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title Keith Thurman: Me and Kell Brook deserve Mayweather fight in September

thurman8888By Scott Gilfoid: WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman doesn’t think Amir Khan deserves the fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. in September. Thurman notes that Khan hasn’t ever fought a strong punching welterweight, and the last time he fought a puncher in 2012, he was knocked out in the 4th round by light welterweight Danny Garcia.

Instead of Khan being the one to get the lucky lottery ticket for the Mayweather fight, Thurman thinks either himself of IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook should be the one that gets the fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Lemieux faces N’Dam tonight in Montreal

(Photo credit: Photo Credit: Eye of The Tiger Management) By Allan Fox: Canadian puncher David Lemieux (33-2, 31 KOs) isn’t underestimating his opponent Hassan N’Dam (31-1, 18 KOs) in their fight tonight on Fox Sports 2 from the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.

The 26-year-old Lemieux is taking N’Dam very seriously despite the fact that he lacks the big punching power that you see from other top middleweights in the division like Gennady Golovkin, Andy Lee, Peter Quillin, Tureano Johnson and Daniel Jacobs. Read the rest of this entry »

title Andre Ward lashes Paul Smith, calling him “unprofessional” for coming in overweight

ward50(Photo credit: Tom Hogan – Hoganphotos/Roc Nation Sports) By Scott Gilfoid: Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) doesn’t know if Paul Smith (35-5, 20 KOs) intentionally came in overweight during Friday’s weigh-in or not, but he’s definitely not happy about it. Ward suspects that Smith came in overweight as a ploy to gain some kind of strategic advantage for their fight tonight at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.

Whatever the case, Ward sees Smith as unprofessional and he intends on whipping him bad tonight. Ward says that if the 32-year-old Smith had told him about his weight problems weeks ago, they could have increased the weight for him. But instead, Smith didn’t say anything about it and came in at 176.4lbs at the weigh-in, which was 4.4lbs over the 172lb catch-weight limit for the fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Shawn Porter already rehydrated to 153lbs

_MG_9789(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) By Dan Ambrose: After making the catch-weight of 144 pounds earlier on Friday, Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 16 KOs) is reportedly already rehydrated to 153 pounds, and he still have the entire night and all of tomorrow afternoon to continue to rehydrate for his fight against former three division world champion Adrien Broner (30-1, 22 KOs) on Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

That’s obviously not good news for Broner, because it means his catch-weight handicap, which was designed to weaken Porter enough to make him vulnerable, has failed. Porter could wind up rehydrated to 160+ by the time the fight starts tomorrow night. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin’s promoter still waiting for Cotto agreement

1-cotto (9)By Dan Ambrose: WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler is still waiting on an agreement from WBC middleweight champion Miguel Cotto that the winner of his November fight against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will be fighting Golovkin in their next fight.

Thus far, Cotto and Canelo haven’t agreed to take the fight with Golovkin. But even if they do agree, it doesn’t mean that they can’t vacate the title. Read the rest of this entry »

title Broner vs. Porter analysis & prediction

_MG_9822(Photo credit: Suzanne Teresa/Premier Boxing Champions) By Stuart Smith: On Saturday night, live on NBC, Adrien Broner (30-1, 22 KO’s) and Shawn Porter (25-1-1, 14KO’s) will meet in a highly anticipated bout at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. The match-up is one of many competitive fights that have been made as part of Al Haymon’s Premier Boxing Champions promotion. The fight will be the second time both men have appeared on the promotion and has been agreed to be fought at a catch-weight of 144 pounds.

There can be very strong cases made for both men winning this fight. Firstly, further questions will be asked of Adrien Broner’s chin after he was previously put down by another hard-hitting Welterweight in Marcos Maidana. Read the rest of this entry »

title Anthony Joshua vs. Mariusz Wach possible for September 12th

wach67By Scott Gilfoid: There’s a possibility that undefeated British heavyweight Anthony Joshua (13-0, 13 KOs) could be taking a step up against former world title challenger Mariusz Wach (30-1, 16 KOs) on September 12th in the UK, according to Fight News. It’s still not confirmed that the fight will take place, but there’s agreement between the promoters.

The 6’8” Wach would give the 6’6” Joshua a decent test to get him ready for what he will be facing when/if he gets inside the ring with the talented 6’7” WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder (34-0, 33 KOs) in 2016. Read the rest of this entry »

title Andre Ward 171.8, Paul Smith 176.4, comes in over catch-weight limit

ward5678(Photo credit: W. Williams) By Scott Gilfoid: In what has to be interpreted as a lack of discipline on Paul Smith’s part, he came in 4.4 pounds over the 172 pound catch-weight limit on Friday at the weigh-in for his fight on Saturday night against WBA super middleweight champion Andre Ward (27-0, 14 KOs) at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California.

It’s unclear how much of Smith’s purse he’ll be giving up by coming in over the catch-weight limit. You have to imagine that it’s a substantial portion of his purse.

Ward was his usual professional self in coming in at 171.8lbs, in easily making the 172lb catch-weight limit. I just don’t know what happened to Smith (35-5, 20 KOs) though. The guy fights at 168, and should have had no problems making 172, but it looks like he slacked off and didn’t train as hard as he should have. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather asked about Khan fight: “I am not trying to con nobody”

Floyd Mayweather JrBy Scott Gilfoid: Floyd Mayweather Jr. (48-0, 26 KOs) dropped a big hint on Thursday that he doesn’t plan on fighting Britain’s Amir Khan in his next fight on September 12th. When asked by a reporter if he was planning on fighting Amir Khan on September 12th, Mayweather said via Dontae’s Boxing Nation “Two names came up yesterday. I’m not trying to con anybody.”

The “con” comment appears to be Mayweather’s way of saying that he’s not going to try and sell a bad fight to the boxing public that the fans don’t want or don’t believe will be a competitive affair. Mayweather is usually quite secretive about his opponents. Read the rest of this entry »

title It’s time for David Lemieux to shine

Pesee officielle - Cages aux Sports(Photo credit: Photo Credit: Eye of The Tiger Management) By Sarkis Aghbashian: Come Saturday, June 20th, the Bell Centre in Montreal will be hosting a must-see boxing match where a local hero, David Lemieux (33-2-31 KOs), will be facing off against a formidable adversary, Hassan N’Dam N’Jikam (31-1-18KOs), for the vacant IBF world middleweight title. Previously, the belt was held by Jermain Taylor (33-4-1-20kos) but was stripped of the honour by IBF governing body due to troubles with the law.

On Saturday it will be Lemieux’s opportunity to prove his worth to the boxing world! This upcoming match can surely determine if he is the fighter that could shake up the middleweight division or if he is another boxer on a hot streak. Read the rest of this entry »

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