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title Kessler could return to the ring for Ward or Froch fights, says Nelson

ward3432By Scott Gilfoid: The soon to be 36-year-old former WBA/WBC super middleweight champion Mikkel Kessler (46-3, 35 KOs) is reportedly interested in returning to the boxing ring if he can get a big fight against either Andre Ward or Carl Froch to fight for their straps, according to Sky Sport’s Johnny Nelson.

Kessler recently stepped away from the sport after sitting idle for a year and a half after his loss to Froch in May of 2013.

“I spoke to him last week and as ever he was honest about it. There are only two names that will get him back in the ring and we all know who they are: Carl Froch and Andre Ward,” Nelson said via Skysports.com Read the rest of this entry »



title Golovkin vs. Murray: Why is Martin such an underdog?

murray322By Gerardo Granados: On February 21 at the Salle des Etoiles, Monte Carlo in Monaco, the defending WBA – IBO middleweight champion of the world Gennady “GGG” Golovkin W31 (28)-L0-D0 will try to increase his long 18 knockout streak against the favorite son of St Helens City middleweight contender Martin Murray W29 (12)-L1-D1; also, Golovkin aims to increase his winning title defense streak to an outstanding 18 consecutive knockouts.

First of all, Martin Murray took a fight against maybe the second most avoided fighter next to bantamweight king Guillermo Rigondeaux. Let us not forget that for Murray this will be the third time that he gets a shot at a major organization championship and at his last two chances he could have been declared the winner. But why is Murray such an underdog at the betting odds? Is it because we might be overlooking a solid middleweight contender giving him just a minimal chance to win? Read the rest of this entry »



title Knockout Artists of Today

By Wilmar Patino (Boxing’s Finest) In what is the polar opposite of my previous article I will talk about the awesome concussive power of the knockout artists in the sport of Boxing today. From Lucas Matthysse to Sergey Kovalev, Gennady Golovkin, and Wladimir Klitschko lets talk about Knockouts!

We all remember Tyson and his fearsome aura, Today we have fighters with power worth mentioning . With recent news of Lucas Matthysse in talks of fighting Ruslan Provodnikov we can all look forward to some bloody gut wrenching battles. All fighters mentioned do have fights coming up in the next couple of months. Read the rest of this entry »



title Who the heck is Dillian Whyte?

whyteBy Gav Duthie: Seemingly out of nowhere a pantomime villain has appeared in the middle of the Anthony Joshua story claiming he is going to knock him out. Enter Dillan ‘The Villain’ Whyte 13-0 (10) fresh off a victory over big punching Brazilian whipping boy Marcelo Nascimento. Whyte has fought 4 times since November 2014 winning all by knockout and is saying he is ready for Joshua now. 

Amateur and MMA

To add to the story as earlier reported on Boxingnews24 Whyte boasts an amateur win over Joshua in 2009 which included a knockdown. This was one of only 6 amateur bouts recorded that he had of which he was undefeated. To prove he was born to fight he even had a MMA bout which he won in 12 seconds. Read the rest of this entry »



title 50 Cent says Mayweather is “scared to death” of Pacquiao

floyd688By Chris William: Rapper/promoter 50 Cent has serious doubts that the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao fight will take place next. 50 Cent thinks that Mayweather is afraid of Pacquiao, and because of that the fight won’t take place.

“Saw 50cent in the SI office. Said he still doesn’t think Floyd Mayweather will fight Manny Pacquiao. Said 50: ‘He’s scared to death,’” via Chris Mannix on his twitter.

I seriously doubt that Mayweather has any fear of fighting Pacquiao. If anything, Mayweather has likely already sized Pacquiao up and sees him as another victim to add to his win column. Read the rest of this entry »



title Cotto’s plan-B option is Tim Bradley for June 13th on PPV

bradley14By Dan Ambrose: WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) is poised to face former two division world champion Tim Bradley (31-1-1, 12 KOs) on June 13th in New York, according to Fighthype.com.

The Cotto-Bradley fight will take place ONLY if Floyd Mayweather Jr is able to negotiate his May 2nd fight with Manny Pacquiao. If that fight doesn’t take place, then the 34-year-old Cotto will likely be meeting up with Mayweather on May 2nd in a rematch.

It’s hard to see Cotto vs. Bradley as a pay-per-view worthy fight on HBO Championship Boxing. Bradley is coming off of a 12 round draw in his last fight against Diego Chaves last December in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »



title Who is the most entertaining defensive fighter?

By Wilmar Patino (Boxing’s Finest): From Willie Pep to the defensive today I would like to pose the question to my fellow readers of who is the most entertaining defensive fighter you have had the privilege to witness? Just to be clear this is not an article about who has the best defense but whose defense was the most entertaining to watch? Read the rest of this entry »



title Hearn probably isn’t confident of DeGale beating Andre Dirrell, says Groves

dirrell443By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBC, #4 IBF, #4 WBA George Groves thinks that Eddie Hearn, the promoter for #1 IBF James DeGale (20-1, 14 KOs), isn’t feeling too confident about matching him against #2 IBF Andre Dirrell in their proposed fight on April 25th.

This is why Groves thinks that Hearn is so interested in making a fight between him and DeGale, because it’s a fight that will make more money. Groves figures Hearn sees it as a situation where that if DeGale is going to lose both guys, he should get as much money as he can for his next fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Arthur Abraham to show no mercy against Paul Smith on 2/21

smith7777By Scott Gilfoid: After listening to a lot of bellyaching from #4 WBO Paul Smith (35-4, 20 KOs) and his loyal fans about how he was robbed in his previous fight last September, WBO super middleweight champion Arthur Abraham (41-4, 28 KOs) intends to show no mercy on the 32-year-old Smith when he gets him inside the ring this month on February 21st in their rematch at the O2 World Arena, Kreuzberg, in Berlin, Germany.

Some boxing fans feel that the main reason why the soon to be 35-year-old Abraham is giving Smith a rematch is due to him feeling bad about the controversy surrounding their previous fight last year. Read the rest of this entry »



title Klitschko’s manager: Fury first for Wladimir, then Deontay Wilder

deontay443By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (33-0, 32 KOs) is going to need to wait a while before he gets a shot at capturing all of IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko’s numerous titles, because Klitschko’s manger Bernd Bonte is saying that they want Britain’s Tyson Fury first after the April 25th fight against Bryant Jennings followed by the 6’7” Wilder later on in the year.

Of course, that will require for Wladimir to beat both Jennings and Fury to get to Wilder. I mean, there’s no way that Wladimir will get the fight against Deontay if Wladimir gets blasted out by Jennings or Fury; not that I see him losing to either of those guys, but there’s always the possibility that he could lose to one of them. Read the rest of this entry »



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