By Allan Fox: Former three division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (30-2, 22 KOs) will be taking part in a kickoff press conference on Tuesday, September 1st to announce his fight against Khabib Allakhverdiev (19-1, 9 KOs) on October 3rd at the U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Broner, 25, recently said on his social media account on Twitter that he won’t be giving any interviews to the media or speaking during press conferences until after the fight is over. However, fighters are typical expected to take part in the press conferences to speak with the media and the boxing public who attend the conferences. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: Do the readers think that you need to bench press +330 pounds and to look like a body builder to knock your opponent out; or if you need to use all those expensive gym equipment to be fit and strong? Is it that a lanky body type of boxer like welter Tommy Hearns or featherweight Salvador Sanchez had serious punching power or do they needed to look ripped like Tim Bradley to hit hard?
Abner Mares looked jacked up at the weigh-in last Friday, and as usual some casual fans like a friend of mine thought that Leo Santa Cruz was in trouble for their fight last Saturday night at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya expects his fighter IBF middleweight champion David Lemieux (34-2, 31 KOs) to make quick work of IBO/WBA middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (33-0, 30 KOs) in their unification fight on October 17th at Madison Square Garden in New York.
De La Hoya expects Lemieux to get to Golovkin’s chin by 5th round. He thinks it’s a fight where the 26-year-old Lemieux will get to Golovkin early. De La Hoya thinks that his other important fight between his fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto will be just as exciting, but it will lost possibly until the 10th round. De La Hoya sees Canelo getting a stoppage win by the 10th. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya thinks that the mega-clash between WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (40-4, 33 KOs) and Golden Boy fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (45-1-1, 32 KOs) could wind up bringing in more PPV buys than the September 18th, 1999 fight between De La Hoya and Felix Trinidad.
That fight brought in 1.4 million PPV buys. However, Canelo believes that the Cotto vs. Canelo fight can bring in 2 million PPV buys on HBO, which would make it the 4th highest PPV fight in history. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Always the great self-promoter, #1 WBC George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs) believes that he’s better in pretty much every department in terms of boxing skills going into his fight against WBC super middleweight champion Badou Jack (19-1-1, 12 KOs) on September 12th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Groves feels he’s the better overall fighter, as does his trainer Paddy Fitzpatrick, and he thinks he’s going to go out there and steal the show from Floyd Mayweather Jr. by stopping his Mayweather Promotions fighter Badou Jack in front of the sold out MGM Grand crowd in this fight in less than two weeks. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Despite taking a frightful beating last Saturday night to unbeaten former two division world champion Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1, 17 KOs) in losing a 12 round majority decision, 29-year-old Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KOs) says he’s willing to get back inside the ring to face the likes of Santa Cruz again, or WBO featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko or former WBA Super World featherweight champion Nicholas Walters. It depends on who his adviser Al Haymon wants Mares to fight.
Mares lost the fight to Santa Cruz by the scores of 114-114, 117-111 and 117-111. Mares was fortunate that the scores of the fight was even that close because you can argue that Mares should have lost by a wider set of scores. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBA/WBC Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) doesn’t expect his 49th victim to be an easy one in less than two weeks from now when he faces one of the big names from the past Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) on Showtime pay-per-view on September 12th from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Mayweather knows the 31-year-old Berto will be fighting tooth and nail to try and get that victory, because if he can become the first fighter to defeat Mayweather, he’ll go down in the history books as the guy that stopped his streak. Mayweather is like a baseball pitcher who is in the 9th inning of game with a no-hitter going. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: This Saturday night on September 5th, No.8 IBF Josh Warrington (21-0, 4 KOs) will be putting his unbeaten record on the line against #9 IBF Joel Brunker (28-1, 16 KOs) in a 12 round bout at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, UK. Warrington will be defending his WBC International and Commonwealth featherweight titles in this fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Shane Mosley (48-9-1, 40 KOs) is hoping to use his victory over former two division world champion Ricardo Mayorga (31-9-1, 25 KOs) from last Saturday night to get a fight against a veteran big name fighter such as Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao, Miguel Cotto or Juan Manuel Marquez. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tim Fletcher: For boxing fans who didn’t get a chance to see the war between Leo Santa Cruz (31-0-1, 18 KOs) and Abner Mares (29-2-1, 15 KOs) last Saturday night, the Mares-Santa Cruz fight will be on replay this Tuesday, September 1st on ESPN at 9:00 p.m. ET.
The fight was shown on Premier Boxing Champions on ESPN last Saturday night in what many fans believe could be the Fight of the Year. It’s certainly the best fight that I’ve seen this year up to this point. For a fight that was shown on free television, this was a great deal. Read the rest of this entry »