By Dallan O’ Donnell: After watching former Cricket star Freddie Flintoff fight on Friday night I could only cringe and avoid looking at the screen. It was by far, the worst display of Boxing I have ever seen. I’m certain neither man threw a proper legal punch in the whole fight. You were more likely to find a better fight outside a pub.
Don’t get me wrong I am a big Flintoff fan. I enjoy watching him on his show, A league of their own, but I did not enjoy the fact that he was given a boxing licence and allowed fight! Never mind have his fight televised! Read the rest of this entry »
By Reynaldo Sanchez: Joan Guzman lost yesterday on November 30th at The BB&T Center his unconquered record against the Russian Khabib Allakhverdiev and fall defeated in the judge’s cards by Technical Decision after 8 rounds. At the moment of the detention of the fight for injuries of the Dominican, the judges had his cards in this way; Michael Pernick 75-76: Nelson Vázquez 76-75: Mark Streisand 75-76.
This evening Saturday, December 1st the Joan Guzman team headed by the CEO of Acquinity Sports Gary Jonas, the promoter Henry Rivalta and the trainer German Caicedo and part of the boxer families. They were at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida, where the Dominican boxer was hospitalized and observed by doctors, and the medical report demonstrated that Guzmán, suffered double break in his right hand and a serious injury in the low part of your left knee (break) which will keep it convalescent for nearly 6 weeks and possibly it is submitted to surgery to solve all these problems. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark Turley: Britain’s top two heavyweights both came through their respective fights this weekend, to keep the tantalising prospect of a domestic showdown alive. In Belfast, Northern Ireland, Tyson Fury produced a controlled, if somewhat tedious performance to overcome Kevin ‘Kingpin’ Johnson, who, in all honesty, did very, very little for the entire contest. Having come in at 3 weeks notice, there were always questions regarding Johnson’s fitness and he simply did not have the tools or energy to get inside Fury’s reach and trouble the taller man. Most of the fight took place on the end of Fury’s jab and was not one that will live long in the memory.
Despite all of that, Fury, who has often fought recklessly in the past, at least looked fit for this fight and showed he is capable of sticking to a gameplan when needed. If the pre-fight hype was accurate, the victory has put Fury in line to face Vitali Klitschko for the WBC Title, assuming Klitschko doesn’t retire to concentrate on politics. If the fight happens, Klitschko’s advancing years give Fury some sort of chance, although he will need to fight with more fire than he did tonight. His punch resistance, untested by Johnson this evening, remains a concern. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KO’s) showed tonight why he’ll never be able to beat the Klitshko brothers or the likes of Deontay Wilder with his slapping 12 round unanimous decision over (28-3-1, 13 KO’s) at the Odyssey Arena, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. The judges gave Fury the win by these wide scores: 119-110, 119-108 and 119-108.
Fury, 24, looked weak as heck and vulnerable on the rare occasions that Johnson would actually throw a punch. Luckily for Fury, Johnson didn’t throw many punches, as he just looked like an older fighter that didn’t have the ability to pull the trigger anymore. Johnson looked like a shell of his former self from the fighter that was beaten by WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko back in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »
By William Mackay: Unbeaten middleweight prospect Chris Eubank Jr. (8-0, 3 KO’s) defeated Bradley Pryce (30-12, 18 KO’s) by an 8 round points decision on the Tyson Fury vs. Kevin Johnson undercard on Saturday night at the Odyssey Arena, in Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. The referee Steve Gray scored the fight 80-73.
The fight was a lot closer than that, however, as the 31-year-old Pryce was able to land a lot of hard shots all throughout the fight. Eubank Jr landed a lot of punches and looked good, but his power wasn’t all that impressive. Pryce looked like the harder puncher of the two, but he wasn’t able to land enough of his shots to get the win. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Mick Hennessy, the promoter for undefeated #3 WBC heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (19-0, 14 KO’s), says that WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko wants to fight Fury next, but Hennessy isn’t sure if he’ll match Fury up with him or his brother Wladimir Klitschko. This is all so interesting.
I mean, Fury hasn’t even beaten his opponent for tonight Kevin Johnson (28-2-1, 13 KO’s) and here his promoter Hennessy is already setting up Fury’s next fight. I can see this exploding in Fury and Hennessy’s face.
Hennessy said to fightnews.com “I have spoken to Vitali’s people and they are very open to doing a fight with Tyson but there is also the option of fighting Wladimir and Tyson is up for fighting any of the brothers.” Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Tom Casino/Showtime) By Dan Ambrose: Miguel Cotto (37-3, 30 KO’s) has been through a lot of ring wars during his 11 year pro career and he’s getting up there in age now at 32. That’s no spring chicken for boxing, especially for smaller fighters like the 5’7″ Cotto. Tonight, Cotto will be in against the younger, taller, and faster WBA World junior middleweight champion Austin Trout (25-0, 14 KO’s) at Madison Square Garden, in New York.
Cotto, who comes from nearby Puerto Rico, will have the New York fans backing despite the fact that both of Trout’s parents are from New York, and he spent a lot of time visiting there in his youth. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: If you watched heavyweight prospect Andrew “Freddie” Flintoff (1-0) make his pro debut last night against Richard Dawson (2-1, 1 KO’s) in Manchester you’re probably wondering about why Dawson failed to go after Flintoff after knocking him down with a sharp left hand in the 2nd round. I’ve seen the fight now four times and I still can’t understand why Dawson didn’t throw any punches after knocking Flintoff down.
Normally a fighter goes after an opponent once they’ve got them down on the canvas, but not Dawson. He didn’t throw many shots before the knockdown, but after the knockdown it was like water being turned off on a faucet. Dawson stopped throwing almost entirely, and I’m still wondering what happened with the guy? Read the rest of this entry »
By Sebastian Hernandez: The upcoming championship bout is a make or break fight for both Austin Trout and Miguel Cotto in which a win is essential to both fighters. Trout, the current WBA super welterweight champion, has already made 4 defenses of his title but has come up short in terms of fame and cash flow. If he were to win this fight his boxing career would skyrocket and he would be able to land big fights with iconic names. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Tonight heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (19-0, 14 KO’s) will have to prove for the first time in his career that he’s got the talent to actually beat someone that can fight instead of the soft opposition that’s been put in the ring with him so that he pad his resume.
Fury, 24, will be facing easily the toughest opponent of his career tonight against American Kevin Johnson (28-2-1, 13 KO’s) Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom. This is the fight where Fury is going to have to prove that he’s as good as he says he is and I suspect he’s going to be found out to be an imposter by Johnson. Read the rest of this entry »