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title Badou Jack vacates WBC super middleweight title

By Scott Gilfoid: Badou Jack (20-1-3, 12 KOs) has official vacated his WBC super middleweight title, according to the World Boxing Council. This move was not unexpected, as Jack, 32, had said that he planned on vacating the title last Saturday night after his 12 round draw against IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale (23-1-1, 14 KOs) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Jack wants to move up to light heavyweight title challenge the top fighters in that weight class. Jack’s promoter Floyd Mayweather Jr. has immediate plans to have him fight WBC 175lb champion Adonis Stevenson in June. Read the rest of this entry »

title Marco Huck faces Mairis Briedis on 4/1

By Scott Gilfoid: #2 WBO Marco Huck (40-3-1, 27 KOs) will be fighting the top rated #1 WBO Mairis Briedis (21-0, 18 KOs) on April 1 for the interim WBO cruiserweight title at the Dortmund Westfalenhalle in Germany. The winner of the Huck-Briedis fight will very likely be elevated to the full WBC cruiserweight champion in the near future if/when WBC champion Tony Bellew vacates his title to fight at heavyweight.

I think Bellew won’t bother coming back down to the cruiserweight division after his fight against David Haye on March 4. After Bellew gets a taste of the big cash in the heavyweight division, I see him staying in that weight class. That means the winner of the Huck-Briedis fight will be the new WBC cruiserweight champion. Read the rest of this entry »

title Hearn to name Brook’s next opponent in 2 weeks

By Scott Gilfoid: The fans are going to find out in the next couple of weeks who Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) will be fighting next. Brook’s promoter Eddie Hearn wants him to fight Amir Khan next on May 20 or 27, but it doesn’t look like that fight is going to happen next.

Hearn says that Brook should move up to 154, because he’s having too many problems making weight for the welterweight division. You can argue that the problems that Brook has is Errol Spence Jr. problems rather than weight problems. Brook has to move to 154, to avoid fighting Spence. Read the rest of this entry »

title Canelo – Is Golden Boy stunting his career?

By Jeff Aranow: Former two-division world champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s next against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on May 6 is viewed by a lot of fans as sad mismatch on HBO PPV. It’s matches like this that lack the drama needed to take Canelo’s career to the next level.

Canelo v. Chavez Jr. isn’t seen a real fight in the eyes of a lot of boxing fans. It’s not even sporting, because of how bad Chavez Jr. has looked in his last six fights. Canelo is going to likely destroy the very close Chavez Jr. on May 6. Read the rest of this entry »

title Frampton wants to prove win over Santa Cruz was no fluke

By Scott Gilfoid: Many boxing fans felt that Carl Frampton’s win over WBA Super World featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (32-1-1, 18 KOs) was a bogus victory last July, and they think the fight should have been scored either a draw or a win for Santa Cruz.

Frampton says he wants to prove that his win wasn’t a fluke by him going out and beating Santa Cruz a second time in their rematch in 10 days from now on January 28 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »

title Canelo holds ALL the advantages for Chavez Jr. fight says Sanchez

By Dan Ambrose: Middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez doesn’t like Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s chances of beating Saul Canelo Alvarez in their fight on May 6. Sanchez sees Canelo as having all the advantages in the fight with it taking place at a catchweight of 164 ½ pounds. Sanchez sees the 26-year-old Canelo winning the fight by a 12 round decision. That’s surprising news, because a lot of the boxing fans are saying that Chavez Jr. has no chance, and will wind up getting knocked out at some point in the fight by Canelo.

It’s not good that Chavez Jr. quit on his stool just two years ago after the 9th round in his fight against Andrzej Fonfara in 2015. Fonfora knocked Chavez Jr. down in round 9 with a big head shot. In between rounds, Chavez Jr. pulled a no mas in choosing to quit on his stool rather than going out for round 10 and losing the fight possibly by a normal knockout. Read the rest of this entry »

title Jacobs will use size advantage against Golovkin says Rozier

By Jeff Aranow: Daniel Jacobs will be enjoying a 2 ½” height and 3” reach advantage over Gennady “GGG” Golovkin on March 18. Jacobs’ trainer Andre Rozier says the size advantage for his fighter is going to give Golovkin all kinds of problems when they get inside the ring at Madison Square Garden in New York.

Rozier says the 6’1” Jacobs is going to use movement and his reach to get the better of the 5’10 ½” Triple G. Read the rest of this entry »

title Canelo explains why he was willing to go up in weight

By Dan Ambrose: Saul Canelo Alvarez surprised boxing fans this past week when he decided to move up in weight 9 ½ pounds to take on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at a catchweight of 164 ½ pounds on May 6 in their big Mexican showdown HBO pay-per-view. Before agreeing to fight Chavez, 30, Canelo had been unwilling to move up to the full weight of 160lbs to fight middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin for his titles.

Canelo’s promoters at Golden Boy maintained that he hadn’t grown into the middleweight class, and that he needed time to keep filling out, even though there were many rumors about Canelo (48-1-1, 34 KOs) rehydrating into the 180s for his fights. But with Canelo agreeing to go well beyond the 160lb division to fight Chavez Jr.(50-2-1, 32 KOs) at a catchweight of 164.5lbs, it looks strange to boxing fans how he had no problems with moving up in weight for this match-up. Read the rest of this entry »

title Badou Jack: DeGale is too small to go to 175

By Scott Gilfoid: As far as Badou Jack is concerned, he whipped IBF super middleweight champion James DeGale last Saturday night, and there’s no point in them fighting a rematch. The judged that were assigned to the DeGale-Jack fight scored it a 12 round draw last Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Jack, 33, finished the fight looking like the winner with him dropping DeGale in round 12, knocking out some of his front teeth, and busting his eardrum. It was a methodical beating that Jack inflicted on the 30-year-old DeGale. Read the rest of this entry »

title Erickson Lubin vs. Jorge Cota on Garcia-Thurman undercard

By Jeff Aranow: Undefeated #8 WBA junior middleweight contender Erickson “The Hammer” Lubin (17-0, 11 KOs) will be fighting #8 WBC Jorge Cota (25-1, 22 KOs) in the co-feature bout on March 4 on the Danny Garcia vs. Keith Thurman card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Showtime Championship Boxing will likely be televising the card. However, there’s a chance that CBS could televise the fight card, according to RingTV.

Lubin, 21, is still a prospect at this point in his career despite him being ranked by the WBA at No.8. He’s got a lot of work to do before he’s ready to mix it up with champions like the Charlo brothers and Erislandy Lara. Read the rest of this entry »



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