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title David Price vs. Eric Molina possible for November


By Scott Gilfoid: In a move that reeks of desperation, Kalle Sauerland, the promoter for #11 WBO heavyweight contender David Price (20-3, 17 KOs), intends on taking a HUGE risk with the fragile-chinned 33-year-old Price by putting him in with the talented American knockout artist Eric Molina (25-3, 19 KOs) in November on the undercard of IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s next fight at the O2 Arena in London, England.

Sauerland figures that if the 6’8” Price wins that fight, he’ll be in the heavyweight mix for a title shot against Joshua. To be sure, the risk could in theory pay off for Price if he can get the hard hitting 6’4” Molina out of there before he gets his high powered offense cranked up. Once Molina’s offense is firing on all eight cylinders like it was in the 10th round of his last fight against former two division world champion Tomasz Adamek last April, I don’t see Price lasting long. Read the rest of this entry »

title Crawford vs. Troyanovsky: IBF, IBO, WBO, WBC undisputed

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By Jaime Ortega: As I predicted and it came to pass, Terrence Crawford absolutely dominated and destroyed Viktor ‘overhyped’ Postol with relative ease. Postol became a hyped superstar from the ashes of Lucas Mathysse, who after many battles looked like the oil-less robot of the Wizard of Oz. Postol’s only reliable weapon is his jab, and his eight week training at Wildcard gym under Freddy Roach was not going upgrade his average skillset. Crawford vs Postol was a disappointing battle, and those who over hyped Postol as the next big star were rightly put on their place.

However, in the 140 division the biggest challenge for Crawford is not the one dimensional Ukrainian, but the omni-directional Russian Eduard Troyanovsky who is 24-0, 21 knockouts. Read the rest of this entry »

title Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams Jr. this Friday


By Allan Fox: WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (27-1, 22 KOs) will be defending his title this Friday night on June 29 against #8 WBC Thomas Williams Jr. (20-1, 14 KOs) in what should be a very winnable fight for the 38-year-old Stevenson on Premier Boxing Champions (PBC) on Spike TV from the Centre Videotron, in Quebec city, Canada.

This is a fight that Stevenson wants because he likes the match-up. Read: Stevenson believes he can get through this fight without too much trouble. Williams Jr. is still largely the same flawed fighter that was stopped by Gabriel Campillo two years ago in 2014. Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder to have second hand surgery

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By Patrick McHugh: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder’s right hand is still in need of an additional surgery from his fight against Chris Arreola on July 16. Wilder already had his first surgery on his broken right hand last week, and he’ll a second one this week. Wilder could have surgery on his torn right bicep at the same time.

The prognosis is Wilder being out of the ring potentially until November or December if things go well. If not, then he’ll be back in the first quarter of 2017. Read the rest of this entry »

title Rosado vs. Saunders possible for Canelo-Smith card

By Dan Ambrose: #13 WBC former world title challenger Gabriel Rosado (23-9, 13 KOs) reportedly is in the running for a fight against unbeaten WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders (23-0, 12 KOs) on the undercard of the Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. Liam Smith card on September 17 at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Golden Boy Promotions are looking to add Saunders to the undercard of the fight card with the possible idea of matching Canelo against him later this year in December or at some point in the near future.

Golden Boy wants to move Canelo up to middleweight soon, and a fight against Saunders is thought to be Canelo’s first at the full weight of 160 pounds. Read the rest of this entry »

title Errol Spence beats Crawford, says GGG’s trainer


By Dan Ambrose: IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez says unbeaten welterweight contender Errol Spence Jr. (20-0, 17 KOs) beats WBC/WBO light welterweight champion Terence “Bud” Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) in a couple more fights from now. Spence would be a nightmare for Crawford with his punching power and his body attacks.

Crawford was staggered badly by former featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa in 2014, and that’s the only hard puncher that he’s fought during his career. Spence is a completely different animal. He’s bigger, stronger, and very good at cutting off the ring on guys that run from him.

Spence, 26, is younger than the 28-year-old Crawford and has a two inch reach advantage. Being a body puncher, Spence wouldn’t miss with his punches the way that Victor Postol did last Saturday night in his unification match against Crawford at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »

title Ward vs. Brand – Andre taking fight seriously


By Allan Fox: Unbeaten #1 IBF, #2 WBA, #2 WBO light heavyweight contender Andre Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) will be taking what he expects to be a tough fight next month against #10 WBA 175lb contender Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs) on August 6 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. This is a fight for Ward to get him ready for his November 19 bout against IBF/IWBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. Ward needs a win to get to the fight with Kovalev, which will be televised on HBO PPV.

Ward, 31, isn’t taking the 39-year-old Brand lightly, even though he’s almost 40-years-old and has fought only once at light heavyweight in his seven-year pro career. Ward has missed too much action in the ring in the last four years for him to take anyone light, even the 39-year-old Brand. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao to take down Top Rank?


By Leigh K. Seto: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has been one of the single most influential figures in Boxing for decades. He has had run-ins inside and outside of ring. He has helped shaped the careers of many Legends in the ring Muhammad Ali, Oscar De La Hoya, Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao to name a few. He has made himself and his fighters very rich along the way. He graduated from Harvard Law and was hired by then President Kennedy to join his legal staff. Needless to say, Bob is a pretty smart guy.

Bob orchestrates the soap opera of boxing like a brilliant puppet master, choosing the right fights to keep his top fighters winning or matching his top fighters against each other so he wins either way. It’s not always popular, but its good business. The Manny Pacquiao vs. Terence Crawford fight has a similar story line to the not so distant past. Read the rest of this entry »

title GBP still wants Saunders for Canelo vs. Smith card


By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions are hoping to add WBO middleweight champion Billy Joe Saunders for the September 17 card headlined by Saul “Canelo” Alvarez vs. WBO junior middleweight champion Liam Smith at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Golden Boy vice president Eric Gomez is reportedly trying to work a deal to get Saunders on the undercard against an opponent still to be determined.

This would potentially help setup an eventual fight between Canelo and Saunders at some point in the future for his WBO middleweight title. It would make the young Canelo look good if he can be seen taking two scalps back to back in winning the WBO 154lb strap from Liam Smith and then the WBO 160lb belt from Saunders.

I think it’s a smart move by Golden Boy if they can swing it. However, the money would have to be worth it for Saunders to fight on the undercard of the Canelo-Smith card. Saunders is a popular fighter, and he obviously wouldn’t go for the idea of fighting for chump change on an undercard. Read the rest of this entry »

title Arum to discuss Pacquiao vs. Crawford later


By Jeff Aranow: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says he’ll be discussing later the fight between WBC/WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford and Manny Pacquiao. Arum wants to make that fight a reality, and he reportedly has already discussed it with Manny and he’s on board with it. Crawford needed to get a win last Saturday night over Viktor Postol to put him in the Pacquiao fight, and he did his part in defeating the Ukrainian fighter by a 12 round unanimous decision on HBO pay-per-view at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

It wasn’t the most thrilling fight to watch from a fan’s perspective, but Crawford did win. It didn’t matter if he looked good or not. All Crawford had to do was win the fight in order to get the Pacquiao fight, and he did that. Arum wants the Pacquiao-Crawford fight because he promotes both guys. Read the rest of this entry »


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