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Hopkins preps for retirement and Smith

Hopkins preps for retirement and Smith

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com Bernard Hopkins, 55-7-2, 32 KOs, held an open media workout Monday ...

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WBC #8 Ogawa keeps Japanese 130lb belt

WBC #8 Ogawa keeps Japanese 130lb belt

By Joe Koizumi Photos: Naoki Fukuda Hard-punching prospect, WBC#8/IBF#4/WBO#11 Kenichi Ogawa (20-1, 16 KOs), 129.75, successfully retained his national belt when he decked an ...

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Saunders beats Akavov in ‘terrible’ performance

Saunders beats Akavov in 'terrible' performance

Photos: Sumio Yamada Unbeaten WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (24-0, 12 KOs) won an uninspiring twelve round unanimous decision over WBO #10 ...

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Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

Toka Kahn-Clary destroys Mario Macias

By Jason Marchetti Photos: Emily Harney In the co-main event at Twin River Casino, Toka Kahn-Clary (20-1, 14 KO’s) KO’d Mexican journeyman Mario Macias ...

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Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Farmer ready for Lomachenko and anyone else

Story by John DiSanto – PhillyBoxingHistory.com Photos by Darryl Cobb Jr. – dcobbjr.com Fast-rising Philly junior lightweight Tevin Farmer, 23-4-1, 5 KOs, returns to ...

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Scale Watch

Weights from Woodland Hills

Photos: Bash Boxing

Raymundo Beltran 144 vs. Darien Ford 144.6
Anatoliy Dudchenko 193.2 vs. William Bailey 186.8
Javier Gallo 118.4 vs. Jason Rorie 118.8
Yolanda Ezell 129.8 vs. Celine Roman 127.6
Herbert Acevedo 140.8 vs. Kelly Wright 144
Eric Ruiz 119.6 vs. Troy Wohosky 123.8
Javier Garcia 135.6 vs. Cesar Garcia 136.8

Venue: Warner Center Marriott
Promoter: Art of Boxing and Bash Boxing
First bout: 7:30 pm
Tickets: (626) 388-8888 more photos



September 9th, 2011

Boxing News

Toney vs Lebedev?

Former world champion James “Lights Out” Toney has announced that he is ready to take on #1 cruiserweight contender Denis Ledbedev, who recently knocked out one of his old-time rivals, Roy Jones Jr. “November 5, I’m going to invade Russia and show this punk what happens when he messes with the USA,” said Toney. “I’m calling it ‘Lights Out in Russia’ because he’s just the first one I’m going to whip. After I beat up this Ledbedev, I’m going back to heavyweight after the one too afraid to fight the Klitschko sisters, Povetkin, I’m kicking his ass too!” (more…)



September 9th, 2011


Boxing News

Nave relishing underdog role

On September 16th, 50-year-old former WBF welterweight titleholder Paul Nave continues his improbable comeback against an undefeated fighter less than half his age in former accomplished amateur Brandon Hoskins, outdoors at Albert Field Park in San Rafael, California. For Nave, a fighter that beat long odds to decision Greg Haugen for his title back in 1998, the fight marks a return to the familiar role of underdog. Nave (19-8-2, 8 KOs) of San Rafael has gone 4-0 since ending a nine-and-one-half year retirement and felt the time had come to step up the level competition. “The plan was to come back, fight a little more consistently and get in that top shape, get my timing down and then go for it,” says Nave, who will be just days shy of his 51st birthday on fight night. “I’ve had four fights and won all four against average fighters, but the problem is I haven’t been able to keep consistent because of some minor injuries at times.” (more…)



September 9th, 2011

Scale Watch

Weights From Hinckley, Minnesota

Hector Sanchez 143 vs Vincent Arroyo 143
Lateef Kayode 198 vs Felix Cora Jr. 198
(NABA Cruiserweight Championship)
Gary Eyer 124.5 vs Jeremy McLaurin 125
Harley Kilfian 172 vs Tim Taggart 175
Tony Lee 142.5 vs Hector Orozco 143
Al Sands 199.5 vs T J Gibson 197.5
Venue: Grand Casino Event Center
Promoter: Gary Shaw Productions
TV: ShoBox The New Generation



