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.
RingTV.com spoke to Carl Froch about the bad blood showdown with Geroge Groves and no punches were pulled during the conversation. Froch defends his IBF super middleweight title against his young unbeaten countryman on Nov. 23 in Manchester, England.
Hard-hitting light heavyweights Adonis Stevenson and Sergey Kovalev will face separate opponents on Nov. 30 in Canada, and Kovalev's promoter sees them facing each other down the road.
Part of the crossover appeal of this Saturday’s Floyd Mayweather-Canelo Alvarez showdown is that both fighters are unbeaten in more than 40 bouts. RingTV.com’s resident historian Lee Groves compiled his choice of the 10 most notable clashes between unbeaten fighters. Today, Nos. 10 through 6.
Carl Froch will defend his super middleweight titles against undefeated young contender George Groves on Nov. 23 at the newly-named Phones 4U Arena in Manchester, England, Eddie Hearn, promoter of both English fighters, confirmed on Friday.
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.
Talks have begun for a potential British super middleweight showdown between promotional stablemates Carl Froch and George Groves, who could meet in a bout later this year, their promoter, Eddie Hearn, of MatchroomSport, informed RingTV.com.
Andre Ward says that Carl Froch isn't at the top of his list of potential opponents but adds that if he did grant the British star a rematch, "I would look to stop him." Ward will co-commentate the HBO-televised Chad Dawson-Adonis Stevenson fight on Saturday.
Read on for fan feedback on Carl Froch’s stirring rematch victory over Mikkel Kessler, along with thoughts and questions on what's next for both super middleweights, other subjects (and, of course, mythical matchups), in this week’s Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
World titleholder Carl Froch will target a rematch with unbeaten American Andre Ward later this year following his thrilling, unanimous points victory in a war against nemesis Mikkel Kessler.
Andre Ward on a rematch with Carl Froch in England: "Froch's promoter needs to show how bad he wants it."
Action shots from Carl Froch's win over Mikkel Kessler, plus undercard fights Tony Bellew UD Isaac Chilemba, and George Groves TKO 5 Noe Gonzalez Alcoba. Photos by Scott Heavey-Gettyimages.
Carl Froch retained his IBF super middleweight title and earned revenge in his competitive 12-round rematch with Mikkel Kessler, who he beat by unanimous decision at The O2 Arena in London on Saturday.
Photos from the weigh-in for Carl Froch-Mikkel Kessler II, George Groves-Noe Alcoba and Isaac Chilemba-Tony Bellew. Photos by Scott Heavey-Getty.
Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler weighed 167.9 and 166.7, respectively, in advance of Saturday's HBO-televised super middleweight clash.
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!
Carl Froch could face disciplinary action from the British Boxing Board of Control after saying he was prepared to kill Mikkel Kessler, his opponent in the world super middleweight title fight at the O2 Arena on Saturday.
IBF super middleweight beltholder and THE RING's No. 1-rated 168 pounder Carl Froch has the home advantage on Saturday against THE RING's No. 2-rated super middleweight Mikkel Kessler, who win their first clash by unanimous decision.
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.
The big rematch in London on Saturday is between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler, but Tony Bellew’s immediate return match against Isaac Chilemba – who held “The Bomber” to a draw on March 30 – which is on the Froch-Kessler undercard, is also anticipated by British fans.
Andre Ward, who has faced and defeated both Mikkel Kessler and Carl Froch, wiill be a ringside commentator for Saturday's rematch between the super middleweight rivals.
Going into the anticipated HBO-televised Mikkel Kessler-Carl Froch rematch this Saturday, HBO commentator Jim Lampley considers Froch the better fighter and Kessler the better boxer.
Carl Froch says he is humbled that his anticipated rematch with Mikkel Kessler will be a pay-per-view event in the UK but the money and fame connected to Saturday’s showdown hasn’t lessened his work ethic or desire to avenge his loss to the Danish star.
Fans had lots of feedback on Lucas Matthysse's impressive third-round stoppage of Lamont Peterson and plenty of opinions on a potential showdown with Danny Garcia, as well as other fights, including the Carl Froch-Mikkel Kessler rematch, in this week's Monday mailbag. Enjoy!
IBF super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch insists he would be willing to face Bernard Hopkins – but has told the American legend to forget about a light heavyweight showdown.
Danish star Mikkel Kessler enters his anticipated May 25 rematch with Carl Froch with a deep respect for his rival and fellow super middleweight veteran. “We have both fought all over the world,” Kessler told RingTV.com, “that’s what champions do, fight the best everywhere.”
Former super middleweight titleholder Lucian Bute will fight ex-light heavyweight beltholder Jean Pascal on either Dec. 7 or Jan. 25, according to Pascal's promoter, Yvon Michel.
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."
Former super middleweight titleholder Lucian Bute had "several bone fragments" removed from his injured left hand during surgery on Thursday, according to his promoter, InterBox.
The hand injury that forced Lucian Bute to postpone his May 25 showdown with Jean Pascal has also resulted in the entire Montreal card to be cancelled. It is not known if the Canadian broadcast of Kessler-Froch II will air without Bute-Pascal.
Former IBF super middleweight titleholder Lucian Bute suffered an injury to his left hand that will force the postponement of his May 25 clash with fellow Canadian and former light heavyweight champ Jean Pascal.
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."
HBO will air a Memorial Day weekend double-header on May 25, starting with live coverage of the super middleweight rematch between Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler.
Austin Trout: "Team Fight to Walk is very important to me. The statistics about number of everyday people and US troops impacted by Spinal Cord Injuries are scary."
With HBO's decision to sever ties with Golden Boy Promotions may have come an opportunity for several overseas promoters to expose their fighters to a wide American audience. The U.S. cable network is "open to all ideas."
