Things are coming together for Cristian Mijares. Beloved in Mexico and growing in stature in the states, the 112-pound titleholder is considered one of boxing's brightest stars.
Fernando Montiel is pulling out all the stops in his quest to reign supreme at junior bantamweight. First up: a date with Luis Maldonado on Saturday.
When is it good to get beat down? When it serves as a wake-up call, as Jorge Arce's loss to Cristian Mijares did in April 2007.
Like many Mexican fighters before him, Israel Vazquez knew that if he was going to make it as a boxer, he'd have to move to the United States. Ten years later, the super bantamweight champion is living the American dream.