Brandon Rios: "I love to hit somebody in the face. To me, it's better than sex. To me, boxing is better than sex. That's my orgasm. I f--kin' love this sport so much."
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.
Brandon Rios on Manny Pacquiao: "He's in there with a live dog, he's not in there with a little puppy... I'm going to be a motherf___ing pit bull mixed with a Great Dane, mixed with a Rottweiler, mixed with a Bull Terrier..."
Manny Pacquiao on the Brandon Rios fight: "I never go looking for the knockout, but you can be sure after getting careless with Juan Manuel Márquez, I won't be setting myself up for getting knocked out."
If Danny Garcia's next fight is not a defense of his RING, WBA and WBC 140-pound belts, it will likely be a non-title catchweight bout designed to facilitate a rise into the 147-pound division, according to his father and trainer Angel Garcia.
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."
Bernard Hopkins on Karo Murat: "I need a stoppage, definitely. I haven't had a knockout since 2004."
Fans from around the globe share their thoughts on the tragic passing of Frankie Leal and fighter saftey, Mike Alvarado and Ruslan Provodnikov, Tim Bradley, Gennady Golovkin and Sergei Kovalev, among other subjects in this week's Friday mailbag.
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.
Manny Pacquiao said that he predicted Tim Bradley's victory over Juan Manuel Marquez, and that he is "okay" with his stoppage loss to Marquez.
Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios have each been randomly tested twice by The Voluntary Anti-Doping Association, according to a statement released by the organization.
The late Emanuel "Manny" Steward trained Thomas Hearns, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, Wladimir Klitschko and Mike McCallum among his seemingly endless list of current and former world champions.
Curtis Stevens on Gennady Golovkin: "I'm coming there to wreck him. I'm coming to wreck the wrecking machine."
Tim Bradley, Juan Manuel Marquez and the others fighters on their nine-bout card on Oct. 12 tested negative for banned substances, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Three-division titleholder Nonito Donaire enters his Nov. 9 return bout against Vic Darchynian after the birth of his son as well as a reconciliation with his father and former trainer, Nonito Donaire Sr.
Fight fans share their thoughts about Ruslan Provodnikov’s impressive 10th-round stoppage of Mike Alvarado, what could be or should be next for the Russian bomber, and questions about a few British standouts in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Promoter Artie Pelullo calls newl WBO 140-pound titleholder Ruslan Provodnikov "the most exciting fighter in the business." He wants the Russian bomber to face Tim Bradley in a rematch or the winner of Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios.
Referee Tony Weeks on Ruslan Provodnikov's 10th-round TKO of Mike Alvarado: "I went over to his corner and I asked Mike directly, twice, 'Are you okay?' and, 'Do you want to continue fighting?' and both times, he said, 'No,' so I stopped the fight."
RingTV.com has live round-by-round updates of Ruslan Provodnikov's 10th-round knockout of Mike Alvarado for Alvarado's WBO junior welterweight belt. The HBO World Championship Boxing broadcast began at 9:45 p.m. ET.
Following Tim Bradley's split-decision victory over Juan Manuel Marquez, RingTV.com asked fans who they would like to see the undefeated WBO welterweight titleholder fight next. The overwhelming choice of fans who took part in a recent poll was the Manny Pacquiao-Brandon Rios winner.
Trainer Abel Sanchez said Gennady Golovkin "is the best middleweight ever besides Sugar Ray Robinson and maybe Bernard Hopkins."
According to trainer Robert Garcia, first-time welterweight Brandon Rios is looking good ahead of his Nov. 23 bout with Manny Pacquiao, exhibiting knockout power and better speed in his sparring sessions.
Ruslan Provodikov was one-half of one of the best fights so far of 2013, his brutal 12-round battle with Tim Bradley in March. The Russian bomber tells RingTV.com that his Saturday showdown with Mike Alvarado will be just as dramatic. “I think it will be another candidate for fight of the year,” said Provodnikov.
WBO junior welerweight titleholder Mike Alvarado and challenger Ruslan Provodnikov are set to wage a fight-of-the-year-caliber battle on HBO on Saturday night. Or are they? Alvarado believes he can box Provodnikov if need be?
