KEITH THURMAN SAYS ROBERT GUERRERO IS "A MEASURING STICK TO OUTPERFORM MAYWEATHER IN MAYWEATHER'S HOMETOWN"
"Robert's never been stopped and when I hear a fighter's never been stopped, I hear that as a challenge. Especially being a puncher and knowing that he's coming up from the lighter division...I'm going to do a little wrestling in my ...... continue reading
ROBERT GUERRERO VOWS TO HAVE "SOMETING IN STORE" FOR KEITH THURMAN: "KEITH HASN'T FOUGHT NOBODY LIKE ME"
"Keith Thurman, he's a great fighter. He's quick on his feet, quick hands, has power. You have to respect that. My whole idea is to come ready for whatever's going to happen in that ring. Whether it's inside, outside, whatever ...... continue reading
ADRIEN BRONER SAYS HE'S GOING TO GIVE JOHN MOLINA A BEATING: "THERE'S A GREAT CHANCE THAT I DO STOP JOHN MOLINA"
"I'm going to do the same thing as I did, as I always do. I'm going to come put on a show. I'm going to come in dancing and doing what I do and do whatever I got to do to get my victory...I'm the Can Man and anybody can get it and ...... continue reading
JOHN MOLINA PLANS TO GO "RIGHT THROUGH" ADRIEN BRONER: "HE'LL DEFINITELY WANT TO SIT THERE AND EXCHANGE"
"You're going to have two different sides of the spectrum as far as styles go. Adrien's very quick-handed, very talented. You cannot deny the accolades that he's accomplished in the ring, but if I felt any different about going right ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] JOE GOOSSEN ON BRONER VS. MOLINA: "YOU KNOW THERE'S GOING TO BE FIREWORKS"
"With John Molina, you always get excitement...Broner's an exciting fighter too...you know there's going to be fireworks...don't miss this one. You don't have to pay for it," stated world-class trainer Joe Goossen, who spoke more ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] ROBERT GARCIA RECALLS DECISION TO RETIRE FROM FIGHTING: "BY 26, I WAS JUST SICK OF IT"
"Barrera, Morales, Pacquiao; they were all in that division at 130...one or two wins and then get a big payday...that's not what I was about...I was about enjoying my kids, enjoying my family...by 26, I was just sick of it," stated world-class ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] JOHN MOLINA RECEIVES PRAISE FROM ROBERTO DURAN: "THAT WAS HUGE"
"These are the guys that I used to watch when I was a kid...for me to talk to Roberto Duran...for him to tell me my style is one of his favorites, that was huge," stated jr. welterweight contender John Molina, who talked about the praise he received ...... continue reading
RON FRAZIER DISCUSSES THE CURRENT STATE OF THE UFC: "YOU JUST DON'T HAVE THOSE STARS LIKE YOU USED TO"
"Not everybody fighting is TV worthy at this point, and I think some fans are seeing that. And you know what? You just don't have those stars like you used to. You have a couple here and there, but Randy, Chuck, Tito, St. Pierre and Matt Hughes, ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] JOHN MOLINA ON MIKE ALVARADO: "SHAME ON HIM...A LOT OF THINGS THAT HE HAS TO WORK OUT"
"Great on Brandon Rios' part...Mike Alvarado, shame on him, he wasn't prepared...he had a lot of demons that he had to deal with...Mike Alvarado has a lot of things that he has to work out before he can get back in the ring," stated jr. ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] JOE GOOSSEN THINKS BRANDON RIOS VS. VICTOR ORTIZ IS A PICK 'EM FIGHT
"Brandon looked really sharp, but he's always had good skills...there was no way he was going to lose that fight...Ortiz is a tricky left-hander...I think in the same vein that Brandon would have a great shot in that fight...it's kind of a ...... continue reading
SAMMY VASQUEZ JR. SEEKS 10TH STRAIGHT KNOCKOUT AGAINST EMMANUEL LARTEY FEBRUARY 20 ON SHOBOX
High-energy hometown favorite and unbeaten welterweight Sammy Vasquez Jr. (17-0, 13 KOs) will return to action seeking his 10th consecutive victory by knockout when he takes on fellow southpaw Emmanuel Lartey (17-2, 8 KOs, 1 NC), of Brooklyn, N.Y. ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] JOE GOOSSEN BREAKS DOWN ADRIEN BRONER; DISCUSSES GAME PLAN FOR JOHN MOLINA
"We got what we want. Now we gotta go out and win it...Broner's an exceptional athlete. He's a great counter puncher. He's got good power. He's slick...he's slick without the movement...with John's style, a guy that's a ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] JOHN MOLINA AGREES WITH ADRIEN BRONER ON FIGHT OUTCOME: "I DON'T SEE IT GOING THE DISTANCE EITHER"
"He's a very educated guy; I don't see it going the distance either...his outcome might be different my outcome...we could care less what Adrien Broner says, does, or sings or dances...I really don't care what he brings to the table," ...... continue reading
KICKBOXING AND MMA STAR JOE SCHILLING LOOKING TO ADD BOXING TO HIS RESUME WITH AL HAYMON/SPIKE TV DEAL
