By Jim Dower: Youth prevailed tonight with interim WBA welterweight champion David Avanesyan (22-1-1, 11 KOs) defeating a game but limited 44-year-old Sugar Shane Mosley (49-10-1, 41 KOs) by a hard fought 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night in their fight on CBS Sports Net from the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: Are we the Fight fans so naive or just plain stupid, to not to know, that professional boxing is a business too? In the last few days, I have read a couple of comments and articles defending Canelo Alvarez and Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar Dela Hoya decision to vacate the WBC middle title.
I don’t mean to disrespect pro wrestlers around the world, but pro wrestling is a quality show offered by many companies based on entertainment first and not on a real competition standard. Maybe in the US there is one major wrestling company, but there are many more regional wrestling promotional companies all over the United States and also around the World.
The main goal at pro wrestling is to offer to the viewers, an entertaining quality drama show, be it at the microphone or inside the ring. On times a wrestler might not be really skilled inside the ring, but if he does has an attractive personality and knows how to arouse the audience, then it is possible for him to gain many fans. Now, that doesn’t mean wrestlers aren’t real athletes, they also get hurt and on times tragedies occur. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Former WBC cruiserweight champion Krzysztof “Diablo” Wlodarczyk (51-3-1, 37 KOs) had too much for 39-year-old German Kai Kurzawa (37-5, 25 KOs) in stopping him in the 4th round on Saturday night to win the vacant IBF Inter-Continental cruiserweight belt in Szczecin, Poland.
The 34-year-old Wlodarczyk knocked Kurzawa down twice in the fight in putting him down once in the 3rd and a final time in the 4th round to get the victory. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Moments ago, Ricky Burns (40-5-1, 14 KOs) defeated #1 WBA Michele Di Rocco (40-2-1, 18 KOs) by an 8th round knockout to capture the vacant WBA World light welterweight champion on Saturday night at The SSE Hydro, in Glasgow, Scotland. Burns knocked Di Rocco down with a series of hard shots thrown while the two were wrestling around on the inside. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder won’t be facing 35-year-old David Haye (28-2, 26 KOs) for his next fight in July. According to Deontay’s promoter Lou Dibella, it’s too short notice for a fight between Wilder and Haye.
Dibella wants an opponent that can fight Deontay in the next eight weeks, and a fight against Haye wouldn’t be a rush job type of fight. They would want more time to build the fight properly. However, Dibella says a fight between Deontay and Haye is definitely something they’re interested in for 2017. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, the moment of truth is just one day away for #6 WBC Tony Bellew (26-2-1, 16 KOs). Tomorrow night, Bellew will be facing what is probably the best opponent of his career in #1 WBC Ilunga Makabu (19-1, 18 KOs) for the vacant WBC cruiserweight title at the Goodison Park Stadium in Liverpool, UK.
Bellew, 33, weighed in heavier than the 29-year-old Makabu by 2.6 pounds during Saturday’s weigh-in for their fight on Sunday night. Bellew’s official weight was 199.1lbs. Like usual, there was some visible flab around Bellew’s sides and on his thin chest, which suggests that he’s not really cut out for the cruiserweight division in terms of his physique.
Normally cruiserweights are pure muscle and you don’t see flab hanging around their sides or on their chest like with Bellew. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Aranow: Making his ninth title defense of his WBO light flyweight title, champion Donnie Nietes (38-1-4, 22 KOs) easily defeated #4 WBO Raul Garcia (38-4-1, 23 Kos) by a 5th round knockout on Saturday night at the University of St. La Salle Coliseum in Bacolod City, Philippines. Read the rest of this entry »
By Askhat Bapiev: It’s not smart to feed your vain hope and rely only on luck that one day you’re going to get what you wanted. I mean in all great boxing tales there is only one fight that absolutely can change the course of personal legend of any boxers and forever.
And we are talking about the fight which can make the world learn your name or forget you as a boxer at a such tender age. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Undefeated hard hitting WBO #11, WBA #12, IBF #15 heavyweight contender Jarrell Miller (17-0-1, 15 KOs) kept his unbeaten record intact on Friday night in destroying an over-matched Nick Guivas (12-4-2, 9 KOs) in a 2nd round knockout at the Seneca Niagara Resort & Casino in Niagara Falls, New York.
The 283-pound Miller used heavy shots to the body of Guivas to knock him down four times in the fight. Two of the knockdowns came in the 1st round, and the last two in the 2nd round. The fight was halted after the second knockdown in round two.
Referee Dick Pakozdi stopped the fight officially at 1:26 of the 2nd round. In winning the bout, the 6’4” Miller captured the vacant WBO NABO heavyweight title. Read the rest of this entry »
By Robbie Bannatyne: As a huge fan of boxing with an enthusiasm for writing, I have been unable to indulge in my twin passions on topics relating to my native Scotland for a long time. Starved of worthy material for a while, I’m delighted to finally have something to shout about again. Big time boxing is back in Glasgow!
Hometown hero Ricky Burns (39-5-1) bids to become the 1st 3-weight world champion in Scottish history tonight when he takes on Michelle Di Rocco (40-1-1) for the vacant WBA Super light-welterweight title.
While it’s been all boom for British boxing in recent years, Burns’ career at the top level looked to have gone bust after back-to-back losses to Terrence Crawford and Dejan Zlaticanin. In a period of such progress for the sport in the UK, the soft spoken Burns was forced to regress into the shadows and slowly rebuild his career. Read the rest of this entry »