By Scott Gilfoid: Wladimir Klitschko has been left high and dry by Britain’s Tyson Fury for the second time after the 6’9” Fury pulled out of their latest scheduled fight this past Friday. Fury needs to get his life together for a moment before he resumes his pro boxing career. Wladimir, 40, says he’s going to be moving forward with his career, and he could be fighting for one or more of Fury’s titles if the sanctioning bodies end up stripping him of his IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight titles.
That could be a positive or a negative for Wladimir. It would depend on who he winds up facing. There are some heavyweights that Wladimir would match up well against, but others like Luis Ortiz that he probably wouldn’t do well with if he winds up being the one he faces.
For Wladimir, it’s bad news that he can’t get a second crack at Fury, because with the way that he’s looked recently with him still not looking in great shape, it would have been a winnable fight for the Ukrainian fighter. I don’t know if Wladimir could beat a dialed in Fury, not at this point in his career. We might not ever know. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn says he’s going to get a rematch for his fighter Anthony Crolla (31-5-3, 13 KOs) against Jorge Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) for him to try and avenge his 12 round unanimous decision loss from last Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. Crolla lost the fight by the scores 115-114, 115-113 and 117-111.
Crolla lost his World Boxing Association lightweight title in the fight. Fortunately for him, he had a rematch clause in the contract. Even without a rematch clause, Crolla would have an excellent chance of getting a rematch with Linares, because the Tokyo based fighter says he want to come back to fight in the UK, because he likes to fight there due to the large crowds and excitement. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Trainer Peter Fury says IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is getting help to treat him because he’s not happy with the way he’s been dumped on by the world since he beat Wladimir Klitschko last November. Peter says he expects Fury to return to the ring at some point in the future, and defeat whoever has the world title belts by the time he does come back.
Peter says that Fury was no focused some of the days when he was training camp. His mind was elsewhere, and he wasn’t 100% in the way he needed to be. Peter wants Fury to be totally focused because it’s no use for him if he’s not mentally into the sport due to the danger involved.
There will be a statement released this coming Tuesday on Fury’s condition, says Peter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Baldwin: Paulie Malignaggi sees no point in talking about the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Gennady “GGG” Golovkin fight for at least one to two years, as he feels that Golden Boy Promotions are not going to make the match until Triple G starts to age more. Right now, Golovkin is still fighting at too high a level for Golden Boy to make the fight. However, Malignaggi says that the 26-year-old Canelo has youth on his side, being that he can wait until Golovkin is sufficiently old before the fight gets made.
With Golovkin older and more vulnerable, then the fight can get made. Malignaggi sees the Golovkin vs. Danny Jacobs fight as a better fight, and a more realistic one than the Canelo-Golovkin fight right now. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Jorge Linares (41-3, 27 KOs) showed off his stuff tonight in defeating World Boxing Association lightweight champion Anthony Crolla (31-5-3, 13 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision to capture the WBA, Diamond strap and Ring lightweight title on Saturday night at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Trainer Abel Sanchez is sticking with his pick of IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) having too much power and size for former super middleweight champion Andre “SOG” Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) for their fight in less than two months on November 19 on HBO pay-per-view from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sanchez has noticed that the 32-year-old Ward has lost a lot from his game since coming back to the sport in 2015 following a two-year layoff from boxing. Ward hasn’t looked like the same fighter despite being put in with three soft opponents in a row in Paul Smith, Sullivan Barrera and Alexander Brand. Sanchez says that Ward was given every opportunity to look like a star by being put in with those three fighters, and he either couldn’t or wouldn’t do the job. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez wants unbeaten middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin and his promoter Tom Loeffler that they are the B-side in the equation for a fight against Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez if that fight takes place.
Gomez wants Golovkin and Loeffler to know that they don’t draw as well as Canelo, and because of that, he’s not on board with them getting a percentage split of the revenue for a mega-fight beaten the two middleweights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury will NOT be stripped of his IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight titles, according to his trainer Peter Fury, who says that a statement will be coming out “soon” to explain why his fighter pulled out of his scheduled October 29 fight against Wladimir Klitschko at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, England.
Peter says that the titles will be sorted out legally. If that’s the case, then the sanctioning bodies might not strip the 6’9” Fury like a lot of boxing fans think, hope and are expecting them to.
Peter Fury said this on his social media site: Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) doesn’t think too much of IBO/WBA/WBC champion Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) after learning of the British heavyweight pulling out of his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko last Friday for the second time. Wilder, 6’7” says that Fury lacks discipline for the sport, and he sees the 28-year-old as a sad sight to behold.
In recent photos of Fury, he’s looking kind of thick around the midsection area. Even if Fury hadn’t pulled out of his scheduled October 29 rematch against the 40-year-old Wladimir, it would be awfully tough for him to carve that weight off of his frame to get slimmed down enough to be competitive against the 6’6” Ukrainian. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Despite WBA World lightweight champion Anthony Crolla facing the arguably more talented fighter than himself in Jorge Linares tonight, Carl Froch is going out on the limb by selecting Crolla to win. Froch thinks Crolla will be knocking the 31-year-old Linares out when the two of them get inside the ring at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.
Just so boxing fans know, Crolla (31-4-3, 13 KOs) has a knockout percentage of 34%, which is not very high. If you’re going to predict a victory, history would show that Crolla is not likely to win by a knockout. I’m just saying. Read the rest of this entry »