Middleweight beltholder Peter Quillin could soon defend his WBO title against promotional stablemate Danny Jacobs.
Freddie Roach said a knockout loss to Brandon Rios would spell retirement for Manny Pacquiao: "If that happens, it will be the end." Pacquiao faces Rios in a welterweight bout on Nov. 23 in Macau.
"I'm not happy about my overall performance," said Glen Tapia, who still sees room for improvement following Friday's eighth-round TKO victory over Abraham Han. "I am happy with what I know has happened, which is that I got through it."
Manny Pacquiao's advisor, Michael Koncz, responded to Brandon Rios' recent aggressive statements by saying, "I hope that he tries to do what he's saying that he's going to do, and that way, the fans will get their money's worth."
Fans ask Dougie for his opinions on the David Haye-Tyson Fury heavyweight showdown, present boxers vs. those of the past, Manny Pacquiao's pound-for-pound longevity and, of course, mythical matchups in this week's Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Brandon Rios vows "it's out with the old, and in with the new" for his fight with Manny Pacquiao, adding, "...he's going to leave himself open and I'm going to catch his ass, and when I catch his ass, he's going to go down."
Mike Alvarado has made public his reasons for not yet accepting a proposed Oct. 19 clash with Ruslan Provodnikov.
The Vanes Martirosyan-Demetrius Andrade fight could land on Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios card.
Having already named all of his four children after boxers, Brandon Rios plans to do the same with his fifth, whose arrival he expects before his November clash with Manny Pacquiao.
Undefeated featherweight contender Javier Fortuna and former welterweight beltholder Kermit Cintron will highlight an Aug. 2 card in Miami, Ok., in separate bouts.
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."
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.
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.
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.
Adrien Broner's trainer Mike Stafford plans to "unleash" a "more vicious" version of the WBC lightweight beltholder on Paulie Malignaggi, who Broner challenges for the WBA welterweight title on July 22.
Manny Pacquiao is being sought by an advocate to help lead the battle against the prostitution of children in the Philippines. "You can count on me to help," congressman Pacquiao told a group of abused girls in his native country.
Manny Pacquiao says random drug testing is "really important" for his upcoming bout with Brandon Rios "because, you never know, some fighters use drugs."
Fans on both sides of The Pond are excited about Carl Froch-Mikkel Kessler II and many have submitted their questions and opinions about tomorrow's big rematch in London to Dougie's Friday mailbag (along with emails about what's next for Lucas Matthysse). Enjoy!
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 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."
IBF welterweight titleholder Devon Alexander broke his hand in the first round of Saturday night's seventh-round technical knockout victory over Lee Purdy.
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."
Read on for fans' thoughts on Saturday's excellent 140-pound (OK, 141-pound) showdown between Lamont Peterson and Lucas Matthysse in this very late edition of Dougie's Friday mailbag. (He's really sorry about that, but still, enjoy!)
Shane Mosley hasn’t scored a victory since January 2009 but the 41-year-old veteran is confident he’ll get back to his winning ways against 18-years-younger Pablo Cesar Cano in a Fox Deportes-televised welterweight bout on Saturday in Cancun, Mexico.
According to SI.com's Fortunate 50, Floyd Mayweather Jr.is projected to be the highest-paid athlete in American sports for the second straight year, potentially earning between $90 million and $128 million.
IBF welterweight beltholder Devon Alexander said that he wants "to send a statement to everybody at 147" that he's "a force to be reckoned with" by defeating Lee Purdy on Saturday, perhaps by knockout.
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.
Top Rank will pay for Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios to be randomly drug tested by The Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency, according to company CEO Bob Arum.
Freddie Roach will gauge Manny Pacquiao's future based on his performance against Brandon Rios: "If he performs well in this fight, then he'll go on. If he doesn't, then it will be over."
Showtime's Stephen Espinoza: "Floyd Mayweather is still, without question, the No. 1 pay per view star in boxing, and, actually, in all of sports."
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!
Mikey Garcia on his upcoming clash with Juan Manuel Lopez: "We both have power, so I think that the fans are definitely going to be looking forward to seeing a knockout on the night of the fight."
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."
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."
Manny Pacquiao will try to end a two-bout losing streak against 140-pound contender Brandon Rios, who will make his 147-pound debut against the Filipino hero on Nov. 23 in Macau in China, according to Pacquiao's promoter and advisor.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks to be in prime shape for Saturday's clash with Robert Guerrero, who says he can't wait "to get down."
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.
Robert Guerrero called the gun possession charge "a misunderstanding," adding, "everything got taken care of."
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.
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.
Andre Ward called Guillermo Rigondeaux "a sharpshooter" against Nonito Donaire, adding, "this is the best I've ever seen him look." Of the criticisms of Rigondeaux's strategy, Tim Bradley said, "If you want to see blood and guts, and you want to see warrior-type of fights, then you should definitely hit MMA."
Felix Verdejo and Sean Monaghan scored back-to-back first-round knockouts on Saturday night at New York's Radio City Music Hall.
Philadelphia-born super middleweightt prospect Jesse Hart rose to 7-0 with his fifth knockout against Marlon Farr on the Nonito Donaire-Guillermo Rigondeaux undercard at Radio City Music Hall.
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.
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.)
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."
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.
Mike Alvarado's unanimous-decision win in his rematch with Brandon Rios drew 1.2 million viewers on HBO, according to the network.
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.
Although Brandon Rios became the first man to stop Mike Alvarado in October's bloody Fight-of-The-Year-caliber clash of unbeaten junior welterweights, ex-beltholder Kendall Holt believes that Alvarado can exact revenge on Saturday night.
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."
Manny Pacquiao's attorney, David Marroso, said he hopes a judge's dismissal of a $1 million lawsuit discourages "unscrupulous plaintiffs" seeking to "cash in" on Pacquiao.
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.
Freddie Roach discusses his fighter Ruslan Provodnikov's March 16 challenge to WBO welterweight beltholder Tim Bradley. Roach wants Provodnikov to cut the ring off and set traps. Says Provodnikov: "I've trained all my life for this and my life hasn't been easy."
Tim Bradley hasn't fought more than twice a year since 2009, but the WBO welterweight titleholder says he'll have a busy 2013 starting with his HBO-televised defense against Ruslan Provodnikov on Saturday in Carson, Calif. Bradley believes fighting more often will increase his popularity.
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.
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.