"2015 is going to be a really big year for me. My next fight will be February 6th for Glory. I'm signed with Glory and Bellator. I have two promotions I'm working with now," stated kickboxing and mixed martial arts start Joe Schilling, who ...... continue reading
GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX ENCOURAGED BY DE LA HOYA'S TALK OF A UNIFICATION WITH LEO SANTA CRUZ
World Boxing Association (WBA) Super, World Boxing Organization (WBO) and The Ring Magazine super bantamweight champion Guillermo "The Jackal" Rigondeaux (15-0, 10 KOs) is encouraged by reports that World Boxing Council (WBC) title-holder Leo Santa ...... continue reading
PACQUIAO'S ADVISER DISCUSSES PRIVATE MEETING WITH FLOYD MAYWEATHER: "I TRULY BELIEVE HE'S SINCERE AND WANTS TO MAKE THE FIGHT"
"Floyd met with us and how can I say he's not sincere. I believe he's sincere. I don't have anything to contradict the fact that he's not sincere...we looked eye to eye, we talked and I truly believe he's sincere and wants to ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] ROBERT GARCIA RECALLS SPARRING ERIK MORALES; WOULD'VE LOVED TO HAVE FOUGHT PACQUIAO OR MARQUEZ
"Maybe Pacquiao...Pacquiao or Marquez because the rest [Erik Morales and Marco Antonio Barrera], I sparred...with Pacquiao, I never did and with Marquez, I never did," stated world-class trainer Robert Garcia, who recalled a sparring session he had ...... continue reading
PACQUIAO'S ADVISER, MICHAEL KONCZ, CONFIRMS PRIVATE "DISCUSSION" WITH MAYWEATHER AFTER BASKETBALL GAME
"Yeah. It's true. It's true. And I think it was a very productive discussion. I like to call it a discussion, one-on-one with me, Floyd, and Manny, than a meeting," stated Michael Koncz, adviser to 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao, ...... continue reading
K9 BUNDRAGE NOT FEELING CANELO VS. KIRKLAND: "CANELO WOULD RATHER FIGHT A GUY WHO HAS BEEN INACTIVE"
Upon hearing the news about the proposed showdown between former jr. middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez and middleweight contender James Kirkland, IBF junior middleweight champion K9 Bundrage voiced his displeasure about the matchup and ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] ROBERT GARCIA ON CANELO VS. KIRKLAND: "CANELO'S A TREMENDOUS WARRIOR"
"If it's in Texas, it's gonna probably put 50,000 people and they're going to make a lot of money...I think Canelo wins...Canelo's a tremendous warrior and he's trying to fight the best," stated world-class trainer Robert Garcia, ...... continue reading
FLOYD MAYWEATHER CONFRONTS MANNY PACQUIAO AND MICHAEL KONCZ FACE-TO-FACE; TELLS THEM "STOP LYING"
Earlier tonight, undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao met face-to-face for the first time ever during halftime of the Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA game. According to sources with ...... continue reading
FLOYD MAYWEATHER AND MANNY PACQUIAO BOTH IN ATTENDANCE AT MIAMI HEAT GAME; SEATED ON OPPOSITE SIDES OF EACH OTHER
FightHype.com has been advised that undefeated pound-for-pound king Floyd Mayweather and 8-division world champion Manny Pacquiao are both currently in attendance at tonight's Miami Heat vs. Milwaukee Bucks NBA game. Both fighters are currently ...... continue reading
SERGIO MORA: "IT WASN'T MEANT TO BE WITH ME AND JT, SO NOW IT'S ON WITH HAN"
On Friday, Feb. 6, DiBella Entertainment and Goossen Promotions will present an exciting edition of ESPN "Friday Night Fights" when former junior middleweight champion and "The Contender: Season One" winner Sergio "The Latin Snake" Mora (27-3-2, ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] EDDIE HEARN SAYS IT'S FRUSTRATING KHAN VS. BROOK ISN'T HAPPENING; DOUBTS KHAN FIGHTS PACQUIAO AT WEMBLEY
"Pacquiao fights HBO pay-per-view, which is a 10PM start time, which is 3 o'clock in the morning, so it ain't happening over here...it's just frustrating...he has to chase the big fights as Kell as...the Khan fight doesn't look like ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] ADAM SMITH OF SKY SPORTS TALKS MAYWEATHER VS. PACQUIAO: "IF IT DOESN'T GET MADE NOW, I'M NOT SURE IT WILL"
"It's the closest it's ever been. I was with Manny Pacquiao last week...if it doesn't get made now, I'm not sure it will," stated Adam Smith of Sky Sports, who shared his thoughts on the long-awaited mega-fight between Floyd ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] EDDIE HEARN HOPEFUL FROCH VS. CHAVEZ JR. GETS MADE FOR SUMMER: "A LOT OF PEOPLE WANT TO SEE IT"
"Chavez is fighting Fonfara in April...his dad said last night they want to fight Fonfara and then fight Froch, so presumably that's still there...hopefully we can get it made...the Chavez fight is a great fight and a lot of people want to see ...... continue reading
SAMPSON BOXING AND WBC ANNOUNCE "JOSE SULAIMAN CUP" SUPER WELTERWEIGHT TOURNAMENT
