By Allan Fox: The idea of putting Manny Pacquiao’s next fight in April in Manila has been rejected, according to Philboxing.com. Pacquiao adviser Michael Koncz says the venue will still likely one of the following countries: Singapore, Macau and Abu Dhabi.
There are 9 potential opponents being looked at for the fight, but the leading candidates is former WBA welterweight champion Vyacheslav Senchenko and Top Rank welterweight Jessie Vargas. Senchenko is said to be the #1 guy they’re looking at right now. He recently stopped Ricky Hatton in the 9th round last November, sending the British fighter back into retirement. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dominic Sauboorah: Heavyweight prospect Deontay Wilder (26-0, 26 KO’s) has fired back at his critics on twitter stating how his haters haven’t nearly achieved half of what he has. I’m sorry is he serious? Wilder won the WBC Americas continental heavyweight title. Whoa step back a second. Wilder can hit back at his critics but it’s not good enough just to talk, he has to shut his critics up in the ring.
He’s angered by people stating how he’s fought “bums” and “nobodies.” But these criticisms are constructive, because if he’s so content in fighting these 4th tier fighters then why is he calling out Tyson Fury, a guy who’s ranked in the top 10 by ring magazine and who has beaten much better opposition than him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: 25-year-old Carl Frampton (15-0, 10 KO’s) will get his first taste of power on February 9th in his title challenge against EBU super middleweight champion Kiko Martinez (27-3, 19 KO’s) at the Oddyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
This is going to be interesting to see how Frampton responds to being on the receiving end of some big power shots instead of being the one dishing it out in his fights against lesser opposition. Martinez is a big step up from the fodder that Frampton has been fighting thus far, although Kiko is still hardly a great fighter. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jason Kim: If you look at the way that WBC lightweight champion Adrien Broner fights with his identical fighting style to his hero Floyd Mayweather Jr. to his total domination of the mostly mediocre opposition at super featherweight and lightweight, it looks like Broner is being groomed by his promoters at Golden Boy Promotions to be the eventual replacement for the aging 35-year-old Mayweather.
Broner fights for Golden Boy, whereas Mayweather has a working relationship with the promotional company. But it would be huge for Golden Boy is they were able to turn the young 23-year-old Broner into a PPV star along the same lines as Mayweather because Broner would be an actual Golden Boy fighter and they would make tons of money in that kind of situation if Broner could keep winning for a decade. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: #9 WBA junior middleweight contender Delvin Rodriguez (26-6-3, 14 KO’s) says he’d like to get a shot against WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (41-0-1, 30 KO’s) this year after the 32-year-old Rodriguez faces George Tahdooahnippah (31-0-1, 23 KO’s) on February 15th at the Mohegan Sun Casino, in Uncasville, Connecticut, USA.
Rodriguez said to thetitle fight.com “I want to fight Alvarez. I want to fight the guy Alvarez. I think he would motivate me the most and bring the best out of me. That’s what I’m working towards.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Al Bernstein of Showtime believes that a fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Saul “Canelo” Alvarez will be taking place on September 14th this year after two of them share the May 4th pay per view card on HBO from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Speaking with the Boxing Chanel, Bernstein said “Mayweather and Alvarez will fight probably in September this year. They both fight on May 4th, Mayweather against likely Robert Guerrero, and Saul Alvarez against possibly Austin Trout or maybe Miguel Cotto. Both have to win.” Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Ester Lin/Showtime) By Allan Fox: WBA/WBC light welterweight champion Danny Garcia (25-0, 16 KO’s) plans on going out and destroying 35-year-old Zab Judah (42-7, 29 KO’s) as fast as he can next month on February 9th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Garcia, 24, says he’s not going out there just looking for a knockout but that’s what he plans on doing sooner or later in the fight.
Garcia said to thaboxingvoice.com “We’re going to end it in fashion with a knockout. I’m not going to come out looking for a knockout. I’m going to be ready to go 12 rounds, but if it happens, it happens.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Jason Kim: WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (24-0, 21 KO’s) will be defending his title against Gabriel Rosado (21-5, 13 KO’s) this Saturday night on HBO from Madison Square Garden in New York, New York.
Golovkin has a fighter on his hands who seems to believe firmly that he’s going to win the fight and not only win it but dominate the action. That kind of fighter can be dangerous because they for Golovkin and he can’t afford to let Rosado have any kind of success early in the fight.
Rosado had some problems with his career in 2009 and 2010 in suffering losses to Alfredo Angulo and Derek Ennis, but he’s really turned things around by rattling off seven consecutive victories over quality opposition. You can see the difference in Rosado’s performances against Ennis and Angulo from the way he’s fighting now. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: I’ve been researching the obscure fighter #1 WBO Robin Krasniqi (39-2, 15 KO’s) like mad in the last couple of weeks and I’ve come to the conclusion that he’s not a bad fighter, he’s got some skills going for him. I really do think he’s going to present some problems for the 25-year-old Cleverly on March 16th in their fight at a still to be determined venue in the UK.
I don’t think Krasniqi will likely win or anything like that, but I think he’s good enough to make Cleverly look like a clumsy oaf on March 16th. Krasniqi is faster, moves better, looks more athletic, and appears to be a better puncher than Cleverly. The only thing Krasniqi doesn’t have going for him that Cleverly has is in the size department. Read the rest of this entry »
By William Mackay: According to a source close to WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (45-2, 41 KO’s), there’s a strong chance Vitali will fight again and his likely opponent will be former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye due to the huge money he can generate from the UK pay per view.
The source said to gorodokboxing.com “There is a 90% chance that we will see Vitali in the ring one more time. His opponent could be David Haye, but Haye would have to agree to our terms…I think that he shouldn’t expect any more than 30%. If he agrees to the new deal, than the fight might take place in Germany at one of the indoor stadiums.” Read the rest of this entry »