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title Jeff Mayweather: Canelo’s too flat-footed to beat Floyd Jr.

alvarez922By Dan Ambrose: Jeff Mayweather, the uncle of undefeated boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr. (44-0, 26 KO’s), feels that he has a big advantage over the younger, bigger and stronger WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez (42-0-1, 30 KO’s) in their fight on September 14th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jeff sees the 22-year-old Canelo as being too stationary of a fighter, too plodding to be able to beat a fighter like Floyd Jr.

Jeff said to, “Canelo’s very strong, he’s young, but Floyd’s too smart for him, and he’s [Canelo] too flat-footed. If Floyd goes back to the old Floyd, it’s going to be an easy, easy fight. He [Canelo’ has the same chance as anyone else has, a puncher’s chance.” Read the rest of this entry »

title DeGale and Groves could see easy mark in Sakio Bika

bika1By Matt Malone: The Super Middleweight division has been blown wide open now with Saiko Bika winning the WBC super middleweight title belt last night in beating Marco Antonio Periban by a 12 round majority decision at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

High up in the rankings is unbeaten Brit banger George Groves who is closing in on a title shot and must be licking his lips in anticipation at facing the unconvincing Bika.

To make it more interesting, James DeGale is WBC Silver super middleweight champion and who wouldn’t want to see an eliminator between Groves and DeGale? It would finally settle the score between the two Brits and send them on the way to WBC glory. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather Jr: Adrien Broner is the future of boxing; he’s like a young Floyd

broner555By Dan Ambrose: Floyd Mayweather Jr. was pouring compliments over the head of Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 KO’s) last night in between rounds of Broner’s fight with WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KO’s) at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Mayweather Jr. was saying that Broner is the future of the sport and that he reminds Mayweather Jr. of himself when he was younger.

The compliments that Mayweather Jr. was giving Broner seemed to be out of sorts with the reality that was taking place in the ring last night because Broner looked for 12 rounds, and nothing like a future great. Read the rest of this entry »

title Broner beats Malignaggi; shows little power at 147

broner433By Dominic Sauboorah: Newly crowned WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 KO’s) beat Paulie Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KO’s) by a split decision last night at the Barclays Centre, Brooklyn, New York. It was dramatic before the fight, during the fight and after the fight and was an event that will be highlighted majorly this year in the boxing calendar.

The fight was extremely interesting as Malignaggi attacked the body a lot and who could blame him as he was able to land with ease when he threw his combinations. Broner’s wide stance made it possible for Malignaggi to land shots; however the more meaningful blows I believe came from Broner who tagged Paulie with some clean shots. Broner is now a three time, three weight world champion yet, in this fight, he appeared to be exposed a little bit. Read the rest of this entry »

title Khan would probably beat Adrien Broner easily

broner#011By Scott Gilfoid: I hate to say it but after watching Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 KO’s) go life and death with WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KO’s) in winning a god awful 12 round split decision in Brooklyn, New York, I think Broner would get EASILY beaten by Amir Khan.

I mean, I still think Khan’s chin is going to limit where he can go at 147 when matched against the best fighters at that weight, but I think he beats Broner with ease. Broner was high on my list of talents to rule the boxing world, but he’s off my list now after last night’s performance. Read the rest of this entry »

title Golovkin vs. Macklin: WBA World Middleweight Title

golovkin33By Sevak Sarkisian: As many boxing fans already know, exciting middleweight Gennady Golovkin will make his return to the ring to take on Mathew Macklin on June 29th on HBO’s Boxing After Dark series.

Gennady Golovkin (26-0 -23 KO’s) has one the highest knockout ratios in the current boxing landscape. He is also the current WBA world middleweight champion. Along with his great punching power, he is very good at cutting off the ring and loves to come forward and stalk his opponents and apply consistent pressure. He throws every punch in the book very well and has excellent punching technique. He also has an extensive amateur back round to fall back on. Read the rest of this entry »

title Malignaggi: Broner didn’t hit that hard; he needs to go back to 135

malig77By Allan Fox: Former WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-5,7 KO’s) thinks Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 KO’s) is making a mistake if he stays at welterweight [147] or if he moves down to light welterweight [140], because Malignaggi says there are too many big punchers in those weight classes and he thinks Broner will have problems with them.

Malignaggi likes Broner’s defense but feels that he stands in front of him opponents for too long that opens up opportunities for his opponents to eventually land head and body shots against him.

Malignaggi said after the fight “He didn’t hit that hard. He’s probably better going back down to 40 or 35. I don’t even think 40 is good for him because there’s some pretty strong guys at 40. He’s probably better off going back down to 135 and chilling out there for a little bit. There’s some strong welterweights.” Read the rest of this entry »

title Adrien Broner, What next?

broner#2By C1TheGoodFella: 23-years-old, 3 time world champion in 3 different weight classes! What is next for the young and talented AB, Adrien Broner?

Talk about setting your standards high! This guys standard is as high as Snoop Doggy Dogg at 11pm on a Friday!

But Will something have to give, if He continues on this route of jumping classes etc!?

Just a few things AB, Adrien Broner realises, timing is KING! But Patience is also a Virtue!!!! Read the rest of this entry »

title Schaefer: Broner showed he’s the best young fighter in boxing today

broner#5By Dan Ambrose: Last night, Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer didn’t want to hear the complaints that members of the media were making about Adrien Broner’s 12 round split decision win over WBA welterweight champion Paulie Malignaggi (32-5, 7 KO’s) last Saturday night being a controversial win.

Schaefer saw it as a clear victory for Broner and he agreed with the 117-111 score that one of the judges gave for the fight last night. Broner won the fight by the scores 115-113, 117-111 scored for him, and 115-113 for Malignaggi. Read the rest of this entry »

title Broner targeting World titles at 140, 135 or 130 next

broner33By Allan Fox: At last night’s post-fight press conference, newly crowned WBA welterweight champion Adrien Broner (27-0, 22 KO’s) said he wants to go after more world titles in other weight classes. He said specifically that he might move down to 140, 135 or 130 to go after some of world champions in those weight classes. It would appear that Broner doesn’t intend on defending his WBA 147 lb. title.

Broner said “Now it’s time to get more belts in somebody else’s weight class. I don’t know if it’s light welterweight or I might go back down to lightweight or junior lightweight [super featherweight]. I really don’t matter. Whatever is the better fight for me, I don’t care what weight it’s at. The fans can pick the opponent.” Read the rest of this entry »

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