By Scott Gilfoid: Kalle Sauerland, the promoter for unbeaten 6’6” heavyweight Robert Helenius (18-0, 11 KO’s), is interested in matching Helenius back up with Dereck Chisora (15-4, 9 KO’s) at some point in the future, but just not yet.
Helenius beat Chisora by a 12 round split decision in December 2011 in a fight that many boxing fans felt that Chisora should have won. Helenius tore up his right shoulder in that fight in the 2nd round after badly hurting Chisora in the 1st round with a big right hand that had him holding on. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: Bob Arum, the promoter for Manny Pacquiao, says his fighter doesn’t want to fight in the United States because of the taxes being too high on his huge purses that he gets from U.S pay per view money and the large gates that he attracts in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Arum thinks the taxes have gotten out of hand and he believes it will keep the top foreign fighters from wanting to fight in the U.S anymore.
Arum said to espn.co.uk “These big foreign fighters don’t want to fight in the United States. He [Pacquiao] doesn’t want to fight in the United States. How come? Because he’d have to give close to 40% to the government…It’s getting ridiculous.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Gerardo Granados: Since his shocking knockout loss to Juan Manuel Marquez many boxing fans and sports writers have stated that Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao should hang his gloves and retire. Even on several internet sites and on sports media there have been irresponsible reports about Pacman health related to a personal medical opinion of a doctor that received worldwide coverage. Being Congressman Pacquiao a lion king do the readers believe he will retire after such defeat?
“Pride made him bigger than most could have imagined he would be and his pride will keep him at the top” – a friend of mine.
Maybe it is true and Pacman has nothing left to prove inside the ring, he has earned enough money to live comfortable for the rest of his days and his future on politics looks good; but is that enough for him? Read the rest of this entry »
By Robert “Big Moe” Elmore: WBC middleweight champion Sergio Martinez has shown no interest in moving up to the super middleweight division nor has he shown any interest in unifying is own division. However, he is interested in fighting welter weight champ Floyd Mayweather Jr. The part that baffles me is fight fans claim that if Floyd doesn’t take the fight that he’s ducking. A few points before I move on.
Floyd is a welterweight and he stretches himself when he does fight at junior middleweight. For his fights against Oscar De La Hoya and Miguel Cotto, he only tipped the scale at 150 pounds. Sergio is a middleweight who claims he get down to 154 pounds and even 150 pounds to make the fight happen. 154 is a stretch and 150 is impossible. Moreover, he’s a MIDDLEWEIGHT. He is naturally bigger than Floyd and would be a super middle weight on fight night. How about fighting WBA champ Gennady Golovkin? Read the rest of this entry »
By Omar Torres: Bernard Hopkins (52-6-2) was a world class fighter for most of his career, beating fighters like Roy Jones, Felix Trinidad, Oscar De La Hoya, Winky Wright, Kelly Pavlik, and Jean Pascal and also winning Ring Magazine belts in the middleweight and light heavyweight divisions. But there is one opponent that Bernard Hopkins or any fighter or athlete in the world can’t beat and that is father time.
Yes, Hopkins has impressively seem to have found the fountain of youth and still is performing at a high level for his age, as he has broken George Forman’s record in being the oldest boxer to win a championship title in 2011 as he beat Jean Pascal for the WBC light heavyweight title at 46 years old, But for how long will this last? Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose Gabriel Rosado (21-6, 13 KO’s) thinks his performance in losing a 7th round knockout to WBA World middleweight champion Gennady Golovin (25-0, 22 KO’s) last weekend proved that he’s an elite fighter. Rosado believes he won a lot of new fans by staying in there until the 7th when he fight was halted by his corner. Rosado says he’s going to move back down to 154 where he hopes he can get fights against Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Alfredo Angulo based on his performance against Golovkin.
Rosado told ringtv “I gave fans a good fight and I believe I do have more fans after Saturday night…Fans will want to see me again. I stood up against the toughest guy at 160…The Golovkin fight puts me on that elite level.” Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: 48-year-old former two division world champion Steve Collins (36-3, 21 KO’s) is already in training for a possible bout against 44-year-old Roy Jones Jr. (56-8, 40 KO’s) for who knows when. It could be that Collins is training for nothing because the fight won’t happen unless someone puts up the money for it.
Collins told Sky Sports “We’re waiting for the best deal to come in that suits us both and we’re going to take it.”
The best deal? I’m just wondering who on earth would want to make an offer for a fight between the 48-year-old Collins and the 44-year-old Jones Jr? What boxing fans would want to come see this fight? It would have to be in the UK, preferably in Ireland, but Collins has been out of the sport for 15 years now. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ryan Wardle: On January 19 current WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (25-0, 22 KO’s) took the ring for his second U.S. televised bout at New York’s Madison Square Garden. He made his sixth title defense against Gabriel Rosado (21-6, 13 KO’s). Golovkin’s popularity is quickly rising in the U.S. and last Saturday he put his skills on display. Over the course of the fight Rosado was fluidly dismantled by Golovkin as he made his way to a seventh round TKO victory.
During the second round he opened a cut over the left eye of Rosado and continued to target the area for the duration on the fight, this eventually led to Rosado’s demise as he could no longer see punches and ultimately caused his corner to call the fight.
Golovkin is known to have exceptionally heavy hands, with 22 of his 25 fights ending by knockout. Read the rest of this entry »
By Babatis Banda: Was Juan Manuel Marquez stronger this time around than the previous meetings? Probably yes. Is it a surprise that he could have been stronger this time around? Certainly no. We all saw Marquez train hard. We all witnessed the intensive training regime Marquez undertook and we are also alive to the fact that Marquez went into camp earlier too. The fact is that Marquez was really determined to beat Manny Pacquiao again, at least in his mind and many others, and convincingly for that matter. It seemed purposeful that Marquez clearly traded speed for power.
In my humble view, these were not the only factors that resulted in that devastating knock-out. The greater part of the reason lies with Pacquiao himself. For a number of years, I have read comments about the jumping around in the ring by Pacquiao. Read the rest of this entry »
By Chris Williams: WBA/WBO flyweight champion Brian Viloria will be back in the ring April 6th in Macau against possible Juan Francisco Estrada. Top Rank likes the idea of the 32-year-old Viloria fighting Estrada next despite the fact that Estrada is coming off of a loss in his last fight against WBA World light flyweight champion Roman Gonzalez last November in a 12 round decision loss. Read the rest of this entry »