By Chris Williams: While Amir Khan and Manny Pacquiao are both saying that their April 23 fight is a done deal, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum isn’t ready to say it’s a done deal. What means for the Pacquiao-Khan fight remains to be seen.
Hopefully the Pacquiao vs. Khan fight gets made, because it appears to be attracting a lot of interest from the boxing world. The fans want to see this fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Aranow: The promoters for IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Andre “SOG” Ward (31-0, 15 KOs) and former 175 lb. champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-1-1, 26 KOs) have reportedly begun talks for a rematch between the two fighters, according to RingTV.com.
There is no deal as of now. Hopefully that will change in the near future, as the boxing world is very interested in seeing Ward and Kovalev battle it out once again. Ward has talked about wanting the rematch to make sense for him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Aranow: The World Boxing Council has ordered free negotiations to begin between WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Super Man” Stevenson (28-1, 23 KOs) and his #1 WBC mandatory challenger Eleider Alvarez (22-0, 11 KOs) for a fight between them. The two fighters have until March 24 to come to an agreement in the negotiations otherwise a purse bid is scheduled on that date in Mexico City. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: The 6’0” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has already seen a flaw in the game of Golden Boy Promotions fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez from watching his past fights, and that’s how he struggles when he faces bigger guys. Chavez Jr. notes that Canelo had problems in his fights against Erislandy Lara and Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Chavez Jr. is obviously going to be looking to take advantage of his own size advantage over the 5’8” Canelo when the two of them fight each other on HBO pay-per-view on May 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker will now be defending his title against challenger Hughie Fury on May 6 instead of the original date of April 1. The date for the fight was reportedly moved to help accommodate Hughie’s trainer Joseph Fury to help him be able to make the travel to New Zealand, which is where the fight will be taking place in Auckland. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Aranow: WBC welterweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (33-0, 19 KOs) will beat WBA champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) this Saturday night says IBF lightweight champion Robert Easter Jr. He’s picking Garcia, 28, to win the fight by a 12 round decision. Easter does think Garcia has power, but he sees the fight going the full distance. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British promoter Eddie Hearn has his work cut out for him in keeping former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye and his confrontational fighter Tony Bellew apart this week for the press conferences and the weigh-in before they face each other this Saturday night on March 4 at the O2 Arena in London, England. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The World Boxing Council has ordered WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder to face #1 WBC Bermane Stiverne for next mandatory challenger. Depending on how you look at the World Boxing Council’s decision to install the 38-year-old Stiverne as the 6’7” Wilder’s mandatory, it could be either good news or bad news. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: The May 6th fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) is viewed by Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya as the bigger fight than Canelo vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. Canelo and Chavez Jr. will be fighting on HBO PPV at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
De La Hoya says there are only a couple hundred tickets remaining for the fight. He’s calling a sellout right now. Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. probably will sellout well before May 6, but that doesn’t mean that the fight is a bigger one than a potential match between Canelo and Golovkin. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ian Aldous: On Saturday March 11th, Craig Kennedy (16-0) battles Stephen Simmons (15-2) for the vacant British cruiserweight title at the Motorpoint Arena in Cardiff, live on Channel 5 in the UK. The undefeated Welshman was due to be facing Matty Askin, but he was forced to withdraw just two weeks away from fight night. Last week I spoke with Craig, over the phone, about his journey to British gold just hours after the change of opponent was confirmed. Read the rest of this entry »