Undefeated two-division titleholder Tim Bradley made a huge jump forward in THE RING’s pound-for-pound rankings with his impressive split-decision victory over future hall of famer Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday.
Ruslan Provodnikov on the notion that Mike Alvarado can box him: "If I made Timothy Bradley fight me, then I don't see anybody else being able to run away and box me."
WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley: "I feel that I'm finally going to get my just due. I feel that I am finally one of the best fighters in the world."
On Tuesday night, ESPN will air 'No Mas,' a documentary dealing with the second of three fights between Sugar Ray Leonard and Roberto Duran, which ended with a frustrated Duran apparently quitting in the eighth round.
Former titleholder Antonio Tarver will return from what will have been a 17-month ring absence against Mike Sheppard on Nov. 26.
Undefeated featherweight Gary Russell Jr., who is the mandatory challenger for WBO titleholder Orlando Salido: "I'm ready for my first world title fight and can not wait for the fight to get made."
HBO commentator Jim Lampley said of Saturday's junior welterweight matchup between Mike Alvarado and Ruslan Provodnikov: "I expect both of them to be hurt at some time or another, but I expect the fight to go rounds."
Read on for fan feedback on Tim Bradley’s spirited split-decision over Juan Manuel Marquez, Bradley’s future, Marquez’s not-so classy reaction to the decision, Vasyl Lomachenko’s potential, and Orlando Cruz’s courage in this week’s Monday mailbag.
Juan Manuel Marquez said he was "scared of the judges more than" Tim Bradley during the post-fight press conference for their WBO welterweight title bout that Bradley won by split decision on Saturday in Las Vegas.
RingTV.com staff writer Lem Satterfield gave his quick thoughts on Tim Bradley's split-decision victory over Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday at Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.
Awesome gallery of action shots from Tim Bradley's split-decision win over Juan Manuel Marquez to defend his WBO welterweight title. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Tim Bradley proved that he wasn’t damaged goods and that he could stick to a smart game plan by outpointing Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday in Las Vegas. Bradley, who went to war with Ruslan Provodnikov in his last bout, controlled his aggression en route to a deserved split-decision victory.
Follow our live round-by-round updates of tonight's welterweight clash during which WBO beltholder Tim Bradley retained his belt by split-decision over Juan Manuel Marquez in Las Vegas.
Ukrainian two-time Olympic gold medalist Vasyl Lomachenko scored two knockdowns during his fourth-round stoppage of Jose Luis Ramirez in his professional debut on Saturday.
Follow our live round-by-round updates of tonight's featherweight title bout during which Orlando Salido scored a seventh-round knockout of Orlando Cruz in Las Vegas. The HBO Pay Per View broadcast began at 6:00 p.m. PT.
A fight between former WBO junior welterweight beltholder Zaurbek Baysangurov and Freddy Hernandez has been added to the Gennady Golovkin-Curtis Stevens card on Nov. 2.
The handlers of WBO light heavyweight titleholder Sergey Kovalev say the fighter has agreed to make his fist defense against Ismayl Sillakh on the Nov. 30 Adonis Stevenson-Tony Bellew card.
WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley and challenger Juan Manuel Marquez on the scales along with featherweights Orlando Salido and Orlando Cruz, and others from Saturday's card in Las Vegas. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Tim Bradley weighed in at a ripped-and-ready looking 146 pounds for his Saturday WBO welterweight title defense against Juan Manuel Marquez on Friday in Las Vegas. Marquez weighed in at lean and muscular 144.5 pounds.
You can watch a live stream of the Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez weigh-in show today starting at 2:30 p.m. PT/5:30 p.m. ET from Las Vegas, where their WBO welterweight title bout will take place on Saturday.
Openly gay boxer Orlando Cruz on dealing with homophobia in boxing: "I'm in a sport that is very macho. Sometime in the ring, people would should gay slurs at me before I came out."
Unbeaten junior middleweight Glen Tapia could face James Kirkland on the undercard of a bout between Guillermo Rigondeaux and Joseph Agbeko on Dec. 7.
