By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBC welterweight contender Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) will be the headliner act against #4 IBF Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KOs) on December 13th at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
This is likely Khan’s last chance to earn a fight against WBA/WBC 147 pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. If Khan fails to beat Alexander of if he fails to impress in this fight, then it’s pretty much over for Khan in terms of him getting a fight against Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: 42-year-old former WBO heavyweight champion Shannon Briggs (56-6-1, 49 KOs) will be fighting tonight against Richard Carmack (12-5, 10 KOs) tonight in a scheduled 10 round bout at the Isle of Capri Casino, in Lula, Mississippi, USA. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr doesn’t want his son WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) to face WBA Super middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs), because he sees Golovkin as having too much size on him for Mayweather Jr to fight him.
Floyd Sr notes that Golovkin melts down from the 170s to get down to 160 to make weight at middleweight for his fights. Floyd Sr says that Mayweather Jr fights in the low 140s, and he’s be giving up too much weight to face the 170+ Golovkin. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) will be sacrificing his WBO 140 pound title for challenging World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) next month on November 22nd in Macau, China.
Algieri will be forced to vacate his WBO light welterweight title, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.com.
This means that Algieri will need to start from scratch if he gets beaten by Pacquiao. Algieri won’t have his WBO 140lb title waiting for him to defend, or even have the option of choosing which title to defend if he gets past Pacquiao on 11/8. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: The conventional wisdom is that WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) is going to need to use a combination of boxing and slugging in order to defeat IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) on November 8th in order to beat the 49-year-old fighter in their match-up at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: A friend of mine asked me if Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) is the best ever (TBE) so I answer to him why he would believe such thing. My friend replied that he was not sure about the reasons but Floyd was unbeaten and also has been champion in five weight divisions.
I told him that it is not enough, because with so many belts for grabs he was able to elude a couple of dangerous fights while moving up in weight and also the first win against Jose Luis Castillo was quite dubious. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Former WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) is coming off of back to back defeats to WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr, but Maidana reportedly still wants to fight WBO 147lb champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) if possible.
Maidana would be an upgrade for Pacquiao from the guys he’s been facing in Tim Bradley and Brandon Rios. He would definitely be an upgrade over Pacquiao’s next opponent Chris Algieri, who will be facing the 35-year-old Pacquiao on November 22nd in Macau, China. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The December 13th Showtime Championship Boxing card is now official with former IBF/WBA 140 pound champion Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) facing former two division world champion Devon Alexander (26-2, 14 KOs) in the headliner fight at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya is saying that former WBA/WBC 154 pound champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) is interested in facing WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, and that he’s not afraid of fighting him. De La Hoya says that the red-haired Canelo isn’t afraid of fighting anyone.
De La Hoya doesn’t appear to be ready to press the button to make the Canelo-Golovkin fight happen just yet. He wants to match Canelo against WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto next in early 2015, because he feels that’s the biggest fight in boxing right now. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: #1 WBC Jean Pascal (29-2, 17 KOs) is hoping WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) will beat IBF/WBA 175 pound champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) in their unification fight in a little over a week from now on November 28th at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Pascal thinks he’d have an easier chance at getting a fight against the 31-year-old Kovalev than he would if Hopkins were to come out on top, because Hopkins defeated Pascal by a narrow 12 round unanimous decision in their rematch in 2011. Pascal believes that if Hopkins beats Kovalev, he’ll then go in another direction rather than face him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #8 WBC super middleweight contender Andre Dirrell (23-1, 16 KOs) is targeting IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (33-2, 24 KOs) for a rematch. Dirrell has been talking about wanting to fight Froch again since earlier this year when Dirrell emerged from a year and a half layoff.
In 2009, Dirrell lost a controversial 12 round split decision to Froch in the British fighter’s own hometown in Nottingham, UK. Dirrell is hoping that he can get a rematch against Froch before he retires in 2014. Unfortunately for Dirrell, the only fight that Froch wants is a bout against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr for some reason rather than against Dirrell, Andre Ward or Gennady Golovkin. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: #2 WBC, #5 IBF, #8 WBO middleweight contender David Lemieux (32-2, 30 KOs) will be fighting battle-hardened former world title challenger Gabriel Rosado (21-8, 13 KOs) on December 6 on HBO’s Boxing After Dark from the Barclays Center, in Brooklyn, New York, USA.
Lemieux, 25, needs a win over Rosado to keep alive his dreams of getting big money fights against the likes of Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and WBA Super middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. A loss to Rosado would be a huge setback for Lemieux, because it would remove virtually any chance of him getting Golovkin or Canelo to agree to fight him.
Lemieux’s career previously took a huge hit in 2011 when he was beaten in back to back fights against Marco Antonio Rubio and Joachim Alcine. Lemieux has supposedly fixed the problems that led him to defeats in those fights in improving his stamina. Read the rest of this entry »