By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn believes that Top Rank and Golden Boy Promotions are in awe of the card that he’s put together for the O2 Arena this Saturday on Sky Box Office in London, UK. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #1 IBF contender Lee Selby (20-1, 8 KOs) has a big fight on Saturday against IBF featherweight champion Evgeny Gradovich (19-0-1, 9 KOs) at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Selby, 28, says he wants to go after the other world champions if he defeats Gradovich. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is reportedly interested in having his top fighter in his stable Manny Pacquiao (57-6-2, 38 KOs) fight in Dubai in 2016. Arum is looking to open up Dubai as one of the areas that he stages boxing shows.
Having Pacquiao fight there is one of the best ways of making that a possibility. Pacquiao is still healing up from shoulder surgery, however. It’s not known at this point whether Pacquiao will even return to the ring or not. He’s still yet to make up his mind, but Arum must feel confident that he can convince him to continue fighting because he reportedly is interested in bringing him over to Dubai. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: In a huge addition to his growing stable, adviser Al Haymon has reportedly signed unbeaten IBF super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (20-0, 14 KOs) to a contract. Frampton, 28, is promoted by Cyclone Promotions, and his manager is Barry McGuigan.
It is unclear how the three will work together to help steer Frampton towards bigger fights in the future. Frampton needs to take advantage of him being in his prime years right now, and thus far he’s not done that. A unification fight against WBA champion Scott Quigg failed to happen, and that should have been a doable fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: James ‘Chunky’ DeGale is the first British Olympic gold medalist to win a world title. 22 fights, 1 loss, 3 promoters, several contract disputes, the death of a boxing friend and finally the IBF champion of the world. The road has been bumpy to say the least but he has got there and he has beaten one of the best Super Middleweights in the world to do it.
The DeGale story
It is no coincidence that he is the first British Gold Olympian to win a world title. The pressure on successful amateurs to produce straight away is immense. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (34-0, 23 KOs) is hoping that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will take notice of him after his fight on Saturday night and give him a shot later this year in September in Mayweather’s last fight of his career. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) successfully made weight on Thursday at his weigh-in for his fight on Friday against Chris Algieri (20-1, 8 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Khan weighed in at 146.4 pounds. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (21-1, 14 KOs), who barely got by Andre Dirrell last week in their fight for the vacant IBF 168lb crown, is really hoping like mad that fellow countryman #1 WBC George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs) wins his fight against WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack (19-1-1, 12 KOs) this Summer.
DeGale needs Groves to win that fight so that the two of them can face each other in a unification fight in 2016. It would be a rematch, as DeGale lost a 12 round decision to Groves four years ago in 2011 in a close fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: In what appears to be a sly attempt to pat himself on the back, trainer Freddie Roach said that the main advantage that his fighter WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) will have over his 34-year-old opponent Daniel Geale (31-3, 16 KOs) in their catch-weight fight at 157 pounds is Cotto’s ring knowledge.
Ultimately, Roach thinks that Cotto will be too smart for the No.6 WBC ranked contender when they battle it out on June 6th on HBO Championship Boxing from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: If Amir Khan wants a chance to face IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook before he’s outgrown him and become a bigger star, he had better do it soon before Brook leaves him in the dust and becomes a big star. Read the rest of this entry »