A Saturday press conference is in the works for smack-talkers Adrien Broner and Paulie Malignaggi.
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.
IBF lightweight beltholder Miguel Vazquez: "I would like to fight Adrien Broner. That would be my choice, to fight Broner and face him and unify the titles. I want to prove myself against him."
Entering Saturday night's fight with Jorge Arce, Nonito Donaire said his Filipino fans are "in pain," many imploring him to "Do it for Manny," and "Lift our country back up again" in the wake of Manny Pacquiao's sixth-round knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.
Bouts from the undercard of Marquez-Pacquiao IV, featuring Yuriorkis Gamboa vs. Michael Farenas, Miguel Vazquez vs. Mercito Gesta and Javier Fortuna vs. Patrick Hyland.
IBF lightweight beltholder Miguel Vazquez easily decisioned Mercito Gesta for his 12th straight win.
Mexican-American Olympian Jose Ramirez stopped his lightweight opponent in the first round of his professional debut on Saturday night's Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez undercard at the MGM Grand.
Strength and conditioning guru Angel Hernandez claims that trainer Freddie Roach has accused Juan Manuel Marquez of having used performance enhancing drugs out of fear that his fighter will defeat Manny Pacquiao on Saturday night.
Unbeaten former featherweight beltholder Yuriorkis Gamboa will meet southpaw Filipino Michael Farenas on the Dec. 8 Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV card.
Rapper 50 Cent was granted a promoter's license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, although Floyd Mayweather Jr. is apparently no longer considered a partner in the company.
The Manny Pacquiao-Juan Manuel Marquez IV undercard could feature undefeated featherweight Yuriorkis Gamboa. An IBF lightweight title bout between beltholder Miguel Vazquez and Mercito Gesta is reportedly "done" for the PPV show.
The manger Mercito Gesta says the rising lightweight prospect’s promoter Top Rank is working on making a title shot against IBF lightweight beltholder Miguel Vazquez.
Photos from Mercito Gesta's ninth-round knockout of Ty Barnett, and Jesse Magdaleno's impressive stoppage of Aldimar Santos in the second round on Friday Night Fights.
Unbeaten lightweight prospect Mercito Gesta stopped Ty Barnett in the ninth round of their Friday Night Fights main events at the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nev.
Lightweight prospect Mercito Gesta will either confirm or discount early comparisons to Manny Pacquiao when he faces Ty Barnett in the main event of a Friday Night Fights broadcast from the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas on Friday.
Junior welterweight Mercito Gesta, of the Philippines, will put his unbeaten record on the line against American prospect Ty Barnett on Aug. 3.
Juan Manuel Marquez wants to fight a southpaw in July, with an eye toward a fourth bout with Manny Pacquiao.
Juan Manuel Marquez could defend his WBO interim junior welterweight belt opposite Mike Alvarado, Mercito Gesta or Brandon Rios at Dallas Cowboys Stadium on July 14, according to Top Rank CEO Bob Arum.
Photos of junior welterweights Mike Alvarado vs. Mauricio Herrera and lightweights Mercito Gesta vs. Oscar Cuero on the Rios-Abril undercard.
Brandon Rios failed to make the 135-pound limit for Saturday night's clash with Richard Abril, the second straight fight he has done so.
Richard Abril believes that he will end the winning streak of Brandon Rios and hand the hard-punching former titleholder his first loss on Saturday night. "I am more Mexican than Rios," he said.
Main event lightweight combatants Brandon Rios and Richard Abril, along with undercard fighters Mike Alvarado, Mauricio Herrera and Mercito Gesta, held a public workout ahead of their April 14 card in Las Vegas.
Brandon Rios could meet Juan Manuel Marquez on July 14 at Dallas Cowboys Stadium if the two of them defeat difficult opponents on April 14.