By Scott Gilfoid: The Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KOs) vs. Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KOs) rematch has been moved from November 22nd to November 29th at the Excel Arena in London, UK, according to Dan Rafael. The fight will still be a WBO heavyweight eliminator bout with the winner to become the WBO mandatory challenger to IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.
Chisora and Fury were supposed to have faced each other during the summer, but Chisora suffered a hand injury, causing him to have to pull out of the fight the week of the actual bout. Fury attempted to fight anyway against an in shape Alexander Ustinov, but then Fury pulled out of the fight due to his uncle Hughie having an emergency medical problem. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) is in a situation where he’s pretty much run out of top fighters for him to face for him to keep his pay-per-view numbers up. If he wants a big fight for his next bout in May of 2015, he’s in a situation where he’ll need to face WBO welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao.
That means that Mayweather will need to somehow work with Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank for that fight to happen. With Pacquiao having recently signed a 2-year extension with Top Rank that takes him until the end of 2016, Mayweather has no other choice but to work with Arum. Read the rest of this entry »
By Gav Duthie: I had hoped that the Super 6 conceived by Sauerland Promotions for the super middleweight division in 2009 would be a mainstay in the future of boxing but it definitely now seems to be a one off. I have secretly hoped it would return just to add some spice into certain divisions but now I really feel the idea or something similar is essential for the Super Bantamweight division.
Last Saturday on different fight cards we witnessed WBC champion Leo Santa Cruz 28-0-1 (16) and WBA regular champion Scott Quigg 29-0-2 (22) destroy completely overmatched opponents in uninspiring title defences.
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By Joshua Blessman: There have been some great fighters. Many of them beat top opposition. However, what separates Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) from other great fighters is that he is unbeaten and has influenced the sport and its followers more than any other boxer in history.
Unlike his predecessors, Mayweather faced the best boxers of his time and remained undefeated. Boxing pundits may argue that today’s opposition is not as tough as it was in previous eras. This is undoubtedly true when discussing fighters like Sugar Ray Robinson and Henry Armstrong, who both had over 180 fights. However, this argument does not hold when discussing the fighters of the “middle” era, who had a similar amount of fights as Mayweather. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell says he’d be interested in fighting IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch if the money is right. Dirrell says that’s a fight that he could get motivated for because it would be a situation where the best is fighting the best. However, Dirrell says he wouldn’t fight Froch in the UK.
He’d have to come to the U.S to fight him because he’s still not happy about what happened to his older brother Andre Dirrell, who lost a controversial decision to Froch 5 years ago in Froch’s home city of Nottingham, UK in 2009. Read the rest of this entry »
By Ivan Godfrey: The self proclaimed the best every [TBE] WBA/WBC welterweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr (47-0, 26 KOs) defeated Marcos Maidana (35-5, 31 KOs) as you all know last Saturday night in winning by a 12 round unanimous decision at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. I was disappointed with the manner Mayweather fought in. However, that is what he does to get the win and secure his boxing immortality.
Mayweather ran all across the ring, making for a dull encounter in my opinion. Not once did he step towards Maidana. It would have been quite interesting to see what would have happened if Maidana simply stood his ground at some stages in the fight. Would Mayweather have moved towards him to engage? Who knows? Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: WBC super middleweight champion Anthony Dirrell (27-0-1, 22 KOs) feels that #4 WBC George Groves (19-2, 15 KOs) doesn’t deserve a shot at his WBC 168 pound title, even if he defeats little known #3 WBC Christopher Rebrasse (22-2-3, 6 KOs) this Saturday night in their WBC super middleweight title eliminator at the Wembley Arena in London, UK.
The winner of the Groves-Rebrasse fight will become the mandatory challenger for Dirrell’s WBC belt. Dirrell doesn’t see Groves as a deserving challenger because of his two consecutive knockout losses to IBF/WBA super middleweight champion Carl Froch in his last two fights. Read the rest of this entry »
By Scott Gilfoid: Matchroom Sport promoter Eddie Hearn says he’s putting the finishing touches on rematch between former WBO light heavyweight champion Nathan Cleverly (28-1, 14 KOs) and former WBC Silver 175 pound title holder Tony Bellew (22-2-1, 14 KOs) for a date and a venue still to be determined.
The original date Hearn was looking at was for December 6th in Sheffield on the same card as IBF welterweight champion Kell Brook’s first title defense. However, with Brook out of commission after being stabbed recently while on vacation in Spain, Hearn is looking for a new date and location for the Cleverly-Bellew fight. Read the rest of this entry »
By Anthony Mason: As expected, Floyd Mayweather Jr defeated Marcos Maidana for a second time. Considering that Mayweather’s own uncle and trainer, Roger Mayweather, said that Maidana had not beaten anyone of note, there isn’t much to celebrate about. It is very ironic that Floyd does what several boxers have done before, but is somehow given special treatment and extra credit for his accomplishments.
Having not even 50 fights in almost 20 years, one would at the very least hope that Mayweather would stay undefeated at this age considering the opponents he fought. Read the rest of this entry »
(Photo credit: Ester Lin/Showtime) By Raj Parmar: Pound for pound King Floyd Mayweather Jr improved his undefeated record to 47-0 (26 KO’s) with a dominating unanimous decision win against Marcos Maidana last night (35-5, 31 KO’s). After the fight, both men spoke on the matchup and their respective futures at the post fight press conference.
Maidana stated that he felt he won the fight and didn’t understand why the judges would give rounds to a boxer that spends most of his time running around the ring. He admitted however that Floyd is extremely fast and that he plans to continue fighting. Read the rest of this entry »