By Bradley D. Cision: At a venue that once hosted 80,000 plus screaming fans for Carl Froch vs. George Groves, we will see a great match up on April 29, 2017 with former Champion Wladimir Klitschko challenging Anthony Joshua for his IBF Championship title.
In a time when fighters like Adonis Stevenson, Danny Garcia, and Canelo Alvarez are not fighting the best, these two fighters are daring to be great and putting it all on the line against each other.
This fight is guaranteed to generate a HUGE live gate and draw a lot of attention worldwide. THIS is the fight to be made in the heavyweight division right now, with Deontay Wilder sitting on the sidelines with an injury. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: It’s not looking good for the WBA’s 7-day deadline for the negotiations between middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and WBA ‘regular’ 160lb champion Daniel Jacobs. The deadline runs out this Wednesday. A purse bid will be ordered after the deadline.
Oddly enough, Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler is still optimistic that he’ll be able to work a deal with Al Haymon, the manager for Jacobs, according to RingTV. However, Loeffler has been optimistic for months that he’d be able to get a deal done, and it’s just not happened. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight Hughie Fury (20-0, 10 KOs) is saying he could be the next opponent for WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) on February 25. Hughie, 22, says that Wilder wants a fight on the 25th of February next year. Hughie says he wants that fight. Whether it can happen is another thing.
It’s pretty hard to imagine the Deontay vs. Hughie fight taking place. Hughie and his management might want a lot of money for that fight, and I don’t see there being a ton of money. It’s not a pay-per-view worthy fight in the States, and Wilder isn’t a PPV guy – yet. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Light heavyweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (49-2-1, 32 KOs) will be resuming his stalled career this Saturday night against German fighter Dominik Britsch (32-2-1, 11 KOs) in a 10 round fight at a catchweight of 169lbs at the Monterrey Arena in Monterey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico.
Chavez Jr, 30, still sees himself as a super middleweight, but the fact of the matter is he hasn’t fought in that weight class since 2014. Chavez Jr;s last two fights have taken place in the 175lb division, and his fight on Saturday will be in that division rather than at super middleweight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former four division world champion Miguel Cotto (40-5, 33 KOs) will be fighting in early 2017 on February 25 against a still to be determined opponent, according to RingTV. Cotto’s fight is expected to be televised on HBO pay-per-view. Cotto will be fighting at junior middleweight for his February 25 fight.
The potential venue is at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. This is the same place where Saul Canelo Alvarez recently fought WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith on September 17 in front of 51,000 fans. Having the fight in Texas would normally make one think that Cotto could be fighting a popular Mexican fighter like Canelo, but in this case it doesn’t appear that he’s the option. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Unbeaten #3 WBO Andy Ruiz Jr. (29-0, 19 KOs) will be attempting to become the first Mexican American to capture a heavyweight title this Saturday night on December 10 when he faces unbeaten #1 WBO Joseph Parker (21-0, 18 KOs) at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand.
The Parker vs. Ruiz Jr. fight will be televised on HBO Championship Boxing this Saturday, December 10 starting at 9:35 p.m. ET/PT. In addition to the Parker-Ruiz fight, HBO will be showing WBC/WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) defending his titles against contender John Molina (29-6, 23 KOs) and Raymundo Beltran (31-7-1, 19 KOs) facing Mason Menard (32-1, 24 KOs) in a fight that will be taking place at the CenturyLink Arena in Omaha, Nebraska. That’s where the 29-year-old Crawford lives. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #10 WBC Dillian Whyte (19-1, 15 KOs) will be fighting #11 WBC Dereck Chisora (26-6, 18 KOs) this Saturday night on December 10 in a WBC heavyweight eliminator bout at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Whyte vs. Chisora will be taking place on the undercard of the Anthony Joshua vs. Eric Molina card on Sky Box Office pay-per-view. Whyte-Chisora is the co-feature bout.
Whyte will be defending his British heavyweight strap against Chisora. That title is of little significance in the big scheme of things for Whyte. He wants a world title shot, because that’s where the big money comes in.
Whyte is never going to get the big cash if all he does is fiddle around with the British belt rather than a major title. The fact that Whyte even bothered to go after the British title at his age is hard to understand. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Baldwin: IBF World junior middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (24-0, 18 KOs) will be making his third defense of his title this Saturday night on December 10 against #1 IBF challenger Julian “J-Rock” Williams (22-0-1, 14 KOs) on Premier Boxing Champions on Showtime from the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, California.
The Charlo-Williams fight is the chief support for the WBA World featherweight champion Jesus Cuellar (28-1) vs. Abner Mares (29-2-1) headliner match on Showtime. Charlo vs. Williams is seen by fans as a toss-up bout, as Charlo didn’t look that good in having to scrape by former WBA 154lb champion Austin Trout last May in beating him by a narrow 12 round unanimous decision. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF welterweight champion Kell “Special K” Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) left this cryptic message on his Twitter on Monday, saying, “There’s no truth.” While some boxing fans have been quick to speculate that Brook is commenting on the rumors of him leaving Matchroom Sport for another promotional company, Gilfoid sees it as way for Brook to take a shot at his talented mandatory challenger Errol “The Truth” Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs), who he is supposed to be fighting next.
It’s pretty obvious that Brook, 30, is trying to say that the 26-year-old Spence is no threat to him. But if that were the case, then why is Brook trying so hard to steer around Spence? Brook and his promoter Eddie Hearn keep yapping about wanting to fight Manny Pacquiao, Amir Khan or the winner of the Danny Garcia vs. Keith Thurman fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye will be at ringside this Saturday night to scout out IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) in his title defense against American KO artist Eric Molina (25-3, 19 KOs) at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. Haye is hoping to get a fight against Joshua in the near future, and he wants to pick up some of his vulnerabilities before he faces him.
I hate to say it, but Haye doesn’t need to see Joshua live at ringside to see all the weak spots in his armor. The flaws are there to be seen just by looking at some of the video of Joshua’s recent fights. He’s pretty much the same fighter that won a controversial gold medal in the 2012 Olympics. Read the rest of this entry »