By Allan Fox: David Emanuel Peralta (26-2-1, 14 KOs) saw his fortunes change last Saturday night with his 12 round split decision win over former two division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-5-1, 18 KOs) at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The 5’11” Peralta says he had been planning on retiring from boxing after his fight against Guerrero, but after beating he says he’s going to be quitting his taxi driving job to focus on his career.
Peralta wasn’t supposed to win the fight, but he did a great job of outworking Guerrero to get the win. Guerrero’s dad/trainer Ruben Guerrero felt that the judges didn’t score the fight properly, because he believes that Robert should have won all 12 rounds of the fight. He saw it as a one-sided affair. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Jessie Vargas (27-1, 10 KOs) thinks ESPN First Take analyst Max Kellerman is ignorant for his recent comments in saying that if Manny Pacquiao (58-6-2, 38 KOs) loses to Vargas in their fight on November 5, then it suggests that the Filipino fighter is over-the-hill. Kellerman said that it appears that the reason why Pacquiao chose to fight Vargas next instead of unbeaten WBC/WBO light welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford next is because he’s only fighting for money rather than for the sport.
Kellerman sees Vargas as the easier option for Pacquiao than Crawford, who he feels would be a real test for him if the fight had been made. Pacquiao, 37, had the option to select the Top Rank promoted Crawford for his next fight, but he instead selected Vargas.
It’s easy to understand why Pacquiao selected Vargas to fight, because he’s clearly a more beatable guy. All Kellerman is doing is speaking the plain facts. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Golden Boy Promotions CEO Oscar De La Hoya is under the impression that he cannot afford to let his fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to wait beyond 2017 before he matches him against unbeaten IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) for their much talked about mega-fight.
De La Hoya feels that the Canelo-Golovkin fight is the biggest in boxing, and he wants to take advantage of that rather than waiting too long to finally put the bout together. De La Hoya sees the Canelo vs. Golovkin fight as the equivalent of the Marvin Hagler vs. Tommy Hearns fight.
De La Hoya thinks that it would be too soon to make the fight between Canelo and Golovkin right now, because the fans have just started talking about the fight a year ago. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Trainer Abel Sanchez sees IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook’s recent weight gain as a sure sign that he’s going to attempt to use his weight to bully IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin in their fight on September 10.
Sanchez sees Brook, who recently weighed in at 176lbs for the 30-day weigh-in, trying to use his size to muscle GGG with clinching and other wrestling techniques to shut down his offense the way he did with Shawn Porter. Sanchez doesn’t think it’s going to work at all. He says that if Brook attempts to bully Golovkin, it’ll be a great fight but it’ll end with a knockout for his fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: #13 WBC welterweight contender Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-5-1, 18 KOs) seems to be in real denial about his 12 round split decision loss to unheralded Argentinian David Emanuel Peralta (26-2-1, 14 KOs) last Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California.
Guerrero, 33, thinks he should have won the fight despite the fact that he totally caved in from round five to twelve of the contest. Guerrero gassed out in a way that left no doubt who the better fighter was between the two aging welterweights. That’s not to say Peralta looked good, because he didn’t. It was a case of Guerrero looking dreadful after the 4th round. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: In a shocking upset, little known 2nd tier fighter David Peralta (26-2-1, 14 KOs) defeated former two division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-5-1, 18 KOs) by a 12 round split decision in welterweight action on Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: 37-year-old journeyman Freddie Hernandez (34-8, 22 KOs) outworked and outlanded a badly faded Alfredo “El Perro” Angulo (24-6, 20 KOs) in beating him by a 10 round unanimous decision in super middleweight action on Saturday night on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV from the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. The judges scored the fight 98-92, 97-93 and 97-93. Boxing News 24 had Hernandez winning six rounds to four. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Andre Ward (30-0, 15 KOs) is now scheduled to challenge IBF/WBA/WBC light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (30-0-1, 26 KOs) in the next three months on November 19 in what will be a real test of whether Ward can hang with the best at 175. It’s good that the fight got negotiated because for a time there it was unclear if it would get put together.
We don’t yet whether Ward is cut out to be fighting in the light heavyweight division because he’ s only fought one actual light heavyweight during his three-fight comeback and that was the badly flawed Sullivan Barrera. Ward’s other two fights came against super middleweights Alexander Brand and Paul Smith. Ward didn’t even look good in those fights. He couldn’t do anything with Brand, and Smith staggered him in the 7th round with a right hand in their fight last year. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Kell Brook won’t want to move back down to fight his IBF mandatory challenger Errol Spence Jr. after he faces IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin on September 10, according to trainer Kenny Porter, the father of former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter. Kenny suspects that Brook will lose the fight to Golovkin, and then he won’t want to move back down to 147 to take another tough fight against Spence.
Shawn Porter feels that Brook will give Golovkin a lot of problems with his size and possibly his holding in their fight. Shawn thinks Brook could stay at 160 depending on how he does against Triple G. He might move back down to 147 if he loses the fight to Golovkin, however.
When asked by Fighthype.com whether Brook will fight Errol Spence Jr. after the Golovkin fight, Kenny Porter said, “No, Kell’s got a lot on his plate right now, and I think that might be more than he can handle. Obviously, from a business stand point, that’s the reason why he made the fight.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Patrick McHugh: Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (33-4-1, 18 KOs) will be facing David Peralta (25-2-1, 14 KOs) tonight in a crucial 12-round fight that could either breathe new life into his sagging career or finish him off for good on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV from the Honda Center, in Anaheim, California. #13 WBC Guerrero has been entertaining thoughts of a rematch against WBC welterweight champion Danny Garcia.
For Guerrero to eventually get that rematch with Garcia, he’s going to need to win all of his fights from this point on. Garcia might wind up losing to someone eventually, but he’s probably not going to want to bother fighting Guerrero again unless he’s winning and looking good. Read the rest of this entry »