Unbeaten English super middleweight contender George Groves insists he has swapped Frank Warren for Eddie Hearn as his promoter to secure a title shot sooner rather than later – and even a possible showdown with IBF holder and countryman Carl Froch.
RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward has received clearance to return to training after undergoing shoulder surgery last month.
Although unbeaten Floyd Mayweather has created a media firestorm by naming IBF beltholder Devon Alexander as the leading opponent to face him on May 4, Alexander's trainer says his fighter is focused on recovering from a biceps injury, and the IBF says it won't approve a defense against Mayweather.
Carl Froch’s super middleweight title unification bout with rival Mikkel Kessler at the O2 Arena in London on May 25 will mark Sky’s return to pay-per-view boxing for the first time since the David Haye-Wladimir Klitschko debacle.
Super middleweight contender Adonis Stevenson will pursue his seventh straight knockout win against Darnell Boone, who stopped Stevenson in 2010.
IBF super middleweight holder Carl Froch admits he must be 'crazy’ to crave a rematch with Danish rival Mikkel Kessler quite so badly...
Carl Froch and Mikkel Kessler will fight for a second time – in the UK later this year – with the date and venue to be announced next week, promoter Eddie Hearn confirmed on Tuesday.
IBF super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch has struck a deal to face WBA interim beltholder Mikkel Kessler in a rematch. Kessler defeated Froch by unanimous decision in April of 2010.
Three-time super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch has set his heart on a rematch with Mikkel Kessler this summer and, according to his promoter Eddie Hearn, would give up his IBF belt to get it.
Having lost title bouts to Andre Ward, Lucian Bute and Joe Calzaghe, super middleweight contender Sakio Bika looks to cash in on a potential WBC title fight agianst Nikola Sjekloca on Feb. 16.
RING, WBA and WBC super middleweight champion Andre Ward said "I can't wait to get back out there and perform for all my fans" after having endured surgery on his right shoulder on Friday.
While IBF light heavyweight titleholder Tavoris Cloud could defend his belt against Bernard Hopkins on March 9, IBF super middleweight beltholder Carl Froch is weighing mandatory challenger Adonis Stevenson or WBA counterpart Mikkel Kessler.
Former beltholder Juan Manuel Lopez wiill try to rebound from his second knockout loss to Orlando Salido when he returns to the ring on Feb. 2 against Aldimar Silva Santos in Lopez's native Puerto Rico.
Unbeaten middleweigt beltholder Gennady Golovkin on fighting Gabriel Rosado: "First round, hard work, hard fight. Second round, hard work... by the fifth round, I will knock him out."
Trainer Abel Sanchez calls WBA middleweight titleholder Gennady Golovkin a "Mike Tyson-esque kind of individual that goes out there to kind of search and destroy."
Andre Ward on his shoulder injury: "I've still got many great years left in this sport. I'm just ready to get on the other side of this procedure and to get back to work."
Saturday night's fourth bout between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez has sold out at the MGM Garden Arena, producing a live gate of $10.5 million.
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.
The Jan. 26 clash featuring RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward and former undisputed middleweight titleholder Kelly Pavlik unites promoters Bob Arum, Dan Goossen and Don King.
RING super middleweight champ Andre Ward could face former undisputed middleweight champ Kelly Pavlik on Jan. 26.
Super middleweight fringe contender Yusaf Mack on IBF titleholder Carl Froch, who he challenges on Saturday in England: "I don't fade and he can't beat me."
Gary Russell, Oscar De La Hoya, Andre Ward, Howard Davis and Antonio Tarver are among the former Olympians who reflected on their professional debuts.
Super middleweight champion Andre Ward could defend his RING, WBA and WBC titles against former undisputed middleweight champion Kelly Pavlik on Jan. 26 on HBO, according to their promoters.
IBF supermiddleweight titleholder Carl Froch is hopeful of avenging losses to Andre Ward and Mikkel Kessler if he is victorious against Yusaf Mack on Nov. 17.
Carl Froch: "I'm in there to fight and do my job and excite the fans. I was unable to do that against Andre Ward because of his style. Stylistically, he's a spoiler. Everyone knows that. That's why he's got no fans."
IBF super middleweight titleholder Carl Froch will defend against Yusaf Mack on Nov. 17 before his hometown fans in Nottingham, England.
Andre Ward ranks No. 2, pound-for-pound, ahead of Manny Pacquiao, according to Yahoo! Sports and ESPN, and is at No. 3 in THE RING ratings, having surpassed Sergio Martinez in all three polls.
Super middleweight Mikkel Kessler will be after his fourth straight victory against Brian Magee on Dec. 8.
Boxing insiders predict the outcome of super middleweight showdown between RING champion Andre Ward and RING light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson on Sept. 8.
Chad Dawson says he's a "better fighter than Andre Ward," whom he will meet in a clash of RING champions on Sept. 8.
Far in advance of Thursday's history-making Olympic gold medal-winning performance, Claressa Shields was offered encouragement by RING super middleweight champion Andre Ward, an Olympic gold medalist in 2004.
Andre Ward on winning an Olympic gold medal: "To accomplish a goal that big was surreal. Standing on that podium and hearing the national anthem play for me was surreal."
Three-time super middleweight titleholder Mikkel Kessler has extended his contract with Sauerland Events through 2014.
The Oakland press conference for the Sept. 8 fight between super middleweight champion Andre Ward and light heavyweight champion Chad Dawson featured some early exchanges between the fighters' camps.
The decision to move Kelly Pavlik to Oxnard, Calif., has clearly paid off and trainer Robert Garcia, manager Cameron Dunkin and Pavlik himself are all feeling a sense of rejuvenation around his career.
Light heavyweight Chad Dawson will challenge super middleweight Andre Ward in a clash of RING champions Sept. 8 on HBO.