By Scott Gilfoid: In easily one of the worst performances I’ve seen from #1 WBC super middleweight contender Callum Smith (20-0, 15 kOs), he had to struggle hard to defeat 29-year-old Argentinian journeyman Cesar Hernan Reynoso (14-8-3, 7 KOs) by a 6th round TKO on Saturday night at the Goodison Park Stadium in Liverpool, UK. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion David Price (20-3, 17 KOs) got back to his winning ways in blowing out a no-hoper in Vaclaev Pejsar (903, 8 KOs) in the 2nd round of a scheduled eight round fight on the undercard of the Tony Bellew vs. Ilunga Makabu fight card on Saturday night at the Goodison Park Stadium in Liverpool, UK. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Ryan Greene/Premier Boxing Champions) By Patrick McHugh: In a lackluster performance, former IBF lightweight champion Miguel Vazquez (36-5, 13 KOs) had to struggle hard to beat 2nd tier welterweight Erick Bone (16-4, 8 KOs) by a close 10 round unanimous decision last Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions at the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio, Texas.
After the fight, Vazquez, said he wants to fight former four division world champion Adrien Broner next. It’s unclear why Broner would want to fight Vazquez because he’s ranked in the top 15 at light welterweight and he’s lost two out of his last four fights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: For the many boxing fans that watched last night’s fight between interim WBA welterweight champion David Avanesyan (22-1-1, 11 KOs) and #3 WBA Sugar Shane Mosley (49-10-1, 41 KOs), it seemed like a pretty clear cut victory for the 27-year-old Avanesyan in their fight at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Youth prevailed tonight with interim WBA welterweight champion David Avanesyan (22-1-1, 11 KOs) defeating a game but limited 44-year-old Sugar Shane Mosley (49-10-1, 41 KOs) by a hard fought 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night in their fight on CBS Sports Net from the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: Are we the Fight fans so naive or just plain stupid, to not to know, that professional boxing is a business too? In the last few days, I have read a couple of comments and articles defending Canelo Alvarez and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar Dela Hoya decision to vacate the WBC middle title.
I don’t mean to disrespect pro wrestlers around the world, but pro wrestling is a quality show offered by many companies based on entertainment first and not on a real competition standard. Maybe in the US there is one major wrestling company, but there are many more regional wrestling promotional companies all over the United States and also around the World.
The main goal at pro wrestling is to offer to the viewers, an entertaining quality drama show, be it at the microphone or inside the ring. On times a wrestler might not be really skilled inside the ring, but if he does has an attractive personality and knows how to arouse the audience, then it is possible for him to gain many fans. Now, that doesn’t mean wrestlers aren’t real athletes, they also get hurt and on times tragedies occur. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Former WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (51-3-1, 37 KOs) had too much for 39-year-old German Kai Kurzawa (37-5, 25 KOs) in stopping him in the 4th round on Saturday night to win the vacant IBF Inter-Continental cruiserweight belt in Szczecin, Poland.
The 34-year-old Wlodarczyk knocked Kurzawa down twice in the fight in putting him down once in the 3rd and a final time in the 4th round to get the victory. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Moments ago, Ricky Burns (40-5-1, 14 KOs) defeated #1 WBA Michele Di Rocco (40-2-1, 18 KOs) by an 8th round knockout to capture the vacant WBA World light welterweight champion on Saturday night at The SSE Hydro, in Glasgow, Scotland. Burns knocked Di Rocco down with a series of hard shots thrown while the two were wrestling around on the inside. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder won’t be facing 35-year-old David Haye (28-2, 26 KOs) for his next fight in July. According to Deontay’s promoter Lou Dibella, it’s too short notice for a fight between Wilder and Haye.
Dibella wants an opponent that can fight Deontay in the next eight weeks, and a fight against Haye wouldn’t be a rush job type of fight. They would want more time to build the fight properly. However, Dibella says a fight between Deontay and Haye is definitely something they’re interested in for 2017. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, the moment of truth is just one day away for #6 WBC Tony Bellew (26-2-1, 16 KOs). Tomorrow night, Bellew will be facing what is probably the best opponent of his career in #1 WBC Ilunga Makabu (19-1, 18 KOs) for the vacant WBC cruiserweight title at the Goodison Park Stadium in Liverpool, UK.
Bellew, 33, weighed in heavier than the 29-year-old Makabu by 2.6 pounds during Saturday’s weigh-in for their fight on Sunday night. Bellew’s official weight was 199.1lbs. Like usual, there was some visible flab around Bellew’s sides and on his thin chest, which suggests that he’s not really cut out for the cruiserweight division in terms of his physique.
Normally cruiserweights are pure muscle and you don’t see flab hanging around their sides or on their chest like with Bellew. Read the rest of this entry »