As he heads into a Sept. 14 clash with IBF beltholder Ishe Smith, junior middleweight Carlos Molina has remained positive over the course of his hard-luck career, saying, "I feel as if everything is happening for a reason."
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Former ring foes Manny Pacquiao and Miguel Cotto are each being trained for their upcoming bouts by Freddie Roach. The two future hall of famers met recently at Roach's Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif.
Unbeaten welterweight Keith Thurman calls the idea of facing fellow contender Robert Guerrero "an exciting fight for me, because Guerrero, he's been in the mix within the welterweight division."
Floyd Mayweather Jr. will be honored as Male Fighter of The Year by the Nevada Hall of Fame on Saturday, where the first inductees wil include Mike Tyson and Sugar Ray Leonard, as well as trainers Eddie Futch and Freddie Roach.
Floyd Mayweather's unanimous decision over Miguel Cotto will highlight a special three-hour edition of "Golden Boy Classics" on Fox Deportes on Saturday night.
The Sept. 14 Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight highlights a huge fall lineup for Golden Boy, with another pay-per-view event to follow on Nov. 9.
The anticipated Sept. 14 Showtime Pay Per View event co-headlined by Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez and Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse will be joined by a third title fight between Ishe Smith and Carlos Molina, as well as a welterweight bout matching Ashley Theophane against Pablo Cesar Cano.
WBO middleweight titleholder Peter Quillin: "I'm always out there to put on a solid performance for the fans...My fans are what are most important to me. They're the ones who drive me to be where I'm at right now."
Marcos Maidana's manager: The boxer could become Al Haymon's newest client next week.
Austin Trout is the last man to defeat both Miguel Cotto and Delvin Rodriguez, but he cann't decide which of his two former foes will be victorious when they meet on Oct. 5.
THE RING's No. 1-rated junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse will attempt to score his seventh consecutive knockout against RING champion Danny Garcia. Matthysse says Garcia's father and trainer, Angel, will have to save his son.
Lucas Matthysse, who faces Danny Garcia on Sept. 14, says THE RING 140-pound champ is "just a brawler... not a boxer." The No. 1-rated junior welterweight adds "I don't see anything special about (Garcia)... I can handle his power."
Mike Tyson will be inducted into the Nevada Hall of Fame on Aug. 10, along with former titleholder Mike McCallum and the late Diego Corrales.
THE RING's No. 1-rated junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse wants Argentine countryman Marcos Maidana to hand Adrien Broner his first loss. Matthysse added that he might one day face Maidana, an amateur rival, if and when he moves to the 147-pound division.
RING No. 1-rated junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse is picking Argentine countryman Diego Chaves to win Saturday's welterweight battle with Keith Thurman.
Abner Mares on Jhonny Gonzalez: "Without ranking them, I would definitely say that he is one of the most difficult fighters that I will be facing, because, if you look at his record, he's definitely a power puncher."
Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios will embark on a seven-city, international press tour in advance of their November fight in Macau.
Delvin Rodriguez on his fight with Miguel Cotto: "I've got to take advantage of this situation because this fight might be my last opportunity to fight such a big fight like this."
Three-division titleholder Miguel Cotto will return to the ring against Delvin Rodriguez on Oct. 5 in Orlando. The HBO-televised bout will be Cotto's first fight since losing to Austin Trout last December.
Danny Garcia was "never afraid to fight" Lucas Matthysse, according to Garcia's father and trainer, Angel.
RING junior welterweight champion Danny Garcia will have "the easiest fight" of his career against Lucas Matthysse, who will last "four or five rounds," according Garcia's father and trainer, Angel Garcia.
Now that Mayweather-Canelo and Garcia-Matthysse have been made, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer says the next fan dream match to be made is Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana, which could happen this year.
Richard Schaefer: "Al Haymon wants to make sure that the best are fighting the best. Most importantly, he wants to make sure that his clients make the most money."
