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title Liam Smith: Canelo will be embarrassed after I beat him

By Dan Ambrose: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) is the favorite to defeat unbeaten WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) on September 17 on HBO PPV, but Smith believes he’s going to defeat Canelo and embarrass him with his victory. Smith is amused that Canelo has been talking this week about wanting to fight Manny Pacquiao, because he feels he’s going to give him a big fat loss next month in their fight at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Smith says that after he defeats Canelo, they’re going to look to have a rematch with him straightaway. Smith expects the money he’ll be offered will be a lot, and that they’ll be thinking up excuses to try and explain why they lost. Read the rest of this entry »



title Chris Williams’ top 10 pound-for-pound list

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By Chris Williams: It’s time for me to clear up the confusion with all the ragged pound-for-pound lists that I’ve seen floating around the boxing world. We all know that Floyd Mayweather Jr. still belongs at the of the pound-for-pound list, because you can’t consider him truly retired until he’s been out of the ring for more than five years.

For that reason, Mayweather belongs at the top of the totem pole in the pound-for-pound rankings untol that five0year period has passed. There are too many people coming up with crazy rankings that make sense at all unless you consider their picks coming from a place of wishful thinking on their part.

Here is my list of the top 10 pound-for-pound list and think you’ll agree it’s pure quality from top to bottom: Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather back in training

By Allan Fox: Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. is back in training and it has a lot of boxing fans wondering whether he’ll soon be announcing his comeback to see win No.50. Mayweather, 39, posted an Instagram message on Thursday, showing him working out in front of his large entourage.

While it might not mean anything that Mayweather is working out, the fact that he chose to put the workout on his Instagram has many people feeling that he could be looking to return to the ring soon to continue his career. Read the rest of this entry »



title Ricky Burns vs. Kiryl Relikh on October 7

By Scott Gilfoid: WBA World light welterweight champion Ricky Burns (40-5-1, 14 KOs) will be making his first defense of his World Boxing Association against his #1 WBA mandatory challenger Kiryl Relikh (21-0, 19 KOs) on October 7 at The SSE Hydro, in Glasgow, Scotland.

This is going to be a really tough fight for the 33-year-old Burns, because Relikh is a real talent from Belarus with a lot of punching power and youth. Relikh is only 26, and he’s knocked out his last 11 opponents over a four-year time span. I see Relikh as the 140lb division’s version of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, but he’s a heck of a lot younger than him. Read the rest of this entry »



title Canelo did NOT duck Golovkin fight!

By Scott Gilfoid: WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith is saying today that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez purposefully ducked the Gennady “GGG” Golovkin fight by choosing to go in another direction. Smith says that Canelo built up the hopes of the boxing fans for the GGG fight by talking tough with him inside the ring after his fight against Amir Khan last May, but then he chose to give up his WBC belt rather than fight him.

I personally don’t see Canelo doing anything wrong by not taking the Golovkin fight. I think Canelo should wait five years before he fights Golovkin. If he’s still around by that point, then so be it. He gets the fight. If not, then that’s his problem. I mean, it’s not as if the casual boxing fans were demanding the fight. It was a fight too soon to be made. Read the rest of this entry »



title Haye would beat Joshua, says Charles

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By Scott Gilfoid: Don Charles, the trainer for Dereck Chisora, thinks that former two division world champion David “Hayemaker” Haye (28-2, 26 KOs) would beat unbeaten IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) if the two British heavyweights were to face each other right now.

Charles thinks that the 35-year-old Haye’s ability to make his opponents miss would help him beat the much bigger 6’6” 245lb Joshua. The problem is that Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn isn’t in a hurry to match his money maker against Haye.

While Hearn has been talking about wanting to make that fight in 2017, I’d be very surprised if he does. The only way I see Hearn letting Joshua fight Haye next year is if we see a poor performance from the “Haymaker” in his next fight in 2016. At this point, I don’t even know if Haye is going to fight again this year, because he’s been out of the ring since his easy win over little known fringe contender Arnold Gjergjaj last May. Read the rest of this entry »



title Liam Smith says Canelo ducked Golovkin

By Bradley D. Cision:: It looks like even Saul Canelo” Alvarez’s opponent WBO junior middleweight champion Liam “Beefy” Smith is criticizing Canelo Alvarez for ducking the universally recognized middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin. In a recent interview with Fight News, Liam Smith was quoted as saying that Canelo ducked GGG massively and went about everything the wrong way when approaching a potential fight with Golovkin, and calling him out.

“Yeah, ducked him [Golovkin] massively. He went the wrong way about it. He’s being criticized a lot and losing a lot of fans about the way he did it,” said Liam Smith to Fightnews.com about Canelo ducking the Golovkin fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Sanchez: Brook is training the wrong way for Golovkin

By Patrick McHugh: Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) has decided to bulk up in weight for his fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0 32 KOs) for their fight on September 10. Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez says he wouldn’t trainer Brook the way he’s doing it with him bulking up to 176. Sanchez feels this isn’t going to work at all against Golovkin, because it’ll make him slower, easier to hit, and less able to get away from him.

Brook and his trainer Dominic Ingle seem to be betting that by being bigger than Golovkin, they’ll have a better chance of beating him on September 10 at the O2 Arena in London, England. Sanchez seems to believe that Brook would be better served by coming in as trim as he can so that he can use movement and his superb boxing skills to try and out-box Golovkin. Read the rest of this entry »



title Rod Salka vs. Justin Savi this Saturday

By Patrick McHugh: Super featherweight Rod Salka (22-4, 4 KOs) will be fighting this Saturday night against Justin Savi (28-6-2, 18 KOs) in an eight round fight at the Meadows Racetrack and Casino in Washington, Pennsylvania.

The 33-year-old Salka was supposed to be fighting Wilberth Lopez on the card, but that fight was scratched in favor of Salka facing the 31-year-old Savi. It’s arguably a more winnable fight for the 5’7” Salka, who is trying to make something happen with his career following a devastating 2nd round knockout loss to Danny Garcia two years ago in August 2014.

That was a fight that probably should have never happened in the first place. Salka was fighting at super feather and he got pulled up all the way to welterweight to fight a much bigger, stronger and more talented Garcia. Read the rest of this entry »



title Ricardo Finito Lopez and the Ring Championship Belt enigma

By Gerardo Granados: While doing a research related to the pound for pound all time boxer per weight division I noticed something odd. When we talk about the heavyweights, middleweights or welterweights it can become hard to have a consensus on who the greatest of all is and for sure we will spend time discussing without agreeing on a name. But even if the reader can name who is the best on the rest of the weight divisions, many casual fans won’t have a clue and even a few pseudo boxing fans who despise boxers who fight on the lower weight divisions won’t even have any interest to answer. Read the rest of this entry »



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