Tony Bellew W 12 Nathan Cleverly
Anthony Joshua TKO 1 Michael Sprott
James DeGale TKO 3 Marco Antonio Periban
Scott Quigg W 12 Hidenori Otake
Callum Smith W 12 Nikola Sjekloca
Jamie McDonnell TKO 10 Javier Nicolas Chacon
George Groves TKO 7 Denis Douglin
Vincent Feigenbutz TKO 7 Olegs Fedotovs
Bradley Saunders W 6 Ivans Levickis
by Bob Smith: For nearly a year and a half, your noted author has written informative and incisive articles and occasionally has even made predictions of upcoming matches, the majority of which were correct, with the notable exceptions of the Martinez-Cotto match up and the recent domination of Hopkins by Kovalev. In researching the Pacquaio-Algieri fight, I came across a very insightful video that compared and contrasted Pacquaio and Mayweather, I thought very effectively. Read the rest of this entry »
FREDDIE ROACH and TIM LANE, trainers for undefeated World Boxing Organization (WBO) junior welterweight champion CHRIS ALGIERI and Fighter of the Decade Congressman and defending WBO welterweight champion MANNY “Pacman” PACQUIAO, respectively, hosted an international Media Conference Call on Thursday, from The Venetian Macao. Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs), from Huntington, NY on Long Island, has Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Management, a Masters degree in Clinical Nutrition and a Ph.D. in Upsets Inside the Ring. Aspiring, to attend medical school when he concludes his boxing career, Algieri has become sports Horatio Algieri story! All of New York is riveted to its only world champion as he prepares to battle Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs), the lone congressional representative from the Sarangani Province of the Philippines, and boxing’s only eight-division world champion. Read the rest of this entry »
How was it training in the Philippines?
FREDDIE ROACH: It went really well. We had a great camp. Manny really buckled down the whole training camp and we are really ready for this fight.
Manny has mentioned this camp has been like old times…
FREDDIE ROACH: We brought back a lot of the old workout routines and with Justin Fortune, his old strength coach, being back on board. We went to the heavy bag a lot with really hard work. Not too much mitts where it is flashier – we got more strength. We wanted to get that fire back and start knocking people out again. It’s an old school approach. We did a lot of strength work, and heavy bag work and he is punching better than ever. He’s coming to a weight that is better for him – instead of fighting at 147 he’s fighting at 144. We are going to have our first knockout in a while. Read the rest of this entry »
World Boxing Organization (WBO), by president Francisco “Paco” Valcarcel, announced today the officials who will work tomorrow, November 22, in the world title defenses of WBO champions Manny Pacquiao (welterweight) and Vasyl Lomachenko (featherweight), to take place at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort in Macao, China, in a Top Rank presentation. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mohamed Horomtallah – As the curtain is about to drop on his long and remarkable career , Floyd Mayweather is at a crossroads. How will he be remembered? What will his legacy be?
When it comes to his boxing skills, his defensive genius along with his superior ring IQ, I am probably one of Mayweather biggest fans.
Jay McIntyre – Follow me on Twitter: @ANC_Boxing
When this fight was first announced it didn’t make much sense to me. After thinking about it for some time, it makes perfect sense. Manny Pacquiao is interested in moving down in weight to fight at 140 pounds and is probably interested to see how his speed looks these days against a rather quick fighter like Algieri. Pacquiao won’t take much damage from a fight like this and since it will be at a catch-weight of 144 pounds, Pacquiao can safely begin his descent to the lower weight classes. That doesn’t mean Pacquiao can’t lose on November 11th – he could get outhustled by Algieri like his stablemate, Ruslan Provodnikov was back in June. In combat sports anything is possible, and despite the lack of resonance a name like Algieri may have with many of us (myself included), he has an interesting skill set that can potentially make waves in Macau, China next weekend. Read the rest of this entry »
BR: Upon the creation of Mayweather Promotions, I always had my doubts about the success that come of such a move. As of lately, words such as, catastrophe, bad luck, misadventure and mishap can all be used to describe the recent events. The real question is, could these issues have been avoided through professionalism?
By Jim Dower: #1 IBF Kubrat Pulev (20-1, 11 KOs) came up short last Saturday night in getting stopped in the 5th round by IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) in their fight at the O2 World Arena in Hamburg, Germany.
Pulev, 33, says he lost the fight due to him making a mistake. He thinks that Wladimir got lucky. Luck or not, Pulev was knocked down four times in the fight before the fight was stopped by referee Tony Weeks in the 5th round after Pulev was flattened by a left hook by Wladimir. Read the rest of this entry »
by Sam: In my earlier article I wrote how this fight would pan out in my opinion from a neutral fight fan’s point of view. This article will be more about my gut feeling and I’ll explain why I feel the way I do.
To win this fight, Algieri will have to be at his best and fight a perfect fight. First of all from all the coverage I’ve seen on this fight, many experts have said that Manny will face adversity in this bout. I can see that happening. Some rounds may go Algieri’s way. He may be able to dominate Pacquiao with the help of his physical attributes for some rounds and that will frustrate Manny and he will get reckless. I’m not buying that idea. I’ll explain in detail why. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Trainer Freddie Roach was concerned with his fighter Manny Pacquiao’s huge entourage that boarded the plan this week to fly over to Macau, China to watch him fight Chris Algieri at the Venetian Macao’s Cotai Arena.
Roach feels that many of the members of Pacquiao’s entourage are guys that he doesn’t know by name. Roach thinks that this large group of people could ultimately be a distraction for Pacquiao as he tries to relax and get ready for his tough title defense against Algieri.
Roach says he spoke to Pacquiao about his views about the entourage. The large group of people took two planes, and there were 380 people on those planes. Some of the people were part of Team Pacquiao. It’s unclear just how many of the members of the entourage are simply there to support him without having an official capacity. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs) will be defending his title for the first time next March in a fight that will likely be staged in the UK. Brook had previously planned on fighting in December of this year against a notable but not dangerous opponent, but he was stabbed by an unknown person while on vacation in Tenerife and that ruined his plans.
Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn will probably look to match him against an opponent that U.S boxing fans will recognize like Josesito Lopez, Andre Berto or Brandon Rios. Read the rest of this entry »