By Dan Ambrose: Newly crowned WBO featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (31-0, 26 KO’s) will be having surgery to repair his broken nose from his fight with former WBO featherweight champion Orlando Salido on January 19th of this month at Madison Square Garden, New York. Garcia clashed heads with Salido in the 8th round, and suffered a broken nose from it.
It was an accidental head-butt and the fight was quickly stopped after the 8th round due to Mikey saying he couldn’t breathe through his nose. Salido suffered an arguably much worse injury of a fractured right orbital bone in the same fight, but he wanted to keep fighting. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito Donaire is unhappy with the quite generous $3 million contract that Golden Boy Promotions sent over to his team for a unification fight against Golden Boy fighter WBC super bantamweight champion Abner Mares.
Donaire specifically is unhappy that the contract didn’t include a date for the fight, no site, no gloves, no rounds, and without the liability information. In other words, it was a skeleton contract with a straight $3 million offer for the fight. I don’t see what the big deal is. Either Donaire agrees to take the fight or he doesn’t. They can work with Golden Boy to fill in the other areas. Read the rest of this entry »
There has been a lot of talk recently about May 4th and who Floyd “Money” Mayweather (43-0, 26 KO’s) will be fighting, and before you say it I know there has been a lot of articles posted on boxingnews24 about this matter but I’m just throwing my view in the mix as a boxing fan.
So, as far as who he should fight next and who there is to fight, it’s a pretty talent rich division but Robert Guerrero has been the name on everybody’s lips, along with Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and even Tim Bradley. As far as who deserves the shot, I got to go with Guerrero; he’s come off some good wins against top fighters lately, and seems to have put himself in the position to earn a shot. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Former WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko won’t be Amir Khan’s next opponent in April due to Senchenko failing to agree to the catchweight of 144 pounds that Khan was asking for, according to the Daily Star.
Senchenko, a big welterweight at 5’10”, wanted to go no longer than 146 lbs. for the fight with Khan, but that wasn’t agreeable to Khan. So instead of Khan fighting Senchenko in the UK and possibly avenging Ricky Hatton’s 9th round knockout loss to Senchenko, Khan is going to have to look at the other two possibilities that his promoters at Golden Boy have for him.
The only two fighters left are the recently beat Cesar Pablo Cano and Humberto Soto. Those aren’t very good choices if Khan’s idea is to try and prove himself. He already took on a light hitting lightweight in Carlos Molina in his last fight last December. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Trainer Virgil Hunter believes 100% that his fighter former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (27-3, 19 KO’s) will become a world champion again in the near future, and Hunter says this is going to give him a lot of satisfaction when that happens because it’ll prove all the doubters wrong. Hunter thinks Khan doesn’t have a bad chin. He just thinks Khan makes wrong decisions after he gets hurt.
Hunter said to thaboxingvoice.co “He [Khan] beat a very good fighter in Carlos Molina…Amir Khan has proven he can get up. He’s proven he can take a shellacking. [Marcos] Maidana put a shellacking on him, and he stood up to it…My determination is to have the last laugh. I think he’ll soon be back on top.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: According to fightnews.com, unbeaten WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (25-0, 22 KO’s) could be fighting #6 IBF Osumanu Adama (20-3, 15 KO’s) next on March 30th in France. This would likely be a fight that won’t be shown on HBO unless they’re willing to deal with the time difference between France and the United States.
Adama, 32, has good power and nice technical boxing skills. He has a 9th round TKO win over Roman Karmazin from October 2011. In his last fight, Adama was beaten by IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale by a 12 round unanimous decision last year in March. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Now that WBC interim light welterweight champion Lucas Matthysse (33-2, 31 KO’s) blown through yet another opponent and proven himself as arguably the #1 fighter at 140, it’s going to be interesting to see if the World Boxing Council will finally do their job by forcing the WBC 140 pound champion Danny Garcia to fight Matthysse or if they’ll continue to let Garcia pick and choose from the aging veterans of the sport.
Matthysse, 30, is Garcia’s mandatory challenger, and he wants the title shot while he’s still young. Garcia is 24, so if the WBC doesn’t force Garcia to fight Matthysse, we could see Garcia continuing to milk his title with fights the older guys instead of Matthysse. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Super middleweight Andre Dirrell (20-1, 14 KO’s) finally has an opponent for his fight this Saturday night at the Convention Center, in McAllen, Texas, USA. Dirrell, 29, will be facing the tough Milton Munez (25-6-1, 23 KO’s) in a scheduled 10 round tune-up bout.
Dirrell will be fighting for the first time since his 2nd round knockout win over a year ago against Darryl Cunningham in December 2011. Dirrell missed the entire 2012 year with problems with a number of issues. However, he’s ready to fight now, and he should be able to get back into the super middleweight pack fairly easily and challenging for one or more of the titles really soon. Read the rest of this entry »
By Tony Crooks: There had been a rumor floating around the British boxing world that Deontay Wilder (27-0, 27 KO’s) may be facing Dereck Chisora (15-4, 9 KO’s) in March 2013. This is just talk that is circulating, if you asked how true this fact is, I would be unable to comment.
I can tell you that the sun will raise it head in the morning and it will get dark at night, god forbid any alien invasions or nuclear wars that happen as I write this article. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA World welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-4, 7 KO’s) says he didn’t agree to the Shane Mosley fight because something in his contract with Golden Boy Promotions that wasn’t right. He said he agreed with the purse and with the opponent Mosley, but something wasn’t right his contract.
He’ll be meeting with Golden Boy to discuss his contract and his possible next opponent. As of now, Malignaggi says the following fighters are options for his next fight: Mosley, Diego Chavez, Marcos Maidana and Josesito Lopez. Read the rest of this entry »