out, and I went the distance with Baldomir."
RingTV.com contributor Mark E. Ortega attended both the Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez media days this week, compiling the following notes on their anticipated mega-fight, now just two weeks away.
RingTV’s Alan Massengale caught up with Eric Gomez at Thursday’s final press conference for the Showtime doubleheader topped by Abner Mares-Jhonny Gonzalez. The Golden Boy Promotions matchmaker told Massengale that the anticipated Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana showdown is close to being made.
Heavyweight contender Tony Thompson will be fighting overseas for the fourth straight time when the 41-year-old faces undefeated Kubrat Pulev in Schwerin, Germany, on Aug. 24.
A knee injury has forced welterweight prospect Frankie Gomez out of his Saturday-scheduled bout against former 140-pound beltholder DeMarcus Corley. Bantamweight prospect Randy Caballero's fight with Miguel Robles will replace the Fox Sports Net-televised main event.
Undefeated heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder, who is 28-0 with as many knockouts, will meet the veteran Sergei Liakhovich at The Fantasy Springs Resort and Casino in Indio, Calif., on Aug. 9.
Golden Boy out-bid Zanfer Promotions for the right to promote unbeaten junior featherweight Leo Santa Cruz against WBC beltholder Victor Terrazas
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on facing Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Sept. 14: "A victory will signify everything. It will be the most important victory of my career because this is the most important fight of my career."
Lamont Peterson spoke to the media after his disappointing KO loss to Lucas Matthysse. "I was hoping they didn't stop the fight because I believe I can weather any storm," he said. "Of course, the referee is looking out for my best interest but I was willing to fight on."
No. 1-rated junior welterweight contender Lucas Matthysse addressed the media at the post-fight presser following his third-round KO of Lamont Peterson. Matthysse said he's now focused on RING champ Danny Garcia and his promoter Richard Schaefer says he's focused on making that bout for Sept. 7.
Lucas Matthysse spoke to the boxing media after his third-round KO of Lamont Peterson. The Argentine puncher said that he was aware that RING 140-pound champ Danny Garcia was ringside for the fight. "He looked a little worried," Matthysse said. "I told him 'I'm coming for you next.'"
Junior welterweight prospect Frankie Gomez will face his most experienced opponent to date in former 140-pound titleholder DeMarcus Corley in a Fox Sports Net-televised card on July 6.
IBF welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander has been ordered to make his next defense against unbeaten Kevin Bizier, whom he could face as part of the May 18 Peterson-Matthysse card on Showtime.
Seth Mitchell on his rematch with Johnathon Banks: "I'm just ready to fight. I'm ready to get back into the ring...You'll see a big improvement in my defense, my ring generalship. Just going back to the basics."
Leo Santa Cruz has vacated his IBF bantamweight belt in favor of rising into the junior featherweight division.
Unbeaten featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr. will return to the ring on March 2 opposite Russian standout Vyacheslav Gusev on the Daniel Ponce de Leon-Jayson Velez undercard in New York City.
WBO middleweight titleholder Peter Quillin is in the mix of a division that includes RING/WBC champ Sergio Martinez, WBA and IBF counterparts Gennady Golovkin and Daniel Geale, as well as ex-beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Lamont Peterson: "A victory over Kendall Holt will help me to close that door so that we don't have to talk about no drugs or steroids or testosterone or anything like that anymore."
Unbeaten junior welterweight Brandon Rios would love to face Mike Alvarado, Danny Garcia or Lucas Matthysse, among others, and laments the rift between his promoter Top Rank and rival Golden Boy.
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.
IBF titleholder Leo Santa Cruz will headline a CBS show on Dec. 15 against Alberto Guevara in a clash of undefeated fighters.
"I'm very hungry for this fight, and that's what's going to carry me to victory," said once-beaten Anselmo Moreno, who will make his 122-pound debut on Nov. 10 against undefeated WBC tltleholder Abner Mares.
Legendary Mexican champion Erik Morales heard Angel Garcia, the father and trainer of rival, Danny Garcia, question his heart, curse his mother and challenge his own father and trainer to a fight.
