(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Scott Gilfoid: IBF welterweight champion Shawn Porter (24-0-1, 15 KOs) isn’t impressed with the inside fighting skills of #1 IBF Kell Brook (32-0, 22 KOs), and he believes that’s an area that he can take advantage of this Saturday night when he faces him at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Brook tends to stay on the outside most of the time, and when he’s in close he’s not doing much other than holding or wrestling.
Porter also plans on taking Brook deep into the fight to test his stamina, because he notes that he’s not had too many fights go the full distance during his career. This is something that Porter really can’t plan on though, because Brook could fall apart in the early rounds in the same way that Paulie Malignaggi did in getting beaten to a pulp on the inside last April from Porter’s huge shots. Read the rest of this entry »
By Anthony Mason: Over time, certain boxers are forgotten as the sport moves on. It’s important to look back on some of the lesser known boxers of the past, and appreciate what they contributed to the sport. If it weren’t for the great boxers of the past, the way would not have been paved for those of the present. I assembled a small list of some of the underrated boxers of the past and thought it would be a good idea to look back and appreciate their accomplishments. This list is not in any order of ranking, and the exclusion of other underrated fighters is not any indication of their ranking either.
By Dan Ambrose: 39-year-old former two division world champion Sergio Martinez (51-3-2, 28 KOs) is coming off of his worst defeat of his career in losing to Miguel Cotto by a 10th round stoppage last June.
It was a real beat down for Martinez with him getting knocked down three times in the 1st round, receiving a count in round 9th, and stopped in the 10th by his corner. Martinez says he wants to continue fighting, and he plans on having a full medical exam in New York next month to make sure that there’s nothing that might physically get in the way of him continuing his career. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: This video helps show how Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) and Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) began their journey for their much awaited rematch on September 13th on Showtime pay-per-view from the beautiful and luxurious MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC super middleweight champion Sakio Bika (32-5-3, 21 KOs) seems to realize that he’s going to be facing a much different Anthony Dirrell (26-0-1, 22 KOs) this Saturday night than the last one he faced last December at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
In that fight, Dirrell fought pretty much the same way Floyd Mayweather Jr did in his last fight against Marcos Maidana by standing directly in front of him. Dirrell made it hard for himself by staying stationary against a fighter as rough and as tough as Bika with his physical style of fighting. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unranked former world title challenger Josesito Lopez (32-6, 19 KOs) could be the next opponent for Amir Khan (29-3, 19 KOs) to fight in December, according to Steve Kim.
It’s kind of a surprising opponent if Lopez ends up as the next guy that Khan faces, because we’ve been hearing Khan speak about potentially facing the likes of Devon Alexander and Robert Guerrero for his December fight. At least with those guys, they’re ranked in the top 15. Lopez has lost 3 out of his last 6 fights in the past three years.
“My understanding is that Josesito Lopez to fight on Sept 11 in Las Vegas, could be in line to face Amir Khan in December,” Steve Kim said on his twitter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jamie Fairclough: Firstly its been a while since my last article and I hope its not too much of a disappointment. So lets get down to it, there are a number of upcoming fights that are intriguing im going to pick 5 and make this into a series of articles so I can fully explore each fight and the options it opens up.
Kell Brook v Shawn Porter
This is a much tighter match-up than most boxing fans realize, while it Is true Brook has fought his fair share of lets say 2nd and 3rd tier fighters however he has faced Carson Jones and Viacheslav Sencenko who are decent fighters who were hovering around world level. Read the rest of this entry »
By Cameron Gillon: George Groves and James Degale long time rivals even from the amateur days, they both shared and fought in the same boxing club and have never liked each other bit. Degale had claimed for years that Groves has lived in his shadow, that Groves was jealous of his achievements and the things he has done by winning a gold medal at the Olympics and becoming a British Olympic champion.
In 2011 a fight was made between the two with Frank Warren at the time promoting the fight. The Build up was watched closely by many fans and it was the fight that put both fighters in the public eye a bit more. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: 6’7” heavyweight Deontay Wilder (31-0, 31 KOs) will be looking to pick up his 32nd consecutive knockout this Saturday night against Jason Gavern (25-16-4, 11 KOs) in their 10 round bout on the undercard of the Shawn Porter v. Kell Brook at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Wilder has some time to kill before he gets his title shot against WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne, so he and his team decided to get in a stay busy fight to keep him on his toes for the Stiverne fight later this year. Read the rest of this entry »
By Cameron Gillon: Reports recently surfaced that Mikkel Kessler vs. Andre Ward 2 is a done deal. Both fighters have said to have agreed to fighting each other and Ward has agreed to have the fight take place in Denmark.
This is a good fight but one you feel is a bit pointless for Ward as he has already beaten Kessler in the super six in 2009 that Ward went on to win, Ward won by a technical decision after Kessler had a couple of cuts over eyes as a result of a lot of headbutts from Ward. Kessler said he feels he would of won the fight if the cuts didn’t occur in the fight but to be honest Ward was ahead clearly. Read the rest of this entry »