By Jim Dower: Unbeaten light heavyweight prospect Thomas Williams (16-0, 11 KO’s) made quick work in stopping Cornelius White (21-3, 16 KO’s) by a 1st round knockout on Friday night at the Little Creek Casino Resort in Shelton, Washington. Williams knocked White down twice in the round, and had him out on his feet in the corner when the referee stepped in and halted the fight at 2:49 of the 1st round.
The southpaw Williams dropped White with a left to the head at 29 seconds of the 1st round. However, while trying to finish him off, Williams was dropped from a hard left hook to the head from White. Shortly after the action resumed, Williams knocked White down with a short right hook to the head while backed up the corner. White was badly hurt after he staggered to his feet and surprisingly the referee let the fight continue. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: Making his first fight since his stoppage loss to WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin, middleweight contender Curtis Stevens (25-4, 18 KO’s) obliterated a badly over-matched Patrick Majewski (21-2, 12 KO’s) in the 1st round on Friday night at the Resorts International Casino and Hotel in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The fight was over in a mere 46 seconds, as the 5’7″ Stevens rushed out quickly and almost immediately dropped Majewski with a stiff left to the head. Majewski wasn’t really all that hurt, but he was still too slow to react to Steven’s attacks after he got back to his feet.
Stevens went after Majewski immediately once the action resumed and immediately put him down with a big shot to the head. After Majewski got up from the 2nd knockdown, he was clearly hurt this time and needing to try and hold to clear his head. Read the rest of this entry »
Boxingnews24.com has learned negotiations are underway for Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder, 30-0 30ko to fight his best friend Malik “King” Scott 36-1 (13ko) March 15th, possibly from Puerto Rico on Showtime US television.
Scott bounced back from his lone defeat, a controversial sixth round TKO to Derek Chisora with a second round stoppage victory last night over late sub Grover Young.
Wilder and Scott have been mates for years, sharing a love of guns and tattoos. Each has dozens of both. They also have sparred on numerous occasions, most recently when Wilder was preparing for tall, elusive Kelvin Price, a fight Wilder won by 3rd round stoppage with Scott cheering him on from the corner. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Carlos Baeza/Thompson Boxing) By Dan Ambrose: In looking at how thin and small-boned WBO super featherweight champion Mikey Garcia (33-0, 28 KO’s) appeared at the weigh-in on Friday for his fight on Saturday night against Juan Carlos Burgos (30-1-2, 20 KO’s), Top Rank promoter Bob Arum needs to re-think the idea of having Mikey move up to the 140 lb. division to face Manny Pacquiao or any of the top guys in that weight class.
Mikey doesn’t have the build to fight Pacquiao, and I don’t see him being able to move up in weight successfully by September or any time. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo Credit: Photo Wende) By Scott Gilfoid: Heavyweight David Price (15-2, 13 KO’s) weighed in on Friday for his mismatch against Istvan Ruzsinszky (12-9-1, 8 KO’s) on Saturday night at the Hanns-Martin-Schleyer Halle, Stuttgart, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. Price, 30, weighed in at 248.7 lbs. and looked good. Price is never out of shape for his fights. His problem is more in the chin department unfortunately.
Price’s 5’11” opponent Ruzsinszky weighed in at 244.3 lbs. That’s kind of a lot of weight for someone who’s not even 6-feet tall, and you can imagine that he’s going to have a lot of problems moving around the ring in the brief amount of time that the fight lasts. Read the rest of this entry »
by Chris Williams: Jeff Mayweather, the uncle of Floyd Mayweather Jr., thinks that if Floyd Jr. faces Amir Khan on May 3rd, the Mexican Cinco de Mayo holiday, it’s going to make it tough to sell the fight on pay-per-view due to Khan being Pakistani instead of Mexican. Jeff thinks Mayweather will need to load up the undercard with good fighters that Mexican fans will be interested in seeing to make up for Khan not being able to pull his own weight in attracting fans.
Jeff believes that it might need a fight like the Adrien Broner vs. Marcos Maidana rematch to attract Mexican fans to purchase the fight. This begs the question that if the Mexican fans want to see Maidana, then why isn’t Mayweather fighting Maidana instead of Khan? Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: The negotiations between Manny Pacquiao and Tim Bradley have hit a snag, according to Fighthype. It seems that Top Rank wants to lock the 30-year-old Bradley into a multi-fight contract extension as part of giving him the second fight against the 35-year-old Pacquiao. In other words, for Bradley to get the rematch with Pacquiao, he’ll have to re-sign with Top Rank for a certain amount of fights, even though it’s Top Rank who wants Bradley to fight Pacquiao in the first place.
Bradley’s contract with the company is said to be done by the end of the year. Bradley still has at least one fight left in his current contract with Top Rank after the Pacquiao bout, and it’s unclear why they would push for him to re-sign right now rather waiting for his final fight of the year to attempt to re-sign him. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao has already agreed to the contract terms for his rematch against WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley on April 12th, and now the only thing that needs to get done is getting Bradley to accept the terms to his contract, says Top Rank promoter Bob Arum.
Getting Pacquiao to agree to the terms was obviously the easier part because that’s the main focus for the fight. Bradley is the B-side and will be taking the smaller money, although getting him to agree to the contract hasn’t been easy due to him wanting a pay raise over the last time they fought in 2012. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: In what could ultimately mean little, the IBF has ordered IBF super middleweight champion Carl Froch to give George Groves a rematch within the next three months [90 days] for him to keep his IBB 168 lb. strap. But Froch’s promoter Eddie Hearn is saying that the IBF’s order doesn’t change the options that Froch has on the table for his next fight. They’d like to see Froch fight former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the States on pay-per-view and that’s the fight that they’re looking to make right now.
Hearn said on his twitter site: “More updates..IBF call for rematch for Froch v Groves..doesn’t change much re CF’s options but still hopeful of agreeing terms with GG.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Well, it looks like IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch (32-2, 23 KO’s) now has the a good excuse for not giving George Groves (19-1, 15 KO’s) a rematch in 2014. Froch is saying that Groves turned down a big rematch purse offered to him yesterday. Froch is now going to be looking towards having his promoter Eddie Hearn put together a fight against the struggling former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the United States.
“Yesterday, we made a seven figure offer to George Groves for a second fight that would have seen him earn around double that of the first,” Froch said via Fightnews. “Disappointingly, George rejected this offer so we are continuing our talks with Top Rank and HBO regarding Chavez Jr.” Read the rest of this entry »