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 Dan Ambrose: Shane Mosley (49-9-1, 41 KOs) will be looking to capture the interim WBA welterweight title against David Avanesyan (21-1-1, 11 KOs) in a fight televised on CBS Sports Net starting at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT from the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
Mosley, 44, has turned his career around recently with two victories over Patrick Lopez and Ricardo Mayorga. However, beating those two fighters doesn’t mean the 44-year-old Mosley will be able to beat the 27-year-old Avanesyan. 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. 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: This could be the last chance for Ricky Burns (39-5-1, 13 KOs) to win one last world title in his contest tonight against #1 WBA Michele Di Rocco (40-1-1, 18 KOs) in their fight for the vacant WBA light welterweight title at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland.
This is like tee-ball for Burns. He’s the perfect opportunity to win an easy world title against a guy with a record that is filled completely with fluff from top to bottom. The 34-year-old Italian Di Rocco has yet to fight a good fighter during his career, and I think he has zero business being ranked #1 by the World Boxing Association. As such, I don’t know how the 33-year-old Burns could mess this one up and not win the WBA title.
I think Burns knows this too judging by the way he was getting in Di Rocco’s face during their face off on Friday and smiling like the Cheshire cat from ear to ear. Burns knows that he’s got this one in the bag. 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 »