By Scott Gilfoid: #15 IBF Jermain Taylor (32-4-1, 20 KOs) will be looking to upset the boxing odds tonight against the awkward IBF middleweight champion Sam Soliman (44-11, 18 KOs) in their title fight on ESPN2 at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.
Taylor’s career was thought to be over 5 years ago following back to back knockout losses to Carl Froch and Arthur Abraham. But after taking two years off from boxing, Taylor came back in 2011 and he’s put together a nice little 4-fight winning streak to get him ranked in the top 15 by the IBF to get tonight’s title shot.
It’s one of those miracle situations that Taylor finds himself in, and he has an excellent chance of shocking the world by making his comeback complete by upsetting the champion Soliman on ESPN2. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Boxing fans are in for a real treat tonight with #9 WBC, #14 WBA Andre Dirrell (22-1, 15 KOs) back in action tonight on ESPN2 in fighting little known Nick Brinson (16-2-2, 6 KOs) in a 10 round fight at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, in Biloxi, Mississippi, USA.
Dirrell, 31, weighed in at 169 pounds on Tuesday at the weigh-in for their fight at light heavyweight. Brinson came in at 168.8 pounds.
While the Dirrell-Brinson fight will be taking place on the undercard of the Jermain Taylor vs. Sam Soliman fight, it’s likely to steal the show due to Dirrell looking to make a strong impression on the nationwide audience that will be tuning in to watch the fight. Dirrell will have a great opportunity to show his stuff in this showcase fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: The purse bid for the Viktor Postol (26-0, 11 KOs) and WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) has been moved again by the World Boxing Council (WBC), according to Dan Rafael of ESPN.
The date was supposed to have been on October 6th, but it’s now been moved to October 20th. This is the 4th time the purse bid has been moved. It was originally supposed to take place on September 12th. It was then moved to October 1st, and then October 6th. It’s now scheduled for October 20th. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) says he understands IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KOs) boxing style and that he’ll be ready to face him next month in their fight on November 8th on HBO from the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Kovalev, 31, says he knows how Hopkins fights, but at the same time he says he doesn’t watch his fights. He doesn’t study his opponents at all, and that makes it hard to understand how he’s going to know how to deal with Hopkins if he doesn’t study the old master. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: In what could be a future boxing champion in the super middleweight division, #2 WBA, #2 WBO, #3 IBF, #3 WBA Gilberto Ramirez (29-0, 23 KOs) will be fighting next month on November 15th in a scheduled 10 round bout against 37-year-old journeyman Fulgencio Zuniga (27-9-1, 24 KOs) in a fight on HBO Latino at the Alamodome, in San Antonio, Texas, USA. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya feels very confident that a fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Amir Khan will be made soon and it’s just over the boxing horizon.
Khan has been talking up the Mayweather fight tirelessly, and we’re now seeing trainer Floyd Mayweather Jr talking up the fight as well.
“The Mayweather-Khan fight is only a matter of when and where,” De La Hoya said via Golden Boy Promotions twitter.
If what De La Hoya says is true then he’d better contact Mayweather to try and make the Mayweather-Khan fight happen sooner rather than later, because if he doesn’t work on putting the fight together by early next year then he’ll have lost his chance. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Trainer Floyd Mayweather Sr thinks WBO 147lb champ Manny Pacquiao is only interested in fighting the No.1 fighter in boxing Floyd Mayweather Jr because he’s hard up for money and wants to get the big payday he’d receive in fighting him.
That’s the reason why Floyd Sr says Pacquiao has suddenly started showing interest in fighting him. Floyd Sr thinks the Filipino superstar never had any true interest in fighting Mayweather Jr in the past, but now that he feels that Pacquiao is in need of money, he’s started to show interest. Read the rest of this entry »
By Daniel Hughes: Fighters, promoters, managers, trainers, writers and boxing fans will always question tight decisions the world over the nature to debate a close call. It makes boxing the one sport you can sit around a table or bar and argue to your heart’s content when a fight goes to the scorecards. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former IBF 147lb champ Joshua Clottey (38-4, 22 KOs) is not too pleased that the red-headed boxing superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) pulled out of their scheduled December 6th fight because of a lingering ankle injury that he’s had since before he fought Erislandy Lara several months ago.
Clottey, 36, isn’t buying Canelo’s injury excuse and he sees it as a straight up case of him being afraid of the risk that he presented to him. Clottey says he was surprised that Canelo agreed to fight him in the first place. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Eddie Hearn, the promoter for unbeaten heavyweight prospect Anthony Joshua (8-0, 8 KOs), is hoping to match the 6’6” Joshua against former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs) in late 2015 in a stadium fight.
Hearn also wants to have Joshua fight Dereck Chisora, Tyson Fury and David Price in 2015. In other words, Hearn is hoping to match Joshua against all the top British heavyweights next year. Read the rest of this entry »