By Dan Ambrose: Light welterweight contender Adrien Broner sees middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) as a vulnerable fighter, who would have lost to welterweight Kell Brook (36-1, 25 Kos) last September if he’d been a 160lb fighter rather than just a 147 pounder.
Broner says Golovkin will lose to Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) by a knockout when the two of them face each other in the near future. Since it’s still not known if Canelo will ever agree to fight Golovkin, it doesn’t matter what Broner’s opinion is on the subject of him and Canelo. At the rate that Canelo is going, we may not ever see him fight Golovkin. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Fighting for the first time in three years, former two division world champion Zab “Super” Judah (43-9, 30 KOs) totally obliterated an over-matched journeyman Jorge Luis Munguia (12-8, 4 KOs) by a 2nd round TKO on Saturday night at the Sun National Bank Center arena in Trenton, New Jersey.
The 39-year-old Judah peppered Munguia with power shots in the 2nd round in switching angles from his shots repeatedly until dropping him with a left to the head. Munguia fell down on his backside, and the fight was then halted. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Baldwin: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) is largely seen by the boxing public as the sitting duck for Golden Boy Promotions’ top money maker Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) to destroy on HBO pay-per-view on May 6 at a yet to be determined site in the U.S. The price of the Canelo-Chavez Jr. fight will likely be $65.99. That’s a lot of money for a fight that will probably be one-sided from start to finish. Chavez Jr. has problems making weight at super middleweight, and the 164 ½ pound catch-weight for this fight is going to be a real problem for him to make.
The $1 million per pound weight penalty that is in the contract for the fight is there to make sure that Chavez Jr. doesn’t come in over the weight limit. That’s too bad for Chavez Jr. because he’s going to need to boil down hard to make a weight that he hasn’t been at since 2012. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: David Haye (28-2, 26 KOs) sees himself in the twilight of his boxing career with only five remains with one of them being against Tony Bellew, and possibly two others being against Anthony Joshua and Tyson Fury. Haye, 36, wants to maximize his income before he calls it a day to become a fulltime promoter with Haymaker Ringstar with Richard Schaefer, the former Golden Boy Promotions CEO.
Haye has the Bellew (28-2-1, 18 KOs) fight scheduled for March 4 on Sky Box Office pay-per-view at the O2 Arena in London, England. Haye is hoping to make quick work of the 33-year-old Bellew, and then move onto bigger and better things against Joshua and Fury. The fight against Joshua is one that will almost surely happen, as his promoter Eddie Hearn is interested in the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao (59-6-2, 38 KOs) is still talking about how he thinks he beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. (49-0, 26 KOs) in their ‘Fight of the Century’ two years ago in May 2015. The judges scored the fight to Mayweather by a 12 round unanimous decision, and the boxing public widely believe that “Money” Mayweather did more than enough to hand the Filipino star yet another loss.
For some reason, Pacquiao continues to believe that he won the fight or should have won the fight. Perhaps in a parallel somewhere out there in the universe, another Pacquiao beats Mayweather, but not in this world. The judges scored the fight 116-112, 118-110 and 116-112, all for Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Aranow: David Haye sees Chris Eubank Jr. as the only fighter that has the chance of beating IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) if the two of them ever meet each other during their careers. Eubank Jr. already passed on the option of fighting Golovkin last year, and I’m not sure whether he’ll get a second chance unless he can become a big star.
Right now, it would seem that Golovkin is cool to the idea of him facing Eubank Jr. Golovkin already is having a devil of a time just trying to get a fight against Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez. He doesn’t need a second headache of trying to get a fight against Eubank Jr., and having no luck. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya met with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones last Friday to discuss having the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. mega-fight on May 6 staged at his giant AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada is also a possibility for the Canelo-Chavez Jr. fight. However, with the huge amount of seats available at AT&T Stadium, De La Hoya might be lured into moving the Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. fight to that location.
De La Hoya will make his decision about the site for the Canelo-Chavez Jr. fight “within a next couple of weeks,” according to a source for the latimes.com. The T-Mobile will likely put in a large bid to get the Canelo fight at their venue. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter is picking former three division world champion Leo Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KOs) to beat WBA Super World featherweight Carl Frampton (23-0, 14 KOs) in their rematch next Saturday night on January 28 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Like a lot of boxing fans, Porter had Santa Cruz winning their previous fight last July in New York. Porter thought Santa Cruz did enough to deserve the victory. Unfortunately, the three judges that worked the fight felt differently, scoring the fight 114-114, 116-112, and 117-111. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye and Tony Bellew had an uneventful meeting for their The Gloves Are Off taping on Friday without the two of them going at it. Haye said they needed to have a 10 minute cooling off period when things started to get heated at one point.
Haye (28-2, 26 KOs) says he can’t wait to get the 33-year-old Bellew into the ring on March 4 so he can belt him around the ring and knock him out quickly. Haye says he’s hoping Bellew can bring some talent to the ring, because he would like to see the fight make it to the 5th or 6th rounds for the boxing fans. But, Haye doesn’t see the talented needed for Bellew to do much in this fight other than get knocked out quickly in front of the fans at the O2 Arena in London, England. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: #9 IBF Sullivan Barrera (18-1, 13 KOs) has agreed to fight unbeaten #2 Artur Beterbiev (11-0, 11 KOs) in an IBF light heavyweight title eliminator. Barrera’s promoters at Main Event announced the news on Friday, along with Beterbiev. The winner of the Beterbiev vs. Barrera fight will be the mandatory challenger to IBF 175lb champion Andre Ward. Beterbiev has had problems getting one of the contenders in the IBF’s ratings to agree to fight him in the eliminator.
Beterbiev sent a tweet earlier today saying that Barrera wasn’t going to take the fight. He was then going to see if #10 IBF Oleksandr Gvozdyk would agree the fight. Beterbiev said he didn’t think he would agree to it. Beterbiev would have needed to keep working down the list if not for the 34-year-old Barrera agreeing to fight him. Read the rest of this entry »