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title To fight Pacquiao something has to go for Mayweather

floyd5by Yannis Mihanos: Cinco de Mayo, this great Mexican bank holiday has become a synonymous with each year’s appearances of boxing’s number 1 pound for pound Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0).

Floyd has lately marked this date on his calendar for his performances. This year though things have changed and become a bit more perplexed. Mexico’s Saul Canelo Alvarez threatens to change these plans for good. Read the rest of this entry »

title David Haye ready to return to the ring in 2015

haye899By Scott Gilfoid: After two years out of the ring, 34-year-old heavyweight David Haye (26-2, 24 KOs) will be launching his long awaited comeback in 2015. Haye suffered a really bad shoulder injury in 2013 that resulted in him needing a five hour operation to have the problem repaired.

Initially it was though that Haye’s career was over. However, he’s been able to rehab the injury and he says his shoulder is strong enough for him to return to action. Just how strong is the real question? Read the rest of this entry »

title Financial terms agreed to for Klitschko vs. Jennings

wladimir673By Jim Dower: The financial terms have been agreed to between IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (63-3, 53 KOs) for his April 25th fight against #2 WBA, #3 WBC, #5 WBO, #6 IBF Bryant Jennings (19-0, 10 KOs) for their fight on April 25th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

This will be an optional title defense for Wladimir to keep him busy before his title defense against his WBO mandatory challenger Tyson Fury later in the year. Read the rest of this entry »

title Canelo to start training in January for May 2nd fight

canelo15By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) says he’ll start training next month in January for his fight on May 2nd on the Mexican holiday Cinco de Mayo against an opponent still to be determined.

Canelo’s opponent could be WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto, but that remains to be seen whether that fight can be negotiated because of the difficulties in trying to work out a fight between to iron-willed fighters. Canelo might end up pricing himself out or turning Cotto away by asking for a venue that is not suitable for the 34-year-old Cotto. Read the rest of this entry »

title De La Hoya wants the top fighters to challenge themselves in 2015

By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya says that his resolution is for the top fighters in boxing to challenge themselves to fight the very best competition next year in 2015. Unless De La Hoya is talking about Golden Boy fighters, it’s hard for that to be considered a resolution, because De La Hoya only has control over the fighters in his own stable. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather-Pacquiao fight in doubt

floyd03By Allan Fox: The negotiations between WBA/WBC 147 pound champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) and WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) for a fight on May 2nd aren’t going too well, according to Dan Rafael of

Rafael is saying that Pacquiao’s side is doing all the work in trying to make the fight happen and they’re not having much luck. If the fight doesn’t get made for 2015, it would be a huge pity for the fans because this is clearly the biggest fight in the sport. There’s really nothing out there that can compare to a fight this big. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin not interested in Andre Ward fight, wants PPV match against Chavez Jr

golovkin63By Allan Fox: WBA Super World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (31-0, 28 KOs) ruled out the idea of him moving up to super middleweight to face the bigger Andre Ward in a fight between unbeaten champs.

Golovkin doesn’t see any point in him moving up to face Ward. Golovkin says if he does move up to the 168 pound division, he’ll be doing it to face a pay-per-view fighter like Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in a PPV fight rather than Ward in a fight that would obviously not be worthy of PPV. Read the rest of this entry »

title Cotto has plan-B option with Mayweather if Canelo fight doesn’t get made

cotto667By Dan Ambrose: WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) has the perfect plan-B backup plan if his proposed opponent Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) gets a little too greedy and asks for too much money or other things in their negotiations for their May 2nd fight.

Cotto can always agree to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr in a rematch that would likely bring in huge pay-per-view numbers on Showtime. Read the rest of this entry »

title Andy Lee vs. Billy Joe Saunders possible for March in Ireland

lee343By Scott Gilfoid: Newly crowned WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee (34-2, 24 KOs) expects to be back in the ring in March of 2015 in a fight against Billy Joe Saunders (21-0, 11 KOs) that could wind up taking place in Ireland.

Lee’s dream is to defend his title in Ireland in front of his Irish fans. Whether that will actually happen is another thing. The fight would likely make a ton of money if it takes place in the UK in one of the larger arenas. It’s hard to say whether Lee can pull in enough fans in Ireland for him to make a ton of money. Read the rest of this entry »

title De La Hoya: Mayweather and Pacquiao have equal power

delahoya7777By Chris Williams: While Manny Pacquiao has been known to be a puncher with excellent power over the years, Golden Boy Promotions President Oscar De La Hoya refutes that notion.

De La Hoya says that Pacquiao hits no harder than Floyd Mayweather Jr, who isn’t thought of as a big puncher by anyone. Mayweather is someone that picked up a lot of knockouts earlier in his career in the lighter weights at super featherweight before he moved up in weight to welterweight.

Pacquiao is kind of in the same boat in that regard. Pacquiao picked up a ton of knockouts in the lighter weight classes, but since he moved up to welterweight, his knockouts have dried up after he initially stopped De La Hoya and Miguel Cotto. Pacquiao’s fight against Ricky Hatton was at light welterweight, so it doesn’t count as far as what Pacquiao has done at welterweight. Pacquiao’s power has had little effect on the welterweights in the past four years, and that doesn’t seem to be changing as he gets older. Read the rest of this entry »


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