(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: The red-haired WBA/WBA junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) says he’s not going to let himself get lured into fighting the way that Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) wants him to in their Showtime televised pay per view fight next month in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Canelo believes he’s going to be able to fight his fight, and Mayweather Jr. will have to adjust to that.
Canelo said this as quoted by Yahoo Sports “I’m a strong-minded fighter. I’m not going to fight the fight he wants me to do. I will fight the fight I need to fight to win.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Mr. Pennington: After much thought, I’ve come to the conclusion that Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. are a match made in heaven. After all, what’s a hero without a villain, this thought has been programed in our minds and we don’t realize it. I am a spiritual man; I hope I’m not walking the line of blasphemy when I ask “would god be as significant if not for the devil.”
What would Superman be without Lex Luthor, just a guy that has super powers for nothing? What would Batman be if not for The Riddler? Some weirdo rich guy with a bunch of expensive looking toys. What about Spider Man? What if he had no arch villain, I would assume he would be in need of a doctor visit after a spider bite. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The light hitting heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) is predicting a knockout of former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) in their fight next month on September 28th at the Manchester Arena in the UK. In other words, Fury thinks he’s going to accomplish what IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko couldn’t do and that’s knock Haye out.
Not only is Fury flapping his gums about being able to stop Haye, but he’s also included the talented American heavyweight knockout artist Deontay Wilder on his list of heavyweights that he thinks he stop.
Fury said on his twitter “Hayemaker is going to sleep September 28 in my hometown of Manchester UK. Be there or miss the biggest heavyweight fight in British history. Line these b*** heavyweights up: Haye, [Seth] Mitchell, Wilder, Klitschko; line them up and I’ll knock them down. ASAP [as soon as possible], please.” Read the rest of this entry »
By @BoxingMuse: Since the announcement of Mayweather Jr’s and Pacquaio’s respective fights, the prospect and matter of these two legends finally boxing against each has been reiterated. Although the demand to see these two meet is not what is was prior to Marquez’s iconic knockout over Pacquiao, there is still massive interest in the matchup. ‘Money’ of course meets Mexican light-middle ‘Canelo’ on September 14th whereas the ‘Pac-Man’ meets brawler ‘Bam Bam’ Rios later in the year on November 10th.
While studying both Mayweather’s and Pacquiao’s professional resumes on BoxRec.com, I noted down their opponents in common and they are as follows; Juan Manuel Marquez, Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Cotto, Shane Mosley & Ricky Hatton. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: It’s already been 11 months since WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (45-2, 41 KO’s) last defended his World Boxing Council title in an optional title defense against Manuel Charr last September, and now it looks like it’s going to be a lot longer before he defends his trap because the 42-year-old fighter reportedly has injured his right hand in training.
The injury will require the 42-year-old Vitali to miss the remainder of 2013, and his mandatory challenger, #1 WBC, Bermane Stiverne is not pleased about it. He wants his title shot, and he’s tired of waiting for Vitali to get around to finally defending his WBC title. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Rusty Nate: So the September month is almost upon us and the fight schedule is firmly in place. We have a fair few things to be excited about as the warriors clash and sort out who will be matched in the next round of bouts.
What am I looking forward to and what do I think may happen in the up coming “big” ones?
Burns vs. Beltran – This is where the month starts, I don’t see this as being too much of a huge fight and I don’t think there will be any surprises. Burns will box clever as he tends to do and I think win this one on a point’s decision or maybe a late stoppage. Read the rest of this entry »
By Babatis Banda: The Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez bout is one of the biggest fights to be made in recent history. This may simply be because Canelo has a huge fan base and is fighting the best in the sport. This is not in any way different from Manny Pacquiao.
Mayweather/Pacquiao could have easily been the biggest, simply because the best P4P fighter in Mayweather would be fighting someone hugely popular to the proportions of being an ambassador to his country, the Philippines. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rusty Nate: The 10th of April 2004 was the date that Wladimir Klitschko last tasted the bitterness of defeat by way of a 5th round KO to Lamon Brewster in the bright lights of Las Vegas.
That was nearly 10 years ago now. Since that faithful night, when Wladimir was apparently advised by big brother Vitali to quit the sport because “your career is over”, Wladimir has amassed a long list of 18 uninterrupted victories over every fighter that has had the guts to stand in the ring with him. He has rarely been in a fight that looked like he could even come close to losing.
Every “big” fight he has had, usually billed as the next big test at heavyweight has simply drifted by him as another convincing victory with very little problems to the king of the division.
My questions are… Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) is still bent out of shape because he feels his next opponent unbeaten #1 WBO, #2 WBA, #6 IBF, George Groves (19-0, 15 KO’s) hasn’t been giving him the kind of respect that he’s looking for. Froch and Groves will be fighting before the year, but they’re still waiting for their promoter Eddie Hearn to line up a date and venue for the fight.
Froch said this about Groves as quoted by Talksport “He’s not showing me enough respect for what I’ve done. He’s talking about me believing my hype, when he should be showing me some respect, If he wants to be a bit cheeky and aloof it’s my job to punish him and that’s what I’ll do.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBC Tony Bellew will be sitting by waiting to find out the winner of the September 28th fight between WBC light heavyweight champion Adonis Stevenson (21-1, 18 KO’s) and former IBF light heavyweight champion Tavoris Cloud (24-1, 19 KO’s) at the Bell Centre, in Montreal, Canada.
The winner of this fight will have to face Bellew rather than look for a more interesting bout, as Bellew is the mandatory challenger, and he’s next in line to face the winner.
Contracts for the Cloud-Stevenson fight are signed, and the only thing that needs to happen now is for them to go through their training camps without suffering injuries, and then meet up next month on September 28th in Canada. Read the rest of this entry »