September 8th, 2011


Scale Watch

Weights from Philadelphia

Photo: John Disanto

Gabriel Rosado 153 vs. Keenan Collins 152
(PA State junior middleweight title)
Ronald Cruz 146 vs. Christopher Fernandez 146
Bryant Jennings 223 vs. Alexis Mejias 227
Decarlo Perez 149 vs. Tolan Tascoe 150
Fred Jenkins Jr. 165.75 vs. Pete Yates 166
William Miranda 234 vs. Lonnie Kornegay 266.5
Tevin Farmer 126 vs. Joshua Arocho 126

Venue: Asylum Arena, South Philadelphia
First Bout: 7:30 PM
Promoter: Peltz Boxing Promotions, Don Chargin Productions and Golden Boy Promotions
Tickets: $45 & $65



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Boxing Buzz

Unbeaten Notre Dame boxing champion and light heavyweight prospect Mike Lee (6-0, 4 KOs) will be featured on a Subway commercial at the 2:00 mark at the end of the first half of tonight’s NFL opener between the Packers and Saints on NBC. Lee will be back in the ring on Sept 16 at the Joyce Center located at Notre Dame University in South Bend, Indiana.
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Undefeated jr. welterweight slugger Karim “Hard Hitta” Mayfield (14-0-1, 9 KOs) has officially signed a contract to fight Patrick Lopez (20-4, 12 KOs). The ten round bout, promoted by Prize Fight and Mo Betta Entertainment, takes place at “Fitzgerald’s Casino and Hotel” in Tunica, Mississippi on October 1. On the line will be the vacant NABO jr. welterweight title.
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Thompson Boxing Promotions has added two promising talents to their stable of fighters in super bantamweight Richard “El Terminador” Contreras (6-0, 5 KOs) and welterweight Aron Martinez (15-1, 3 KOs)
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Female boxing icon Mia St. John will be one of the guest speakers along with First Lady Michelle Obama to talk about the need for more mental health programs on Monday Sept. 12 in Washington D.C.



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Q&A: Vincent Arroyo

Photo by Tom Casino/SHOWTIME

Give Vincent “Vinsanity” Arroyo (11-1, 7 KOs) a brutally cold Buffalo winter day to train and he’s as happy as can be. The 24-year-old explained why and answered other questions just days before his 10-round welterweight fight against Hector “El Flaco” Sanchez (19-1, 9 KOs) on ShoBox: The New Generation, Friday, Sept. 9 LIVE on SHOWTIME® (11 p.m. ET/PT, delayed on the West Coast). (more…)



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Marquez Presser Video

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

You’ve seen the photos. Here’s the video…



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Morales-Matthysse Cancelled

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Argentinian contender Lucas Matthysse will not be able to face three division world champion Erik “Terrible” Morales for the vacant WBC super lightweight title on September 17 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on the Mayweather-Ortiz undercard. Matthysse (28-2, 26 KOs) was in La Pampa completing his training, but a viral infection at the start of the week forced him to stop training according sources in Argentina.



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

A view from the crowd

By Gabriel F. Cordero

An amazing atmosphere today in Mexico City as a crowd 30,000 strong gathered at the Monumento Revolucion to catch a glimpse of boxing superstars Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez. Click here for more photos…



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Escalante, Roman foes named

Opponents for El Paso’s Antonio Escalante and Mickey Roman, of Juarez, have been announced for Independence Showdown, Thursday, September 15th at the El Paso County Coliseum. The seven-bout fight card will feature 2-time world champion, Jhonny Gonzalez (49-7, Mexico City) defending his WBC World Featherweight Championship against Rogers Mtagwa (27-14-2, Philadelphia).

The former #1 World Contender, Escalante (24-4, El Paso, TX), will take on Mexico’s Pipino Cuevas, Jr. (14-7, Mexico City) in a ten-round Lightweight co-Semi Main Event bout. Roman, the current Mexican Super Featherweight Champion, is slated to take on Antonio Meza (17-10-1, Mexicali) in the other co-Semi Main Event.

