by Scott Gilfoid: American challenger Dominic Breazeale (17-0, 15 KOs) had IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KOs) about to blow his top earlier Wednesday during their face off in London to promote their June 25 fight on Sky Box Office at the O2 Arena in London.
The two fighters were posing for photographs when the friction started. They turned around and had a face off, and during this time, Breazeale had some words with the 6’6” Joshua that got him hopping made. In analyzing the two fighters body language, I think Joshua looked scared. He seemed unnerved completely with the words and the icy cool coming from the big 6’7” Breazeale. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ian Aldous: This Saturday night, as part of a huge HBO PPV event emanating from the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, former world title challenger, Curtis Stevens (27-5) will battle the unbeaten Brazilian, Patrick Teixeira (26-0) in the 168lbs division. The event is headlined by the eagerly anticipated WBC world middleweight championship bout, as Saul Alvarez defends against Amir Khan. Earlier this week Curtis took some time to chat with me over the phone during final preparations for Saturday.
Earlier this year, Stevens made the big decision to begin training with John David Jackson in Florida, after a lifetime of being trained by his uncle Andre Rozier. Read the rest of this entry »
By BT95: Shannon Briggs (59-6-1, 52 KO’s) is slated to face Alexander Dimitrenko (38-2, 24 KO’s) on the May 21st David Haye undercard. Briggs who is no stranger to delivering vicious knockouts was left very impressed by the recent 2nd round knockout performance of Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KO’s) against American heavyweight Charles Martin. Read the rest of this entry »
By Patrick McHugh: Harold Lederman of HBO thinks WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is trying to avoid fighting his mandatory challenger Gennady “GGG” Golovkin by asking for a catch-weight for the fight, which he doesn’t need.
Lederman thinks it’s silly that the 25-year-old Canelo would be asking for a catch-weight for a title defense at middleweight against Golovkin because the mandatory challenger for Canelo’s belt. To Lederman, he thinks Canelo doesn’t want the fight with Golovkin and is looking for a reason to get out of it. Read the rest of this entry »
By Yannis Mihanos: When Amir “King” Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) signed for the fight against WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 21 KOs) for May 7 on HBO PPV, many heads turned, as it was a surprise move that very few expected. We are now only a few days away from this very important fight at the new 20,000 seat T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Both fighters have completed their preparation and are in peak condition. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Despite the out of shape IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) saying he’ll absolutely be retiring after his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko on July 9, he’s expected to continue his career and face IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in November or in 2017, according to Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport.
Hearn spoke with Fury’s trainer Peter Fury and he was given assurances that Fury will be taking the fight with Joshua. This leads you to question why Fury has been flapping his gums so furiously about him not liking boxing anymore and wanting to retire from the sport. Is Fury just doing this to drive up interest in his July 9 rematch against Klitschko, or is he doing this to take the pressure off from himself to make it seem to the boxing public that he’s lost interest in boxing? Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, as I already predicted in my article yesterday, Showtime Sports has signed British heavyweight Anthony Joshua (16-0, 16 KOs) to a multi-fight deal with their network. Showtime head honcho Stephen Espinoza made the announcement on Wednesday at the luxurious Hilton Syon Park in London.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn was present during the announcement, of course. The first fight of the multi-fight deal with Showtime for Joshua will be televised next month with Joshua defending his IBF heavyweight title against American Dominic Breazeale (17-0, 15 KOs) at the O2 Arena in London, UK. The fight piped into the U.S in the afternoon on Showtime on that date, which probably means that the ratings won’t be as high as they would be if the fight were to be televised at night when there are fewer sports events taking place. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Cruiserweight Tony Bellew (26-2-1, 16 KOs) says he has his toughest fight of his on May 29 against Ilunga Makabu (19-1, 18 KOs) at Goodison Park Stadium in Liverpool, UK. Bellew and Makabu will be fighting for the vacant WBC cruiserweight title in this fight. Bellew has the hometown advantage but he’s really up against it in this fight.
Bellew says he’s got a plan of how he wants to deal with the hard hitting Makabu. He says he’s going to keep him on the outside and nail him with shots. I’m not sure if that’s going to work too well though because Makabu is another Adonis Stevenson type of knockout artist who is good at getting in punching range to land his big power shots.
“So I’m going to have to nail him to keep him off. I’m going to have to keep him at range, use my skills and use my feet, and I believe when I keep landing I will break him down and I will stop him,” said Bellew to skysports.com. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Credit: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions) By Allan Fox: WBC middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) was looking really drained today in his grand arrival at the MGM Grand in Las Veas, Nevada for his title defense against Amir Khan (31-3, 19 KOs) on Saturday night. Canelo has to cut down to 155lbs for the catch-weight, and it seems like he needs to be fighting at the full weight for the division at 160.
Khan says he’s going to give Canelo a boxing lesson on Saturday night. Khan has been working on his speed and movement so that he can keep out range of Canelo’s short power shots. Khan feels that he’s going to make Canelo look bad, take his WBC title in front of his fans, and then go home with the belt to Great Britain. Khan has never been surer of a victory before during his career because he’s done his homework well in studying the 25-year-old Canelo’s fights and coming up with a great game plan to defeat his fighting style. Read the rest of this entry »