title Shouldn’t Canelo Alvarez be facing a top 10 ranked 154 pound contender rather than Lopez?

saul alvarez josesito lopez  photo(Photo: Golden Boy Promotions, Ramiro Gonzalez, German Villasenor) By Dan Ambrose: It’s more than a little off putting to see how WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (40-0-1, 29 KO’s) is being allowed by the World Boxing Council to face a fighter that’s not even ranked in the top 15 in the 154 pound division in Josesito Lopez (30-4, 18 KO’s) on September 15th rather than an actual contender that’s worked hard to try and get a title shot. Read the rest of this entry »

title British boxing news 20/7/12

derek chisora david haye  photoBy Dan Henderson: Welcome to your weekly roundup of British boxing news. We start with last Saturday night at Upton Park where David Haye stopped Derek Chisora in a 5th round TKO victory. It was a marvelous night with a great atmosphere which was due to the 30,000+ crowd who were treated to 5 rounds of action which ended with Chisora stopped but both guys showed some class as they embraced at the end all but ending their feud. Read the rest of this entry »

title Froch vs. Oosthuizen a possibility for November 3rd or 10th

carl froch  photoBy Scott Gilfoid: According to Livefight.com, unbeaten super middleweight contender Thomas Oosthuizen (19-0, 13 KO’s) is a strong possibility for the next opponent for IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch (29-2, 21 KO’s) on November 3rd or November 10th provided that the 24-year-old Oosthuizen gets past the hard hitting Rowland Bryant on August 2nd next month at the Roseland Ballroom, in New York, New York. Read the rest of this entry »

title Don George a possibility for Lucian Bute’s next fight

lucian bute  photoBy Scott Gilfoid: If super middleweight contender Don George (22-2-1, 19 KO’s) can get through his next fight against Adonis Stevenson (18-1, 15 KO’s) on August 11th, we could be seeing the hard hitting Stevenson in with former IBF super middleweight champion Lucian Bute (30-1, 24 KO’s) before the end of the year. Read the rest of this entry »

title Groves-Sierra: George faces a puncher on July 28th

george groves  photoBy Scott Gilfoid: British super middleweight champion George Groves (14-0, 11 KO’s) fights Francisco Sierra (25-5-1, 22 KO’s) on July 28th in what Groves hopes will be an easy tune-up bout on the undercard of the Robert Guerrero vs. Selcuk Aydin fight card at the HP Pavilion, in San Jose, California. Read the rest of this entry »

title Denis Lebedev vs. Guillermo Jones on October 20th in Moscow, Russia

denis lebedev  photoBy Dan Ambrose: Denis Lebedev (24-1, 18 KO’s) will challenge for the title against 40-year-old WBA World cruiserweight champion Guillermo Jones (38-3-2, 30 KO’s) on October 20th at the CSKA, in Moscow, Russia. Lebedev, 32, will have the home advantage against the 6’4″ ring rusty Jones, but this still won’t be an easy fight for Lebedev. Read the rest of this entry »

title Vitali’s mismatch against Charr might still leave open the door for a final fight against Haye

vitali klitschko manuel charr  photoBy Jason Kim: WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KO’s) has put himself into a good situation by picking out one of the weaker heavyweights in the top 15 to fight in unbeaten Manuel Charr (21-0, 11 KO’s) on September 8th at the Olimpiyskiy, in Moscow, Russia. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan: I’d box Danny Garcia in a rematch; I’d fight him differently

danny garcia amir khan  photoBy William Mackay: The sting of his 4th round TKO loss to Danny Garcia last weekend seems to have knocked some sense into Amir Khan’s head, as he now says he would choose to box Garcia if/when they ever fight again in the future. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao should accept a 40% cut for Mayweather bout before it gets any lower

manny pacquiao floyd mayweather jr  photoBy Chris Williams: It’s sad how some fighters sabotage their chances for big paydays by not accepting fair offers when given to them. I’d have to say that Manny Pacquiao is one of those fighters. Twice he could have have gotten a huge payday in fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr., and twice he came up with nothing. Read the rest of this entry »

title What are Ricky Hatton’s chances of success against Malignaggi?

ricky hatton paulie malignaggi  photoBy William Mackay: 33-year-old Ricky Hatton is said to be back in training and possibly making a comeback against WBA World welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi before the end of the year. Malignaggi has already said that he’d take the Hatton fight in a second if it’s offered to him, because he wants the chance to try and avenge his 11th round TKO defeat at the hands of Hatton from 2008. Read the rest of this entry »

title Burns vs. Mitchell: A pick em fight

ricky burns kevin mitchell  photoBy Scott Gilfoid: The September 22nd fight between WBO lightweight champion Ricky Burns (34-2, 9 KO’s) and Kevin Mitchell (33-1, 24 KO’s) is one of those bouts where it’s really impossible to pick a winner with any degree of accuracy because both guys come into the fight with so many god awful flaws in their game. It’s a fight where you can close your eyes and throw a dart at the board and probably come up with the winner a lot better than trying to analyse who the better fighter if of the two. Read the rest of this entry »

title Broner to show his stuff on Saturday against Escobedo

vicente escobedo adrien broner  photo(Photo: Pat Lovell – Hoganphotos/Golden Boy Promotions) By Scott Gilfoid: WBO super featherweight champion Adrien Broner (23-0, 19 KO’s) will be showing why he’s considered by far the best fighter in the super featherweight division by boxing fans this Saturday night when he defends his World Boxing Organization title against his #1 challenger Vincenete Escobedo (26-3, 15 KO’s) at the U.S. Bank Arena, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Read the rest of this entry »

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