Heavyweight Magomed Abdusalamov has been taken out of a coma and out of the intensive care unit, according to his promoter.
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Junior middleweight standout Erislandy Lara on fighting former champ Canelo Alvarez: "The reality is that if Canelo doesn't fight me, then Canelo is scared."
Shawn Porter on Devon Alexander: "The game plan was to make him fight and make him do things that he didn't want to do. I didn't want him to get into any kind of comfort zone."
RingTV.com has a live round-by-round updates of tonight's junior middleweight fight during which Erislandy Lara unanimously decisioned Austin Trout on Showtime. The live broadcast begins at 5:00 p.m. PT/ 8:00 p.m. ET.
Paulie Malignaggi said he never has lost to a southpaw, which Zab Judah is, and that he is unconcerned about the judges despite his rancor over scoring in his past two bouts at Brooklyn's Barclays Center.
Junior middleweight contenders Erislandy Lara and Austin Trout have engaged in a bitter war of words in advance of Saturday night's fight. Twelve boxing insiders are split on their predictions on the outcome of what looks like an even contest.
Paulie Malignaggi and Zab Judah will meet in Saturday's clash of Brooklyn natives. Sixteen boxing experts are split over who will win the showdown between the veteran two-division titleholders.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. plans to return to the ring in May and could name his opponent as early as next week.
Two-division titlewinner Paulie Malignaggi says he had knockout power in his right hand before it was ravaged by repeated injuries and surgeries. Malignaggi faces fellow veteran Zab Judah in their native Brooklyn on Saturday.
Two-division titlewinners Zab Judah and Paulie Malignaggi, who will fight in their native Brooklyn on Dec. 7, recently turned 36 and 33, respectively. When they meet on Dec. 7, the loser's career may well be at an end.
Shane Mosley appeared to be on the way to losing to Anthony Mundine before complaining of back spasms which led to their fight being stopped after the sixth round, resulting in a technical knockout victory for Mundine.
Zab Judah once coached Paulie Malignaggi as an amateur but he will fight his fellow two-division titleholder as a professional in their native Brooklyn at Barclays Center on Dec. 7.
When Canelo Alvarez returns to action on March 8 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer hopes that his opponent will be Miguel Cotto.
Fans share their thoughts on James Toney, Anthony Joshua, Andre Ward-Edwin Rodriguez, the post-Klitschko heavyweight division, Vic Darchinyan, and two mythical matchups (Marvin Hagler vs. Emile Griffith and Ricky Hatton vs. MIguel Cotto) in this week's Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
If the talk between Austin Tout and Erislandy Lara comes to fruition, fans will be treated to an entertaining fight when the once-beaten junior middleweight contenders meet in the ring on Dec. 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Golden Boy's Dec. 7 and Dec. 14 shows will feature what Richard Schaefer calls "the best fights that you can make at 147," including Adrien Broner-Marcos Maidana, Devon Alexander-Shawn Porter, Keith Thurman-Jesus Soto Karass, and Paulie Malignaggi-Zab Judah.
Junior middleweight contender Austin Trout will dedicate his Dec. 7 fight with Erislandy Lara to his grandmother, Ann Johnson, who died of a heart attack in May.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer believes that a Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Amir Khan fight would attract a large number of viewers based on the fighters' mutual popularity.
Golden Boy Promotions has offered Miguel Cotto a deal worth in excess of $10 million to face Canelo Alvarez, according to CEO Richard Schaefer. Schaefer also discussed a possible rematch with Floyd Mayweather Jr. or title shots against Peter Quillin and Carlos Molina for Cotto.
Undefeated junior middleweight contender Demetrius Andrade said of RING/WBA/WBC champ Floyd Mayweather, "I would beat him by decision, if not, I may knock him out." Andrade, who fights Vanes Martirosyan for the vacant WBO title on Saturday, also believes he can easily beat Canelo Alvarez.
Carlos Molina has until next June to defend his IBF junior middleweight belt against a mandatory challenger, and Bernard Hopkins has until next July to do the same with his IBF light heavyweight title.
James Kirkland on the potential for facing Floyd Mayweather Jr., Canelo Alvarez or Miguel Cotto: "When these fights actually happen, hey, James Kirkland's going to be the one on top. I can't wait until these opportunities actually take place."
Adrien Broner plans to "light up" Marcos Maidana "like a Christmas tree" on Dec. 14. Broner, the WBA welterweight beltholder, defends his title against the hard-punching Maidana in the headliner of a Showtime card in San Antonio.
Brandon Rios expects to be faster and lighter on his feet against Manny Pacquiao as a result of working with Alex Ariza, but and his trainer, Robert Garcia, don't discuss strategy with the strength and conditioning coach.
