Matthew Hatton heading for WBA interim title shot against El Massoudi, hoping to lure Khan afterwards

Hatton El Massoudi Hatton vs. El Massoudi  matthew hatton amir khan By William Mackay: Former EBU welterweight champion Matthew Hatton (42-5-2, 16 KO’s) is poised to take on France’s Ismael El Massoudi (36-3, 14 KO’s) for the WBA welterweight interim title next year in March, and Hatton is hoping that he can lure Amir Khan into moving up in weight to fight him sometime next year instead of someone else without a title. Read the rest of this entry »



Martirosyan having second thoughts about fighting Angulo?

Angulo Martirosyan Angulo vs. Martirosyan  vanes martirosyan alfredo angulo By Eric Thomas: Number #1 ranked WBC junior middleweight contender Vanes Matirosyan (30-0, 19 KO’s) is reportedly having second thoughts about facing the dangerous number #3 ranked WBC contender Alfredo Angulo (20-1, 17 KO’s), according to Steve Kim. In his twitter page, Kim said “It looks like Vanes Martirosyan is balking at the deal to face Alfred Angulo on Nov5 for some reason. We’ll see if someone can change or turn Vanes around. Right now, he may be Pavlik’ing his own career.” Read the rest of this entry »



Matthysse will end Erik Morales’ title dreams by knocking him out out September 17th

Matthysse Morales Matthysse vs. Morales  lucas matthysse erik morales By Dan Ambrose: Erik Morales (51-7, 35 KO’s) has been living off his old name for the past year during his comeback, and looked pretty average in all of his four fights since staging his comeback last year. Lost his last fight against Marcos Maidana, and I thought he should have lost two others in addition to that one. Read the rest of this entry »



Prescott vows to take advantage of McCloskey’s many mistakes

Prescott McCloskey Prescott vs. McCloskey  paul mccloskey breidis prescott By William Mackay: Breidis Prescott sat down recently and watched some of Paul McCloskey’s past fights, and came away with enough knowledge to know that McCloskey makes a ton of mistakes when he fights. Prescott plans on taking advantage of those same mistakes when he fights him this Saturday night in Northern, Ireland. Read the rest of this entry »



Sergio Martinez may have to beat both Barker and Rubio to get a crack at Chavez Jr.

Martinez Barker Martinez vs. Barker  sergio martinez marco antonio rubio julio cesar chavez jr darren barker By Dan Ambrose: If WBC Diamond middleweight champion Sergio Martinez (47-2-2, 26 KO’s) wants a change to recapture his old WBC middleweight crown in a fight against the current WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (43-0-1, 30 KO’s) Martinez may have to beat both Darren Barker and Marco Antonio Rubio to get a shot against Chavez Jr. Read the rest of this entry »



Roach: Pacquiao will knock Marquez out this time

Pacquiao Marquez Pacquiao vs. Marquez  manny pacquiao juan manuel marquez freddie roach By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao has failed miserably in his first two fights with Juan Manuel Marquez, and should consider himself very fortunate that he didn’t both of those fights because Marquez outboxed him in both fights. Read the rest of this entry »



Vitali facing a slower version of Chris Byrd in Adamek on Saturday

Klitschko Adamek Klitschko vs. Adamek  vitali klitschko tomasz adamek By Dan Ambrose: Photo credit: KMG/Dmitriy Abramov – Polish heavyweight Tomasz Adamek (44-1, 28 KO’s) is basically slower, less defensively competent version of Chris Byrd in facing WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (42-2, 39 KO’s) on Saturday night at the Stadion Miejski, Wroclaw, Poland. Read the rest of this entry »



Eloy Perez a possibility to fight Adrien Broner if Burns ducks the fight

Broner vs. Burns  ricky burns adrien broner By Scott Gilfoid: It’s looking as if WBO super featherweight champion Ricky Burns will duck his title defense against the talented undefeated Adrien Broner (21-0, 17 KO’s) on November 26th in Cincinnati, and instead will vacate his belt to move up in weight. Read the rest of this entry »



Golovkin vs. Simon on October 15: Gennady off to a terrible start as WBA champion

Golovkin Simon  gennady golovkin By Dan Ambrose: WBA regular middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (21-0, 18 KO’s) has picked from the bottom of the World Boxing Association rankings to find his next opponent Lajuan Simon (23-3-2, 12 KO’s) to defend his title against on October 15th in Golovkin’s home country of Almaty, Kazakhstan. Golovkin is milking his title like a champion. Read the rest of this entry »



Pacquiao and Roach give Ortiz a good chance at beating Mayweather

Mayweather Ortiz Mayweather vs. Ortiz  victor ortiz manny pacquiao freddie roach floyd mayweather jr By Chris Williams: To no great surprise both Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao are giving WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz a good chance at beating undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr. on September 17th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Read the rest of this entry »



Povetkin wants Haye next, but 49-year-old Holyfield is the likely opponent

By Eric Thomas: WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin (22-0, 15 KO’s) defeated Ruslan Chagaev on August 27th to pick up David Haye’s old title that was recently taken from Wladimir Kltischko by the World Boxing Association after they elevated Wladimir to WBA Super World heavyweight champion. Read the rest of this entry »



UK Boxing Weekly (Week one): McCloskey-Prescott, Khan, Fury-Firtha, Macklin, More!

McCloskey vs. Prescott Fury vs. Firtha  tyson fury paul mccloskey matthew macklin breidis prescott amir khan By Adam Fillingham:

Last Weekend

The new 2011-2012 boxing season got underway last weekend and what a cracker we had to start it off. Two bantamweight warriors, British champion Stuart Hall and European/Commonwealth champion Jamie McDonnell battled it out over twelve rounds for all three belts. Read the rest of this entry »



Mayweather Jr. hints he won’t be fighting Pacquiao after the Ortiz bout

Mayweather Ortiz Mayweather vs. Ortiz  manny pacquiao floyd mayweather jr By Chris Williams: Floyd Mayweather Jr. has another idea about who he wants to fight after he takes care of business against WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz on September 17th. Some boxing fans have got a mistaken impression that Floyd Jr. would be fighting Manny Pacquiao next after the Ortiz bout. Read the rest of this entry »



A Gamboa Loss Good for Business?

Gamboa Ponce de Leon Gamboa vs. Ponce De Leon  yuriorkis gamboa daniel ponce de leon By Chip Mitchell : As early as 2008, a winner-takes-all showdown between undefeated featherweights Juan Manuel Lopez and Yuriorkis Gamboa seemed inevitable. It was a 50/50 fight if there ever was one, and Bob Arum proclaimed that it could be built to be the “biggest featherweight fight of all time”. Read the rest of this entry »



Mayweather: I’ll fight Khan if he fights Jessie Vargas first

Khan Peterson Khan vs. Peterson  floyd mayweather jr amir khan By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan can stop calling out Floyd Mayweather Jr., because Floyd gave him the path to a fight with him yesterday, telling ESPN “You’ve got a one guy from the UK by the name of Amir Khan. I’ve told him he can fight Floyd Mayweather, but he must go through Jessie Vargas first.” Read the rest of this entry »



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