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By Scott Gilfoid: While IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (34-0, 23 KOs) was making a big deal about his 4th round stoppage win over #1 IBF challenger Jo Jo Dan (34-3, 18 KOs) tonight at the Motorpoint Arena in Sheffield, Amir Khan called it “easy work” for Brook, which was a backhand compliment.
Khan knows what a lot of boxing fans know about the Brook-Dan fight, and that was it was a mismatch from the moment the contracts were signed. The IBF, with their upside down rankings, had Jo Jo Dan ranked #1 instead of #15. They even had Dan ranked above Khan, Tim Bradley, Diego Chaves and Devon Alexander, despite the fact that Dan had been beaten twice by Selcuk Aydin not long ago. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former three division world champion Adrien Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) says he wants to fight Amier Khan (30-1, 19 KOs) on June 6th in a fight that would take place at 147 pounds if Khan agrees to the fight.
The two of them had recently talked about wanting to face each other. It was thought that Broner was just talking to get attention from boxing fans and from writers in the sport. However, it now looks like Broner was dead serious when he called Khan out, because he’s saying he hopes Khan will face him in three months from now, presumably in Broner’s hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jonathon Fell: Unquestionably British boxing is in a great place right now. What I’m finding really captivating and gripping is the amount of upcoming bouts between British fighters who have earned their stripes by working their way up the rankings with a particular body and on certain occasions working their way in to the mandatory position for that respective strap. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In a fight that was a little more competitive than many boxing fans originally thought it would be, IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (34-0, 23 KOs) says unbeaten with a 4th round stoppage win over an over-matched #1 IBF Jo Jo Dan (34-3, 18 KOs) on Saturday night at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Brook knocked Dan down four times in the fight with two knockdowns in the 2nd and two in the 4th. Jo Jo Dan was bleeding from his nose at the end of the 4th round, as he had been knocked down twice. He staggered back to his corner after the round ended. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn has the June 13th date open for his fighter IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) for him to face Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) if he can get Khan to agree to take the fight.
Hearn has his doubts that the 28-year-old Khan will say yes to a fight against Brook, because he believes that Khan is afraid of losing the fight to Brook. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: It’s down to just 35 days before Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) and Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) meet up in their huge mega-fight on May 2nd in beautiful Las Vegas, Nevada. The two fighters have picked the perfect month to fight in Vegas before the temperatures really start heating up. Mayweather wants to stay unbeaten and add Pacquiao’s scalp to his resume. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: With two months to go before his next fight in May, Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) still doesn’t have an opponent for his next bout. He missed out on getting fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao. Khan could have had a fight against Kell Brook, but he chose not to take that fight.
So instead of getting any of those guys, Khan wants to battle WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) for his next fight.
Cotto doesn’t plan on fighting in May though, as he’s looking to fight on June 6th in New York. The names that Cotto has been linked to are 41-year-old Cornelius Bundrage and #1 WBC Jorge Sebastian Heiland. Read the rest of this entry »
By Yannis Mihanos: As an article writer and fan I get often caught up and get strongly opinionated and so what I am about to say is too a strong opinion and is as follows: I have this gut feeling that Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0. 26 KOs) has never faced a fighter at the very top of his game.
To be more exact, I believe that Floyd has never faced a better fighter than Manny Pacquiao. On May 2nd, Mayweather and Pacquiao will be facing off in their mega-fight in front of millions of boxing fans in their HBO and Showtime pay-per-view bout at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Despite fighting a guy who some boxing fans feel has a badly inflated ranking, IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) feels he’s going to be able to make a statement tonight in his fight against #1 IBF Ionut “Jo Jo” Dan Ion (34-2, 18 KOs) in their fight at the Motorpoint Arena, Sheffield, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
When I picture a fighter bragging about wanting to make a statement, I see a fight that is a competitive one on paper between two talented fighters that are fairly evenly matched in terms of boxing skills, power and speed. Read the rest of this entry »