BELLATOR RELEASES EDDIE ALVAREZ; UFC PICKS HIM UP
Bellator President Scott Coker has released a statement regarding Eddie Alvarez: "We've granted Eddie his unconditional release. Eddie is free to explore the free agent market, we hold no matching rights, and we wish him the best in the future." ...... continue reading
ERIC HUNTER: "IT'S ABOUT GETTING THE BIG FIGHTS...I WOULD LIKE TO FIGHT JHONNY GONZALEZ"
"To be honest with you, it's not even about keeping me busy no more; it's about getting the big fights. I want them to get me the fights that need to be made in the division. I would like to get two quick fights in by the year's end and ...... continue reading
A.J. GALANTE ON FRANK GALARZA: "HIS NAME IS DEFINITELY GETTING OUT THERE...HE CAN HOLD HIS OWN WITH ANYONE"
"Frank's name is definitely getting out there more and more...one thing about Frank is, training at Starrett City Boxing Club in Brooklyn, he's faced every type of sparring out there. He gets regular work with guys like Danny Jacobs, Curtis ...... continue reading
DANIEL CORMIER: "IT WILL BE WORSE FOR JON IN JANUARY. I'LL BE 100% HEALTHY!"
"It will be worse for Jon in January. I'll be 100% healthy, so honestly, he's only making it worse on himself. I was more than willing to fight Jon with a very similar injury, but he's not willing to do that. Jon has so many weaknesses ...... continue reading
OBSERVE AND FIGHT: THE DIRTY SIDE OF BOXING OUTSIDE THE RING
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
[VIDEO] MAIDANA CONFIDENT SECOND TIME AROUND AGAINST MAYWEATHER: "I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT IT TAKES"
"The second fight, I'm used to it. I know exactly what it takes...he's the favorite because he's Floyd Mayweather and everybody's thinking he's gonna win, but you know what? In boxing, there's always surprises," stated former ...... continue reading
LUCAS BROWNE: "THE GAVERN FIGHT SHOWED THAT WILDER MAY NOT BE ALL PEOPLE SAY HE IS"
LUCAS "BIG DADDY" BROWNE has further staked his claim for a fight with American KO artist Deontay Wilder after watching the Bronze Bomber's lacklustre display against Jason Gavern on Saturday night. Gavern hung around for four rounds before ...... continue reading
JAMES DE LA ROSA DISCUSSES ALFREDO ANGULO CLASH: "I'M EXPECTING A TOUGH AND HARD FIGHT"
"I'm walking into this fight like I would any other fight. I'm not saying it's gonna be easy. I'm expecting a tough and hard fight, but I plan on coming out with a win of course. I'm going to go in there and do what I do best, ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] MARCOS MAIDANA BELIEVES HE HAS A FEW PUNCHES THAT CAN CRACK MAYWEATHER'S MAYVINCI CODE
"We know each other, so it can be easier...I fight for glory...I want to win and I want to beat Mayweather...It's hard to penetrate him, you know, he's very good, but there's a few punches that can get through," stated former ...... continue reading
FRANCISCO PALACIOS: "EXPECT A REALLY HUNGRY WIZARD IN THERE WITH A LOT OF MAGICAL COMBINATIONS"
"I want to fight this fight, and I told my partners I don't want no tomato can that I will throw a punch and they go down, so they are looking for a good fighter and they have mentioned a couple to me. One is 15-1 and the others they mentioned ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] MAIDANA ADMITS HE GOT TIRED IN FIRST FIGHT WITH MAYWEATHER; PLANS TO PACE HIMSELF IN REMATCH
"Yes, I did actually. I came out strong, 100%, the first 6, 7 rounds. After that, I had to take a little bit of a break. I had to catch my breath a little bit...I have to pace myself," stated former welterweight champion Marcos Maidana, who ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] LEO SANTA CRUZ ON GUILLERMO RIGONDEAUX: "I'LL FIGHT HIM ANY TIME...HOPEFULLY NEXT YEAR"
"I'm not scared of nobody...if it was up to me, I'll fight him any time...hopefully next year, we're going to try to make that fight happen," stated WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz, who talked about a potential title ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] MARCOS MAIDANA WARNS FLOYD MAYWEATHER: "HE'S ALSO DIRTY. I'M GONNA DO WHATEVER HE DOES"
"If I'm dirty, he's also dirty. I'm gonna do whatever he does to me...when he fights, he uses the elbows. He does that with a lot of opponents, but they don't reciprocate it...I gave it back to him," stated former welterweight ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] ALFREDO ANGULO DISCUSSES CLASH WITH JAMES DE LA ROSA ON MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA 2 UNDERCARD
"We'll see on September 13th...honestly, I never focus on my opponent...whatever opponent is put in front of me, I'll fight 'em," stated middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo, who talked about his upcoming clash with James De La Rosa on ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] LEO SANTA CRUZ TALKS UNIFICATION WITH RIGONDEAUX, QUIGG, MARTINEZ, AND PLEASING FANS
"If those fans want those fights, I'm willing to fight Scott Quigg, Frampton, Kiko Martinez, Guillermo Rigondeaux...as long as the fans want it and they're happy, I'm happy too," stated WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz, who ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] ALFREDO ANGULO SPEAKS ON DECISION TO MOVE UP TO MIDDLEWEIGHT
"I'm really happy...My body is ready to go up...I think it will be more better than 154...my body has changed," stated middleweight contender Alfredo Angulo, who talked about his decision to move up in weight in hopes of conquering the 160-pound ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] LEO SANTA CRUZ DISCUSSES CLASH WITH MANUEL ROMAN ON MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA 2 UNDERCARD
"I'm excited to go out there...he was sparring partner before and he's a really great fighter. We used to go to war in sparring...we're going to give the fans a great show," stated WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz, who ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] MARCOS MAIDANA ON FLOYD MAYWEATHER: "HE'S NOT AS GOOD AS PEOPLE THINK...HE'S HITTABLE"
"He's not as good as people think. I was able to pin him to the ropes and throw a lot of punches, so he's not as difficult as people think, or invincible...he's hittable," stated former welterweight champion Marcos Maidana, who shared ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] KEITH THURMAN ON MAYWEATHER VS. MAIDANA 2: "TURN IT INTO A NO MAS"
"I think he should use his footwork against Maidana, make the fight a lot easier. If I was him, I would just outbox him and turn it into a no mas," stated WBA interim welterweight champion Keith Thurman, who talked about the upcoming September 13 ...... continue reading
[VIDEO] MARCOS MAIDANA SAYS HE ONLY NEEDS TO MAKE MINOR CHANGES TO DEFEAT FLOYD MAYWEATHER
"Just minor changes...not too much...I can also change and adjust as well and get better. The only thing he knows how to do is box and that's what he did in the first fight. He was moving a lot, so what's he going to do, move more," stated ...... continue reading