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title Jermall Charlo vs. Julian Williams on December 10


By Dan Ambrose: Undefeated IBF junior middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (24-0, 18 KOs) will be defending his title against his #1 IBF mandatory challenger Julian “J-Rock” Williams (22-0-1, 14 KOs) on December 10 on Showtime Boxing at the USC Galen Center in Los Angeles, California.

This should be a good test for the 26-year-old Charlo. He did not shine in his second defense of his International Boxing Federation 154lb title last May. Charlo won the fight by building an early lead, but he really ran out of gas in the second half of the contest, as Trout came storming back to make it close on the cards. Read the rest of this entry »

title Espinoza wants Adrien Broner vs. Mikey Garcia

Mikey Garcia

By Dan Ambrose: Showtime boss Stephen Espinoza is hoping that a fight between former four division world champion Adrien Broner and lightweight contender Mikey Garcia (35-0, 29 KOs) can take place in the future once Mikey moves up to the 140lb division. Espinoza thinks it would be a great fight if Broner and Mikey were to face each other.

There’s likely a lot that could happen before they meet up. Broner fights next on February 11 against light welterweight contender Adrian Granados (18-4-2, 12 KOs) on Showtime Boxing. There’s no telling if Broner will win that fight, because he’s too hard predict what you’re going to get out him. Read the rest of this entry »

title Kovalev is a better fighter than Ward says Sanchez


By All Fox: Andre Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) doesn’t have the size, willingness to fight, or the talent to beat IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs), according to the “Krusher” Kovalev’s former trainer Abel Sanchez, who currently trains unbeaten middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin.

Sanchez says that Ward is too focused on being technical in his fights, and not willing to mix it up the way he’d need to be able to for him to beat the more powerful Kovalev. The two fighters are going to be facing each other soon on November 19 on HBO pay-per-view from the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It’s going to be interesting to see what happens in the fight if Ward is going to spend the entire fight just trying not to get hit instead of delivering blows. Read the rest of this entry »

title Danny Garcia vs. Keith Thurman on March 4 on Showtime


By Eric Baldwin: WBA welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) and WBC champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (32-0, 18 KOs) have an official date for their unification fight on March 4 on Showtime Boxing, as long as Garcia wins his tune-up fight against #6 WBA Samuel Vargas (25-2-1, 13 KOs) on November 12 at the Liacouras Center, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

That’s a winnable fight for Garcia, so his fight against Thurman is as good as gold. It’s definitely going to happen. The venue of the Garcia vs. Thurman fight could take place at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York, according to Showtime boxing boss Stephen Espinoza said that’s where the fight could wind up. Read the rest of this entry »

title James DeGale vs. Badou Jack on January 14

James DeGale

By Eric Baldwin: Showtime Boxing has confirmed that IBF super middleweight champion James “Chunky” DeGale (23-1, 14 KOs) will be fighting a unification match against WBC 168lb champion Badou Jack (20-1-2, 12 KOs) on January 14, 2017 on Showtime at a still to be determined venue. The two fighters fought earlier this year on April 30 on Showtime from the Armory in Washington, DC, and it was thought that they would soon be facing each other.

Unfortunately, it’s taken a little longer than anyone expected it to take for the two of them to fight. By the time DeGale and Jack meet up in January, 2017, they’ll both have been outside of the ring for nine months. That’s a long time for world champions to be outside of the ring. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao not sure if he’ll resume career after Vargas fight


By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao isn’t entirely sure whether he’ll continue his boxing career after he challenges WBO 147lb champion Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KOs) on November 5 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Pacquiao, 36, doesn’t want to look past his fight against Vargas to make a decision on his career at this point.

Things could work badly for the 5’6 1/2” Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs), because he’s facing a guy a lot bigger than him in the 5’10 ½” Vargas. If Pacquiao loses this fight, then it’s pretty clear that he has nowhere to go at least in the 147lb division. Read the rest of this entry »

title Adrien Broner vs. Adrian Granados on February 11


By Eric Baldwin: Former four division world champion Adrien “The Problem” Broner (32-2, 24 KOs) will be taking a potentially difficult fight against #3 WBA, #5 WBC light welterweight contender Adrian Granados (18-4-2, 12 KOs) on February 11 on Showtime Boxing.

This is potentially a very difficult fight for the 27-year-old Broner if his manager Al Haymon doesn’t choose to steer the troubled fighter in another direction towards a softer target. Read the rest of this entry »

title Joseph Parker vs. Andy Ruiz: Is this a historical bout?


By Gerardo Granados: Next December 10 at a venue yet to be determined; top ten contenders Joseph Parker and Andy Ruiz will try to make history by becoming the first ever New Zealander or Mexican heavyweight Champion. It would have been better if they were to challenge the heavyweight Champion of the World Tyson Fury, but as the reader already knows the Gypsy King vacated his titles and won’t be around until maybe fall of 2017. So, for the two top WBO ranked available, Parker and Ruiz, they will get the chance to win a vacant title.

Mexico has a vast boxing tradition; I researched and found a list of 175 world champions, titlist and belt holders. From the straw weight up to the welter weight division we can find many great Mexican fighters. Some of those 175 are multiple division Champions or multiple times one division Champions. Read the rest of this entry »

title Felix Diaz approved for Terence Crawford fight by HBO


By Eric Baldwin: #13 WBO fringe welterweight contender Felix Diaz (18-1, 8 KOs) has been approved by HBO as an opponent for WBC/WBC 140lb champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) to fight on their network for his next fight on December 10 in Omaha, Nebraska. Crawford was able to take the December 10 date on HBO after IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin pulled off the date due to him being unable to negotiate a fight against Daniel Jacobs in time to fight in that month.

Promoter Lou Dibella is interested in making the fight between Diaz and the Top Rank promoted 29-year-old Crawford if there’s interest from them. Besides Diaz, Top Rank is reportedly interested in possibly matching Crawford against unbeaten #1 WBC Antonio Orozco (25-0, 16 KOs) or IBF World light welterweight champion Eduard Troyanovsky (25-0, 22 KOs). Both fighters are flawed, and very beatable despite their unbeaten records. Read the rest of this entry »

title Hearn to decide Joshua’s Dec.10 opponent in 48 hours


By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn says he’s going to make his decision in the next 48 hours who IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua will be fighting on December 10 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Hearn had been hoping the World Boxing Association would sanction a fight between Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko for that date.

Unfortunately for Joshua, Klitschko revealed that he was injured on Monday and couldn’t take the fight. Hearn is now planning on selecting Joshua’s likely opponent from this bunch: Eric Molina, Kubrat Pulev, Bryant Jennings, Jarrell Miller and David Price. Read the rest of this entry »



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