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title Liam Smith: Canelo went to 154 to save face over Triple G

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 »



title Jacobs: Kell is over his head against GGG

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 »



title Price wants Parker, Breazeale or Molina for Joshua card

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 »



title Macklin to help Brook with tips on Golovkin

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(Matthew Macklin seen here after getting knocked out by a body shot from Gennady Golovkin) By Scott Gilfoid: British fighter Matthew Macklin says he wants to give some helpful tips to Kell Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) to help him get ready for his fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) in a little over two weeks from now on September 10 at the O2 Arena in London, England.

It’s hard to understand what useful advice Macklin could have for Brook to help him against Golovkin, because he was knocked out in the 3rd round by him three years ago in 2013. Macklin ran around the ring trying not to get hit by GGG. Eventually, Golovkin caught up with Macklin and knocked him put with a body shot in the third round.

“I fought Golovkin and didn’t fare too well but hopefully I can pass on a few pointers to Kell and hopefully he can do a much better job,” said Macklin to skysports.com. Read the rest of this entry »



title Guerrero vs. Peralta: Official weights

By Dan Ambrose: Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) made weight on Friday for his fight against Argentinian David Peralta (25-2-1, 14 KOs) this Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.

The 5’8” Guerrero weighed at 146.8 pounds. His taller opponent Peralta, 5’10”, weighed in at 147lbs. Guerrero, 33, is supposed to win this fight, but it’s hard to say whether he will. Guerrero wants a rematch against WBC 147lb belt holder Danny Garcia, who beat him by a 12 round unanimous decision last January. Read the rest of this entry »



title Liam Smith: Canelo will be embarrassed after I beat him

By Dan Ambrose: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) is the favorite to defeat unbeaten WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) on September 17 on HBO PPV, but Smith believes he’s going to defeat Canelo and embarrass him with his victory. Smith is amused that Canelo has been talking this week about wanting to fight Manny Pacquiao, because he feels he’s going to give him a big fat loss next month in their fight at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Smith says that after he defeats Canelo, they’re going to look to have a rematch with him straightaway. Smith expects the money he’ll be offered will be a lot, and that they’ll be thinking up excuses to try and explain why they lost. Read the rest of this entry »



title Chris Williams’ top 10 pound-for-pound list

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By Chris Williams: It’s time for me to clear up the confusion with all the ragged pound-for-pound lists that I’ve seen floating around the boxing world. We all know that Floyd Mayweather Jr. still belongs at the of the pound-for-pound list, because you can’t consider him truly retired until he’s been out of the ring for more than five years.

For that reason, Mayweather belongs at the top of the totem pole in the pound-for-pound rankings untol that five0year period has passed. There are too many people coming up with crazy rankings that make sense at all unless you consider their picks coming from a place of wishful thinking on their part.

Here is my list of the top 10 pound-for-pound list and think you’ll agree it’s pure quality from top to bottom: Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather back in training

By Allan Fox: Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. is back in training and it has a lot of boxing fans wondering whether he’ll soon be announcing his comeback to see win No.50. Mayweather, 39, posted an Instagram message on Thursday, showing him working out in front of his large entourage.

While it might not mean anything that Mayweather is working out, the fact that he chose to put the workout on his Instagram has many people feeling that he could be looking to return to the ring soon to continue his career. Read the rest of this entry »



title Ricky Burns vs. Kiryl Relikh on October 7

By Scott Gilfoid: WBA World light welterweight champion Ricky Burns (40-5-1, 14 KOs) will be making his first defense of his World Boxing Association against his #1 WBA mandatory challenger Kiryl Relikh (21-0, 19 KOs) on October 7 at The SSE Hydro, in Glasgow, Scotland.

This is going to be a really tough fight for the 33-year-old Burns, because Relikh is a real talent from Belarus with a lot of punching power and youth. Relikh is only 26, and he’s knocked out his last 11 opponents over a four-year time span. I see Relikh as the 140lb division’s version of Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, but he’s a heck of a lot younger than him. Read the rest of this entry »



title Canelo did NOT duck Golovkin fight!

By Scott Gilfoid: WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith is saying today that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez purposefully ducked the Gennady “GGG” Golovkin fight by choosing to go in another direction. Smith says that Canelo built up the hopes of the boxing fans for the GGG fight by talking tough with him inside the ring after his fight against Amir Khan last May, but then he chose to give up his WBC belt rather than fight him.

I personally don’t see Canelo doing anything wrong by not taking the Golovkin fight. I think Canelo should wait five years before he fights Golovkin. If he’s still around by that point, then so be it. He gets the fight. If not, then that’s his problem. I mean, it’s not as if the casual boxing fans were demanding the fight. It was a fight too soon to be made. Read the rest of this entry »



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