By Scott Gilfoid: David Haye watched last Saturday’s fight between IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua (17-1, 15 KOs) and challenger Dominic Breazeale while working as a commentator for Sky Sports, and he came away from the experience not impressed. Haye, 35, says he saw each and every punch from Joshua, and he could see them coming if he fought him.
Haye thinks he could get out of the way of the 6’6”, 243lb Joshua’s shots each time and limit greatly amount of punches he lands against him. Haye wants to fight Joshua as soon as the 26-year-old is ready to face him.
Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn doesn’t seem to be in nearly the same rush as Haye is to make the fight happen, as he wants to let the match marinate more before giving Joshua the green light. Thus far, Haye has fought twice in his comeback after being out of the ring for three and a half years with injuries and what not. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Last Saturday’s fight between WBA 147lb champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) and #2 WBA Shawn Porter (26-2-1, 16 KOs) was a big success on Showtime Championship Boxing on CBS as presented by Premier Boxing Champions. The Thurman-Porter main event brought in 2.0 rating that increased to 2.6 by the last hour of the fight at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Thurman won the fight by a 12 round unanimous decision. Both fighters were hurt in the match. Porter got the better of Porter overall, but it was still a fight that had very little to separate the two fighters. “There’s got to be a rematch,” said promoter Lou Dibella to ESPN.com. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA World welterweight champion Danny “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KOs) said last night that he was willing to give “Showtime” Shawn Porter (26-2-1, 16 KOs) a rematch if he wanted one. However, it now looks like Thurman has changed his mind about wanting to fight Porter a second time, because he’s now targeting WBC welterweight champion Danny “Swift” Garcia (32-0, 18 KOs) for a unification fight.
Thurman, 27, wants the fight against Garcia, but that doesn’t necessarily mean he’s going to get it. Despite the fact that Garcia and Thurman are both managed by Al Haymon, it doesn’t make sense for Haymon to make that fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, I knew it was too good to be true. After WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs) stepped up to the plate to volunteer to fight IBF heavyweight belt holder Anthony Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) for his next fight, Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn says he would like to match him against his mandatory challenger #1 IBF Joseph Parker (19-0, 16 KOs) or 40-year-old Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) next in November.
It’s unclear why Hearn doesn’t want to pull the trigger on the Joshua vs. Wilder fight, but you have to guess that he might have reservations about wanting to throw his golden goose into the deep end of the pool in the shark infested waters where he could wind up getting ripped apart.
Joshua beat the easy to hit fringe contender Dominic Breazeale (17-1, 15 KOs) by a 7th round knockout last Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, England. Breazeale was just hanging around taking punishment for seven rounds without even trying to throw right hands. It was pretty sad to watch. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder (36-0, 35 KOs) heard the news last Saturday night of IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua’s 7th round annihilation of American Dominic Breazeale (17-1, 15 KOs), and he says he’s ready to fight Joshua right now.
Deontay says that Joshua (17-0, 17 KOs) should make the fight with him because he’s ready to face him now rather than later like his promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport is talking about. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Chris Eubank Jr’s victory over a hopelessly over-matched domestic level fighter Tom Doran (17-1, 7 KOs) last Saturday night seems to have taken Eubank Jr’s confidence to a new level, because he’s not only calling out the highly talented IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (35-0, 32 KOs), but he’s also saying he wants WBO belt holder Billy Joe Saunders, who already beat him two years ago in 2014.
Eubank Jr. defeated Doran by a 4th round knockout at the O2 Arena in London, UK. Doran was knocked down four times in the fight, and he looked like he had wondered into the wrong ring. He just did not belong there. Read the rest of this entry »
By J. Calderon: WBA Welterweight Champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 KO’s) successfully defended his crown from a hungry and relentless young lion in former IBF Welterweight Champion Shawn “Showtime” Porter (26-2-1, 16 KO’s) via unanimous decision in front of a roaring crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY.
The closely contested action-packed fight was scored 115-113 for Keith Thurman on all three judges’ scorecards. It was televised for free on Premier Boxing Champions on CBS, in what has to be seen as the most successful and competitive matchup in the series thus far. The crowd was visibly unhappy with the decision, but Shawn and Keith both had each other hurt throughout the bout, with Keith out-landing Shawn in power punches 203 to 177 and Shawn out-landing Keith in jabs 59 to 32 respectively. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Tom Casino/SHOWTIME) By Jim Dower: Unbeaten WBA World welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman (27-0, 22 Kos) retained his WBA title in edging former IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (26-2-1, 16 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Saturday night at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. The final judges’ scores were 115-113, 115-113 and 115-113.
Both fighters were hurt in the fight, but Thurman landed the cleaner shots. His movement and pot shots were the difference. The crowd at the Barclays Center didn’t like the decision and booed loudly. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Tom Casino/SHOWTIME) By Jim Dower: Unbeaten #10 WBA junior middleweight contender Jarret Hurd (18-0, 12 Kos) stayed unbeaten in stopping #10 WBC Oscar Molina (13-1-1, 10 KOs) by a controversial 10th round knockout on Saturday night on the undercard of the Keith “One Time” Thurman vs. Shawn Porter card on Premier Boxing Champions on CBS from the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Hurd, 25, hurt Molina with a series of short punches in the 10th round. Referee Ricky Gonzalez then stopped in and halted the fight with Molina still on his feet and trying to fight back. It looked like a premature stoppage. However, Hurd was ahead of the fight at the stoppage of the stoppage, so he would have won even if the fight had gone to the cards. The official time of the stoppage was 2:02 of the 10th round. Read the rest of this entry »