In a horrible but brief news story, 34-year old Costa Rican heavyweight Carl Davis Drumond was accused of rape by his housekeeper, who has now dropped the charges. Drumond has served time in prison from rape charges in 1996, and also was accused of raping a prostitute in 2008. Those charges were dropped when the alleged victim's story was inconsistent.
Drumond is saying that people are going after him now because they think he made big money for his February technical decision loss to Ruslan Chagaev.
- Martin Castillo will "unretire" to face Alfredo Montano on July 17. 24-year old Montano sports a record of 9-8 with five knockouts. All eight of his losses have come by stoppage and unless Castillo (33-3, 17 KO) is more shot than any formerly good fighter I have ever seen, he should win this one with zero trouble.
- Jake Donovan discusses the legacy that the late Alexis Arguello leaves behind.
- Dan Rafael reports that Pacquiao-Cotto is still "on track," and that Pacquiao will be looking for at least $12 million for the fight. Mr. Rafael guesses that an official announcement will be made soon when Bob Arum returns from vacation.
- For our UK fans: Muhammad Ali will be making a visit to Britain, and will attend three dinners held in his honor in London, Manchester and Stoke. Says Ali, "I want to visit one last time not only to raise awareness and funds for the Muhammad Ali Centre, but also to say goodbye in person to such a wonderful country and to all my friends and fans here, in case my health makes such a journey impossible in the future."
- Happy belated birthday to Mike Tyson, who turned 43 on Tuesday. Isn't it crazy that he's younger than Bernard Hopkins? I know Mike's had another rocky year in his personal life, and we truly send our best wishes.
- Chris Arreola's promoter, Dan Goossen, has either gone certifiable or he's doing one of the all-time worst hype jobs in history. Ron Borges says that Goossen believes Arreola could sell 40,000 tickets in Los Angeles, and that they want to fight at Dodger Stadium.