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 »
By Jim Dower: #11 WBC Dominic Breazeale (18-1, 16 KOs) is targeting a title shot against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (38-0, 27 KOs) after surviving a grueling fight against #9 IBF #10 WBO Izuagbe Ugonoh (17-1, 14 KOs) last Saturday night at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye (28-2, 26 KOs) says he’s going to cave in the face of Tony Bellew (28-2-1, 18 KOs) on Saturday night in their fight on Sky Box Office pay-per-view at the O2 Arena in London, England. Haye says that Bellew will be finished as a fighter after he destroys him in front of the boxing fans that see the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Aranow: WBO heavyweight champion Joseph Parker was at ringside for Deontay Wilder’s title defense of his WBO belt against Gerald Washington last Saturday night at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. Parker wanted to take a good look at the 6’7” Wilder, because the two of them could be facing each other this year. Parker has to win his next fight against Hughie Fury for him to be able to face Deontay in a unification fight. Read the rest of this entry »