By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin sees Kell Brook (36-1, 25 KOs) having it tough going against Errol Spence Jr. (21-0, 18 KOs) in his next fight on May 20. Quillin says that Brook has a lot on his plate due to him having lost his last fight against middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin, and now having to face one of the best prospects in boxing in Spence. It’s not good timing at all for Brook to have to face a fighter like the 26-year-old Spence right after the Golovkin fight.
Former IBF 147lb champion Shawn Porter also believes that Spence can beat Brook. Porter is well familiar with both fighters, and he thinks that Spence will emerge as the winner in the fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan says that he likes the idea of facing newly crowned WBA World welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) after his 12 round unanimous decision win over WBA 147lb champion David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) last Saturday night. Peterson beat Khan by a 12 round split decision victory on December 10, 2011. It was a controversial win for Peterson, as Khan twice had points deducted in the fight for him pushing off in rounds 7 and 12.
“Peterson beat Avanesyan love that fight at 147lbs #WBA title,” said Khan via his Twitter. “Fights “I’m confident that can happen in 2017. Garcia vs. Thurman winner. Avanseyan vs. Peterson winner. Miguel Cotto or Kel brook #Big Year.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Aranow: Light welterweight contender Adrian Granados (18-5-2, 12 KOs) was unimpressed with what he saw from Adrien Broner (33-2, 24 KOs) in their fight last Saturday night at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The fight took place in the welterweight division at the weight of 147 lbs. Broner won the match by a 10 round split decision, but it could have gone either way. Granados said repeatedly after the fight that he felt that he won, and a lot of boxing fans agree with him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (36-0, 33 KOs) weighed in at 165.1 pounds on Saturday for the World Boxing Council’s mandated 30-day weigh-in for his March 18 fight against Daniel Jacobs (32-1, 29 KOs) at Madison Square Garden in New York. Jacobs weighed in almost 10 pounds heavier at 174.8 lbs. The WBC’s limit for the check weight was 176 lbs.
Golovkin usually rehydrates to around 170 lbs. on the night of his fights. I can’t see him deviating from this practice. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Adrien “The Problem” Broner (33-2, 24 Kos) won a highly controversial 10 round split decision against Adrian “Tigre” Granados (18-5-2, 12 KOs) on Saturday night on Showtime Championship Boxing at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The judges scored the fight 97-93, 96-94 for Broner, and 97-93 for Granados. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Baldwin: Lamont Peterson (35-3-1, 17 KOs) became a two division world champion in beating WBA World welterweight champion David Avanesyan (22-2-1, 11 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. The judges scored the fight 116-113, 116-112 and 116-112. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Baldwin: Unbeaten #11 WBC, #11 WBO, #13 IBF light heavyweight contender Marcus Browne (19-0, 14 KOs) destroyed former world title challenger Thomas Williams Jr. (20-3, 14 KOs) by a 6th round knockout on Saturday night on Showtime Championship Boxing from the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: The purses are a little lopsided in favor of former four division world champion Adrien Broner for his fight tonight against Adrian Granados at the Cintas Center in Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner (32-2, 24 KOs) will be receiving a purse of $1 million compared to just $250,000 for Granados (18-4-2, 12 KOs), according to Dan Rafael.
The million purse for the 27-year-old Broner isn’t what many in the boxing world thought he would be making at this point in his career. Years earlier before Broner was beaten by Marcos Maidana and Shawn Porter, he was seen as a future pay-per-view star, and a fighter that would someday take over for Floyd Mayweather Jr. to carry the sport on his back. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jeff Aranow: Adrien “The Problem” Broner (32-2, 24 KOs) has a very important fight tonight against one of the better fighters he’s faced lately in Adrian “Tigre” Granados (18-4-2, 12KOs) on Showtime Championship Boxing the Cintas Center, Cincinnati, Ohio. Broner needs to win and look good in doing so. He has a fighter that he should beat.
Granados is just a contender, and not someone that is going anywhere in the 140lb division. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Errol Spence has sized up Kell Brook and he believes he’s got the clear advantage over the 30-year-old as the two of them prepare for their fight on May 20 at Bramall Lane in Sheffield, England.
Spence has the Golovkin-esque type fighting style, but he’s an improvement over him in many ways. Spence is a body puncher, and perhaps the best that welterweight division has seen in many years. Golovkin is a great body puncher as well, but he rarely commits to the body for some reason. Read the rest of this entry »