Added to the card are 2008 U.S. Olympian, Javier Molina (8-0, Norwalk, CA), female prospect Jennifer Han (3-1, El Paso) and undefeated El Paso prospects Carlos Villa and Joel Garcia, both 2-0). (more…)



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Pacquiao-Marquez presser

Photos: Chris Farina/Top Rank

Superstar Manny Pacquiao waves to the reported 30,000 plus fans during his public press conference in Mexico City Thursday during the world tour to announce the third world Welterweight title mega-fight of the Pacquiao-Marquez trilogy against three-division world champion Juan Manuel Marquez. Promoted by Top Rank, in association with MP Promotions, Marquez Boxing, Tecate and MGM Grand, Pacquiao vs Marquez III will take place, Saturday, Nov. 12 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas and be produced and distributed by HBO Pay Per View. Click here for more photos…



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Kimbo Slice set for 2nd fight

Heavyweight Kimbo Slice a.k.a. Kevin Ferguson will return to the ring on October 15 at the Heartland Events Center in Grand Island, Nebraska. Slice, a former MMA star, is 1-0, 1 KO after making his boxing debut in August, scoring a 17-second KO. His opponent will be named. Tickets, starting at $19, go on sale September 15.



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Boo Boo back in action

A little more than month after registering on national television the most significant victory of his young pro boxing career, undefeated 2008 U.S. Olympian Demetrius “Boo Boo” Andrade (14-0, 9 KOs) returns Wednesday, September 21 to headline the 10th annual Fight To Educate at Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. Andrade takes on 38-year-old former two-time world title challenger Saul “Baby” Duran (38-18-2, 31 KOs) in this year’s 10-round main event. Light welterweight Danny O’Connor (14-1, 3 KOs), who will face Jamal Del Cid (7-5, 3 KOs) in the six-round co-feature. Also, upset specialist Jose “Stinger” Medina (14-9-1, 6 KOs), from Tilton (NH), will also be in action versus an opponent to be determined in a six-round light middleweight bout. Medina is coming off a controversial eight-round draw against former world champion Joachim Alcine, in which most observers felt Medina deserved a victory. In January, Medina scored a shocking fourth-round knockout of 17-1 Isaac Rodrigues.



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Gamboa-Ponce De Leon officials

For the first high profile fight in Atlantic City since Paul Williams vs. Erislandy Lara, the New Jersey Athletic Control Board has assigned the officials Saturday night’s featherweight showdown between unbeaten former unified champion Yuriorkis Gamboa and ex-WBO 122lb titlist Daniel Ponce de Leon. Referee Alan Huggins will be the third man in the ring with judges Jule Lederman, Steve Weisfeld and Shafeeq Rashada handling the scoring.



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Weights from Mexico City

Antonio Pitalua 140 vs Cosme Rivera 140
Ricardo Mercado 112 vs Carlos Barraza 112
Miguel Dominguez 108 vs Ariel Guzman 108
Luis Vidales 134 vs Angel Molina 134
Ivan Acosta 125 vs Emanuel Dominguez 124
Felipe Guiza 124 vs Brin Corles 124
Venue: Salon Jose Cuervo (Antiguo Salon 21)
Promoter: All Star Boxing, Inc., “The New Generation” & Felix “Tuto” Zabala, Jr., in association with Producciones Deportivas and RB Producciones.
Matchmaker: Jorge Gonzalez
TV: Telemundo Main Event Live @ 11:35 PM (ET) in HD (US)/Televisa Deportes Network @ 11:00 PM (CT) (Mexico and Central America)



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Gamboa ready for Ponce De Leon

Photos: Tom Briglia/Top Rank Boxing

Team Gamboa poses for a group photo after the Gamboa vs. Ponce DeLeon Press Conference held at Caesars Atlantic City on Thursday September 8, 2011 in Atlantic City NJ. Click here for more photos…



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

AIBA amps up pro invasion

Pro boxers in the 2016 Olympics?

