By @BoxingMuse: November the 2nd sees ‘GGG’ meet Brownsville, Brooklyn’s Curtis ‘Showtime’ Stevens. In 27 professional fights prior to this exciting match up only three men have heard the final bell when facing middleweight punching sensation Gennady Golovkin.
The first man to last the distance in 2007 was an Algerian by the name of Mehdi Bouadla who was also halted by two former world champions in Arthur Abraham and Mikkel Kessler.
Secondly was Ian Gardner in 2008 a Canadian boxer who was previously stopped by ‘Bad’ Chad Dawson & lost points decisions to Peter Manfredo Jr and Arthur Abraham. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (31-2, 22 KO’s) will be meeting with unbeaten challenger George Groves (19-0, 15 KO’s) this Thursday in a special on Sky Ringside at 6 pm & 9 pm on Sky Sports 2. The two fighters will be discussing their November 23rd fight at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom. It’s going to good to see the two fighters in a face-to-face meeting to see what each of them has to say.
The last time Froch and Groves got together, Froch was harping on about how the 25-year-old Groves wasn’t giving him the proper respect for his past accomplishments and all that kind of blather. Gosh, I hope Froch won’t be still stuck on that channel because that will be incredibly boring seeing him Grove go back and forth on the subject of Froch not getting the respect he feels he deserves. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: While many boxing fans feelings are extremely polarized when it comes to a potential fight between 48-year-old IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KO’s) and Floyd Mayweather Jr. (47-0, 26 KO’s), Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer seems to be warming to the idea of that fight taking place.
It’s unclear whether he’ll be looking to make the fight next May like Hopkins is hoping will happen, but he’s intrigued about the possibility of Hopkins turning 50 a year from now and Mayweather looking for his 50th fight at the same time around then. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Trainer Freddie Roach still has bad blood with Brandon Rios (31-1-1, 23 KO’s) for the time in 2010 when he imitated on video the way that has problems speaking. Rios was seen on video making fun of Roach in front of Antonio Margarito, and seemingly enjoying himself why Margarito laughed at his imitation of Roach.
That’s one of the reasons why Roach is hoping that his fighter Manny Pacquiao (54-5-2, 38 KO’s) will knock Rios out next month on November 23rd at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, Macao, Macao S.A.R., China. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jay McIntyre: For Bernard Hopkins, Saturday was an unnecessary fight with an unnecessary lack of sportsmanship. He was expected to win, and many people felt that Karo Murat would be merely a ‘speed bump’ as Hopkins pressed onward through his career. A perfunctory turn out from Hopkins should have been sufficient to win a lopsided, though uneventful decision. Indeed, that would have been preferable to what was witnessed last night.
The sad reality, is that while Hopkins is a great boxer, oftentimes this expertise is overshadowed by his willingness to engage in unsportsmanlike behavior. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Adrien Broner was very impressed with the performance of undefeated heavyweight contender Deontay Wilder (30-0, 30 KO’s) in watching him pick up his 30th straight knockout last night in stopping Nicolai Firtha (21-11-1, 8 KO’s) in the 4th round at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Broner came away from watching Deontay’s performance in total awe with the way that Deontay was able to thrash a good fighter in Firtha and put him down three times in the fight before it was halted in the 4th.
Adrien Said “He’s [Deontay] got a great future. He’s doing great things. 30-0 with 30 knockouts, his record speaks for itself, and of course all the fans love knockouts.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn thinks he can lure WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner over to the UK to fight his guy Kell Brook (31-0, 21 KO’s) within the next few months.
Hearn believes that with the lure of money to be made on pay-per-view, Broner will readily agree to come over and fight in front of massive crowds of British fans cheering Brook on. Hearn also thinks he has a chance to get Floyd Mayweather Jr. and/or Amir Khan to agree to fight Brook. Read the rest of this entry »
By Bobby Virr: A British super fight between Kell Brook and Amir Khan next summer could really wrap up a great 6 months of British super fights. First up on 23rd November 2013, we have Nottingham’s Carl Froch defending his World IBF/WBA super-middleweight titles against Londoner George Groves. The next British blockbuster is the rearranged heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury and David Haye on 8th February 2014.
Both these fights are on Sky Box Office. If these two fights can be on PPV television I’m sure Brook vs. Khan would be. By May/July time this could be the 3rd all British PPV clash in 6 months. After Brook’s 4 round demolition job of Ukraine’s Vyacheslav Senchenko, he has put himself in just about everybody’s top 10 Welters in World boxing. We all know he would love the Khan fight because he calls Amir out at every opportunity. However, for a fight to happen it has to work for both parties. Read the rest of this entry »
By Eric Thomas: WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin (30-0, 22 KO’s) successfully defended his title with a 10th round TKO last night over Gabriel Rosado (21-7, 13 KO’s), but you have to say that Quillin’s stock dropped considerably with the win. The fight was stopped due to a cut over the left eye of Rosado, who was more than game to continue fighting. Quillin, however, didn’t seem excited about the prospects of giving Rosado a rematch when asked after the fight by Jim Gray of Showtime. Quillin says that it’s Al Haymon who sets up his fights.
When asked if he would like to fight WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez next, Quillin said “Of course I want Sergio Martinez next.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Kell Brook’s 4th round TKO win over former WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko last night appears to have planted some ideas into his head because he’s now targeting Amir Khan and Adrien Broner. The confidence that Brook gained from beating the #8 IBF, #11 WBA seems to have him feeling like he’s not only ready to face Khan and Broner, but beat them as well.
Brook said via Sky Sports “I’ve arrived. I want Broner. I want Khan. I want the massive fights…This new kid, Broner, who talks trash and pretends to be something he isn’t, he can also get it.”
Brook says he’s “arrived” now that he’s beaten Senchenko. I don’t that this is the fight that I would consider to be a statement type of a fight. I mean, I think I remember Senchenko being pounded last year and stopped by Paulie Malignaggi in 9 rounds. Read the rest of this entry »