It appears that someone will be getting knocked out during Saturday's middleweight clash between WBA titleholder Gennady Golovkin and Curtis Stevens.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer plans to have Canelo Alvarez fight three times in 2014. Puerto Rican star Miguel Cotto and middleweight champ Sergio Martinez are among the top opponent considerations for Alvarez.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is looking to name an opponent for Canelo Alvarez as early as next week. Popular Puerto Rican veteran Miguel Cotto is the most lucrative option for the young Mexican star.
Adrien Broner on what to expect from his upcoming bout with Marcos Maidana: "You're going to see an electrifying victory from Adrien 'The Problem' Broner. You will see why I'm the lottery pick to take over this sport."
Gabriel Rosado says Gennady Golovkin's Grant brand gloves had less cushion across the knuckle area than the ones he wore during his seventh-round stoppage loss to Golovkin in January.
Ruslan Provodnikov's mother traveled from Russia for what is both her first trip to the U.S. and the first time she will be ringside to watch her son as he battles Mike Alvarado on Saturday.
Trainer Abel Sanchez said Gennady Golovkin "is the best middleweight ever besides Sugar Ray Robinson and maybe Bernard Hopkins."
A Dec. 14 Showtime Pay Per View clash between Adrien Broner and Marcos Maidana ends an exciting two months of bouts for Golden Boy.
Unbeaten WBA welterweight titleholder Adrien Broner will make the first defense of his belt against Marcos Maidana on Dec. 14 on Showtime Pay Per View as part of a strong November and December schedule for Golden Boy Promotions.
After training Miguel Cotto for last Saturday’s Delvin Rodriguez fight, Freddie Roach arrived to Manny Pacquiao’s gym in General Santos City, Philippines, on Thursday. Roach, who brought two sparring partners with him, will take over the final six weeks of Pacquiao’s camp for the Nov. 24 bout with Brandon Rios.
Puerto Rican Orlando Cruz, who is gay, said "I'm going to make history" by defeating Mexican Orlando Salido for the WBO's featherweight belt on Saturday.
Miguel Cotto's advisor said that the fighter supports his Puerto Rican countryman, Orlando Cruz, who has declared himself to be gay and fights for a featherweight title on Saturday.
Three-division titlewinner Miguel Cotto is expected to arrive in Las Vegas on Thursday to discuss potential future fights with Top Rank, which promoted last his one-sided third-round TKO of Delvin Rodriguez last Saturday.
After Miguel Cotto's strong showing against Delvin Rodriguez this past Saturday, RingTV.com asked fans who they wanted to see Cotto fight next. Most want to see a Puerto Rico vs. Mexico showdown between Cotto and Canelo Alvarez.
Juan Manuel Marquez will earn a guaranteed $6 million for his challenge to WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley, who will pocket at least $4.1 million when they fight on Saturday at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Miguel Cotto's third-round stoppage of Delvin Rodriguez ranks as the highest drawing cable fight of 2013 so far.
WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley says that he'll use his head and to "stay smart" against Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday.
Ruslan Provodnikov: "During the Face Off, at least to me, I can't say that this is the case for sure, but at least to me, it looked like Mike Alvarado wasn't very confident."
Junior welterweight Ruslan Provodnikov, who will face WBO beltholder Mike Alvarado on Oct. 19, said that he is pulling for both Tim Bradley and Manny Pacquiao in their respective fights with Juan Manuel Marquez and Brandon Rios.
Fans share their thoughts and praise for Miguel Cotto’s third-round stoppage of Delvin Rodriguez and their harsh criticism for heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko’s dominant but ugly unanimous decision over Alexander Povetkin in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
Pics from Orlando, Fla., of Miguel Cotto's third-round TKO win over Delvin Rodriguez, plus winners Terence Crawford, Jayson Velez, Jorge Melendez, and Felix Verdejo. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.
Ruslan Provodnikov said of his upcoming fight with Mike Alvarado, "It's not going to be about technique. Simply war. It's just going to be a street fight. I promise you that."
Miguel Cotto showed that he still has a lot of fight left with a dominant third-round technical stoppage of junior middleweight fringe contender Delvin Rodriguez on Saturday in Orlando, Fla.
Follow RingTV.com's live blog of tonight's junior middleweight third-round knockout by three-division titlewinner Miguel Cotto over Delvin Rodriguez.
Follow RingTV.com's live blog of RING champion Wladimir Klitschko's four-knockdown, shutout unanimous decision over Alexander Povetkin, which aired on HBO at 3:30 p.m. ET.