By Karl Freitag

The AIBA, the association that governs international amateur boxing, has plans to get further involved in the professional side of the sport. The group recently has allowed boxers to be paid while retaining their amateur status while competing in their World Series boxing league. Now the AIBA President Wu Ching-Kuo is on the record in support of allowing professional fighters to compete at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. A plan called “Boxing 16” lays out the AIBA plans to carry out “various revolutionary strategies in order to truly govern the sport of boxing at all levels.” (more…)



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Dimitrenko ready for Sprott

European heavyweight champion Alexander Dimitrenko (31-1, 21 KOs) is preparing for his next title defense against Michael Sprott (36-16, 17 KOs) in Hamburg on September 24. “Currently I’m training hard for my next fight on Sept 24,” said Dimitrenko. “I’m not underestimating the experienced Sprott and am preparing myself with my team at Universum as well as ever.



September 8th, 2011

UFC

GSP to face Condit

UFC 137 lands in Las Vegas Oct. 29!

By Anthony Springer

It was one of the crazier days in recent UFC history.

One day ago, Nick Diaz was slated to face welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre in a highly anticipated main event at UFC 137.

Carlos Condit was looking at a number-one contender bout with BJ Penn.

After Diaz pulled two no-shows to promote the bout, the Caesar Gracie protégé found himself scratched from the main event. (more…)



September 8th, 2011

Feature Story

Green awaiting Tarver decision

By Brett Bonetti

Former IBO cruiserweight world champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green has warned Antonio Tarver that he will not “hang around forever” as negotiations between Green Machine Boxing and Tarver’s camp for a rematch continue to drag on. Green is willing to go to the US for the rematch, however Tarver recently suggested that a rematch would likely happen in Green’s hometown of Perth.

“I want to go and fight in America, and he’s saying how big a deal and how big a name he is there, so I don’t see why he wouldn’t want to,” Green said. “Unless he’s not much of a big deal back home?” “Maybe he’s talking it up and he really isn’t much of a big deal? But he said it, he said Showtime wants to do it, he’s talking about having a hometown fight in Orlando, so it makes sense,” Green said. (more…)



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Pacquiao in Mexico City

By Gabriel F. Cordero

Pacquiao arrived about midnight last night at Toluca International Airport and then went with his entourage to a hotel located in the Paseo de la Reforma. In addition to his mega press conference with Juan Manuel Marquez today at the Monumento a la Revolución, Pacman plans to tour the city today and is expected to visit the Basilica of Guadalupe and Distrito Federal government offices where he will be proclaimed a distinguished visitor and receive the keys to the city from the Mayor Marcelo Ebrard. At the end of the day, Pacquiao will drop by TV Azteca, and then head back to the airport to return to the Philippines via Los Angeles.



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Super 6 Programming Lineup

SHOWTIME plans media blitz before Finale

Leading up to the monumental matchup between super middleweight titlists Andre Ward and Carl Froch in The Final of the Super Six World Boxing Classic, SHOWTIME® has announced a bevy of programming in support of the highly anticipated Oct. 29 clash. The network will introduce a new boxing program titled Staredown: Ward vs. Froch, premiere the two latest installments of FIGHT CAMP 360°: Inside The Super Six World Boxing Classic and replay some of the storied tournament’s best bouts on SHOWTIME EXTREME®. (more…)



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Green – Next Generation Presser

By Brett Bonetti
Photos: Green Machine Boxing

Three Time World Champion Danny “The Green Machine” Green was in Bunbury Western Australia today at the Eaton Recreation Centre to announce he was bringing his “Next Generation” event to Bunbury next month. A big number of fans turned out for the presser and it was all about the Next Generation of boxers. This event on October 22 is expected to be the biggest boxing event in Regional Western Australia’s history. The Green Machine was very happy to announce the event, and said Bunbury has a long and proud boxing history and holds a special place for him because he won his first state boxing title in Bunbury way back in 1994.

