By Allan Fox: Former WBC light middleweight champion Sergio “The Latin Snake” Mora (25-3-2, 8 KO’s) has a chance of facing WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin (30-0, 22 KO’s) next, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN and Steve Kim. Quillin, 30, needs a well known opponent for his next title defense, and the #10 WBA Mora definitely serves that purpose given his vast experience during his 14-year pro career.
Quillin is coming off of a 10th round stoppage win over challenger Gabriel Rosado last October in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The fight was halted due to a cut that Rosado had suffered. However, Rosado was really taking the fight to Quillin at the time of the stoppage, and he had shaken Quillin up in the 9th round with some big shots. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Michael Koncz, the adviser for Manny Pacquiao, will be bringing 32-year-old Kendall Holt into camp to help Pacquiao with sparring to get him fine-tuned for his fight with WBO welterweight champion Tim Bradley (31-0, 12 KO’s) on April 12th. Holt will be helping out once Pacquiao hits LA to start training at his trainer Freddie Roach’s Wild Card Gym. It’s unclear who’s idea it was to use Holt.
If it was Koncz’s idea then I think Roach needs to be a little more involved in the selection process for the sparring partner. Holt is kind of up there in age, and he’s not someone that fights anything like Bradley. Read the rest of this entry »
— Miguel A. Cotto (@RealMiguelCotto) February 20, 2014
By Dan Ambrose: After ages and ages of negotiations the June 7th fight between WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (51-2-2, 28 KO’s) and Miguel Cotto (38-4, 31 KO’s) is a done deal for Madison Square Garden in New York. The fight will be on HBO pay-per-view, and there’s still no word about who will be on the undercard. This fight is 3-4 years late in taking place, however, as both guys are clearly not the same fighters they once were at this point in their careers. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) may need to fall back on his plan B option that he was talking about for his next fight in April or May. It appears to be almost academic that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is going to go in another direction for his May 3rd fight by facing WBA welterweight champion Marcos Maidana next. That’s got to hurt Khan, but it’s not like he actually deserved the fight with Mayweather.
If you’ve been sitting around doing nothing like Khan has for the past 10 months, it’s not like you would deserve to share the ring with a talent like Mayweather. As such, it’s time for Khan to start fighting guys with a pulse once again instead of the fodder he’s been in with in his last two fights. Read the rest of this entry »
Just announced we fighting Joshua clottey on 2nd of April at Newcastle ent centre! Tough fight but gotta get it done
— Anthony Mundine (@Anthony_Mundine) February 20, 2014
By Allan Fox: 38-year-old former WBA super middleweight champion Anthony Mundine (46-5, 27 KO’s) is saying that he plans on fighting the 36-year-old Joshua Clottey (37-4, 22 KO’s) on April 2nd at the Newcastle Entertainment Centre in Broadmeadow, New South Wales, Australia. This fight makes about as much sense as Mundine’s recent fight against the 42-year-old Shane Mosley. Clottey has fought only two times in the last four fights in beating journeyman Dashon Johnson by a 10 round unanimous decision last year in September. Before that, Clottey stopped Calvin Green in the 2nd round in November of 2011. Read the rest of this entry »
By Alon Calinao Dy: WBO weltherweight Champion Timothy Bradley believes that he is going to walk away with the win against his former opponent and Philippine pride Manny Pacquiao on April 12, 2014 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
In some instances, Bradley is assuring the public that his second fight with the Filipino icon will be a lot different from the first. He believes there’s no way Pacquiao will reclaim his crown. Bradley is prepared for anything that Pacquiao will bring in the ring. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBA regular super bantamweight champion Scott Quigg (27-0-2, 20 KO’s) will be making his third title defense of his WBA 122 lb strap on April 19th against 34-year-old #1 WBA challenger Nehomar Cermeno (22-5-1, 13 KO’s) at the Manchester Arena in Manchester, UK.
Quigg still hasn’t gotten to the point where the World Boxing Association has ordered him to face the WBA Super World super bantamweight champion Guillermo Rigondeaux, but when that times comes, we’ll be seeing the last of Quigg as the champion. Rigondeaux will easily beat Quigg, and then it’ll be interesting to see where Quigg goes from there. Read the rest of this entry »
(Rafael Soto/Top Rank) By Dan Ambrose: After struggling to a controversial 10 round unanimous decision win over Brian Vera (23-7, 14 KO’s) in a fight that pretty much the entire world saw him losing, former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (47-1-1. 32 KO’s) is vowing to come into the rematch in shape, on weight and ready to fight for three minutes of every round in their rematch on March 1st at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.
The fact that Chavez Jr. was given the decision in the first place wasn’t all that surprising because he’s had things his way during his career in all of the fights that were close. However, this fight wasn’t close, as Vera appeared to have beaten Chavez Jr. by a clear cut decision. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chester Rivers: Supporters of Floyd Mayweather Jr. believe Manny Pacquiao is hiding something and that’s the sole reason the fight hasn’t happened. Manny Pacquiao supporters believe that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is simply too afraid to fight and that is the sole reason. Misconceptions are formed when people seek the truth but are fed a spoon full of half truths which leads to ideas and theories based on inaccuracies and not facts.
After researching some of the facts for myself I will share with you some of the truth I have learned. One of the breaking points in the fight negotiations was the money split. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: This Saturday night flyweight prospect Zou Shiming (3-0) will be in the ring against Yokthong Kokiegym (15-3, 11 KO’s) in a scheduled 8 round bout at the Cotai Arena, Venetian Resort, in Maco, China. Shiming, 32, is being groomed for a title shot in the flyweight division by his promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank.
Thus far, Shiming hasn’t shown the kind of talent that would suggest that he’ll be anything more than a well-known contender. Shiming has shown little power to speak of, and he’s not been impressive in the three fights that he’s had since turning pro in April of last year after capturing two Olympic gold medals for China. Read the rest of this entry »