By Scott Gilfoid: By Scott Gilfoid: The negotiations between Amir Khan (31-4, 19 KOs) and IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) fell apart this week. Khan says that Brook didn’t want the fight. Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn agreed that they don’t want the Khan fight for a purse split of 70-30, which apparently is what he was asking for.
Hearn reportedly wants a 50-50 split of the revenue for the Brook-Khan fight, but that’s not going to fly with Khan. As such, Khan is going in a different direction for his next fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Carl Frampton says he sees Leo Santa Cruz as a bully, and claims that he was able to push him back in their last fight in July, and didn’t let him have his way. Frampton has made adjustments to his game with his training for their rematch this Saturday night on January 28 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Frampton thinks that with those adjustments, he’ll be able to beat Santa Cruz easier than he did last time they fought. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: After IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua beats 41-year-old Wladimir Klitschko on April 29, he expects his credibility to increase his credibility in the boxing world. Joshua, 27, believes a win over former world champion Klitschko will give him more status in the sport.
It didn’t really work well for Tyson Fury though after he beat Klitschko. Instead of Fury being seen as a great, he was seen as someone that picked the right moment in Klitshko’s career to fight him. I suspect it’ll be much the same with Joshua, but even more so. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Robert Garcia is giving the edge to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) for his fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) on May 6 on HBO PPV. While Garcia likes Canelo’s boxing skills and activity level in his career, he sees him as the smaller, weaker fighter of the two.
Garcia thinks that Chavez Jr. can win the fight if he comes in shape and is focused for the fight. It comes down to pride and defending the family name with Chavez Jr., says Garcia. He believes that with Chavez Jr’s size and power advantage, he’ll be able to beat the 5’9” Canelo. Read the rest of this entry »
By Joseph Hirsch: It was inevitable that Adrien Broner would initially draw comparison to Floyd Mayweather. From his use of the “Philly Shell” defense style to his flamboyant trash-talking, the two had quite a bit in common.
But Floyd was a much more defensive-minded fighter than Broner, a consummate counter-puncher who didn’t engage in a war unless he absolutely had to. Broner has great defense, but he is also at heart a more aggressive fighter than Floyd Mayweather. Broner also has a couple of official losses on his record, unlike Mayweather.
Floyd is retired now, which means Broner is no longer laboring in Money Mayweather’s shadow. The main question remaining then is where does Broner go from here? Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao says he plans on only fighting two times in 2017, not the four times that his promoter Bob Arum was talking about. The 38-year-old Pacquiao says it’s hard enough for him to fight even twice per year, and he does not want to try for four times.
Pacquiao doesn’t plan on retiring in 2017 as well. He wants to fight a couple of times in 2018, and then make a decision on his boxing career. Pacquiao’s next fight is supposed to be on April 23 against #2 WBO Jeff Horn (16-0-1, 11 KOs) in Brisbane, Australia. Pacquiao says the fight still isn’t finalized as of yet, and he’s not heard of the guy before. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: The International Boxing Federation has scheduled a purse bid for the #1 IBF light heavyweight position between #2 IBF Artur Beterbiev (11-0, 11 KOs) and #9 IBF Sullivan Barrera (18-1, 13 KOs) at the IBF’s headquarters on February 2. Beterbiev’s promoter Yvon Michel and Main Events, the promoter for Barrera, will be in attendance.
Beterbiev and Barrera will be fighting to decide who will be the mandatory challenger to IBF light heavyweight champion Andre Ward. Beterbiev, 31, has been knocking out everyone he’s faced since turning pro several years ago. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez isn’t ruling out an upset victory for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) in his fight against favorite Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) in their fight on May 6. Sanchez says that the fight could be turned around by one big punch from Chavez Jr. to Canelo. When he’s at his best, Chavez Jr. is kind of a beat with his ability to absorb shots and dish out punishment. who can forget how Chavez Jr. made the 5’10” Sergio Martinez look small in comparison in their fight in 2012. Martinez is taller than Canelo by at least an inch, possibly two. We don’t really know how tall Canelo is. He might be shorter than his listed height of 5’9″.
Sanchez believes that Golovkin is at risk of losing his next fight to WBA World middleweight champion Daniel “Miracle Man” Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) on March 18. Jacobs is a big puncher, and viewed as a risky fight for Golovkin. Of the two fights, you’d have to say that Golovkin is at greater risk of losing to Jacobs than Canelo is in facing the ring rusty Chavez Jr, who will need to melt down to 164 ½ pounds to face him at a catch-weight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA Super World featherweight champion Carl Frampton (23-0, 14 KOs) hasn’t yet faced Leo Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KOs) in a rematch and he’s already looking past him towards a unification match against IBF World featherweight champion Lee Selby (23-1, 8 KOs) later this year.
Frampton’s management appear to be getting the boxing fans primed for that fight by having Selby fighting on the undercard of the Frampton-Santa Cruz 2 card this Saturday night against Jonathan Victor Barros (41-4-1, 22 KOs). Read the rest of this entry »
By Ian Aldous: On Saturday 11th February, Lenny Daws (30-4-2) will make a third attempt to finally claim the vacant European Super-Lightweight title against the undefeated Swede, Anthony Yigit (18-0-1). Previously unsuccessful attempts involving a questionable decision and harsh disqualification have driven Daws on to ensure this will be the third time lucky for himself. Last week I spoke with him over the phone to discuss the fight and those previous European title challenges. Read the rest of this entry »