Brandon Rios on his November bout against Manny Pacquiao: "This is a very exciting fight for me. Not only for me, but also for the fans."
Juan Manuel Marquez
Brandon Rios says of his showdown with Manny Pacquiao: "We both like to fight. We both hardly back down. We both throw a lot of punches in bunches. So it's going to be one helluva good fight."
RING and WBO featherweight champion Miguel Angel "Mikey" Garcia will try to remain undefeated against former 122-pound and featherwieght beltholder Juan Manuel Lopez on June 15 in Dallas, Texas.
Freddie Roach prefers Manny Pacquiao to fight Brandon Rios over Mike Alvarado: "I think that Rios is probably a better fight, action-wise." Roach is being inducted into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame on Thursday.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. on the relationships with his father Floyd Sr., and his uncle Roger Mayweather: "I'm happy to be back working with my father, and I'm working with my father and Roger."
Floyd Mayweather Jr. spoke on topics ranging from his skills, age, jail time, Robert Guerrero's gun charge and the challenger's cancer-surviving wife during a nearly 40-minute interview with reporters on Tuesday.
Robert Guerrero "may have God on his side," writes Gareth Davies of The Daily Telegraph, London, "but Floyd Mayweather has the God-given gifts." Forty boxing insiders give their picks and analyses on the big fight.
Unbeaten super middleweight Anthony Dirrell will end a 17-month ring absence when he returns on May 3 in a Fox Sports Net-televised bout against an opponent to be determined at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas.
Robert Guerrero on Floyd Mayweather: "You've got a lot of people out there who think that Floyd is like a God. He's got everybody thinking that... nobody can beat him. But... being a big believer in God, there's a blueprint for everybody."
Should Floyd Mayweather Jr. get beyond a May 4 date with Robert Guerrero at the MGM Grand, he could return to that site on Sept. 14 and go head-to-head with a potential clash between Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez.
Tim Bradley told ESPN that he ranks himself between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Juan Manuel Marquez and ahead of Manny Pacquiao as the top fighters at 147 pounds.
Juan Manuel Marquez told ESPN Deportes that he will fight Tim Bradley on Sept. 14. Promoter Bob Arum says "No comment" at this time regarding the fight.
Once-beaten Argentine welterweight Luis Carlos Abregu, who has scored knockouts in five straight fights since falling to Tim Bradley by unanimous decision in July of 2010, has signed a promotional deal with Top Rank.
Yuriorkis Gamboa will return to the ring for a clash of unbeatens against Colombian Darley Perez on the June 8 card that also features RING and WBC light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson against Adonis Stevenson.
Tim Bradley: "To be honest with you, I want Juan Manuel Marquez. I want the guy that beat Manny Pacquiao. Two guys that beat Manny, you know. Let's go at it. Let's settle it."
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.
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.)
Chris John looks to extend his impressive record - the longest unbeaten streak among active, world-class boxers - when he defends his WBA featherweight title against Satoshi Hosono on April 14. The 33-year-old veteran tells RingTV.com that he isn't ready to wind down his career.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum said that in the next few days he'll be meeting with fighters and their teams in New York, with the goal of selecting Manny Pacquaio's September opponent no later than Sunday.
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."
RING junior featherweight champ Nonito Donaire on clash with Guillermo Rigondeaux on Saturday: "When it comes down to the title fights, we're both aggressive and we can both be offensive guys."
Junior middleweight contender Carlos Molina could challenge IBF beltholder Ishe Smith in July, according to his promoter, Leon Margules.
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.
HBO has released a video of Nonito Donaire's greatest performances in advance of his April 13 fight with Guillermo Rigondeaux.
Unbeaten welterweight Keith Thurman says he would like to face Paulie Malignaggi, Tim Bradley and Floyd Mayweather, in order.
Four-division beltholder Juan Manuel Marquez was ringside for Saturday night's victory by Mike Alvarado over Brandon Rios, as was WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley.
Unbeaten super middleweight contender Edwin Rodriguez will face Ezequiel Osvaldo Maderna as part of Saturday night's Monte Carlo Million Dollar Super Four tournament.
Brandon Rios answers fans' questions about his rematch with Mike Alvarado, dream fights with Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao, a mythical matchup vs. Julio Cesar Chavez, and his beef with Adrien Broner in this episode of REAL TALK.
Manny Pacquiao according to the Manila Standard: "I never avoid anyone. I don’t choose easy fights. I will fight anybody, anytime, anywhere."
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.
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.
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.
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.
Former unified lightweight titleholder Juan Diaz will end a nearly three-year ring absence on April 13 against Pipino Cuevas Jr.
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!
It was a very interesting fight week with stimulating discussions from the Ratings Panel, which resulted in movement in several divisions. The Panel’s input included their approval of the May 4 Floyd Mayweather-Roberto Guerrero welterweight fight being for the vacant RING 147-pound title.
Freddie Roach on Joel Diaz: "I would like to tell him where to go, but the things is, he doesn't know me."
Tim Bradley on Ruslan Provodnikov: "Absolutely, I'm looking to make a statement in this fight. I'm looking to do some damage to this guy."
WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley will be out to overwhelm March 16 rival Ruslan Provodnikov, who has served as a sparring partner for Manny Pacquiao and scored knockouts in four of his five straight victories.
Golden Boy Promotions has big plans for Adrien Broner's next fight, which could be a 135-pound unificiation bout with Ricky Burns or a jump to welterweight to face Paulie Malignaggi, but the unbeaten WBC lightweight beltholder won't discuss his potential opponents.
Juan Manuel Marquez will consider a fifth fight with Manny Pacquiao, and if not, the Mexican legend will look at bouts against unbeaten boxers Tim Bradley or Brandon Rios, according to Bob Arum.
Referee Tony Weeks on stopping IBF junior welterweight beltholder Lamont Peterson's triumph over ex-titleholder Kendall Holt in the eighth round: "Some fighters just have too much heart, and we have to save them from themselves."
Referee Tony Weeks will make his East Coast debut with Friday night's Lamont Peterson-Kendall Holt fight at The D.C. Armory in Washington, D.C.
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.
Veteran referee Tony Weeks will work Friday night's title bout between IBF junior welterweight beltholder Lamont Peterson and ex-beltholder Kendall Holt.
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.
Sorry for the late posting of this week's Friday mailbag, folks. (Valentine's Day evening was rough.) But here it is, complete with fans' questions and comments on Adrien Broner, The Problem's Saturday lightweight title defense against Gavin Rees, and other subjects. Enjoy!
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.
Leo Santa Cruz has vacated his IBF bantamweight belt in favor of rising into the junior featherweight division.
Manny Pacquiao's advisor calls a fifth bout with Juan Manuel Marquez this year "a possibility," even as he says "other fighters are possibilities too."
Newly-crowned RING and WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia has had nasal reconstruction on the broken nose that he suffered during last month's technical-decision victory over Orlando Salido.
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.
Unbeaten junior welterweight Brandon Rios will face fellow top-10 contender Mike Alvarado in a March 30 rematch of their bloody brawl that ended with Rios winning a seventh-round stoppage last October.
Newly-crowned WBO featherweight beltholder Mikey Garcia would grant a rematch to Orlando Salido, but prefers a more lucrative bout with Yuriorkis Gamboa.
Now fighting in the limelight after coming out in October, featherweight contender Orlando Cruz says he wants a title shot against the winner of Orlando Salido vs. Mikey Garcia.
Will Manny Pacquiao's next fight, likely against Juan Manuel Marquez, take place outside of the United States?
Orlando Salido on Mikey Garcia: "Seeing him in the gym today, it was very calm, and the respect is mutual. But in the ring on Saturday night, it's going to be a war that will please the people."
WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin has a defense against Gabriel Rosado slated for Saturday night at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden.
Zanfer Promotions' Sean Gibbons said "Adrien Broner can play around with these chumps and brush his hair and act like he's doing something, but until you fight Miguel Vazquez, you can not call yourself the best lightweight in the world."
IBF Championships Chairman Lindsay Tucker expects to approve a March 16 clash between his organization's lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez and WBO counterpart Rick Burns on Monday.
The IBF would approve a proposed bout between its lightweight titleholder Miguel Vazquez and the WBO 135-pound beltholder Ricky Burns.
Unbeaten featherweight challenger Mikey Garcia said WBO beltholder "Orlando Salido is the best featherweight champion in the world, and he has earned the right to be called that."
Sugar Ray Leonard on Juan Manuel Marquez's stoppage of Manny Pacquiao: "When someone goes down, face-first like that...let me tell you, I was very, very concerned about Pacquiao."
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum will suggest that Manny Pacquiao have a neurological examination despite calling two doctors' "eye-balling" assessments of Parkinsons' disease in the fighter "ludicrous."
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."
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.
WBO beltholder Orlando Salido says featherweight rival Mikey Garcia "has never faced a fighter who applies the type of pressure that I do," adding, "I'm going to give him trouble from the first bell to the last."
IBF junior welterweight beltholder Lamont Peterson could face Kendall Holt on Feb. 22 at the D.C. Armory.
The same fight that gave fans the KO of the Year and the Round of the Year -- the fourth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez -- was voted Fight of the Year in the RingTV.com year-end awards poll.
Juan Manuel Marquez's shocking sixth-round KO of arch rival Manny Pacquiao was the resounding choice for Knockout of the Year among fans who voted in RingTV.com's year-end award poll.
Many thrilling rounds were witnessed in 2012 but the fifth round of Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV featured two future hall of famers going at it, which enticed fans to vote it Round of the Year on RingTV.com's year-end awards poll.
Fans give their final thoughts on Manny Pacquiao's fall to Juan Manuel Marquez, as well as opinions on Amir Khan, Nonitio Donaire, and much more in this week's Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Steve Cunningham's four-year appetite for revenge against Tomasz Adamek conjures comparisons to grudge matches like Thomas Hearns-Sugar Ray Leonard II and Juan Manuel Marquez-Manny Pacquiao IV.