By Jim Dower: In a shocking upset, little known 2nd tier fighter David Peralta (26-2-1, 14 KOs) defeated former two division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-5-1, 18 KOs) by a 12 round split decision in welterweight action on Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: 37-year-old journeyman Freddie Hernandez (34-8, 22 KOs) outworked and outlanded a badly faded Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (24-6, 20 KOs) in beating him by a 10 round unanimous decision in super middleweight action on Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The judges scored the fight 98-92, 97-93 and 97-93. Boxing News 24 had Hernandez winning six rounds to four. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Andre Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) is now scheduled to challenge IBF/WBA/WBC light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) in the next three months on November 19 in what will be a real test of whether Ward can hang with the best at 175. It’s good that the fight got negotiated because for a time there it was unclear if it would get put together.
We don’t yet whether Ward is cut out to be fighting in the light heavyweight division because he’ s only fought one actual light heavyweight during his three-fight comeback and that was the badly flawed Sullivan Barrera. Ward’s other two fights came against super middleweights Alexander Brand and Paul Smith. Ward didn’t even look good in those fights. He couldn’t do anything with Brand, and Smith staggered him in the 7th round with a right hand in their fight last year. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Kell Brook won’t want to move back down to fight his IBF mandatory challenger Errol Spence Jr. after he faces IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin on September 10, according to trainer Kenny Porter, the father of former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter. Kenny suspects that Brook will lose the fight to Golovkin, and then he won’t want to move back down to 147 to take another tough fight against Spence.
Shawn Porter feels that Brook will give Golovkin a lot of problems with his size and possibly his holding in their fight. Shawn thinks Brook could stay at 160 depending on how he does against Triple G. He might move back down to 147 if he loses the fight to Golovkin, however.
When asked by Fighthype.com whether Brook will fight Errol Spence Jr. after the Golovkin fight, Kenny Porter said, “No, Kell’s got a lot on his plate right now, and I think that might be more than he can handle. Obviously, from a business stand point, that’s the reason why he made the fight.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Patrick McHugh: Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) will be facing David Peralta (25-2-1, 14 KOs) tonight in a crucial 12-round fight that could either breathe new life into his sagging career or finish him off for good on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV from the Honda Center, in Anaheim, California. #13 WBC Guerrero has been entertaining thoughts of a rematch against WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia.
For Guerrero to eventually get that rematch with Garcia, he’s going to need to win all of his fights from this point on. Garcia might wind up losing to someone eventually, but he’s probably not going to want to bother fighting Guerrero again unless he’s winning and looking good. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Dillian Whyte (18-1, 14 KOs) is all bent out of shape after Sam Sexton opted not to fight him on October 7, but thankfully, Dereck Chisora (25-6, 17 KOs) has offered to step in for him. I’m not sure that Whyte is eager to take the fight against Chisora though. Whyte wanted Sexton (23-3, 9 KOs) for some reason. Chisora, 32, is a much tougher out for Whyte than someone like Sexton, whose career hasn’t looked the same since he was stopped in the 9th round by Chisora in 2010.
Wyte is fighting on the undercard of the Ricky Burns vs. Kiryl Relikh card on October 7 at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: British junior middleweight champion Liam Williams (15-0-1, 10 KOs) has been sparring with unbeaten Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) to get him ready for his fight against Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, and he’s come to the conclusion that he’s a better fighter the Kazakhstan fighter. Williams thinks Brook is a fighter technically than GGG.
What this all means is hard to decipher, because being a better technically than another fighter doesn’t mean that you’re going to beat them obviously. For the sake of argument, let’s pretend that Brook is a better fighter than Golovkin technically by a slight amount. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Liam Smith says the reason why Saul “Canelo” Alvarez came down to 154 to fight him for his WBO junior middleweight title was for him to save face over ducking the fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. Canelo was supposed to defend his World Boxing Council middleweight title against Golovkin due to him being Canelo’s mandatory challenger.
The WBC had already ordered the negotiations to take place between Canelo and Golovkin, and they even had a deadline in place for the negotiations to be finished. But instead of Canelo defending his WBC title against Triple G, he gave up his belt by vacating it, and he then moved down to 154 to challenge Liam Smith for his WBO junior middleweight title. Smith thinks that was a calculated move on Canelo’s part to keep him from catching heat from the boxing public. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBA World middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) thinks Kell “Special K” Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) has put on too much weight and is over his head so to speak in his title fight against unbeaten IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) on September 10 at the O2 arena in London, England.
Jacobs sees the 30-year-old Brook as a talented fighter, but he thinks he’s put too much weight on in bulking up to 176lbs, and believes that Golovkin simply hits too hard for him to deal with. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight David Price (20-3, 17 KOs) and his trainer Dave Coldwell are highly ambitious for the Anthony Joshua undercard on November 26 in wanting the likes of Joseph Parker, Dominic Breazeale (17-1, 15 KOs) or Eric Molina as an opponent.
Price, 33, is hoping that with a win over one of the above mentioned fighters, he’ll be able to get a title shot against Joshua. However, it might take a win over someone better than Breazeale or Molina for the 6’8” Price to get a shot against Joshua.
It’s not as if Breazeale and Molina have been getting great results with their careers lately. If Price could beat the young 24-year-old Joseph Parker on November 26, it would be a HUGE win for him, and obviously that would open the door for a title shot against Joshua. Read the rest of this entry »