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title Cotto-Canelo will need to move off May 2nd date for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

canelo7344By Dan Ambrose: Manny Pacquiao’s positive news on Sunday about his fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr likely to be ready to be announced by the end of this month means that Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Miguel Cotto will need to get ready to move off the May 2nd fight date that Mayweather wants for the Pacquiao fight date.

The Mayweather-Pacquiao fight is said to be taking place on May 2nd at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. That fight obviously is a much bigger match-up then the Cotto-Canelo fight. There’s no comparison at all between them. Read the rest of this entry »

title Mayweather has five day deadline to decide on Khan fight

khan777776By Scott Gilfoid: Well, if Floyd Mayweather Jr has any interest in fighting Amir Khan, he’d better speak up soon by this week because Khan has given Mayweather a five day deadline for him to make up his mind this week if he wants to fight him or not.

If Khan doesn’t hear any word from Mayweather this week, he’s going to move on and start looking at other options. Khan has already said that he’d love to face Manny Pacquiao, so he’s probably the next guy Khan will start targeting for a fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Is Froch hurting his own legacy by aiming for Chavez Jr instead of Golovkin?

froch5629By Scott Gilfoid: Britain’s Carl Froch is talking about only wanting to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr rather than getting in the ring with other fighters that would seemingly help his legacy in a much bigger way such as Gennady Golovkin, Andre Ward, the Dirrell brothers, Sergey Kovalev and Adonis Stevenson.

I’m not sure that Froch realizes this or not, but he’s probably stunting his own legacy by fighting guys like George Groves, Chavez Jr and Yusuf Mack rather than looking to fight the best guys. Read the rest of this entry »

title Brandon Rios vs. Mike Alvarado 3 in less than 2 weeks

By Allan Fox: For boxing fans anxious to see the third fight between former world champions Brandon Rios (32-2-1, 23 KOs) and Mike Alvarado (34-3, 23 KOs), their fight will be taking place in less than two weeks from now on HBO on January 24th at the 1stBank Center, in Bloomfield, Colorado, USA. Read the rest of this entry »

title Eddie Chambers vs. Alexander Ustinov possible for February 28th at O2 Arena, London, UK

By Scott Gilfoid: Former world title challenger Eddie Chambers (40-4, 22 KOs) says he could be facing 38-year-old Alexander Ustinov (30-1, 21 KOs) on the undercard of the Tyson Fury vs. Christian Hammer card on February 28th at the O2 Arena in London, UK. If the 32-year-old Chambers winds up getting the fight against Ustinov, he’d be taking the guy that Fury skipped out on last year when he was supposed to fight an in shape Ustinov. Read the rest of this entry »

title Haymon, Arum, Oscar, and Schaefer: Time will tell

delahoya6By Big Moe Elmore: When news broke that former CEO of Golden Boy Richard Schaefer and current Golden Boy president Oscar De La Hoya had settled their legal battle, blogs, and comments within those blogs fill up within minutes. It was interesting reading the comments. Schaefer, Oscar, Top Rank CEO Bob Arum and manager/advisor Al Haymon all gained and lost some fans. I’m really anxious to see how all this plays out.

Each of these men has brought things to boxing that has either helped or hurt the sport. Let’s face it. There is no way to maneuver in boxing without upsetting people. There are several respectable managers out there such Billy Keane, Cameroon Dunkin and J Prince just to name a few, but fighters continue to sign with Haymon. And with Roc Nation joining the ranks, it’s sure to be interesting. Here’s what we do know and let’s start with the anchor for each of these promotional entities. First Top Rank. Read the rest of this entry »

title Roach doesn’t want Khan for Pacquiao if Mayweather fight doesn’t happen

khan111By Scott Gilfoid: If Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach gets his way, Pacquiao won’t be fighting Amir Khan if the fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr fails to materialize.

Roach says he doesn’t like the idea of Pacquiao using Khan as the plan-B backup option if they can’t get the Mayweather fight, because he sees Khan as too much of a runner and he doesn’t think that will make for an exciting fight. Read the rest of this entry »

title Pacquiao: Mayweather fight announcement will come at end of month

pac8888By Chris Williams: WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao is saying that his fight between him and Floyd Mayweather Jr will be announced by the end of January, and that he expects the fight to take place. This is obviously good news for boxing fans who have been waiting patiently for the fight to take place for the past six years.

“We will make an announcement before the end of the month” and added “I think it (the fight” will happen,” Pacquiao said via Read the rest of this entry »

title Deontay Wilder looking for 33rd consecutive knockout on Saturday

deontay899By Scott Gilfoid: American heavyweight Deontay Wilder (32-0, 32 KOs) will be looking to add to his consecutive knockout streak this Saturday night on January 17th when he goes for No.33 in his fight against WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1, 21 KOs) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Deontay, 29, has knocked out his first 32 opponents, none of which lasted past the 4th round. The record for consecutive knockouts was set by Lamar Clark when he stopped 44 straight opponents. Read the rest of this entry »

title Maidana’s career could improve under Haymon’s safe guidance

maidana8By Dan Ambrose: Welterweight contender Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) could see a continued improvement in his career outlook now that Golden Boy Promotions has settled their legal issues with former CEO Richard Schaefer.

As part of that settlement, Maidana, 31, will be going with Al Haymon, the high powered adviser who many boxers prefer to use to manage their careers. Haymon is good at looking out for his fighters and putting them in winnable fights. Read the rest of this entry »

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