By Allan Fox: Mexican super star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (44-1-1, 31 KOs) has reportedly agreed to fight terms for a May 2nd mega-fight against WBC middleweight title holder Miguel Cotto (39-4, 32 KOs) on HBO pay-per-view from either Texas or Las Vegas, Nevada.
The 34-year-old Cotto still hasn’t worked out his side of the negotiations, but he’s expected to. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former two division world champion Tim Bradley is hoping that his opponent Diego Chaves keeps it clean when the two of them face each other this Saturday night at the Cosmopolitan in Las Vegas, Nevada. Bradley thinks that Chaves is a dirty fighter, even though he’s never really shown himself to be an especially dirty fighter in the past.
Bradley is hinting that if Chaves chooses to make the fight dirty then he could respond with something to negate that. Just what Bradley will do is hard to say, but it would be a disappointment if he turned the fight into a head-butt and low blow affair just because he was fouled once or twice. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says he’d be interested in setting up a fight between his fighter Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan in the near future if he can work out the fight.
Arum has his doubts though that a fight can be put together due to Khan’s adviser. But if it can, he’d be interested in making a fight between him and Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: #3 WBO, #9 WBC welterweight contender Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23 KOs) is calling his January 24th third fight against former WBO light welterweight champion Mike Alvarado (34-3, 23 KOs) “World War III” when the two of them step foot inside the ring at the 1stBank Center, in Bloomfield, Colorado, USA.
The fight is being televised by HBO. There won’t be any titles on the line for the fight.
This fight should prove who the better fighter is of the two. Both guys have won one fight a piece. In theory, we should see who the better guy is between them, but that obviously doesn’t mean this is going to be the last fight between them. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: #3 WBA, #3 WBC, #10 IBF light welterweight contender Adrien Broner (29-1, 22 KOs) is expected back in the ring in the next three months against an opponent still to be determined on March 7th in the 25-year-old Broner’s hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio.
Broner hasn’t fought since last September when he struggled to defeat fringe contender Emmanuel Taylor by a 12 round unanimous decision. The fight was a lot closer than it should have been, and it showed that Broner hasn’t improved much since his loss to Marcos Maidana in December 2013. Broner beat Taylor by the scores of 16-111, 115-112, and 116-112. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rav: Chris Eubank Jr lost a 12 round split decision to Billy Joe Saunders in a big grudge match for the British, European and Commonwealth titles of which we learned a great deal about Eubank Jr.
Eubank Jr hadn’t fought anyone of this level before this bout and it showed in the early rounds he looked tense and at times looked unable to counter what Saunders was doing. Eubank Jr a full team athlete showed his stamina and endurance in the middle to late rounds getting stronger while Saunders tired and started to survive. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Showtime analyst Paulie Malignaggi believes that the main reason why Manny Pacquiao (57-5-2, 38 KOs) and his team have been dragging their feet in the negotiations with Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) in the past is because they feel that it’s a fight that they can’t win.
Malignaggi says that with Mayweather being the A-side and Pacquiao clearly being the B-side in the negotiations then Pacquiao and his team should be willing to agree to whatever terms that Mayweather lays out. In other words, if Pacquiao and his team really wants the fight against Mayweather then they should be willing to accept the deal that’s offered to them. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ian Goodwin: This Saturday night at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas, former two time WBA, WBA and IBF Light Welterweight British champion Amir Khan (29(19)-3-0) will get back in to the ring looking to impress in what a tough test against Devon Alexander (26(14)-2-0) for the WBC Silver Welterweight title (TBC) and to underline his claim for a potential super fight in 2015 against the current P4P king & Champion Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Despite Bolton born “King” Khan’s professional record including victories over former world champions Marco Antonio Barrera, Zab Judah, Luis Collazo, Julio Diaz, Paulie Malignaggi & Marcos Maidana, many still hold a (legitimate) question mark over Khan’s heart & resilience after knock out defeats to arguably weaker opponents in the division. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: A fight between former WBO 140lb champ Mike Alvarado (34-3, 23 KOs) and former WBA 135lb champion Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23 KOs) will be announced today in a press conference in Denver, Colorado.
Rios and Alvarado will be facing each other next month on January 24th at the 1stBank Center, in Bloomfield, Colorado, USA. This will be the third fight between them, and likely not the last. Both guy’s careers have tanked recently, and it’s hard to see where they can go from here after this fight. Read the rest of this entry »