The WBO has prepared a special WBO International belt for the clash between Manny Pacquiao and Brandon Rios incorporating both fighter’s likenesses.
Olympic super heavyweight gold medal winner Anthony Joshua has been forced off Saturday’s Froch-Groves bill by a bicep strain. Middleweight Martin Murray has also pulled out due to illness, but he will be replaced by Andy Lee.
Showtime boxing chief Stephen Espinoza’s comment on the melee between the Pacquiao and Rios camps: “Publicity stunt. And it’s working.”
The Oscar De La Hoya Foundation is hosting its 17th Annual Turkey Giveaway on Saturday at Oscar De La Hoya Ánimo Charter High School from 11AM-1PM. No Oscar this year, but Israel “Magnifico” Vazquez, Leo Santa Cruz, Daniel Ponce De Leon, Jesus “El Renuente” Soto Karass and “Jo-Jo” Diaz will be on hand to help distribute hundreds of turkeys, fixings and other products to the East Los Angeles community.
According to a source, the scheduled December 3 clash between Roy Jones Jr. and Bobby Gunn at the Sands Casino in Bethlehem, PA, is unlikely to take place on that date, if at all.