By Raj Parmar: If there was one thing Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KO’s) learned about pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather (46-0, 26 KO’s) after their clash back in May of this year, it’s that Floyd really is extremely hard to hit.
Mayweather and Maidana will go at it again in a couple of weeks and both fighters are anxious to show they are the superior man after what was a close fight in the first encounter. Maidana especially is fired up as he feels he was not able to connect cleanly on Mayweather the first go-around and is eager to see the results once his punches land with full force on the welterweight king. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: While Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) is putting on the finishing touches for his training camp to get ready and fight Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs), WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (56-5-2, 38 KOs) has been busy talking up a Mayweather fight while touring with his next opponent Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KOs) for their fight on November 22nd in Macao, China.
Pacquiao says he thinks he knows how to fight Mayweather and how he could force him to fight. He doesn’t say how he’d force Mayweather to brawl with him other than cutting off the ring on him and hoping he can trap him the way that Maidana did last May. Read the rest of this entry »
By Cameron Stone: WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr’s second night out with Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) is just under 2 weeks away. As is the reveal of his “surprise” for next May. As much of the boxing world waits in anticipation for the September 13 “Mayhem” to take place, there is much anticipation for what is to be disclosed once the dust settles that same night.
Of course, this is assuming win number 47 is attained by the self-proclaimed “TBE” and the future plans are not thwarted by the Argentine gunslinger. Knowing Floyd, his surprise could be anything. From a Manny Pacquiao or Amir Khan clash to a collaboration album with the Beebs and Weezy. After some thought, I am going to predict that the reveal for next May will be a rematch with Miguel Cotto, for his 160 pound strap, taking place in New York. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former WBA/WBC junior middleweight champion Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s next fight could take place on December 6th at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, according to Leija Battah.
The Alamodome is already booked as of now. The only thing the 24-year-old Canelo needs now is an opponent to face. Joshua Clottey (38-4, 22 KOs) is the one that’s been mentioned as the guy Golden Boy Promotions is interested in matching Canelo against. Clottey is about to turn 37, and his name recognition with younger fans is about zero now because he’s not been seen by boxing fans in a big U.S fight since 2010 when he was easily beaten by Manny Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »
By Cameron Gillon: According to Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn, Carl Froch has been mentioning about fighting again soon and is getting that hunger back to box after nearly four months post to his big Wembley world title showdown with George Groves in May this year.
Carl Froch has recently been taking a break from boxing by doing Tumble, a acrobatic dancing programme on TV. Eddie Hearn met with Froch a few times recently to plan out his next move. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Credit: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions) By Raj Parmar: Golden Boy Promotions and Main Events Promotions hosted a press conference today to promote the November 8 light heavyweight unification bout between Bernard Hopkins (55-6-2, 32 KO’s) and Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KO’s).
At one point during the press conference, Kovalev indicated that there may be some added incentive on his part to ensure he goes out and takes the title of the Golden Boy fighter and boxing legend Hopkins. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin has applied for and been given a second extension to sign his part of the contract for his mandatory title defense against #1 WBO Matt Korobov (24-0, 14 KOs). The new extension is until this Thursday, September 4th at 4:00 p.m.
Quillin’s previous extension expired earlier today, but he was then given another one after his company Golden Boy Promotions asked for one. This will be the final extension the World Boxing Organization will be giving to the 31-year-old Quillin, however. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: In 11 days from now, boxing fans will be able to witness what could be the biggest pay-per-view event of the year in the rematch between WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (46-0, 26 KOs) and Marcos Maidana (35-4, 31 KOs) in their “MAYHEM: Mayweather vs. Maidana 2” fight card on Showtime PPV from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Credit: Hogan Photos/Golden Boy Promotions) By Allan Fox: Tickets for the November 8th unification clash between WBO light heavyweight champion Sergey Kovalev (25-0-1, 23 KOs) and IBF/WBA 175 pound champion Bernard Hopkins goes on sale this Friday for their fight at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Hopkins, 49, will be looking to break his own record for being the oldest fighter to capture a world title. Hopkins wants the 31-year-old Kovalev’s title, because it would give him 3 of the 4 world title belts at 175.
If Hopkins can win the WBO title, he’ll only be missing the WBC belt from his collection. The WBC title is currently held by Adonis Stevenson, who is being very selective in the fights he takes nowadays.
Stevenson’s adviser Al Haymon is the one that selects his fights, and it’s unclear whether he’ll give him the green light to face Hopkins. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Despite WBA welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao having been told what he had to do in order to get a fight against WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr by leaving Top Rank, Pacquiao still isn’t giving up trying to get a fight against him.
Pacquiao is now saying Mayweather won’t fight him because he’s guarding his unbeaten record. Pacquiao thinks that Mayweather is trying to avoid taking a loss, and that’s why he’s not fighting him. Read the rest of this entry »