Today, Sampson Lewkowicz of Sampson Boxing, in conjunction with the World Boxing Council (WBC) and its President, Mauricio Sulaiman, proudly announced "The Jose Sulaiman Cup: WBC Super Welterweight Tournament." An eight-man, single-elimination ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] ADAM SMITH OF SKY SPORTS ON CARL FROCH: "WOULDN'T SURPRISE ME IF HE DECIDED TO NEVER FIGHT AGAIN"
"It wouldn't surprise me if he decided never to fight again...he does want to fight in Vegas...if anyone deserves to maybe choose his way out of the sport it's Carl Froch," stated Adam Smith of Sky Sports, who shared his thoughts on the ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] EDDIE HEARN SAYS KELL BROOK WILL TARGET MARQUEZ, MAIDANA, THURMAN OR GUERRERO AFTER JO JO DAN CLASH
"Jo Jo Dan is going to be as game as you like coming over to try and win the world title...he has to face his mandatory. It's the right fight at the right time; clears the way for probably 2 or 3 massive fights...to make the big fights, you need ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] FRANKIE GAVIN EYES FUTURE KELL BROOK SHOWDOWN AFTER SIGNING WITH MATCHROOM SPORT
"I can't wait...back in Birmingham, back on Sky...sky's the limit. I just can't wait to get going...That's the aim for me, to get the fight with Kell Brook," stated welterweight contender Frankie Gavin, who talked about his recent ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] EDDIE HEARN DISCUSSES SIGNING OF FRANKIE GAVIN AND FUTURE SHOWDOWN WITH KELL BROOK
"It took about a half an hour...we spoke on the phone and he told me he was out of his contract...we had a great chat and he left the office and he was buzzing...it's the obvious the move in time...I need to build that fight into a fight ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] ADAM SMITH OF SKY SPORTS TALKS FRANKIE GAVIN AND FUTURE KELL BROOK CLASH
"It's very exciting...it's a really exciting time for boxing...I always thought he had the talent...I don't think he fully put 100% into his career...this may be the big chance, the last chance in many way, to really get him up to the ...... continue reading
AMIR KHAN SAYS KELL BROOK IS A STEP BACK AND NOT ON HIS RADAR: "WHY SHOULD WE GIVE HIM THE OPPORTUNITY"
"I mean, at one time he was on our radar, but he's not on our radar anymore because obviously if he's not proven himself, why should we take all the biggest and toughest fights in the world when he's fighting nobodies? And why should we ...... continue reading
WILLIE MONROE JR. EYES LATE MARCH OR EARLY APRIL RETURN: "I NEED TO LET THESE 160-POUNDERS KNOW I'M A KEY PLAYER"
"I definitely feel like I had to set a tone and set the table for what's coming in the future. I need to let these 160-pounders know I'm a key player. And I think a lot of middleweights that check me out know they got another tough one to ...... continue reading
AMIR KHAN TALKS MANNY PACQUIAO CLASH: "THERE'S NOTHING STANDING IN THE WAY OF MAKING THIS FIGHT"
"End of the day, my main priority is to fight Floyd Mayweather. Now if he doesn't take it, then Manny Pacquiao is something that I would look at...There's nothing standing in the way of making this fight happen. I mean, this fight is going ...... continue reading
OBSERVE AND FIGHT: DOES BOB ARUM REALLY NOT WANT PACQUIAO FIGHTING MAYWEATHER?
It's Monday. Welcome back for another edition of Observe and Fight, The Boxing Observer's compilation of observations and random thoughts from the week that was in boxing. Get caught up on some of the most recent events you may have missed ...... continue reading
KE'ANDRE GIBSON: "I WANT TO SHOW MY PROMOTERS...I'M THE NEXT SUPERSTAR IN THE STABLE"
"I seen his last fight with Fidel Maldonado and he's a real tough dude. He is solid, man. He gonna come to fight, but I just gotta stick to my game plan and hopefully I get him out early...I want to show my promoters, Golden Boy Promotions, ...... continue reading
ERIC HUNTER: "I'M GETTING BETTER...I CAN BE A PROBLEM OUT HERE AND I THINK I AM A PROBLEM"
"I know I could do way better than what I did. Like I tell everybody, the more I fight, the better I will look and I really think I'm getting better...I really wanted to impress Bernard and my team. I wanted to show them that I ain't no ...... continue reading
STEPHEN "SCOOTER" FULTON: "I'M GOING TO MAKE A BIG STATEMENT THIS YEAR"
"I'm going to make a big statement this year (laughing). This is the year I was looking forward to, 2015, and now we got the NBC Sports and all that stuff...this is going to be a great year for me. I'm going to put on for my hometown on ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] MANAGER EGIS KLIMAS SAYS VASYL LOMACHENKO VS. NICHOLAS WALTERS IS POSSIBLE FOR OCTOBER
"Lomachenko making a lot of moves in boxing...there is nothing confirmed yet...possibility end of April beginning of May, we're going to see Lomachenko back in the ring...it's hard to say at this point who's going to be his opponent...I ...... continue reading