Headlining the card will be Pieter Cronje (13-4-1, 9 KO’s) who will defend his IBF Pan Pacific Cruiserweight Title against Anthony McCracken (13-5-1, 5 KO’s). World rated and the undefeated Steve Wills (16-0-2, 9 KO’s) will fight for his WBO Asia Pacific Junior Welterweight Title. Also on the card will be Clint Hosking (7-0, 2 KO’s), Matt Garlett (6-1, 4 KO’s), and more. (more…)



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Ward-Froch Press Tour Recap

Hit the road with SHOWTIME Sports for the Super Six World Boxing Classic press tour. Tournament finalist Andre Ward and Carl Froch give boxing fans a preview of the intensity both fighters plan to bring to the ring on October 29th.



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Maidana will face Russian Petrov

Russian Petr Petrov (29-2-2, 13 KOs) will face WBA Super Lightweight champ Marcos Maidana when the Argentinean KO artist returns to the ring before his people of Argentina on September 23 at the Sociedad Alemana de Villa Ballester in Buenos Aires. “I don’t know why so many turned down this fight and I don’t care. For me it’s a great opportunity and I don’t wanna waste it. I will go to Argentina for no holiday, I will go there to win,” Petrov said.

“I’m glad that finally somebody had the balls to step in and take the fight. No every boxer in this world is like The Queen. I am happy and ready for yet another war,” Maidana said from his training camp in Argentina.



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

SoCal promoter on reality show

Southern California boxing promoter Roy Englebrecht will be featured in the Beauties & The Boss reality show episode set to air on Sunday, September 11th at 8pm PST on the Mun2 channel. The 30 minute episode was taped at a recent Englebrecht event and highlights a modeling agency’s desire to have their models hired by Englebrecht to work as ring card girls, fighter walk in girls, and also to sing the national anthem. Englebrecht ends up hiring the models and is shown, along with his staff, training them and critiquing them. Mun2 is owned by Telemundo but is broadcast mostly in English and is considered the Latin version of Lifetime. Beauties & The Boss will also be available “On Demand” starting on September 18th.



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Vitali provokes Adamek

Photo: Mike Gladysz

The Team of Tomasz Adamek has accused Vitali Klitschko of “a blatant continuation of his ongoing attempt to bait Adamek” during a public workout Wednesday in Wroclaw, Poland. According to information from Adamek’s promoter Main Events, Klitschko breached the security agreement his own team designed regarding the open workout. Klitschko allegedly skipped his own grand entrance in favor of an intimidation tactic that the Adamek camp says clearly did not affect the Polish favorite.

Arriving in the middle of Adamek’s public workout, Klitschko sat with his entourage at ringside to observe the simple demonstration Adamek performed for his fans. Adamek did not feel it necessary to reciprocate by remaining for Klitschko’s workout.



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Pacman/Marquez in Mexico

By Pepe Rodriguez/WBC

There is great anticipation for today’s visit to Mexico City of Filipino superstar Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao on the final leg of his international promotional tour for what will be his third match against the Mexican hero Juan Manuel “Dinamita” Marquez, to be held November 12 in Las Vegas. Many Mexican fight fans have asked for time off at their jobs or simply will not attend school to attend this unprecedented event at 1PM at the Monumento a la Revolución, where an estimated 50,000 fans are expected.

The art at the right is the work of Eduardo De La Cruz, a Mexican artist who in the United States is known for his lithographs of various personalities of sports and entertainment. Most recently at the 48th WBC Convention which was held in Cancun, Mexico, Eduardo was named “Artist of the KO.”



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Arroyo ready for Sanchez

By Bob Caico

Friday night in the 10-round ShoBox main event matchup of one-loss prospects, Vincent Arroyo (11-1, 7 KO’s) who trains out of the PAL gym in Buffalo, NY tackles Hector “El Flaco” Sanchez (19-1, 9 KO’s) of Santurce, Puerto Rico. Inactivity has been the norm for the two as this will be only their third bout in the last two years. Arroyo’s last fight was also on Shobox when he impressively defeated Willie Nelson in April of this year. “I am very pleased on how Vincent is training for this bout,” said manger Steve Nelson. “He feels good mentally and physically and I do expect him to look sensational in this fight,” the confident manager continued. The plan is to have Arroyo fight two more times this year, which would give the 24-year-old his first 4-fight year in his career. Arroyo, who hopes to fight in his hometown soon, added, “I feel real good about this fight and I know I’ll be the last man standing. I’m dedicating the fight to the City of Buffalo and all the my people there.”



