By DA: On April 12th Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KOs) will get a shot at redemption against Timothy Bradley (31-0, 12 KOs) who controversially defeated Pacquiao with a 12 round split decision and in the process taking his WBO Welterweight title. I’m gonna point out the facts, Pacquiao missed a lot of his punches and HBO’s biased commentary would applaud everything he threw when clearly he did not land. But for Tim he didn’t do much at all to Pacman but stay on the defensive.
The Compubox shows who the clear cut winner should’ve been and it was indeed Pacquiao. Pacquiao out-landed Bradley by roughly over 80 punches. Though not many people know this, Compubox do not determine winners in a boxing match. Judges do not view Compubox and only view what’s going on at ringside. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jamie Eskdale: The Showtime Super Middleweight Super 6 Boxing Classic may have ended over 2 years ago. However after reviewing the tournament this past week it got me thinking. Was the tournament successful and could it be repeated in different weight classes?
The Super 6 tournament started out with eventual winner Andre Ward, Andre Dirrell, Carl Froch, Jermaine Taylor, Arthur Abraham and Mikkel Kessler. Though during the tournament Andre Dirrell and Mikkel Kessler both withdrew, Kessler with an eye injury and Dirrell for alleged neurological reasons, though some claimed at the time it was because he was scheduled to fight Ward and didn’t fancy it. Read the rest of this entry »
By @BoxingMuse: Fight fans this is a short list of current top boxers who have enthralled our sport for years, all of these men are near the end of their remarkable careers. This article briefly reviews and reminds you as the reader, that these ring icons time in boxing is shortly and surely running out. So treasure these greats while they are still live and active in front of our eyes. Follow and tweet me @BoxingMuse to give your opinion on this article or perhaps suggest a name I didn’t mention.
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Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Love him or hate him, unarguably the biggest star in the sport at 36 years old and with several fights left to fulfill his Showtime contract, in under two years ‘Money’ is surely heading to the bank to cash in on his stellar career for the very last time, after turning professional in 1996. Former ‘Pretty Boy’ has been boxing the best and the elite since 1998 and has never lost. Read the rest of this entry »
By Bashar Khaddage: With the entire boxing world awaiting Floyd Mayweather Jr’s official announcement on who he fights next, a real fan of the sweet science can only hope he DOES NOT choose Amir Khan. I’m sorry, but no matter how you slice and dice it, Khan is not worthy of a fight with Floyd Money Mayweather.
With the stack of talent from the 140, 147 and 154 pound divisions, a fight with Khan is a bit of a joke. Yes, I understand that Khan is probably the only fighter out there who’s ‘faster’ than Mayweather, but come on, he has done absolutely NOTHING to deserve a fight with the pound for pound king. He’s been knocked out several times, and has done little since his KO loss to Danny Garcia to redeem himself. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Ester Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (27-0, 16 KO’s) is facing what almost a tune-up caliber opponent on March 15th against Mauricio Herrera (20-3, 7 KO’s) at the Coliseo Ruben Rodriguez, Bayamon, Puerto Rico. Herrera has lost 2 out of his last 4 fights, and he seems to have been picked out for what he did in the past when he beat Ruslan Provodnikov many moons ago in 2011. A lot of things have changed since then for Herrera. He’s been beaten by Karim Mayfield and Mike Alvarado.
Garcia has chosen to fight in Puerto Rico where his parents came from. That’s fine, but why didn’t Garcia pick someone a lot better than Herrera? I’m still trying to understand his choice of opponent. If he really wanted to create the best impression with his parent’s people, then why didn’t he select someone that actually has a chance to beat him like Lucas Matthysse instead of someone that has lost 2 out of his last 4 fights? Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Chris Farina/Top Rank) By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO’s) doesn’t think it’s possible for WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (31-0, 12 KO’s) to outbox him in their fight on April 12th. Pacquiao sees his superior hand speed is being too good for Bradley to be able to earn another 12 round decision against him like he got 2 years ago in their infamous fight in June of 2012. Pacquiao won’t let Bradley get escape with another win over him.
“I am still faster than Bradley. The only way Bradley can beat me this time is to knock me out. I will be the aggressor . I will throw a lot of punches at him – more than I threw against [Brandon] Rios – and I will land them. Last time I was too nice. This time, I will finish what I start.” Read the rest of this entry »
— Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) February 4, 2014
By Chris Williams: WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana (35-3, 31 KO’s) has the lead over Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) in the fan vote to select Floyd Mayweather Jr’s next opponent for May 3rd. As of this afternoon, Maidana has 62 percent of the vote in nearly 7,000 fans having voted. If this holds up then we could see Maidana as Mayweather’s next opponent.
Floyd’s uncle Jeff Mayweather says that fans are turned off towards the idea of Floyd facing a fighter like Khan, and he thinks this has turned Floyd’s interest towards possibly fighting Maidana. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #7 WBC cruiserweight contender Tony Bellew (20-2-1, 12 KO’s) wants get former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (26-1, 12 KO’s) in the ring so that he can avenge his loss to him from three years ago while at the same time giving him a good beating for good measure. Bellew doesn’t like the face that Cleverly never gave him a rematch all these years despite their fight being a close in 2011.
Things have changed considerably for both fighters with each of them coming off of stoppage losses against the best fighters in the light heavyweight division. Cleverly was crushed in 4 rounds by Sergey Kovalev last year in August, whereas Bellew was destroyed in 6 rounds by Adonis Stevenson last November. The interesting thing is both Cleverly and Bellew chose to leave the 175 lb division after taking their whippings, and both are trying to reinvent their careers in the cruiserweight division. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: 33-year-old lightweight Michael Katsidis (28-6, 23 KO’s) will be making a comeback on March 14th in a scheduled 10 round bout against 27-year-old journeyman Eddy Comaro (27-17-5, 11 KO’s) at the Rumours International, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia. Katsidis hasn’t fought in 2 years since losing to Albert Mensah by a 10 round majority decision in April of 2012.
It’s been three years since Katsidis last won a fight when he defeated Michael Lozada by a 3rd round TKO in August of 2011. In Katsidis’ next fight, he was beaten by interim WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns by a 12 round unanimous decision in November of 2011. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: At today’s press conference with Manny Pacquiao (55-5-2, 38 KO’s) and WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (31-0, 12 KO’s), Pacquiao talked about coming into their April 12th rematch a younger fighter than he’s shown in his last handful of fights. Pacquiao plans on finding the fountain of youth by the time he faces Bradley in April, and he expects to look like a brand new Pacquiao.
“You will see a young Manny Pacquiao on April 12th. Both of us have something to prove.” Read the rest of this entry »