Yuriorkis Gamboa resolves dispute with Top Rank, now a free agent

 yuriorkis gamboa By Allan Fox: Former IBF/WBA featherweight champion Yuriorkis Gamboa (21-0, 16 KO’s) has resolved his dispute with his promoters at Top Rank, and Gamboa is now a free agent. Gamboa could wind up signing with Mayweather promotions, but it’s still a wait and see on that. Read the rest of this entry »



Chisora: I’m going to send Haye into retirement; there won’t be another Klitschko fight for him

Haye Chisora Chisora vs. Haye  derek chisora david haye By William Mackay: Former British/Commonwealth heavyweight champion Dereck Chisora (15-3, 9 KO’s) is promising to finish former WBA heavyweight champion David Haye (25-2, 23 KO’s) off on July 14th in their clash in London, UK. Chisora believes that Haye will retire after he gets finished beating him in front of what could be as many as 30,000 fans at the Upton Park Arena. Read the rest of this entry »



43-year-old Tarver tests positive for a banned substance

Tarver Kayode Tarver vs. Kayode  antonio tarver By Eric Thomas: 43-year-old IBO cruiserweight champion Antonio Tarver (29-6-1, 20 KO’s) has allegedly tested positive for the anabolic steroid Drostanolone from a urine test taken before his fight against unbeaten cruiserweight contender Lakeef Kayode earlier this month on June 2nd. Read the rest of this entry »



Weights: Ortiz vs. Lopez, Soto vs. Matthysse

By Jim Dower: Former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KO’s) successfully made weight on Friday for his clash with Josesito Lopez (29-4, 17 KO’s) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. During Friday’s weigh-in, Ortiz came in a half pound under the welterweight limit at 146.5 lbs. Read the rest of this entry »



Conspiracy theories abound after Bradley – Pacquaio fiasco

Bradley vs. Pacquaio  timothy bradley manny pacquiao By John F. McKenna (McJack): Predictably whenever there is a bad decision in major fight in boxing skepticism arises as to the legitimacy of the scoring. The firestorm which erupted after former World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao (54-4-2, 50 KO’s) lost his title belt to new WBO welterweight champion Timothy Bradley (29-0-1 NC, 12 KO’s) on June 9 shows no sign of abating. Read the rest of this entry »



Boxing News magazine compile ‘50 most powerful’ list

By Mark Havey: This week Boxing News published their list of the 50 most powerful and influential people in boxing. I couldn’t help but laugh reading it. I suppose it depends on your definition of power. But whatever you definition, I’m sure you wouldn’t place Don King at 31 whilst placing Amir Khan at 29. Or Teddy Atlas at 34 whilst placing Muhammad Ali at 41. Read the rest of this entry »



Victor Ortiz needs to take Josesito Lopez seriously

Ortiz Lopez Ortiz vs. Lopez  victor ortiz (Photo: Naoki Fakuda) By Mark Havey: Tomorrow night Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, KO’s 22) will fight for the first time this year against Josesito Lopez (29-4, KO’s 17). People are considering it as a stay busy fight but it isn’t. Ortiz has been out of the ring for far too long and was anxious for a fight, any fight. The problem is Saul Alvarez. Read the rest of this entry »



Manuel Charr’s body shots could give Vitali problems

Charr Klitschko Charr vs. Klitschko  vitali klitschko manuel charr By Dominic Sauboorah: WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko will be taking on the undefeated, but also untested, Manuel Charr on September 8th in Kiev, Ukraine. Many people see this as an easy fight for Vitali, however I beg to differ. Read the rest of this entry »



Sergio Martinez can’t let Chavez Jr. dictate the size of the ring

Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez Chavez Jr Martinez  sergio martinez julio cesar chavez jr By Dan Ambrose: If there’s one thing that WBC Diamond middleweight champion Sergio Martinez can do to help improve his chances of beating WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in their fight on September 15th, it’s for Martinez to make sure that the ring size is a normal sized championship ring and not the small ring that Chavez Jr. used to defeat Andy Lee last Saturday night in El Paso, Texas. Read the rest of this entry »



Victor Ortiz: I’m going to have my hand raised at the end of the night

Ortiz Lopez Ortiz vs. Lopez  victor ortiz (Photo: Ester Lin/Showtime) By Allan Fox: A confident former WBC welterweight champion Victor Ortiz (29-3-2, 22 KO’s) promised victory for Saturday in his bout against fringe welterweight contender Josesito Lopez (29-4, 17 KO’s) for the vacant WBC Silver welterweight title at the Staples Center, in Los Angeles, California. Read the rest of this entry »



Marquez is a bad option for Pacquiao

Pacquiao Marquez Pacquiao vs. Marquez  manny pacquiao juan manuel marquez By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s skills have faded so much recently that if he listens to his promoter Bob Arum’s advice and faces Juan Manuel Marquez in his next fight in November, Pacquiao will very likely be finished off as a fighter. Read the rest of this entry »



Charr vs. Klitschko: Vitali must avoid a let down

Klitschko Chisora  vitali klitschko manuel charr By Sean McDaniel: WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko (44-2, 40 KO’s) has decided to go soft in what may be his final fight of his career against #7 WBC Manuel Charr (21-0, 11 KO’s) on September 8th at the Olimpiyskiy National Sports Complex, in Kiev, Ukraine. Read the rest of this entry »



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