By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten #1 WBC featherweight contender Josh Warrington (24-0, 5 KOs) hammered an over-matched 32-year-old Patrick Hyland (31-3, 15 KOs) into submission in stopping him in the 9th round on Saturday night at the First Direct Arena, in Leeds, United Kingdom. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In a painfully boring fight, British heavyweight Dillian Whyte (18-1, 14 KOs) plodded his way to a 10 round unanimous decision over previously unbeaten domestic level fighter Dave Allen (9-1-1, 6 KOs) on Saturday night at the First Direct Arena, in Leeds, United Kingdom. The final judges’ scores were 100-91, 100-90, 99-91. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #10 WBC lightweight contender Luke Campbell (14-1, 11 KOs) defeated former IBF super featherweight champion Argenis Mendez (23-5-1, 12 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the First Direct Arena in Leeds, UK. The final judges’ scores were 116-111, 117-110, 115-112. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME) By Dan Ambrose: After 2 ½ years out of the ring, Mikey Garcia will be fighting tonight against Elio Rojas at the Barclays center in Brooklyn, New York. Garcia, 28, is starting his career over after a long period of time outside of the ring. Garcia-Rojas will be on the undercard of the Leo Santa Cruz vs. Carl Frampton fight card on Showtime Boxing.
This fight is a long ways away from the potential fights that Garcia could have had with his old promoters at Top Rank. Had Garcia stayed with them, he likely would have already fought Manny Pacquiao and gotten a big payday from that fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Andre Ward (29-0, 15 KOs) will be making his tune-up fight against Alexander Brand (25-1, 19 KOs) next Saturday night on on August 6 HBO from the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. This is a rust-ridding fight that Ward wanted to help sharpen him up for a title shot against unbeaten IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev for their November 19 fight.
Kovalev’s trainer John David Jackson says that Brand, 39, probably wasn’t paid very much money for the fight. For Ward to have gotten a good opponent, his promoters at Roc Nation Sports would have needed to come up with good money.
Brand isn’t supposed to give Ward any problems, and Jackson feels that he’ll end up taking away the Columbian fighter’s best weapons and wind up frustrating him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight Dillian Whyte (17-1, 14 KOs) expects his fight against unbeaten domestic level fighter Dave Allen (9-0-1, 6 KOs) to be an exciting one while it lasts when the two of them start trading bombs tonight at the First Direct Arena in Leeds.
Whyte, expects, plans on taking Allen out in impressive fashion and then moving forward with his career to eventually win a heavyweight world title. First things first; Wyte needs to get past Allen tonight and look good in doing so. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Amanda Westcott/SHOWTIME) By Scott Gilfoid: The shorter Carl Frampton (22-0, 14 KOs) will be taking a step up in class tonight to challenger WBA featherweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (32-0-1, 18 KOs) for his belt at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Frampton feels that he’s got what it takes to not only beat the taller 5’8” Santa Cruz, but also the other featherweights in the division. That’s obviously hard to buy into when you take a glance at how Frampton struggled in his last two fights against Scott Quigg and Alejandro Gonzalez Jr.
The only reason Frampton didn’t lose to Quigg was because he didn’t start fighting hard until the 7th round. By that point, the best that Quigg could hope for was a draw, which I thought he deserved. Frampton really collapsed big time in the second half of the fight under the pressure that Quigg put on him. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Dave Nadkarni/Premier Boxing Champions) By Eric Baldwin: WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis “Superman” Stevenson (28-1, 23 KOs) made a clear statement last Friday night with his emphatic 4th round knockout win over #8 WBC Thomas Williams Jr. (20-2, 14 KOs) by showing that he arguably is the best fighter in the 175lb division and the guy to beat right now.
With the way that Stevenson looked last night, IBF/WBA/WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey “Krusher” Kovalev and Andre Ward had better stay far away from him because the Canadian fighter looks to be the top dog in the 175lb division by far. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Courtesy/Abel Sanchez) By Dan Ambrose: Jeff Mayweather thinks that welterweight Kell Brook could give middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs) some problems with his size early in their fight on September 10. Jeff said that he met with Brook previously and he was surprised at how big he was for a welterweight.
Jeff describes Brook as being ‘huge’ when stood next to him. But with that being said, Jeff still sees Golovkin breaking the 30-year-old Brook down before stopping him in the later rounds in their fight at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Read the rest of this entry »
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 »