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title Wladimir Klitschko: It looks like Fury is next!

wladimir777By Scott Gilfoid: After bellyaching about wanting a title shot against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) for the past two years, #1 WBO mandatory challenger Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) is about to get his dream come true with Wladimir now saying he’ll be likely be his next opponent.

Now it’s up to Fury to show that he can back up his bold talk because the British fighter has been flapping his gums 24/7 about how he thinks he can beat the 6’6” Wladimir and now he’s going to be getting the chance to show what he can do. It’ll be good for these two fighters to finally get it over with and fight each other so that boxing fans can find out who the better man is. Read the rest of this entry »



title Klitschko’s performance vs. Jennings – Sadam Ali ready for elite?

wladimir750By Sebastian Mora: When you look back at the history of the heavyweight division, it is understandable to wonder how would Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) fit against those greats. However, is it fair to discredit a hard working champion because he did not have the chance to compete in that era? Would it be fair to take credit away from the Miami Heat of 2012 for not beating the Chicago Bulls of Michael Jordan’s era? NO. So why do we take credit away from Klitschko?

Does he have a style that might be hard to like? Sure, I will give you that.. Sometimes I think to myself that he could do a little bit more while he’s boxing, but that does not mean he is not a great athlete. Read the rest of this entry »



title Wladimir’s performance against Jennings leaves a lot of doubt about his future

wladimir455By Jim Dower: Fighting in front of 17,056 fans, IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) got the job done in beating challenger Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) on Saturday night by a 12 round unanimous decision to retain his WBC title at Madison Square Garden.

But the performance from Wladimir wasn’t a good one by any means, and there is no a lot of doubts whether he has enough left to get past his likely next opponent Tyson Fury.

To be sure, Wladimir has enough talent to beat most of the heavyweight contenders in the division just based on his jab alone, but he’s going to need more than that to beat the likes of Fury and some of the other contenders. Read the rest of this entry »



title “Mayweather vs. Pacquiao: The Legends Speak” Full Episode

As anticipation builds for the most anticipated fight of this era – the blockbuster May 2 welterweight unification title showdown between superstars Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao – HBO Boxing commentators Jim Lampley and Max Kellerman will host an exclusive HBO special that lends historical perspective and offers a spirited roundtable discussion featuring an elite group of prizefighters who have gone toe-to-toe with both Mayweather and Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »



title Klitschko decisions Jennings, looks poor

wlad85By Scott Gilfoid: In what was clearly a poor performance from the 39-year-old IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) tonight, he had to struggle to defeat a much lighter and smaller American Bryant Jennings (19-1, 10 KOs) in winning a dull 12 round unanimous decision at Madison Square Garden.

Wladimir was constantly warned by the referee Michael Griffin for clinching until finally Griffin got tired of it and docked a point from Wladimir in the 10th. Griffin did Wladimir a huge favor by not taking off any additional points in rounds 11 and 12 because Wladimir was certainly still doing a great deal of holding even after losing a point. Read the rest of this entry »



title Leo Santa Cruz to face Jose Cayetano on May 2nd at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada

santa cruz677By Dan Ambrose: WBC super bantamweight champion Leo Santa Cruz (29-0-1, 17 KOs) has been given another opponent for his May 2nd fight on the Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Manny Pacquiao card at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Santa Cruz, 26, will be fighting Tijuana resident Jose Cayetano (17-3, 8 KOs) in a 10 round non-title bout.

Like the two previous opponents, Cayetano is a 2nd tier fighter with a mediocre record and a recent loss. He’s not ranked top 15 at 122, and he’s never beaten anyone of note. The two previous opponents that were tentatively scheduled to face Santa Cruz on the May 2nd card were Anthony Settoul (20-3, 8 KOs) and Alexis Santiago (18-3-1, 8 KOs). Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather read Pacquiao’s eyes and saw shock

floyd5551By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. says that when he met Manny Pacquiao last January at the Miami Heat game, he saw a look of shock in the eyes of the 36-year-old Filipino that he read as a look of surprise at how much bigger Mayweather was than him. Mayweather says he can read people’s body language and clearly read Pacquiao’s during that meeting.

It’s unknown if Pacquiao was expecting Mayweather to be smaller, but after meeting him, he now knows what he’s up against on May 2nd in their fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Perhaps for this reason Pacquiao has bulked up to a reported 150 pounds for the fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Badou Jack targeting George Groves for next fight

1-EW5G6378By Scott Gilfoid: Newly crowned WBC 168 pound champion Badou Jack (19-1-1, 12 KOs) is ready to get his mandatory title defense out of the way against his WBC mandatory challenger George Groves (21-2, 16 KOs) in his next fight. Jack, 31, pulled off a shock upset last Friday night in beating WBC champion Anthony Dirrell (27-1-1, 22 KOs) by a 12 round majority decision at the UIC Pavilion, in Chicago, Illinois, USA.

Jack used roughhouse tactics to get the better of the more technical and disciplined Dirrell, and the referee chose not to take points off from Jack to control the fouling. Read the rest of this entry »



title Liam Smith needs to take the risks to get the rewards

By Robbie Bannatyne:‘Without risk, there is no reward.’ There comes a time in every young, undefeated fighter’s career where this has to become the mantra by which they abide. That time has now arrived for Liam Smith (20-0-1) who knows that he needs to step up his level of competition to test how good he really is. Read the rest of this entry »



title Kell Brook: There’s a chance of me fighting the Mayweather-Pacquiao winner

brook100By Scott Gilfoid: Having been rebuffed by Amir Khan in his chronic attempts at getting a fight against him, IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook (34-0, 23 KOs) will be settling for facing one of his promoter Eddie Hearn’s stable fighters Frankie Gavin (22-1, 13 KOs) on May 30th in a fight that has failed to interest the boxing public.

What’s interesting here is that Brook feels that a win over Gavin will put him in position to face the winner of the May 2nd fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »



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