By Scott Gilfoid: In a bad sign for the fans that will be purchasing the fight between IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua and Eric Molina on Sky Box Office PPV, Joshua is talking about the potential of him toying with the 34-year-old Molina before feeding him to the lions. In other words, Joshua will carry the 6’4” Molina (25-3, 19 Kos) if he’s no threat to him before putting him out of his misery in their fight at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
It’s sad though, because why is Joshua fighting an easy mark on pay-per-view. This is not a good career-building move for Joshua to be fighting a guy who has little chance of beating him on PPV. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Anthony Joshua thinks the British Boxing Board of Contro (BBBofC)l did the right thing in allowing British heavyweight Dereck Chisora to go ahead and fight Dillian Whyte (19-1, 15 KOs) this Saturday night on Sky Box Office PPV at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
The BBBofC had a meeting on Thursday to decide the face of Chisora, who had created a big ruckus during Wednesday’s press conference after he picked up a large table and hurled it in the direction of Whyte. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Baldwin: Freddie Roach, the trainer for Manny Pacquiao, thinks that WBC/WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) could be the next opponent for his fighter WBO 147lb champion Manny Pacquiao. While WBO super featherweight champion Vasyl Lomachenko has been mentioned recently by his promoter Bob Arum as a possibility for Pacquiao in 2017, Roach doesn’t see that fight happen.
Roach says that Lomachenko wants an entire year to get ready for Pacquiao, and he sees that as a polite way of saying he doesn’t want the fight. Roach says that Crawford is a real option due to Lomachenko not being ready or willing to take the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: IBF World junior middleweight champion Jermall Charlo (24-0, 18 KOs( says he’s going to be setting traps for #1 IBF challenger Julian “J-Rock” Williams (22-0, 14 KOs) in their fight this Saturday night on Showtime Boxing at the USC Galen Center, in Los Angeles.
The 26-year-old Charlo says he could have easily moved up to the 160lb division to start campaigning as a middleweight, but he wanted to give the boxing fans the fight against Williams. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Unbeaten Andy Ruiz Jr. (29-0, 19 KOs) weighed in at 255.7 pounds on Thursday for his fight against #1 WBO Joseph Parker (21-0, 18 KOs) in a battle of puncher vs. boxer this Saturday night at the Vector Arena in Auckland, New Zealand. Parker weighed in at 246.7lbs. The two heavyweights will be fighting for the vacant WBO heavyweight title that was recently vacated by Tyson Fury.
Ruiz Jr’s nine pound weight advantage might not be enough for him to get a win on Saturday night, because he’s going to have a hard time cornering Parker, who likes to use movement to keep out of punching range. Read the rest of this entry »
Reynaldo Sanchez: David Haye, former cruiserweight and heavyweight champion, visited the 5th St. GYM in Miami, Fla. this morning. Haye was accompanied by his friend Joe Fournier to do light work on the sandbag.
Rey Sanchez / Ringsidefightingnews spoke briefly with Haye about the events between Chisora and Whyte.
“It was really fun to see how Chisora threw that table over Whyte’s head. I do not want to be misunderstood, but the situation at the press conference really got me pumped for the fight this weekend. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight fringe contender Dereck Chisora will be fined by the British Boxing Board of Control (BBB of C) for his behavior or Wednesday in his press conference with British heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte.
The BBBofC will still allow the Whyte-Chisora fight to take place this Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. However, Chisora will be given a 2-year suspended suspension and fined £25,000 plus £5,000 in additional costs, according to ESPN. Chisora (26-6, 18 KOs) and Whyte will no longer be permitted to have any additional face-offs, and the two fighters will be weighed at separate times on Friday at the Victoria Warehouse in Manchester. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: For the right kind of money, Terence Crawford would be willing to move down three pounds to fight super featherweight Vasyl Lomachenko at 137 pounds, according to his trainer Brian McIntyre. The money would have to be good though. Both fighters are promoted by Top Rank, so there wouldn’t be a problem making the fight if there were interest from Lomachenko’s side.
Top Rank boss Bob Arum has spoken of matching Lomachenko and Crawford up against each other. Lomachenko will likely get a shot at Manny Pacquiao in 2017. Crawford is in a tough situation if he can’t get someone like Lomachenko. It doesn’t look like Crawford will ever fight Pacquiao. Crawford can probably forget about fights against Al Haymon fighters like Adrien Broner, Danny Garcia, Errol Spence Jr. or Keith Thurman. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBC/WBO light welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) says he’s going to make a statement this Saturday night in defending his two titles against 33-year-old John Molina Jr. (29-6, 23 KOs) in their fight on HBO Championship Boxing from the CenturyLink Arena in Omaha, Nebraska.
Crawford says he’s going to make the same kind of statement against Molina Jr. that he did in his last fight against Viktor Postol last July. Crawford beat Postol by a 12 round unanimous decision after knocking him down twice in the 5th. The final judges’ scores were 118-107, 117-108 and 118-107. That was boring fight to watch for me, and for a lot of boxing fans. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: American Eric Molina (25-3, 19 KOs) says he’ll be ready to take full advantage of any mistakes IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) makes this Saturday night. Molina, 6’4”, says Joshua will be in trouble if he messes up inside the ring. Joshua tends to leave himself open quite a bit when he’s attacking his opponents unfortunately.
All it takes is one mistake by Joshua and he could be out on his feet from one of Molina’s hard power shots. Molina realizes what’s at stake in this fight. If he can score a knockout over Joshua, he’ll make a bundle of cash in the rematch. Read the rest of this entry »