By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KO’s) is debating whether he should take the time to fly over to the UK to work as sparring partner for former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (26-2, 24 KO’s) to help him get ready for his September 28th fight against the big 6’9” Tyson Fury (21-0, 15 KO’s) at the Manchester Arena.
Haye reportedly wants the 6’7” Deontay to help with sparring to get him ready for Fury. The problem is if Deontay says yes to working as Haye’s sparring sessions, he’ll miss out on scouting out the September 6th fight between Seth Mitchell and Chris Arreola in Indio, California, according to RingTV. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: My friend asked my opinion on his favorite boxer who is a multiple division champion, but he wasn’t satisfied with my answer. It is a fact and it is a reality that pro boxing is a business and its main goal it’s to generate big revenues, and they should be bigger every single time. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Marcos Maidana (34-3, 31 KO’s) and WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 KO’s) went at it today on twitter with Maidana sending a message that Broner will be history on November 9th, which is when the two fighters will likely be facing each other on Showtime pay per view. Broner fired back with comments about Maidana’s England, or lack thereof.
Here’s the conversation between the two of them:
(Photo credit: Esther Lin/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: Unlike a lot of people who see Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s) as having to struggle to beat WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) in their fight on September 14th, trainer Freddie Roach sees this as an easy fight for Mayweather. Roach thinks Mayweather’s difficult to beat when he’s choosing to box his opposition rather giving them chances by choosing to mix it up.
Roach said in an interview with ewsnewsreporting.com “I think Mayweather wins easily. When he wants to box and he doesn’t take any chances, he’s very good at it. I think he’s going to win this fight easily.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (29-0, 29 KO’s) put the heavyweight division on notice that he’s a force to be reckoned with after his impressive 1st round knockout win over Sergei Liakhovoch last Saturday night in Indio, California.
That was Deontay’s 29th straight knockout, and his goal is to knockout his first 30 opponents. After that, all Deontay wants is to capture a world title.
Getting an opportunity to fight for a world title may prove to be difficult for Deontay, because the Klitschko brothers aren’t likely to hand-pick Deontay for a fight when there are so many marks for them to fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: #3 IBF, #13 WBO, Darren Barker (25-1, 16 KO’s) will be taking a huge step up in class next Saturday night on August 17th against IBF middleweight champion Daniel Geale (29-1, 15 KO’s) at the Revel Resort, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Barker’s been saying lately that he sees himself as a better fighter than Geale, and how he’s definitely going to beat him. Well, we’re going to get a chance to see if Barker can prove that he’s better in the ring, because Barker failed miserably when he stepped up the only time in his 9 year pro career when he faced Sergio Martinez.
It was an awful fight to watch, as Barker played it safe for 10 rounds, and then got blasted out by Martinez in the 11th. Barker had been a pro for 7 years, and had fought pretty much only domestic and Euro level opposition. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Bob Arum is hoping with the help of his #1 fighter Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) to open up the Chinese markets to mine them for pay per view broadcasts in the near future. It won’t be for Pacquiao’s next fight against Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) on November 23rd, but it’s possible that his fights after that will sell to the Chinese market for $5 or $6 on PPV, according to the Los Angeles Times.
But for Arum to get to that point, he needs Pacquiao to beat Rios, and start winning on a regular basis once again. Arum’s not going to do a great job of selling Paccquiao’s fights to the Chinese market if the Chinese boxing fans see him getting whipped by Rios, and knocked out cold on November 23rd. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Interim WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman (21-0, 19 KO’s) is on board with fighting former two division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) next in a fight that could take place on November 2nd. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer wants to make the Guerrero-Thurman fight, and he’s hoping to get it put together for November 2nd if he can get the two fighters to agree on the contract.
Thurman said to RingTV “It’s an exciting fight for me, because Guerrero, he’s been in the mix within the welterweight division, which is pretty much where I want to be…I think it’s a great test, and a great opportunity to see what Keith Thurman is all about.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBC lightweight champion Antonio DeMarco (29-3-1, 22 KO’s) defeated Fidel Monterrosa Munoz (31-8-1, 25 KO’s) by a 5th round TKO on Saturday night in his fight at the Hipódromo Caliente, Arena Tecate, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Miguel Cotto (37-4, 30 KO’s) has met up with his new trainer Freddie Roach at the Wildcard gym in Los Angeles, California for Cotto to begin training for his October 5th fight against Devlin Rodriguez (28-6-3, 16 KO’s) at the Amway Center, in Orlando, Florida, USA.
Cotto, a millionaire many times over, will reportedly be renting a house near Beverly Hills to stay in while he gets ready for the fight, according to ESPN Deportes. Read the rest of this entry »