By TFF: A lot of comparisons have been made as to who’s the best of all times. In this article I will mainly compare Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Sugar Ray Leonard, Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran, Thomas “The Hit Man” Hearns and Marvelous Marvin Hagler. Before any one starts talking why I included Hagler in the comparison, the answer is those four guys fought each other so realistically it would be the equivalent of Mayweather Jr vs Gennady Golovkin.
So I’m going to start the comparison from weakest match up to the hardest vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
1) Roberto “Hands of Stone” Duran vs, Mayweather Jr is the close equivalent to the Mayweather Jr vs. Marcos Maidana first fight with the difference that Duran was way more skilled and slightly faster than Maidana and had real movement. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: World Boxing Council) By Dan Ambrose: #10 WBC Jorge Arce (64-7-2, 49 KOs) says he’s ready to sacrifice his life in the ring tonight against WBC featherweight champion Jhonny Gonzalez (56-8, 47 KOs) to try and capture his WBC title at the Cancha de Usos Multiples Praderas de Villa, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Arce, 35, had retired from boxing following his 3rd round blowout loss to WBO World super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire in November 2012. Arce stayed retired for exactly 11 months before returning to the ring in December of 2013 to try and capture a 5th division world title. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: The 31-year-old Ricky Burns (36-4-1, 11 KOs) says he has no plans of retiring from boxing in the near future, but at the same time he admits that his career will be in bad shape if he loses tonight against little known Alexandre Lepelley (17-1-1, 3 KOs) in their fight at the First Direct Arena, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Burns has lost his last two fights, and not looked good in a fight since his win over Kevin Mitchell in 2012. That’s two years ago, and he’s just been plain awful since then. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former IBF/WBC light heavyweight champ Chad Dawson (32-3, 18 KOs) fights tonight on a Showtime televised fight card against Tommy Karpency (23-4-1, 14 KOs) at the Foxwoods Resort, in Mashantucket, Connecticut, USA.
The 32-year-old Dawson has lost 2 out of his last 3 fights, and he’s in a situation here where he cannot afford to lose if he wants to try and bring his career back to it’s former level. Dawson’s career has taken a major hit with knockout losses to Andre Ward and Adonis Stevenson. Dawson is ranked at #14 by the World Boxing Council, and he’s got a long ways to go if his goal is to try and fight Stevenson a second time to try and avenge his loss to him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBA World featherweight champion Nicholas Walkers (24-0, 20 KOs) plans on making quick work of WBA Super World featherweight champion Nonito Donaire (33-2, 21 KOs) this month in their fight on October 18th at the StubHub Center in Carson, California.
Walters, 28, doesn’t want to let the soon to be 32-year-old Donaire to hang around too long. He wants to get Donaire out of there as quick as possible. Considering what happened the last time Donaire fought, Walters might want to score as quick a knockout as possible to avoid finding himself on the receiving end of a controversial decision. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum is saying that 41-year-old Juan Manuel Marquez (56-7-1, 40 KOs) could possibly be facing one of his Top Rank fighters in WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao or Tim Bradley in April of 2015, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. Arum says that Marquez will be sitting out the last two months of 2014 to wait for a fight in the first quarter of 2015.
Arum would obviously love to put Marquez in with the 35-year-old Pacquiao for a 5th fight between them, because Pacquiao hasn’t had a fight that drew 1 million pay-per-view buys since his last fight against Marquez in 2012. Having Marquez as Pacquiao’s opponent in early 2015 will pretty much guarantee at least 1 million PPV buys. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Sky Sports commentator Jim Watt is hoping that former two division world champion Ricky Burns’ problems will be solved with his move up in weight from 135 to 140 for his fight this Saturday night against Alexandre Lepelley (17-1-1, 3 KOs) at the First Direct Arena, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom.
Burns had been complaining about having problems making weight for the lightweight division, so he’s moved up in weight to light welterweight in hopes that he’ll be a more effective fighter in this division. But we’re only talking about just 5 pounds, and that’s actually not that much weight. Read the rest of this entry »
By RMC: When IBF/WBA light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins gets in that ring on November 8th we’ll be seeing history in the making in his unification match against WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev. Hopkins is almost a half of a century years old and still at the top of the game. He said once that he wants to unify the whole light heavyweight division, and for the record, he is not too far from that.
Hopkins has the IBF and WBA titles in his possession, and on November 8th, he will be facing the hard-hitter Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KO) and challenging him for his WBO belt. So that night we are going to have on the line three of the four titles in the light heavyweight division up for grabs. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (48-1-1, 32 KOs) believes his contract with Top Rank promotions has expired and that he’s now a free agent, according to ESPN Deportes. However, Top Rank still believes that Chavez Jr is still under contract until April of 2016.
At this point it’s unclear who is right. It’s going to have to be determined in court obviously. How long that will take is anyone’s guess. Hopefully Chavez Jr and Top Rank can find out sooner rather than later so that Chavez Jr isn’t sitting out of action for an extended period of time like we’re seeing with WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward, who has legal issues with his own promoter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya says he’s losing patience waiting for a mega fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao to happen. De La Hoya says he’s been waiting for ages for the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight to happen, but he’s now no longer looking forward to that fight.
Instead, De La Hoya is looking towards a fight that his company Golden Boy will be putting together with Top Rank in early next year between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto. Read the rest of this entry »