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title Weights: Warrington vs. Hyland & Whyte vs. Allen


By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten #1 WBC, #5 IBF, #11 WBA featherweight contender Josh Warrington (23-0, 4 KOs) successfully weighed in on Friday for his fight against former world title challenger Patrick Hyland (31-2, 15 KOs) on Saturday night at the First Direct Arena in Leeds. The Warrington vs. Hyland fight is the main event, but I see it as a poor fight for a main event. I like the undercard fight between heavyweight Dillian Whyte and Dave Allen as the far better match-up. I think Whyte has potential champion some day. With Warrington, I don’t think he’ll ever win a world title. He’s too weak of a puncher, and there are too many quality fighters in the division that he fights in.

The 32-year-old Hyland failed to make weight at 128 ¼ pounds. It pretty much doesn’t because the fight isn’t for a world title or any kind of eliminator. If it were a title eliminator, I’d like to think that a better fighter than the non-ranked Hyland could be found to face Warrington. But then again, Warrington is arguably no better than a bottom 15 fringe contender in my opinion. Read the rest of this entry »

title Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams Jr. results

By Jim Dower: In a surprisingly competitive bout, WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (28-1, 23 KOs) had to take some major shots from #8 WBC challenger Thomas Williams Jr. (20-2, 14 KOs) before knocking him out with a single left hand to the head in the 4th round on Friday night at the Centre Videotron, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. Stevenson, 38, also knocked Williams Jr. down in round one. Despite winning the fight by a KO, Stevenson looked very vulnerable in rounds two and three, as he took some major shots to the head from Williams. Read the rest of this entry »

title Eleider Alvarez vs. Robert Berridge results

By Jim Dower: Unbeaten #1 WBC light heavyweight contender Eleider Alvarez (20-0, 10 KOs) stayed in position for title shot contention with a one-sided 10 round unanimous decision victory on Friday night against replacement opponent Robert Berridge (27-5-1, 21 KOs) at the Centre Videotron, in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. The fight was televised on Premier Boxing Champions on Spike TV. Read the rest of this entry »

title Crawford vs. Postol PPV numbers rumored to be 50K


By Allan Fox: For some fans hoping to find the next superstar in the Floyd Mayweather Jr. mold, they were sadly disappointed last Saturday night with a less than Mayweather-esque performance from unbeaten WBO light welterweight champion Terence Crawford (29-0, 20 KOs) in his 12 round unanimous decision win over WBC 140lb champion Viktor Postol (28-1, 12 KOs) on HBO pay-per-view at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Promotional company Top Rank needs a new pay-per-view star to replace their No.1 star Manny Pacquiao, and boxing needs a replacement for the retired Floyd Mayweather Jr. There was hope that the 28-year-old Crawford could be the next Mayweather both in talent and in PPV bulling ability. Read the rest of this entry »

title Purses: Santa Cruz $1M, Frampton $500K

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(Photo credit Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME) By Dan Ambrose: WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) will be getting $1 million purse on Saturday night for his title defense against Irish fighter Carl Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Frampton, who is coming all the way from Northern Ireland for the fight, will be getting half as much as Santa Cruz at $500,000.

It’s not bad money for Frampton, but I’m betting that he’s thinking of the much bigger paydays he can receive in the future if he beats Santa Cruz to win his WBA belt. Read the rest of this entry »

title Daniel Jacobs vs. Sergio Mora II on September 9


By Eric Baldwin: In a fight that few boxing fans have any interest in seeing, WBA World middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs (31-1, 28 KOs) will be back inside the ring in two months from now in a needless rematch against 35-year-old former WBA junior middleweight champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (28-4-2, 8 KOs) on September 9 at the Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania.

Jacobs has openly said that he wasn’t excited about the rematch against Mora, because he would prefer to take on a bigger name. Going back to face the same guy he already beat is a backwards move in the minds of Jacobs. Read the rest of this entry »

title Charles Martin’s ring return possible for September

By Allan Fox: Former IBF heavyweight champion Charles Martin (23-1-1 21 KOs) will be resuming his once promising career possibly in September against the likes of Gerald Washington, Dominic Breazeale, Travis Kauffman or Eric Molina, according to RingTV. Martin, 30, was knocked out in the 2nd round last April by Anthony Joshua in London, England.

It was a disappointing loss for the 6’5” Martin, because he never really got his offense un-tracked after getting dropped by a right hand from Joshua. The southpaw Martin looked like he was intimidated by the 6’6” former 2012 Olympic gold medalist Joshua from the 1st round, and he never let his hands go the way he needed to for him to be competitive. Read the rest of this entry »

title Terry Flanagan vs. Dejan Zlaticanin possible for October


By Scott Gilfoid: A unification fight between lightweight champions Terry Flanagan and Dejan Zlaticanin are in the works for October. Showtime boss Stephen Espinoza likes the fight. One problem that could potentially get in the way of the Flanagan-Zlaticanin fight taking place is unbeaten Felix Verdejo (22-0, 15 KOs) being named as the #1 WBO mandatory challenger for Flanagan.

Verdejo wants a title shot, and if the World Boxing Organization order the fight, then Flanagan would have to face the talented Puerto Rican fighter. Flanagan has been pretty much taking it easy as the WBO champion since winning it last year against Jose Zepeda. Read the rest of this entry »

title Santa Cruz vs. Frampton official weights

By Jim Dower: Unbeaten WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) made weight on Friday in weighing at 125.5 pounds for his title defense against former IBF/WBA super bantamweight champion Carl Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs) on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The 29-year-old Frampton weighed in at 125.25lbs. Read the rest of this entry »

title Adonis Stevenson vs. Thomas Williams Jr tonight


Photo credit: Dave Nadkarni/Premier Boxing Champions) By Patrick McHugh: WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (27-1, 22 KOs) will be looking to make a successful defense of his WBC belt tonight against the 28-year-old American Thomas “Top Dog” Williams Jr (20-1, 14 KOs)at the Centre Videotron in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada.

Both fighters have KO power in each fist. Stevenson does well when he’s given space and time to throw his big power shots from the outside. Stevenson isn’t quite as good when his opponents get in close and throw flurries at him. Stevenson needs room to get leverage on his punches and to use his hand speed. When Stevenson is on the inside, his hand speed and power is almost totally negated. Read the rest of this entry »


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