RING 140-pound champion Danny Garcia will put his unbeaten record on the line against Lucas Matthysse, winner of six straight fights by knockout, on the Sept. 14 Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Canelo Alvarez card.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was named Fighter of The Year at the ESPY's for the second straight time, the third in the past four years, and the fifth in the last seven.
Unbeaten lightweight standout Mickey Bey will face former title challenger John Molina on Friday in Las Vegas. It will be Bey's first bout since testing positive for high levels of testosterone in his last fight. Molina is coming off a decision loss.
Andre Berto says that in his upcoming fight with Jesus Soto Karass he wants to be "that complete fighter...the really sharp Andre Berto that can put together that speed and that power and be effective defensively."
Reflecting on his loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr., Robert Guerrero says he learned "that I can compete with the best fighters in the world" and "gained a lot of experience on what it will take to fight a guy who never stops moving around the ring."
Former bantamweight titleholder Leo Santa Cruz will have a chance to fulfill his dream of becoming a multi-weight champion when he faces WBC junior featherweight beltholder Victor Terrazas on Aug. 24.
Featherweight champ Mikey Garcia believes Floyd Mayweather Jr. will remain undefeated and win a unanimous decision over Canelo Alvarez.
Mike Alvarado has made public his reasons for not yet accepting a proposed Oct. 19 clash with Ruslan Provodnikov.
"You can't please everybody," said heavyweight standout Seth Mitchell of his revenge points victory over Johnathon Banks. "But I know one thing. I did what I had to do to, figuratively speaking: keep the lights on for the next fight."
Junior middleweight contender Erislandy Lara on the prospect of facing fellow southpaw standout Austin Trout: "He says he wants it, I want it, let's do it."
Left-handed junior middleweight contenders Austin Trout and Erislandy Lara want to fight.
Miguel Cotto's advisor on returning to Top Rank: "Nothing negative to say about Golden Boy. They remain, as always, friends. Hopefully, we can do business with them and other promoters in the future."
Miguel Cotto has announced on his Twitter account that he will return to the ring under the Top Rank banner on Oct. 5 on HBO, reportedly against Delvin Rodriguez.
"I'm not saying yes, and I'm not saying no," said Richard Schaefer in response to the potential for Danny Garcia-Lucas Matthysse to land on the Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Saul "Canelo" Alvarez card.
Floyd Mayweather, who is 44-0, told fans in Texas that he might fight beyond 49 bouts. The future hall of famer was in San Antonio and Houston with Saul Alvarez to promote their Sept. 14 Showtime Pay Per View showdown.
Welterweight contender Marcos Maidana is resting at home in Argentina following a car accident on Sunday. His manager says he's doing fine and has his eyes on a shot at unbeaten WBA beltholder Adrien Broner.
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez claims no intimidation in advance of his clash with Floyd Mayweather Jr.: "I feel the size of this event. I feel the emotion, but I am calm and on September 14, I’ll be okay."
Middleweight J'Leon Love was fined $10,000, suspended for six months and had his split-decision victory over Gabriel Rosado declared a no-decision by the Nevada State Athletic Commission after failing a post-fight drug test.
Undefeated featherweight prospect Gary Russell said that a victory over WBC titleholder Abner Mares "would be a good notch to put under my belt." Russell may be added to a Showtime-televised card headlined by Mares on Aug. 24.
Floyd Mayweather said Saul "Canelo" Alvarez "likes to use the shoulder-roll. He likes to fight with his hands down and to use his defense," adding, "I can see a lot of me in Alvarez."
Tickets for the Sept. 14 Showtime Pay Per View-televised clash between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez at the MGM Grand were gone in less than a day.
Abner Mares, Leo Santa Cruz and Gary Russell Jr. could be involved in a triple-header on Aug. 24 in Carson, Calif., on Showtime.
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez on fighting Floyd Mayweather: "I have the same boxing skills. I'm a good boxer, too. I'm a good boxer and you'll see it on Sept. 14. You're going to see the result. I'm going to out-box him."
Floyd Mayweather on fighting Saul "Canelo" Alvarez: "Canelo is one of the top guys in the sport of boxing. This is what he wanted, this is what I wanted, this is what the fans want. Why not take the fight now?"