Former junior welterweight beltholder Amir Khan will attempt to end a two-bout losing streak against unbeaten prospect Carlos Molina on Dec. 15 in Los Angeles.
Undefeated U.S. heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder: "I am, without hesitation, I would say, the best heavyweight that America has to offer."
The manager of Vicente Escobedo credits Adrien Broner's advisor, Al Haymon, for sweetening the deal.
The camps of Adrien Broner and Vicente Escobedo have reached a "confidential agreement" to fight on HBO on Saturday night, according to Eric Gomez of Golden Boy Promotions.
In light of Adrien Broner's weight issues, Vicente Escobedo's team is deciding whether or not to go though with Saturday night's HBO-televised bout.
WBC junior middleweight beltholder Saul Alvarez could eventually face the winner of an organization-mandated division eliminator between Erislandy Lara and Vanes Martirosyan.
Oscar De La Hoya has expressed some early thoughts on conducting a junior middleweight tournament.
Junior middleweight Erislandy Lara is in search of an opponent for his WBC eliminator bout.
Lateef Kayode's cruiserweight bout with former light heavyweight titleholder Antonio Tarver is to headline a Showtime-televised, quadruple-header from the Home Depot Center in Carson, Calif., on June 2.
Gary Russell Jr. injured his left ankle during a sparring session on Friday that will force him off an April 21 card whose junior featherweight bout features Abner Mares against Eric Morel.
Featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr. is in search of a new opponent for April 21 after Dat Nguyen pulled out.
Saul Alvarez and Shane Mosley will be randomly drug tested prior to their May 5 fight.
Devon Alexander is flying high after his dominant performance over heavy puncher Marcos Maidana on Saturday, but the new addition to the ranks of welterweight players still finds reason to criticize himself.
Who is next for Adrien Broner? "For me, it really don't matter. I'm ready for whoever," said the fighter. "Whoever wants to fight, just sign on the dotted line, and that's whose behind I'm kicking."
Missouri commission director, Tim Lueckenhoff, says Marcos Maidana's manager wanted to test for performing enhancing drugs, insinuating that Maidana's opponent on Feb. 25, Devon Alexander, has used "illegal drugs."
Mexican-born Abner Mares has vacated the IBF bantamweight title he won from Joseph Agbeko last year in order to pursue a junior featherweight fight with Puerto Rico native Eric Morel in April.
Andre Berto "heard a pop" while throwing a left hook in training, an indication that he ruptured the biceps on that arm that will require surgery as early as Tuesday and the postponement of his Feb. 11 rematch with Victor Ortiz.
Erik Morales has pulled out of the scheduled defense of his WBC junior welterweight title belt against Danny Garcia due to gall bladder surgery.
Dewey Bozella, the 52-year-old former amateur boxer who spent 26 years in jail wrongfully accused of murder, will finally realize his dream of fighting as a professional.
Young junior welterweight Pablo Cesar Cano aims to pick up where Marco Antonio Barrera left off against the legendary Erik Morales in an all-Mexican clash for the WBC belt.
Alfredo Angulo's looking for a fight, Erislandy Lara's likely off the card
Alfredo Angulo and Vanes Martirosyan could headline a night of junior middleweights with Erislandy Lara and James Kirkland as the co-feature on Nov. 5.
Heavyweight Seth Mitchell is seeking a new opponent for Sept. 16.
Unbeaten Gary Russell Jr. personally selected the hard-punching Leonilo Miranda as his opponent on the Andre Berto-Jan Zaveck undercard Sept. 3 on HBO.
Marcos Maidana probably will fight Sept. 16 in his native Argentina in the wake of his canceled matchup with Robert Guerrero. His opponent has not been determined.
Danny Jacobs is recovering from an operation on his back
Saul Alvarez already has a tentative return date of Dec. 3 should he get past Alfonso Gomez
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.'s manager is working to assure Freddie Roach's presence in the fighters' corner despite a possible scheduling conflict with the Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez tour