By Scott Gilfoid: 42-year-old Audley Harrison (31-7, 23 KO’s) KO’s) is reportedly interested in facing Dereck Chisora (20-4, 13 KO’s) next, and he feels that he can give the 29-year-old Chisora a tough test if given the chance. If nothing else, Harrison thinks that a fight between them can bring in a lot of fans at the Copper Box Arena in London, UK.
With three stoppage losses in his last seven fights, it would seem that Audley would be a terrible match-up for Chisora considering that fans would see it as a mismatch and stay away in droves. But when you look at the pretty poor opposition that Chisora has beaten in his last five fights to supposedly turn his career around, Audley fits in quite nicely with that bunch. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rocky Esposito: Marcos Maidana is a fun fighter to watch and he is very easy to root for. He might not be the most technically skilled boxer alive, but for all that he lacks, he makes up for it with his aggressive/come forward style, his heart, and his will to win. Also, Maidana possesses a very rare trait that simply cannot be taught, and that is… He knows how to deal with and handle adversity inside the ring extremely well. Whenever he has a set back inside the ring, he does not go into panic mode or have a systems shutdown. On the contrary, he seems to come back with even sharper focus and determination.
Another major, invaluable asset/plus that Maidana has going for him is his Trainer, Robert Garcia. Although he did not win the award officially, Robert Garcia was in my opinion Boxing’s Trainer of the Year for 2013. Read the rest of this entry »
By Jim Dower: #10 IBF, #13 WBC light welterweight contender Hank Lundy (24-3-1, 11 KO’s) easily beat an out-classed Angelo Santana (14-2, 11 KO’s) by a 10 round unanimous decision on Friday night at the Wolstein Center, in Cleveland, Ohio, USA. The final judges scores were 98-91, 98-91, 98-91. Lundy, 30, knocked the 25-year-old Santana down with a looping right hand in the 9th round of the fight. Santana tried to blame it on a slip, but the referee wasn’t having any of it and he correctly ruled it a knockdown. Read the rest of this entry »
By Allan Fox: 49-year-old IBF light heavyweight champion Bernard Hopkins (54-6-2, 32 KO’s) will be taking on WBA 175 lb champion Beibut Shumenov (14-1, 9 KO’s) on April 19th at the DC Armory in Washington, D.C, according to Dan Rafael. The fight will be televised on Showtime, and WBO middleweight champion Peter Quillin will be on the undercard making a defense against an opponent still to be determined. Hopkins just turned 49 last January, and he seems like he’s just playing out his string.
Fans aren’t too interested in seeing Hopkins fight Shumenov, a fighter who has fought only twice in the last three years. The guys that fans want to see Hopkins fight are WBC champion Adonis Stevenson and WBO champ Sergey Kovalev. However, it doesn’t look like Hopkins will ever fight either of them before retiring due to them fighting on HBO. Hopkins fights on Showtime. Read the rest of this entry »
Very disrespected by his team. Wasted my time
— Amir Khan (@AmirKingKhan) February 21, 2014
By Scott Gilfoid: Amir Khan made a series of bellyaching tweets today about how he feels disrespected by Floyd Mayweather Jr. because he hasn’t heard a peep from the talented fighter ever since he made an announcement about the poll on his website for fans to pick his next opponent. Khan thinks he’s not going to get the fight with Floyd, and he’s pretty bugged to no end. Instead of keeping a stiff upper lip and realizing that Mayweather only fights the best and the brightest, Khan is all bent out of shape and he doesn’t mind letting people know about it. Read the rest of this entry »
By Mark Colleti: I understand that we all need to make a living. A also understand that boxing is a very dangerous sport. But somehow it has gotten to the point that money is taking over boxing. Is it the way it’s supposed to be?
The question of who is going to make more money on their PPV sales is not the right question. I mean, because more people purchased my PPV, does that mean I am the best?
Right now Floyd “Money” Mayweather Jr is going to pick his opponent for his May fight. It’s either going to be Marcos Maidana or Amir Khan. I realize that boxing is a business, but how does someone’s PPV sales define him? Read the rest of this entry »
By Poerqe: Former IBF/WBA light welterweight champion Amir Khan (28-3, 19 KO’s) is sounding bitter by claiming Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been sherry picking his opponents and is ducking him like he ducked Pacquiao. Khan, 27, hasn’t given up on the idea of fighting Mayweather, but it looks like it’s starting to dawn on him that he may not get the fight. Maybe that’s why Khan comes across as bitter in this interview.
By Chris Williams: Top Rank promoter Bob Arum says that his fighter Zou Shiming (3-0) could be fighting for a world title by the end of 2014. The idea is top put the soon to be 33-year-old Shiming in against newly crowned IBF flyweight champion Amnat Ruenroeng (12-0, 5 KO’s) at the end of the year if Shiming is able to keep winning.
Shiming will need to get ranked in the top 15 in the flyweight division, because right now he’s not had enough fights for him to get pushed up in the rankings. Shiming also not looked good against the weak opposition he’s been in with. Read the rest of this entry »
By Dan Ambrose: Brian Vera (23-7, 14 KO’s) feels that the judges robbed him last September in giving former WBC 160 lb champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (47-1-1, 32 KO’s) a 10 round unanimous decision win by the scores of 98-92, 96-94, and 97-93. That’s why Vera plans on giving Chavez Jr. a beating on March 1st in their rematch so that the judges can possibly mess things up this time due to how one-sided it’ll be.
The venue for this fight favors Vera this time instead of Chavez Jr. with the fight being staged in Vera’s home state at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas. There will still be a lot of Chavez Jr. fans at the fight due to the popularity of his famous father Julio Cesar Chavez, and the proximity of San Antonio to Mexico. Read the rest of this entry »
By Rocky Esposito: First, I would like to point out that I am a huge Boxing fan. Individually, I like and respect everyone of these fighters. With that being established, I honestly would not be surprised if “Bradley vs Pacquaio II” ends up with more PPV sales then ”Mayweather vs Maidana/Khan”. Many Mayweather fans would immediately disagree with me, but let me explain why.
Mayweather is Boxing’s Pound 4 Pound Champion and PPV King, you will find no argument from me. Regardless of what his detractors may say, Mayweather’s resume is impressive and undeniable. His PPV numbers don’t lie either. With all of this in mind, I still believe his upcoming fight in May is not locked in and guaranteed to surpass Bradley vs Pacquaio II. Read the rest of this entry »