By Scott Gilfoid: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya has agreed with WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne’s promoter Don King to a financial deal for fight between the Golden Boy promoted Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) and Stiverne, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. What De La Hoya doesn’t have yet is a date and a venue for the fight, and that’s why he opted not to sign the contract. Until those areas are filled in by King, De La Hoya won’t give a green light to the fight.
They’ve already had two postponements for purse bids, and it’s unclear whether they’re going to need to have another. However, if they don’t make a deal soon then it’s likely that WBC president Mauricio Suliaman won’t give permission for a third postponement. Read the rest of this entry »
By BR: When the word boxing is mentioned nowadays fans speaks either of Floyd Mayweather Jr or Manny Pacquiao, even without them knowing whom they fought. They just seem to be a household names. Boxing fans however know every aspect of the boxers, whether it be their lives or careers, we have it down and memorized.
Now it’s safe to say there is a big difference between the mainstream fans and hardcore fans. But what is similar in trait is the fact that both fans share a common ground, meaningless arguments, saying things without proof, evidence of absence.
Asking oneself is it justified to believe something that is not true. Take for instance, when some fan hear Mayweather vs Pacquiao, he rambles that “Floyd is ducking,” a hardcore fan (with intelligence) would understand the nature of business but at the same time give blame to both sides for lack of urgency to put forth the biggest boxing match in the past decade. Read the rest of this entry »
Ricky Burns vs. Alexandre Lepelley and Brian Rose vs. Ignacio Lucero Fraga this Saturday, October 4th
By Scott Gilfoid: This Saturday night, former WBO lightweight champ Ricky Burns (36-4-1, 11 KOs) fights Alexandre Lepelley (17-1-1, 3 KOs) at the First Direct Arena, Leeds, Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Also on the card, former world title challenger Brian Rose (25-2-1, 7 KOs) will be fighting Argentinian Ignacio Lucero Fraga (11-7-3, 5 KOs).
Both of these fights will be tune-ups for Burns and Rose, as they’ve been put in with weak opposition to ensure that they get the victories over their opposition. It’s come to that because both Burns and Rose are coming off of losses. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: Former WBO middleweight champion Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (31-1, 18 KOs) used constant movement and clinching to defeat the much shorter 5’7” Curtis Stevens (27-5, 20 KOs) by a 12 round unanimous decision on Wednesday night at the Barker Hangar, in Santa Monica, California, USA. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: The World Boxing Council has extended negotiations between WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) and his #1 WBC mandatory challenger Viktor Postol (29-0, 17 KOs) until October 10th. If an agreement isn’t reached by that time a purse bid will take place on October 10th.
Postol could potentially be the most formidable opponent that Garcia has faced during his career due to his 5’11” height, long reach, excellent chin and high work rate. Garcia was very lucky to win a controversial decision over Mauricio Herrera last March in Puerto Rico, but he’ll have to find another way to beat Postol because this fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jaime Ortega: Floyd Mayweather Jr 47-0, financially speaking might be the smartest boxer to have ever cashed out from the sport of Boxing. But his boxing legacy as far as his career entitles, is closer to have the following inscribed in the Hall of Fame: ‘49-0,’ with an inscription bellow his record that reads ‘He never fought Pacquiao.’
Everyday, Floyd is constantly bombarded over and over again by the same poisonous question that seems to never leave him and his family alone. “Floyd when are you fighting Pacquiao?” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: According to ESPN, 34-year-old former two time IBF bantamweight champion Joseph Agbeko 29-5, 22 KOs) is a possible opponent for WBA World super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg’s next title defense on November 22nd on the undercard of the Tony Bellew vs. Nathan Cleverly 2 fight card at the Echo Arena in Liverpool, UK.
Quigg’s promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Sport is working on matching Quigg against either Agbeko or little known #3 WBA Shingo Wake (17-4-2, 10 KOs). Either one of those guys are perfect opponents because they’re not much of a threat at all to beat Quigg. Read the rest of this entry »
By Victor Candelario: Don’t me wrong me and boxing fans alike would love to see Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) take on the #1 pound for pound boxer in the sport Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr (47-0-0 26 KOs) and see if he can hand Floyd the first loss of his career but lets be realistic, the fight has lost a ton of its luster. Both fighters have showed in recent fights to be well past there primes, and if the fight were to occur I can see a ton of excuses as to why Floyd or Pacquiao were defeated coming from fans.
Just to name the two most common arguments that would be made, Floyd fans would say Floyd lost because he was past his prime , and Manny fans would say Manny was past his prime should he lose. So neither fighter at this point would get the same credit for defeating the other as they would have 7 years ago, when they were both at the top of the sport, at there best. Read the rest of this entry »
By Victor Candelario The Puerto Rican Philadelphia native slugger Danny “Swift” Garcia (29-0-0, 17 KOs) has a possible showdown with Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) looming after Pacquiao’s camp expressed interest in meeting Garcia in the near future after Pacquiao’s showdown with Chris Algieri. But after Garcia’s last 2 outings in the ring it has become clear as day, Danny Garcia needs to step up.
Garcia faced 9th ranked light welterweight in the world Mauricio Herrera (21-4-0, 7 KOs) in a twelve rounder in Puerto Rico and was given a gift from the heavens because it was clear to everyone watching, Garcia was frustrated, Garcia was always a step behind, and Garcia had been exposed. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBO light welterweight champion Ruslan Provodnikov is hoping he can get WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri back in the ring to face him in 2015. Provodnikov lost to Algieri by a 12 round decision last June in a close fight, and he feels he should have won the fight.
Algieri has a fight coming up next month against WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao in a catch-weight fight at 144 pounds on November 22nd in Macao, China. If Algieri loses that fight, which is highly likely, then Algieri will drop back down to 140 and be available to face Provodnikov in a rematch. Read the rest of this entry »