Fans give their pick on the Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez fight and have their last say on Wladimir Klitschko, which brings up Muhammad Ali and Larry Holmes, in this week's Friday mailbag. Enjoy!
The rematch of last month's controversial unanimous-decision win for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. over Bryan Vera could be headed for Texas in February, according to Bob Arum.
Two-time Olympic champ Vasyl Lomachenko, who goes pro on Saturday, advises boxing fans to "be patient." "I will be doing big things and you'll be witnesses when I do them."
Orlando Salido on Orlando Cruz: "I don't think that he has faced anyone as tough as I am. I don't think so at all. Daniel Ponce de Leon knocked him out, so I know that I'm going to be his toughest fight."
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.
Fans of undefeated WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley asked him questions about his war with Ruslan Provodnikov, Saturday's showdown with Juan Manuel Marquez, and his ambition to fight Floyd Mayweather and even Canelo Alvarez in the latest episode of REAL TALK.
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.
Former lightweight titleholder Juan Diaz has signed with Top Rank and will face Juan Santiago on the Mike Alvarado-Ruslan Provodnikov card on Oct. 19.
Openly gay featherwight contender Orlando Cruz on the outfit he plans to wear into the ring versus Orlando Salido on Saturday: "It was not my intention to cause an uproar."
Juan Manuel Marquez on why he chose to face Tim Bradley rather than a fifth fight with Manny Pacquiao: "Everybody knows what happened in the last three fights with Manny, and I think that the chapter is closed."
Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez at the final press conference before Saturday's contest in Las Vegas, in which Bradley will attempt to defend his WBO welterweight title. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Juan Manuel Marquez wants to be become the first Mexican fighter to win world titles in five weight classes by beating Tim Bradley for the WBO welterweight belt on Saturday in Las Vegas. Marquez says he's well prepared for Bradley's versatility and is confident of victory.
WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley says Juan Manuel Marquez is the best fighter he's faced and he expects the Mexican legend to give him his toughest fight when they meet on Saturday in Las Vegas. Bradley adds: "I'm going to prove I'm one of the best fighters in the world by beating Marquez."
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.
Juan Manuel Marquez is proud to have Julio Cesar Chavez's support going into his showdown with Tim Bradley on Saturday. Says Marquez, "If I can get him in trouble, I think I can finish him."
Tim Bradley's trainer Joel Diaz tells Alan Massengale that his fighter is in a "no-win" situation this Saturday given Juan Manuel Marquez's age. Diaz says if Bradley stays composed, follows the game plan and listens to him between rounds, Marquez won't compete.
RingTV.com editor Doug Fischer tells Alan Massengale why the Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez fight could quickly go from a boxing match to an all-out war when the two boxer-warriors fight on Saturday in Las Vegas on HBO Pay Per View.
Russian Olympic gold medalist Egor Mekhontsev is expected to sign this week with Top Rank and to make his professional debut as a light heavyweight on Dec. 7.
WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley says that he'll use his head and to "stay smart" against Juan Manuel Marquez on Saturday.
Juan Manuel Marquez was the first to arrive in Las Vegas for Saturday's clash with WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley. Photos by Naoki Fukuda.
Tim Bradley-Juan Manuel Marquez is "a toss-up," according to RING featherweight champion Mikey Garcia, who gave his insight, along with 32 boxing insiders, regarding Saturday's matchup.
Juan Manuel Marquez felt too good to call it quits after knocking out his arch nemesis Manny Pacquiao last December. The Mexican legend wants to carry the momentum from the Pacquiao victory into his challenge to WBO welterweight titleholder Tim Bradley on Saturday.
A busy media day for Tim Bradley and Juan Manuel Marquez, who first hosted roundtable interviews with the press, then made guest appearances on ESPN Deportes' A Los Golpes. Photos by Chris Farina-Top Rank.
Timothy Bradley had to survive cruel critcism after his victory over Manny Pacquiao and a taxing war against Ruslan Provodnikov to reach Juan Manual 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.
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."
Former junior middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez: "I have a contract with Golden Boy Promotions with which I am very happy."