By Jeff Aranow: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Saul Canelo Alvarez met on Monday for their international press tour in Mexico City, Mexico to hype their May 6 fight at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The casually dressed 30-year-old Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) looked like a giant during the face off with the 5’8” Canelo (48-1-1, 34 KOs) when the two of them were on stage after speaking.
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By Scott Gilfoid: Promoter Eddie Hearn says his fighter IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) told him that he’s going to be knocking out challenger Errol Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs) in their fight on May 27 in Sheffield, England.
That’s what Brook said to Hearn. Brook seems to be up in arms due to the boxing fans thinking he was going to duck the Spence fight due to the difficulty of the match. Further, Brook isn’t happy that Amir Khan thought he would dodge Spence as well. As such, Brook wants to prove the fans and Amir Khan wrong by not only fighting the 26-year-old Spence, but also knocking him out as well. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye (28-2, 26 KOs) is taking a wait and see approach to the outcome of IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s next title defense against Wladimir Klitschko on April 29. Haye sees a victory by the 27-year-old Joshua (18-0, 18 KOs) Wladimir as pretty much academic for their match at Wembley Stadium in London, England.
What Haye isn’t sure about is whether Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn will have the confidence to take the fight with him immediately after Wladimir is beaten. While Joshua and Hearn have been chomping at the bit to fight the other heavyweights in the division, they don’t seem nearly as eager to fight Haye for some reason. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Aranow: Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has a “big chance” of beating undefeated Gennady “GGG” Golovkin if the two of them face each other this year, says former four division world champion Erik Morales. He sees improvement in the game of the 26-year-old Canelo (48-1-1, 34 KOs) in his recent fights, and he thinks that might give him the ability to beat the 34-year-old Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs).
Morales sees the Canelo-Golovkin fight as an even one right now, but he does feel that Golovkin has more experience and technical ability of the two. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: This Saturday night the boxing world will have the pleasure of seeing WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (37-0, 36 KOs) defend his WBC title against the capable #8 WBC replacement opponent Gerald Washington (18-0-1, 12 KOs) on PBC on Fox TV at the Legacy Arena in Birmingham, Alabama.
This is going to be a battle of the big men with two 6’7” heavyweights in Wilder and Washington throwing bombs at each other for as long as it lasts. Wilder’s choice of the giant-sized Washington is a good warm-up for him for what he’ll be facing when he gets inside the ring with the 6’6”, 250 lb. Anthony Joshua. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBA ‘regular’ middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs is using the gym of Andre Ward’s trainer Virgil Hunter in Hayward, California to get ready for his fight on March 18 against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) on HBO pay-per-view.
Hunter feels that Golovkin has never been in the ring with anyone at the pro level with the talent of the 29-year-old Jacobs, and he feels that anything can happen in this fight. Hunter notes that on paper, Jacobs is the underdog to Triple G, but he still believes that he has a chance of beating the Kazahstan fighter when the two battle it out at Madison Square Garden in New York next month. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC super flyweight champion Carlos Cuadras (35-1, 27 KOs) is giving Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (50-2-1, 32 KOs) the edge over Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (48-1-1, 34 KOs) in their fight three months from now on May 6. Cuadras says that Chavez Jr. is the bigger fighter with more power and with a good chin. He sees that as being a problem for Canelo.
More and more people are starting to select Chavez Jr. as the one who will come out victorious in the fight against the 26-year-old Canelo. It’s not that they don’t see the Golden Boy Promotions star as a good fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Adrien Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) says he’s done fishing after beating Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 12 KOs) by a 10 round split decision last Saturday night, and he’s now open to fighting Manny Pacquiao or the winner of the Danny Garcia vs. Keith Thurman fight. Broner says that he’s capable of competing with the best fighters in the 147 lb. division, although he says he broke his left hand in beating Granados at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. If the hand is broken, it’s going to take time for Broner to heal and come back from the injury.
It was thought that Broner, 27, would try and get back down to the 140 lb. division for his next fight, because he did not shine in defeating Granados. But it appears that Broner plans on fighting at welterweight in his next fight if he can get a fight against one of the top fighters. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin sees Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) having it tough going against Errol Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs) in his next fight on May 20. Quillin says that Brook has a lot on his plate due to him having lost his last fight against middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, and now having to face one of the best prospects in boxing in Spence. It’s not good timing at all for Brook to have to face a fighter like the 26-year-old Spence right after the Golovkin fight.
Former IBF 147lb champion Shawn Porter also believes that Spence can beat Brook. Porter is well familiar with both fighters, and he thinks that Spence will emerge as the winner in the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan says that he likes the idea of facing newly crowned WBA World welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) after his 12 round unanimous decision win over WBA 147lb champion David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) last Saturday night. Peterson beat Khan by a 12 round split decision victory on December 10, 2011. It was a controversial win for Peterson, as Khan twice had points deducted in the fight for him pushing off in rounds 7 and 12.
“Peterson beat Avanesyan love that fight at 147lbs #WBA title,” said Khan via his Twitter. “Fights “I’m confident that can happen in 2017. Garcia vs. Thurman winner. Avanseyan vs. Peterson winner. Miguel Cotto or Kel brook #Big Year.” Read the rest of this entry »