Former junior middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez: "I have a contract with Golden Boy Promotions with which I am very happy."
Weigh-in pics for junior middleweights Miguel Cotto and Delvin Rodiguez, plus Terence Crawfor-Andrey Klimov and Felix Verdejo-Gary Eyer. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.
Miguel Cotto and Delvin Rodriguez weighed 153.2 and 154 pounds, respectively, in advance of their junior middleweight fight on Saturday in Orlando, Fla.
Fans share their thoughts on Saturday’s Wladimir Klitschko-Alexander Povetkin and Miguel Cotto-Delvin Rodriguez fights, next weekend's Bradley-Marquez showdown, the Mayweather-Khan rumors, and one reader asks Dougie to list the best fighters ever in each division in this week’s Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
Final press conference for the Oct. 5 matchup between junior middleweights Miguel Cotto and Delvin Rodriguez in Orlando, Fla. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.
Junior middleweight contender Delvin Rodriguez lists cutting his opponents among his specialties, and says that against Miguel Cotto "it's going to definitely happen ... As soon as I hit him good, he's going to cut."
HBO's Jim Lampley on the Florida Commission, judging and Saturday's Miguel Cotto-Delvin Rodriguez fight: "It is unfair for Florida to be on the griddle for problems that came up in Nevada and California....Now, here they are, basically having to carry water for the whole sport on Saturday night on the subject of judging."
The second episode of HBO's 24/7 documentary series charting the events leading up to Tim Bradley's WBO welterweight title defense against Juan Manuel Marquez will air on Saturday at 12:30 a.m. ET/PT.
RingTV.com recently caught up with three-division champ Miguel Cotto, who discussed his upbringing, family life, career highs and lows, and training with Freddy Roach for his Saturday comeback fight with Delvin Rodriguez.
The promoters of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Bryan Vera are targeting a Dec. 14 date for their rematch. Chavez won a controversial 10-round unanimous decision this past Saturday.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.'s controversial unanimous decision over Bryan Vera: "To say that Vera won that fight, that was absurd."
Heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder is preparing as if he will be fighting on the Oct. 26 Bernard Hopkins-Karo Murat card on Showtime from Atlantic City.
Miguel Cotto will look to be busier and return to his "bread and butter" body attack against Delvin Rodriguez, according to trainer Freddie Roach.
Miguel Cotto said he more or less plans to finish the his career with new trainer Freddie Roach, who trained Manny Pacquiao to knock Cotto out in 2009. Roach said the two "are very good friends now" and will "never fight again."
Richard Schaefer on the potential revenue that will be generated by the Floyd Mayweather-Caenlo Alvarez promotion: "We're probably going to be looking at a gross number of over $200 million." The Golden Boy Promotions CEO says 2013 has been a banner year for boxing.
Alan Massengale reports from the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, Calif., where Miguel Cotto is training for his Oct. 5 fight with Delvin Rodriguez. Massengale spoke to Cotto, Top Rank President Todd duBoef and Freddie Roach, who is training the Puerto Rican star for the first time.
Miguel Cotto training at Freddie Roach's Wild Card Boxing Club for the HBO-televised matchup with Delvin Rodriguez on Oct. 5. Photos by Gene Blevins-Top Rank.
Unbeaten welterweight contender Keith Thurman: "There's only a few more steps on the ladder, and as I knock off a few more guys, I'm getting closer to the top (and) toward getting that big money fight."
Richard Schaefer said Canelo Alvarez, "today, is bigger than he ever was," in the wake of the 23-year-old's loss to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Saturday night.
Carlos Molina wants Floyd Mayweather, Miguel Cotto, Canelo Alvarez, "whoever," after dethroning Ishe Smith as IBF junior middleweight beltholder on Saturday.
"Am I worried?" asked Floyd Mayweather Jr., who gave a complete rundown of the reasons he is not impressed with Canelo Alvarez's resume at Wednesday's press conference, "Absolutely not."
RingTV consulted a panel of 41 boxing insiders to get their picks for this Saturday's main event between RING pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr. and junior middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez.
Former welterweight beltholder Joshua Clottey will return to the ring on Saturday against Dashon Johnson in Huntingtown, N.Y. Fans who attend the show also have the opportunity to watch the Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez fight on a big screen.
Floyd Mayweather believes that Canelo Alvarez's fans are being lured "because he knocked Carlos Baldomir out, and I went the distance with Baldomir."
Speaking from the perspective of someone who has faced both Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Canelo Alvarez, former champ Sugar Shane Mosely said: "This could be a tremendous fight."
Floyd Mayweather in regard to his past: "No one is perfect...The only thing that I can do is try to become a better person, each and every day."