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Klitschko, Adamek open training

Video: Przemek Garczarczyk

Reigning WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko and former two-division world champion Tomasz Adamek participated in a public workout Wednesday at Magnolia Park Mall in Wroclaw, Poland. The long awaited world heavyweight championship battle between Klitschko (42-2, 39 KOs) and Adamek (44-1, 28 KOs) will be held Saturday, September 10th at the new Municipal Stadium in Wroclaw, Poland.



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Dallas/Ft Worth card finalized

Free general admission at Quiktrip Park

Undefeated Jr. Middleweight prospect, Abie Han (14-0, 10 KOs) will headline the 4th Annual Fight Night at QuikTrip Park in Grand Prairie, Texas on Friday, September 16th in Grand Prairie, Texas when he takes on veteran Eloy Suarez (11-12-1, 5 KOs). The 8-round main event will be the featured fight on the six-bout, CNS Promotions event. In honor of the Mexican Independence holiday, there will be a Fireworks show immediately following the boxing event. (more…)



September 8th, 2011

Boxing News

Mitchell-Ferreryro meet Sept 16

The night before the welterweight championship bout between Floyd “Money” Mayweather and “Vicious” Victor Ortiz, the September 16 edition of TeleFutura’s “Sólo Boxeo” which will also air live on Fox Sports Network from the Dallas Events Center in the Texas Station Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. Fight fans will get to see top heavyweight contender Seth “Mayhem” Mitchell (22-0-1, 16 KOs) take on Hector Ferreryro (21-10-2, 12 KOs) in a 10-round main event. In the co-feature, 2008 Olympic Gold medalist Felix Diaz (9-0, 6 KOs) puts his perfect record on the line against Dallas’ Larry Smith (10-5, 6 KOs) in a welterweight matchup scheduled for eight rounds. The TeleFutura broadcast begins at 11:30pm ET/PT and the Fox Sports Net broadcast will begin at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT.



September 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Alvarez prepares to hit LA

After five weeks in Big Bear, California, Mexican superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has focus the last part of his training camp on speed. Velocity is what Canelo and his team believe will give Gomez lots of problems. Canelo is the current WBC super welterweight champion of the world, one of the most charismatic fighters in boxing is set to defend his title belt against Alfonso Gomez at Staples Center of Los Angeles, California.

“This week is a crucial week for us, because we will reach our full potential, the champion will reach 100 % of his preparation, his speed and his power will be there,” said Edison Reynoso, trainer of Canelo and CEO of Canelo Promotions. (more…)



September 7th, 2011

Boxing News

Floyd Mayweather speaks

By Andreas Hale

Photo: Naoki Fukuda

On knocking his opponents out
These fighters go into survival mode once they are down or have no chance of winning. Mosley and Marquez did the same thing. Ricky Hatton was different. He came to fight. I get knockouts when guys come to put it all on the line.

On staying sharp during the layoff
I think I’m still very sharp and still strong. The reason why is because I haven’t been in any toe to toe wars. A lot of wars in the ring is wear and tear on the body. I thank God for blessing me with great defense.

On Pacquiao
I prefer to hold court inside the squared circle. I’m all about being fair. If you’re the best, take the test. He could have been had the fight if he wanted it. As long as he’s attached to my name, he’ll make great paydays and as long as he fights my leftovers. They say Shane Mosley looked the best when he beat Margarito. His next fight was against me. After I beat Mosley and he was never the same.

On Ortiz
I can guarantee you that this fight will not go the distance. This has been the longest training camp because we want to be prepared for a guy that’s younger with good speed. We want to be ready. I’m coming straight ahead on September 17th.



September 7th, 2011




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