ESPN’s Dan Rafael explains why he’d love to see @MiguelCottoReal vs @ItsVOrtiz on September 28th at The Barclays Center:
• Victor Ortiz (29-4-2, 22 KOs): This is my pick as the fight I’d like to see most other than Alvarez. Like Cotto, Ortiz, a former welterweight titlist, is also coming off back-to-back losses, stoppages against Mayweather and Josesito Lopez, against whom he suffered a severely broken jaw last June. While recovering from the jaw injury, Ortiz did a stint on “Dancing With the Stars” but is due back in the ring, most likely in September. So the schedules match. He also can certainly handle the move up to 154 pounds and a fight with Cotto would be nothing less than exciting. No doubt there would be drama too, because both men are typically in dramatic fights. It’s a can’t miss-action fight.
It’s not official, and no opponent has been set. But ESPN’s Dan Rafael is reporting that @GoldenBoyBoxing’s Richard Schaefer has put September 28th on hold at The Barclays Center for Miguel Cotto’s return to the ring.
This is exciting news for all the Miguel Cotto fans. But it also seems to eliminate Miguel Cotto as a possible September 14th opponent for @CaneloPower at The MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Reports are surfacing that WBA/WBC 154lb Champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is looking for a new strength and conditioning coach.
During his last fight with Austin Trout we all saw Canelo’s punch rate and stamina decrease in the later rounds. Apparently Canelo is looking to improve his cardio before his September 14th fight (opponent TBA).
FightHype.com reported that Canelo’s team is considering the addition of Angel “Memo” Heredia or Alex Ariza to Team Canelo.
Keep in mind that as of right now Juan Manuel Marquez, who is trained by Heredia, is also scheduled to fight on September 14th against Timothy Bradley Jr. This could make is difficult for Alvarez to obtain Angel Heredia’s services.
@RealOscarDeLaHoya: “Saul is ready, motivated, and he wants that fight. No doubt, he wants to fight Mayweather. He is a fighter who is learning and growing, he is becoming more intelligent, stronger, very fast. I know that Mayweather wants the fight, he’ll take the fight. Something tells me he wants to fight him. Mayweather is not on his way out, and we saw that against Guerrero - but Canelo is not Guerrero,” De La Hoya told Hoy Los Angeles.
“Nobody is invincible. No fighter retires undefeated. That’s life, it is impossible. Even the best in the world has to lose.” -BoxingScene.com
Amir Khan tells Sky Sports that he’d fight and beat Matthysse if given the chance.
“I’d love to. Maidana was knocking everybody out and I went in there and I beat him. Lucas Matthysse, my style would suit very well. I think definitely I’d beat Lucas Matthysse and Id go in the same ring with him.” #BOXINGFANATIK
How impressive was Lucas Matthysse last night?
He made It look easy agains Lamont Peterson who is a Jr Welterweight Champion and a Top 5 Jr Welterweight.
Lucas’ power at 140 is scary. Even though Danny Garcia is the recognized lineal Champion at 140, I personally consider Lucas Matthyasse as the top guy at 140 right now.