By Angel Flower: It’s no secret Kell “Special K” Brook and Amir “King” Khan have a pretty heated rivalry going on. Amir Khan has refused to fight Brook in the past because he felt Brook had not done anything to earn the fight and wanted too much money.
I can see this all changing now and expect these two dynamic fighters to finally give the people of the UK the biggest all UK fight of 2017 if not the biggest fight in the world. Fans from both sides of the ocean want to see this match up from two of the toughest men in boxing right now, their resume speaks for itself. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Baldwin: It took Wladimir Klitschko just three days to find a replacement opponent for Tyson Fury, as it appears that the big 6’6” Ukrainian heavyweight will be facing Anthony Joshua in November or December for one of Fury’s titles. Klitschko and his management are waiting to find out what the World Boxing Organization will be doing with Fury as far as stripping him or not of his WBO heavyweight title.
Wladimir and Joshua could be fighting in November or December for one of the two titles that Fury has holding since last November after beating Wladimir by a narrow 12 round decision. For Wladimir and Joshua to face each other, they’ll need a title to be up for grabs. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Baldwin: It’s been three years since Nathan Cleverly (29-3, 15 KOs) lost his WBO light heavyweight title in getting blasted out by Sergey Kovalev in 2013, but this Saturday, Cleverly will be attempting to unseat WBA World 175lb champion Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) in Germany. It would be a big accomplishment and big news for Cleverly to beat Braehmer, because the German fighter hasn’t lost a fight since getting beaten by Hugo Hernan Garay back in 2008.
Braehmer has been matched pretty weakly since that time, so it’s kind of not surprising that he hasn’t tasted defeat in the last eight years of his career. You can argue that it’s fairly easy for fighters to stay unbeaten over an eight year period like Braehmer has if you fight the same kind of guys that he has. We’re not talking about superstars here when he talk about the level of competition that Braehmer has been feasting on. Read the rest of this entry »
By Angel Flowers: There is a reason Saul “Canelo” Alvarez is the only boxer left that can command pay-per-view dollars unlike most of his peers; he dares to challenge himself. Alvarez has already been in the ring with three future hall of famers such as Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Shane “Sugar” Mosley and Miguel Cotto, despite being only 25.
No other boxer in history can boast such accomplishments at such a young age as Saul Alvarez when you look at how he did it. After winning the World Boxing Council junior middleweight vacant title, Alvarez, despite numerous warnings, took on Austin Trout in order to unify the belts, which he later lost to Floyd Mayweather in 2013. Despite the fact Mayweather was considered the top pound for pound boxer in the world, Alvarez was willing to go down in weight from his natural 154 to 152 to make a fight that he would be seen as a huge underdog. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Kell Brook has already had surgery on his broken right eye socket that he suffered against knockout artist Gennady Golovkin earlier this month on September 10 in London. Brook wants to get back inside the ring in early 2017 to resume his career. When Brook does get back into action again, he only wants to be fighting the best in boxing.
Brook specifically wants Saul Canelo Alvarez, Amir Khan and Miguel Cotto. That sounds like a good plan on the face of it, as Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) might be able to get one of those names to fight him straightaway in early 2017. However, it might become increasingly difficult for Brook to get all of those big names to fight him unless he starts winning again. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Nathan Cleverly (29-3, 15 KOs) will be challenging WBA 175lb champion Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) this Saturday night in a long awaited fight five years in the making in Germany. The fight is happening at the wrong time of their careers, as both fighters appear to be nearing the end. However, Cleverly believes that he’s just now hitting the peak of his career at 29.
The fact that Cleverly’s record is a pitiful 3-3 in his last six fights suggests otherwise. Fighters that are losing 50 percent of the time ARE NOT hitting their peak. They’re heading downhill, which is what I believe the case is with Cleverly. The thing is, we couldn’t really see how good or not so good Nathan was during the first eight years of his career, because he wasn’t being matching against quality fighters. Read the rest of this entry »
By Angel Flowers: Boxing fans already have shown that IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is only a draw on free TV and does not have a pay per view presence. This is because Golovkin has failed to challenge himself and take on the tough fights. Months after criticizing his supposed rival Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for fighting a welterweight in Amir Khan, GGG himself went after Kell Brook, another welterweight.
This is not the first time Golovkin has wanted to fight a welterweight; before he retired he expressed interest in fighting Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr. instead of guys closer to his weight. When Golovkin offered to fight Mayweather at 154 pounds, boxers at junior middleweight offered to take him on, most notably Erislandy Lara, the WBA junior middleweight champion. Read the rest of this entry »
By Adam Godfrey: IBF Welterweight champion Kell Brook underwent surgery last week to reverse the damage caused to his right eye socket during his TKO loss to Middleweight Champion Gennady Golovkin on September 10th. Surgery was presumably delayed for two weeks to ensure the swelling had abated sufficiently for the surgeon to carry out the operation, which, according to Brook’s trainer Dominic Ingle, involved told The Star:
“…The surgeon-who was called Mohammed Ali, believe it or not- going up through his gums, his front teeth, moving an eye to one side and then sorting out the fracture”. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight talent Joseph Parker (20-0, 17 KOs) will be looking to get out of the way the last obstacle that stands in his way before fighting IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua when he faces German based Alexander Dimitrenko (38-2, 24 KOs) this Saturday night in a stay busy fight at the Vodafone Events Centre in Manukau City, New Zealand.
There’s still a chance that Parker might wind up facing 33-year-old David Price in his next fight, but I tend to doubt it. Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn seems to want to put Joshua in with Parker on November 26. What could change this is if Hearn can get Wladimir Klitschko as Joshua’s opponent for the November 26 date.
For that to happen, one or more of heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s WBA or WBO titles will need to be stripped from him and put up for grabs for Wladimir and Joshua to fight over for the November 26 date. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Tony Bellew believes that #10 WBA Nathan Cleverly (29-3, 15 KOs) can pull off the upset against WBA World light heavyweight champion Juergen Braehmer (48-2, 35 KOs) in their fight this Saturday night at the Jahnsportforum in Neubrandenburg, Germany. Bellew thinks the 29-year-old Cleverly has the talent to beat the 37-year-old Braehmer and importantly the work rate to outwork the German.
What Bellew isn’t sure about is whether Cleverly has the desire to do what he needs to do for him to get the win. In other words, Bellew questions whether Cleverly is ready to put it on the line to fight a grueling match to get the win. Read the rest of this entry »