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 »
By Scott Gilfoid: With heavyweight champion Tyson Fury pulling out of his scheduled October 29 rematch against Wladimir Klitschko, Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn is looking to slide into the picture and match his fighter IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua against the 40-year-old Wladimir.
Hearn says the 26-year-old Joshua is all for the fight against Klitschko, and he thinks that he fancies his chances of beating the aging Ukrainian boxing star. Goodness knows, Wladimir has looked absolutely dreadful in his last two fights against Fury last November and Bryant Jennings in April of 2015. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: WBA lightweight champion Anthony Crolla and Jorge Linares will be fighting this Saturday night for the Ring Magazine lightweight belt at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. Crolla, 29, covets the Ring title, as he would like to add the belt to his collection.
It won’t be easy for Crolla to win the title, because he’s facing what could be the best opponent of his career. Linares isn’t a big slugger like Derry Mathews or Ismael Barroso, but he’s got great boxing skills that are second to none. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Eric Gomez of Golden Boy Promotions wants middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler to sit down with him to negotiate a deal for a fight against Golden Boy star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez for September 2017. Gomez wants to get the Canelo-Golovkin fight negotiated right now for some reason. It’s not in Golovkin’s best interest to accept a lump sum deal. He’s about to fight Daniel Jacobs in December.
A victory over Jacobs will increase Golovkin’s negotiating power. If Golovkin defeats WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders in early 2017, he’ll have cleaned out the middleweight division by capturing the last title not in his possession and beaten the last threat to him. If Golovkin agrees to do a deal with Golden Boy now, he wouldn’t be in the same position as he’ll be later on down the road. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In an official statement from heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and his team has announced that he’s been declared “medically unfit” to fight next month against challenger Wladimir Klitschko in their scheduled fight on October 29 at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK. As such, the Fury-Klitschko fight will NOT go ahead. The weird part of the statement from Team Fury is why they’re not revealing what’s wrong with him. Normally when a fighter is injured, they reveal what the problem is.
Fury’s injury is unknown still at this point. We should be hearing something soon hopefully. Team Fury says they will have further news to reveal to the boxing world soon about Fury’s condition. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: With Saul Canelo Alvarez on the shelf for the remainder of 2016 with a fractured right thumb, unbeaten IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin is moving in to take Canelo’s December 10 date on HBO with his fight against Daniel Jacobs. World Boxing Association president Gilberto Mendoza has ordered the Golovkin-Jacobs fight, and their management is negotiating the fight, which could take place at Madison Square Garden in New York.
Canelo, 26, fractured his right thumb in his fight against WBO junior middleweight champion Liam smith. The good news for Golovkin is that it opens up the December 10 date for him to fight Jacobs. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is reportedly injured again, and his scheduled rematch against Wladimir Klitschko is on the verge of being cancelled, according to news reports. It’s unclear what injury the 6’9” Fury has this time. Whatever it is, it must be bad enough for Fury to postpone. In recent photos of Fury this week, he looks to be very heavy around the middle. Fury’s midsection looks to have a lot of blubber there. With only five weeks to go before the rematch with Klitschko, it’s hard to imagine Fury being able to burn the lard off.
The fat is noticeable not only in the belly area of Fury, but also in the sides. It bulges outward. To take that kind of weight off in five weeks might be possible, but it would take a lot of hard work and Fury might be weaker for having taken off the weight. Another postponement would give Fury more time to take the blubber off unless he’s got another leg injury. From behind, the flab on Fury’s sides looks almost like a bullfrog. I don’t know how Fury could have gotten so heavy. Read the rest of this entry »