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title Pacquiao’s adviser says Crawford not in consideration for fight

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By Chris Williams: If former eight division world champion Manny Pacquiao does come out of retirement this year to resume his boxing career, it looks like it won’t be to fight the Top Rank promoted Terence Crawford. Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz says that Crawford isn’t under consideration as an opponent for him and never has been.

This news isn’t likely going to make Pacquiao’s 84-year-old promoter Bob Arum a happy, because Crawford could become a star if he’s able to fight Pacquiao and take his scalp. It doesn’t matter that Pacquiao is 37 now, and was recently soundly beaten by Floyd Mayweather Jr. last year in May in the ‘Fight of the Century.’ If Crawford can be seen beating Paquiao, it might turn him into a PPV star. Read the rest of this entry »



title Sergio Martinez: Canelo will NEVER fight Golovkin

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By Dan Ambrose: Former two division world champion Sergio “Maravilla” Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KOs) doubts that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) will ever fight IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) in a mega-fight. Martinez thinks that Canelo’s promoters at Golden Boy will never let that fight take place because they want to look out for the best interests for him.

Obviously, Golden Boy wants to also look out for their own best interests, and clearly it’s better for them if Canelo doesn’t get knocked out by Golovkin. Canelo can make good money fighting guys that are sure thing wins like Amir Khan and Liam Smith. Read the rest of this entry »



title Chris Eubank Jr must distance himself from his father

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By Rishad Marquardt: In the last few months, the momentum of Chris Eubank Jr’s ascent into the upper tier of the middleweight division has become ever more evident from his increased media exposure and increased airtime on big fight undercards. The Blackwell fight, and its momentarily gruesome aftermath, further underlined Eubank Jr’s emboldening presence in the British and, to a certain extent, international boxing scene.

While some may argue this is largely down to him sharing the Eubank name with his father, a figure with a thrilling career himself in the fight game, it would be grossly unfair to deny Eubank Jr of the credit he deserves for his endeavors in the ring up to this point. Read the rest of this entry »



title Price needs two more fights before Joshua, says trainer

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By Scott Gilfoid: #11 WBO heavyweight contender David Price (20-3, 17 KOs) could be two fights away from getting a world title shot against unbeaten IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, according to Price’s trainer Dave Coldwell. Price, 32, took an easy fight in his last bout in stopping little known Vaclav Pejsar in the 2nd round last May on the undercard of the Tony Bellew vs. Ilunga Makabu card in Liverpool, UK.

That was Price’s first fight in a year. He looked slow and at least 20 pounds overweight. Price plans on stepping it up against a better fighter in his next fight. That might not be a good idea because he was getting nailed by Pejsar, and wound up marked up a little around the face. If a mediocre fighter like Pejsar was able to nail Price with shots, then you have to figure that a better fighter will be able to do a lot more. Read the rest of this entry »



title How will Keith Thurman pair-up against Pacquiao or Mayweather?

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By Jaime Ortega: Keith Thurman after convincingly out-pointing Shawn Porter with accurate counter-shots, has come under criticism from a certain faction of the boxing scene who accuse the Floridian for setting a poor performance in the ring, thus exposing his real flaws.

To start, I would like to point that Shawn has the highest pressure ratio of any boxer in the game. He is very athletic and has decent boxing ability that includes a good chin. No fighter today, would be able to knockout Shawn or calm the tempest he brings in the ring. His style of fight, does not allow for high IQ boxers to think and forces them to run and hide behind the ropes. If you fight Shawn, is the equivalent of Marcos Maidana in Super-Saiyan version. Read the rest of this entry »



title Arum: I believe Pacquiao wants to return

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By Chris Williams: The 37-year-old Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) wants to return to the sport of boxing, says his trainer Bob Arum of Top Rank. In a bold move, Arum has already booked the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada on October 15 for Pacquiao in case he chooses to come out of retirement. This would be a PPV fight like all of Pacquiao’s other fights in the last eight years of his career.

Pacquiao retired earlier this year after his third fight against Tim Bradley. That wasn’t a fight that was in demand from the sport, and Arum clearly blew it by choosing to match Pacquiao and Bradley again rather than bringing in new blood for Pacquiao to fight. Pacquiao is now working as a senator in the Philippines, and the job is said to be a difficult one that requires a great deal of time on a daily basis. Read the rest of this entry »



title Froch says he offered Golovkin fight last year at 172

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By Scott Gilfoid: Former super middleweight champion Carl Froch claims he offered a catch-weight fight against middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin at 172 pound last year, but the Kazakhstan fighter didn’t want the match due to Froch’s size and power. If there was an actual for a fight by Froch, he was a tad late, because Golovkin wanted to fight him in 2013. Instead of Froch taking the fight, he retired from the sport.

If Froch did try and face Golovkin last year at light heavyweight, it was probably too late and the wrong weight class. I mean, I could see Golovkin moving up one division to fight Froch, but definitely not two divisions. There are limits of what Golovkin will put up with in order to get a fight. It would have been a gamble for Golovkin if he’d taken the fight with Froch. I’m not talking about a game of Golovkin losing. I’m talking about a gamble of the fight potentially not doing well because of Froch having been out of the sport for so long. Read the rest of this entry »



title Roman Gonzalez vs. Carlos Cuadras possible for September 10

By Dan Ambrose: Undefeated WBC flyweight champion Roman “Chocolatito” Gonzalez (45-0, 38 KOs) is in negotiations with unbeaten WBC super flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras (35-0-1, 27 KOs) for a fight on HBO Championship Boxing on September 10 in Los Angeles, California, according to Ring TV.

Gonzalez, 29, will be moving up in weight from flyweight (112lbs) to challenge for the 27-year-old Cuadras’ WBC 115lb title. The negotiations are still underway.
This is one of those 50-50 fights that are hard to predict. Cuadras has a lot of talent and punching power. It’s same with Gonzalez. Both fighters are 5’4”. Read the rest of this entry »



title Eubank Jr. expected to pocket $4M for Golovkin fight

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By Allan Fox: #2 WBA, #2 WBC middleweight contender Chris Eubank Jr. (23-1, 18 KOs) will be getting a huge payday in his proposed fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) if the fight can get made. Eubank Jr. could make a little over $4 million for the fight, according to the Dailymail. The contracts for the fight are expected to be signed by the end of this week. Eubank Jr’s promoter Eddie Hearn wants the Golovkin-Eubank Jr. fight to take place at the O2 Arena in London, UK.

Golovkin is expected to go along with whatever venue that is suggested by Hearn. This is going to be Eubank Jr’s chance to show that he’s willing to take on the best by facing Golovkin. If Eubank Jr. fails to sign the contract, he’ll be widely criticized by boxing fans and the media. Read the rest of this entry »



title Barker doubts Eubank Jr. can beat Golovkin

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By Patrick McHugh: Former IBF middleweight champion Darren Barker doesn’t see Chris Eubank Jr. as having the ability of shocking the world if he winds up challenging multi-160lb belt holder Gennady “GGG” Golovkin this year. Barker understands that Eubank Jr. is extremely confident of his ability, but he still doubts whether he can pull off an upset as big as this one in him facing an A-level fighter like Triple G.

Barker notes that the 26-year-old Eubank Jr. would be going from fighting domestic level opposition like he’s been doing recently to face the No. 1 middleweight in the division in GGG. Barker thinks that step up might be too big of one for Eubank Jr. Read the rest of this entry »



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