By Dan Ambrose: Former three division world champion Adrien Broner (29-1, 22 KOs) will be in the ring this Saturday night against lightweight slugger John Molina Jr (27-5, 22 KOs) in a 12 round bout on NBC as part of adviser Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champion series at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
This is Broner’s third consecutive average opponent, as Haymon is trying to rebuild the 25-year-old Broner’s career after his loss to Marcos Maidana in September 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman (24-0, 21 KOs) says he’ll be looking for a KO in the first six rounds this Saturday night in his title defense against former two division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (32-2-1, 18 KOs) in their fight on NBC as part of the Premier Boxing Champions series at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Thurman, 26, says that if he doesn’t score a knockout after six rounds, he’ll then focus on boxing Guerrero and look to win by a decision. Read the rest of this entry »
By Yannis Mihanos: It seems like Manny Pacquiao has always been on the black list of Floyd Mayweather’s fighters to avoid. Pacquiao never really fitted to Mayweather’s plans. Now that the excuses for not making this fight have finally ended, the question that naturally appears is whether Pacquiao can finally solve the Mayweather jigsaw.
On May 2nd, Mayweather Jr and Pacquiao will finally be facing each other in a mega-fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight will be broadcast on HBO and Showtime in a joint telecast on pay-per-view. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr sees things going really badly for the 36-year-old Filipino star Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) in his big money match-up with Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Floyd Sr says Mayweather Jr is going to mess Pacquiao up by giving him a beating in the ring.
Floyd Sr says that every time Mayweather nails Pacquiao with a stinging shot, it’s going to affect Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach, who has been talking bad about Floyd Sr recently in the media. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto, who shares the same ring with WBO 147lb champion Manny Pacquiao, thinks Pacquiao is going to give Floyd Mayweather Jr a lot of problems with his hand speed and explosiveness in their fight on May 2nd.
Cotto didn’t come right out and say that he thinks Pacquiao will win the fight, but he does seem to think that Mayweather will struggle with Pacquiao’s hand speed and the power of his shots when he’s on the attack. Read the rest of this entry »
By Yan D: I think everything as been said about the mega fight. Fan from each sides believe their own fighter has the necessary tools to defeat their opponent. Manny Pacquiao’s fans all strongly believe in a KO that will humble the “monster” that is Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mayweather’s fans on the other end believe Manny will be easy work for the Money man, both sides have a right to their opinion and I respect that, but none of them are looking at this from the right point of view.
First of all this fight won’t end by a KO. Sorry to disappoint, but the most likely scenario is a 12 round fight, so the judges are gonna be responsible for crowing a winner. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: There are currently 5 British heavyweights (6 if you include David Haye) who have aspirations to win world titles in the division. Tyson Fury seems the closest to a world title shot but following close behind are cousin Hughie Fury, David Price, Anthony Joshua and emerging fighter Dillian Whyte. Who if any of these fighters will be world champions within the year?
1. Tyson Fury 23-0 (17)
Has to go on top at present as he is the closest to a shot. He is mandatory with the WBO and Deontay Wilder wants to fight him also. As expected he beat Christian Hammer easily on saturday night. For me Hammer is probably the highest ranked average fighter of the lot and Tyson rightly stopped him. Hammer was good enough to make Fury train and keep him honest but at 6″2 at without a big punch Fury was fine. Then comes Klitschko or Wilder. I don’t think he can beat Wladimir and as for Wilder he will also have problems. Fury has improved but still seems susceptible to the overhand right (knocked down by Neven Pajkic and Steve Cunningham) and that is Deontay’s best punch. Read the rest of this entry »
By Wilmar Patino (Boxing’s Finest) Sergey Kovalev will be facing off against Jean Pascal on March 14, 2015 in Montreal, Canada. Sergey Kovalev will have all his 3 titles (WBA, WBO, & IBF) on the line when he faces Jean Pascal in the challengers hometown. This is why Sergey Kovalev is a True Champion. He’s not afraid of anyone and he will go anywhere to take on all challengers despite the politics. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #7 WBC heavyweight contender Anthony Joshua (10-0, 10 KOs) says he’s interested in facing the 43-year-old, former two-time world title challenger Tony Thompson (40-5, 27 KOs) in the near future.
Just when the 25-year-old Joshua wants to take the fight against the 6’5” Thompson is unknown. What is known is that Thompson wants to face Joshua and school him before facing WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: After beating a hapless Christian Hammer last month by an 8th round stoppage victory in a stay busy fight, #1 WBO heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) is looking to get another tune-up bout to keep him busy while he waits for an eventual world title shot against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko either this year or next year.
Fury wants to stay as sharp as possible for him to have a better chance of pulling off a huge, huge upset against the faster, stronger, more experienced and more talented Wladimir. Read the rest of this entry »