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title Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergio Mora analysis

By Allan Fox: WBA middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) will be defending his title against Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (28-4-2, 9 KOs) in a rematch in less than two weeks on Friday, September 9 at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pa. The Jacobs-Mora II rematch hasn’t caught the attention of boxing fans because it’s not a fight that is in demand at all, period.

The management for Mora and Jacobs obviously saw it as an important enough fight to have it televised on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike. As far as rematches go, I think it would have been far better for Jacobs to have fought Peter Quillin again if he wanted a rematch. I’d rather see the two of them fight each other again rather than another mismatch between Jacobs and the 35-year-old Mora. Read the rest of this entry »



title Rosado: I’m going to make Willie Monroe quit

By Allan Fox: #11 WBO middleweight contender Gabriel Rosado (29-3, 13 KOs) is saying that he plans on making #15 WBO Willie Monroe Jr. (20-2, 6 KOs) quit when the two of them fight next month on September 17 in the co-feature bout on HBO pay-per-view at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

The winner of the Rosado-Monroe Jr. is expected to be matched against fellow Golden Boy Promotions fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez.

“The big prize is Canelo,” Golden Boy Promotions executive Eric Gomez said on Monday. “The winner of (Rosado-Monroe) could very well be fighting Canelo in December.”

Just when that fight will take place is unknown. It could either be this December or in May of 2017. It probably won’t be in September next year, because supposedly that will be when Canelo will be fighting Golovkin; although many boxing fans highly doubt that will be happening. They expect Golden Boy to be using a walker or a cane and eating pureed food by the time Canelo finally fights him. Read the rest of this entry »



title De La Hoya: Canelo is about to become a crossover star!

By Eric Baldwin: Depending on Mexican star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s success in the with his coming fights this year and in 2017, he could be on his way to becoming the next crossover star if he can beat the likes of Liam Smith, Billy Joe Saunders and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. Canelo’s promoter Oscar De La Hoya believes that Canelo is on the cusp of becoming a crossover star in becoming a huge star in the United States.

The 26-year-old Canelo already is a big star in his native Mexico, and he has been for some time. Breaking into the U.S markets to get the riches from the huge population has proven to be tougher for Canelo, because the fans haven’t fully adopted the Mexican star as of yet. Read the rest of this entry »



title Dillian Whyte wants Gary Cornish

By Scott Gilfoid: British heavyweight Dillian Whyte (18-1, 14 KOs) is hoping to fight Gary Cornish (23-1, 12 KOs) for his next fight on October 7 on the undercard of the Ricky Burns v Kiryl Relikh card at The SSE Hydro, Glasgow, Scotland. Whyte, 28, wanted to fight Sam Sexton for that card, but he’s not going to be available for the fight.

Cornish, 29, might not take the fight against Whyte though. If not, then Whyte’s promoter Eddie Hearn will need to try and dig up someone else. Cornish is not a great opponent, but you can’t blame Whyte wanting to fight him.

Whyte’s surgically repaired left shoulder doesn’t seem strong or even close to being strong since he came back from the surgery. Whyte has won his last two fights against poor opposition but he’s not using his left hand for much in his fights. He’s mostly throwing right hands and not looking very powerful. Read the rest of this entry »



title Molina: Kell Brook will upset Triple G

By Scott Gilfoid: Light welterweight contender John Molina is predicting a victory for unbeaten Kell “Special K” Brook (36-0, 25 KOs) in his title fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) on September 10. Molina, 33, thinks Brook is a special talent and will be able to come out with the victory in this fight.

Molina sees Brook and his management as having selected Golovkin not for the money, but because they feel they can beat him. Molina believes Brook will go out and defeat the 34-year-old Golovkin next month in their fight on HBO pay-per-view and Sky Box Office pay-per-view at the O2 Arena in London, England. Read the rest of this entry »



title Canelo-Smith will NOT undergo VADA testing

By Dan Ambrose: In something of an odd move, World Boxing Organization junior middleweight champion Liam Smith (23-0-1, 13 KOs) and the Golden Boy Promotions flagship fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (47-1-1, 33 KOs) will NOT be taking part in the drug testing from Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) for their upcoming fight next month on September 17 on HBO pay-per-view at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

It’s too bad there won’t be drug testing for the Canelo-Smith fight, because I think it helps when boxing fans know that the testing is being done. Neither of these fighters have ever been under suspicion for using performance enhancing drugs in the past, but it would still be nice if the testing had been done. Read the rest of this entry »



title Eric Molina wants Price or David Haye

By Scott Gilfoid: #11 WBC heavyweight contender Eric Molina (25-3, 19 KOs) is interested in facing either David Price (20-3, 17 KOs) or David Haye (28-2, 26 KOs) in November in order to get a title shot against International Boxing Federation heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

Prices trainer Dave Coldwell said recently that he was interested in matching the 33-year-old Price against Molina in November. Whether he was serious or not is the important question. Molina, 34, is a real talent with excellent punching power and good size. For Price to go from beating the likes Vaclav Pejsar in his last match to facing Molina in November would be a monstrous leap up in competition for the struggling heavyweight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Peralta says he’s quitting taxi job after beating Guerrero

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 »



title Pacquiao vs. Vargas: Jessie says Kellerman is ignorant

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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 »



title De La Hoya: Canelo-Golovkin can’t afford to wait longer than 2017

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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 »



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