Adrien Broner's trainer, Mike Stafford, likes his fighter's chances against Marcos Maidana, Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez, believes that Marquez will defeat Bradley and that Floyd Mayweather will do the same against Saul Alvarez.
Donny Lalonde discusses his fateful catchweight bout with Sugar Ray Leonard in 1988 and how weight issues figured into the outcome, and offers his thoughts on the practice of inventing new weight limits for fights today.
"By far," stated Oscar De La Hoya, when asked if the Saul "Canelo" Alvarez who will fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Sept. 14 is better than he was when he fought Mayweather six years ago.
Michael Koncz on Floyd Mayweather-Manny Pacquiao: "If the fans still want to see this fight, we're willing to do it."
Denver-based junior welterweight Mike Alvarado, who gained revenge over Brandon Rios with a unanimous decision victory in March, could return in October for a hometown fight on HBO.
Oscar De La Hoya on Floyd Mayweather-Saul "Canelo" Alvarez: "Mayweather will stand in the pocket and fight. He'll run and he'll box, but he'll also stay in the pocket and fight, which can make him vulnerable to being hit."
Devon Alexander's trainer, Kevin Cunningham: "Amir Khan sounds good to us, and if he wants to get his chin checked at welterweight, then Devon will be the first to oblige him."
Golden Boy out-bid Zanfer Promotions for the right to promote unbeaten junior featherweight Leo Santa Cruz against WBC beltholder Victor Terrazas
In his second ten-round bout, unbeaten junior welterweight prospect Frankie Gomez will face well-traveled ex-beltholder DeMarcus "Chop Chop" Corley on July 20.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saul "Canelo" Alvarez: "The only thing I can say is there's been guys for 17 years. The only thing I can do is continue to beat the guy that they put in front of me."
Floyd Mayweather Jr. on facing Saul "Canelo" Alvarez: "I chose my opponent for September 14th... I'm giving the fans what they want."
Juan Manuel Marquez and Tim Bradley will fight on Oct. 12 instead of on Sept. 14 in order to avoid conflicting with the mega fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul Alvarez.
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."
Manny Pacquiao says random drug testing is "really important" for his upcoming bout with Brandon Rios "because, you never know, some fighters use drugs."
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.
Unbeaten three-division titlewinner Abner Mares on a potential matchup with prospect Gary Russell Jr.: "Whenever this fight with Gary Russell were to happen, we'll find out then if I'm tailor-made for him."
Unbeaten welterweight contender Keith Thurman on the other top fighters in the 147-pound division: "There's no elite fighter out there that intimidates me. I'm not intimidated by no fighter, by no man."
Unbeaten featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr. says he wants to challenge the unbeaten elite likes of Abner Mares or Yuriorkis Gamboa.
Shane Mosley on his victory over Pablo Cesar Cano: "This fight was to let them know that I'm still here. I'm not washed up. I'm not too old. I'm older, but I'm not too old. I'm still smart and I can still run down these young guys."
Andre Ward said Bernard Hopkins "took a young fighter to school" in Tavoris Cloud, that Guillermo Rigondeaux "boxed beautifully" against Nonito Donaire, and that Floyd Mayweather Jr. "re-invented himself" against Robert Guerrero.
Undefeated middleweight prospect J'Leon Love and super middleweight Matthew Garretson tested positive for banned diuretics following their fights on the May 4 undercard of the Floyd Mayweather-Robert Guerrero fight.
THE RING's No. 1-rated junior welterweight Lucas Matthysse faces No. 2-rated Lamont Peterson in a non-title, 141-pound bout, with the winner to possibly challenge RING champion Danny Garcia on Sept. 7.
Both Abner Mares and Leo Santa Cruz are causing a buzz after stepping up in weight and knocking out their respective opponents.
Olympic gold medalist and former featherweight beltholder Yuriorkis Gamboa will meet Colombia's Darley Perez in an HBO-televised lightweight match on June 8 in Montreal.