By Chris Williams: Joe DeGuardia, the promoter for WBO light welterweight champion Chris Algieri (20-0, 8 KO’s), thinks that Bob Arum of Top Rank won’t be able to resist the marketability that a fight between his guy Algieiri and Arum’s No.1 money maker Manny Pacquiao will create for next November.
DeGuardia believes this fight will create a lot of interest from fans of the sport wanting to see how Pacquiao does against the younger, and taller Algieri.
“I think Bob (Arum) is the type of businessman where he can see the enormous potential of a fight between Manny and Chris,” DeGuardia said. “Chris is someone who brings something completely different to the table in terms of marketability that no other fighter can bring. It would be huge, him and Manny facing each other.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight prospect Hughie Fury (14-0, 8 KO’s) will be fighting next month against a still to be determined opponent on the undercard of the Tyson Fury vs. Dereck Chisora II rematch at the Phones 4u Arena in Manchester, United Kingdom. Fury, 19, says he has some kind of medical problem that is increasing copper in his blood and taking away his strength. He doesn’t know what the condition is but he’s seeing a doctor about the problem.
By Dan Ambrose: Former welterweight title challenger Mike Jones (26-1, 19 KO’s) will be returning to the ring on August 23rd after a 2-year absence to fight 25-year-old Jaime Herrera (11-2, 6 KO’s) in a 10 round scheduled tune-up fight for the 31-year-old Jones at the Bally’s Event Center, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA.
Jones has stayed inactive since being knocked out in the 11th round by knockout artist Randall Bailey in June of 2012 in their fight for the vacant IBF welterweight title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 6-foot Jones was well ahead on the score cards at the time of the stoppage, and he would have easily won the fight if he had stayed on the outside away from Bailey’s big power shots. But instead Jones got too close and was dropped by Bailey. Jones was also dropped in the 10th round of that fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Trainer Robert Garcia says that he’ll no longer be using strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza for any of his fighters at his gym at Oxnard, California.
Robert isn’t saying why he’s cut ties with Ariza other than saying that they had some differences. This will effect Robert’s fighters Mikey Garcia, Marcos Maidana and Brandon Rios, all of which Ariza helped with their conditioning for their recent fights.
Brandon Rios has a fight coming up on August 2nd against Diego Chaves (23-1, 19 KO’s) at the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. Rios is going to need someone good to help make weight for this fight at welterweight, because he barely made weight for his fight against Manny Pacquiao last year in November despite the fact that he was moving up in weight from the light welterweight division. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: IBF light welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (32-2-1, 16 KO’s) will be back in the ring on August 9th to defend his IBF title against an opponent still to be determined on the Shawn Porter vs. Kell Brook card at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.
Peterson, 30, hasn’t fought since last January when he defeated then No.1 IBF contender Dierry Jean by an easy 12 round unanimous decision at the DC Armory in Washington, DC. Peterson draws well in Washington, DC, it’s strange that he’d want to leave that location to fight on a card where he won’t be the main event. Peterson will likely be the chief support on that card unless he’s matched against someone really weak. Read the rest of this entry »
By Yannis Mihanos: They often say in boxing that a champion must fight another champion and that the best must fight only with the best. But what happens when the champions are way too many? What happens when the best are way too many to be the best? Read the rest of this entry »
By Bob Smith: Since the origin of this site in July of 2007, many have struggled to dethrone Floyd Mayweather Jr, but all have failed. Actually, his unbeaten streak extends to 1996, or an amazing 18 years ago, despite fighting world champion after world champion, and despite defeating undefeated fighter after undefeated fighter. He is, should be, and will be the pound for pound #1 fighter in the world, and one of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport.
His work ethic, conditioning, ring generalship, and defense are arguably the best in the past 50 years of the sport, and perhaps ever. Who then can defeat Mayweather? Read the rest of this entry »
By Sheamus Kalel: On April the 12th, Manny Pacquiao made a thunderous comeback when he dethroned Timothy Bradley from his WBO crown and took with it, his 0 loss record. This almost automatically made Arum happy as he explicitly stated Juan Manuel Marquez was the next route for Pacquiao’s career (so long as Marquez won his next bout with Mike Alvarado- which was inevitable). The win meant that a fifth match-up was Arum’s most prominent option.
This will be the 3rd time Pacquiao fights the veteran Mexican out of his last five fights and the fifth time he will fight Marquez in his entire career, which begs the question, does this fight hold as much weight to it as it did in previous outings (if any at all?). However, considering the performances of both fighters in their last outings – it may be the most pivotal in their entire careers. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Former two division world champion Robert “The Ghost” Guerrero (31-2-1, 18 KO’s) will be back in the ring this Saturday night to face little known #7 IBF, #13 WBC Yoshihiro Kamegai (24-1-1, 21 KO’s) in a tune-up fight on Showtime at the StubHub Center, in Carson, California, USA. Guerrero lost his last fight to Floyd Mayweather Jr last year in May in a one-sided 12 round unanimous decision in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The fight was so one-sided it was the kind of match where you would think that there’s no way on earth that the two fighters will face each other again, but Guerrero said earlier today that he’s looking to get back in the Mayweather picture. He feels that he can get be one of Mayweather’s last remaining fight before he retires. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: K2 Promotions won the purse bid on Tuesday and will be in control of the September 6th fight between IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (62-3, 52 KO’s) and his IBF mandatory challenger Kubrat Pulev (20-0, 11 KO’s). K2 won the purse bid with a $7,250,131 bid in beating the $5,250,144 offered by Pulev’s promoters Sauerland Event.
The fight now must be made within 90 days. The day that K2 is interested in staging the fight is on September 6th in Hamburg, Germany, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. Read the rest of this entry »