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title 2014 Boxingnews24 Awards

kovalev555By Gerardo Granados: Another year comes to an end and just as the last five years “the fight” that fights fans want to see failed to come to fruition; not the less we were able to enjoy many good fights. It is true that this year we got to see many mismatches but we also received good news like the Cold War end. As always I want to thank all those anonymous fighters who at all the corners of the world put up great fights to please the crowd.

A lackluster award but a necessary one the “Robbery of the Year” goes to: Tyson Cave vs Oscar Escandon. The official scores were 115-113 Cave and 115-113 / 117-111 Escandon. Cave clearly dominated the full fight imposing the distance and tempo, his defense and ring generalship was superior; outworked, out-punched and out landed his limited opponent, edging clean and hard punching with ease and his effective aggression was superior. Read the rest of this entry »



title Thurman wants Maidana fight

maidana4566By Jim Dower: Fresh off his less than thrilling 12 round unanimous decision win over 40-year-old Leonard Bundu last Saturday night at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, interim WBA welterweight champion Keith Thurman (24-0, 21 KOs) now says he wants a fight against Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) next in 2015.

Thurman was booed constantly for all the movement that he made against Bundu. It was not an entertaining fight because Thurman would immediately back away and start circling the ring at the slightest hint of aggression from Bundu. Read the rest of this entry »



title The year that was for Tyson Fury

fury6By Matt H: The stoppage defeat of Derek Chisora meant that Tyson Fury ends the year as British Heavyweight Champion, European Heavyweight Champion and more importantly mandatory challenger for Wladimir Klitschko’s WBO World Title.

Fury ended the year in a good place, unexpectedly since the year started in annoying fashion, with another cancellation against David Haye.  This had an affect on Fury  threatening retirement and he clearly showed his frustration in a number of interviews.   Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather Jr really doesn’t want the fight!

floyd01By Juan dela Cruz: In a recent interview at Showtime, Floyd Mayweather Jr called out Manny Pacquiao, but many people, especially the experts and boxing scribes who had been following the saga, believed it’s all just Floyd’s ploy of making his followers believed that he’s not scared of the Pacman. There were some of his followers who immediately jumped in joy believing Floyd was serious in what he just stated.

It’s good if Mayweather finally make statement about Pac’s challenge. The bad thing is, Floyd again made ridiculous demands that are designed to make Pac look like the bad guy instead of making the fight a reality. Floyd now wants Pac to receive less than 40M dollars, justifying it by saying Pac had problems with Bradley and Marquez. If Canelo Alvarez deserves a large credit for his fight with Mayweather hitting 2.2 million sales, so, too, would Pacquiao deserve credit for what looms as the richest fight in history, and therefore he deserve more. Read the rest of this entry »



title Arum wants Cinco de Mayo for Canelo, not Mayweather-Pacquiao

canelo7657By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says the Cinco de Mayo holiday on May 2nd next year should be for Saul “Canelo” Alvarez to fight. Arum points out that Canelo is Mexican and it’s a Mexican holiday.

The thing is Floyd Mayweather Jr recently came out last Friday saying that he’s interested in fighting Arum’s top money fighter Manny Pacquiao on the Mexican holiday on May 2nd. However, Arum wants that fight for Canelo, even though he’s not one of his Top Rank stable fighters. Read the rest of this entry »



title Khan says Kell Brook will have to wait, he wants Mayweather and Pacquiao

By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan (30-3, 19 KOs) says his primary goals are to get fights against Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao in the near future. IBF 147 pound champion Kell Brook (33-0, 22 KOs), who badly wants to fight him, will have to wait until Khan gets finished fighting Mayweather and Pacquiao before he’ll agree to face him. Read the rest of this entry »



title Tim Bradley with no cheekbone fracture, X-rays negative

By Chris Williams: Tim Bradley’s X-rays after his fight against Diego Chaves (23-2-1, 19 KOs) turned out to be negative for a fractured cheekbone, according to Top Rank. Read the rest of this entry »



title Khan looks solid in beating Alexander

By Mohamed Horomtallah: Amir Khan is a new and improved fighter at 147 pounds. He looked solid and spectacular in the two bouts that he has fought in the division so far. He dominated both fights and looked spectacular last night against Alexander. Read the rest of this entry »



title Deontay Wilder vs. Bermane Stiverne official for Jan. 17th

deontay57By Scott Gilfoid: WBC heavyweight champion Bermane Stiverne (24-1-1-, 21 KOs) will be getting it on in a little more than a month from how on Showtime Championship Boxing from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Stiverne-Wilder fight was made official earlier on Sunday. As part of the build up to the fight, there will be a Stiverne-Wilder ALL Access episode that will take place a week before the fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Teddy Atlas: I am sick of it!

By Gerardo Granados: Last Thursday night on December 11 at the Pechanga Resort & Casino, California, USA, super bantamweight Tyson Cave W24(8)-L3-D0 put up a boxing clinic against Oscar Escandon W24(16)-L1-D0 but was arguably robbed from the deserving victory and the interim WBA super bantam belt by two of the fight judges. Sometimes us fight fans get to see heinous local decisions favoring a fighter; the reason of such atrocities is unknown for many casual fans but the boxing experts might have a good idea of why such bad scoring happens. Read the rest of this entry »



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