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title Heavyweight fighters who never fulfilled their potential Part 1 – Joe Mesi

By John Stevens: In this series of articles I want to look at the careers of some recent heavyweights who, as the title says, never fulfilled their full potential in the ring and have left us all with a ‘ what could have been’ scenario

First up is ‘baby’ Joe Mesi. The pride of Buffalo, New York, Joe first appeared on the scene in 1997 after claiming the New York state golden gloves title. His first 18 fights were against journeymen opposition whom he dispatched with ease, scoring 16 KO’s. Read the rest of this entry »



title De La Hoya expects Canelo-Kirkland fight to have fireworks on May 2nd or May 9th

canelo888By Dan Ambrose: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoys is expecting his flagship fighter Saul “Canelo” Alvarez’s next fight against 31-year-old James Kirkland to be a huge one filled with a lot of slugging a ton of excitement when the two fighters face each other on May 2nd or May 9th at the Aladmodome in San Antonio, Texas.

The date of the Canelo-Kirkland fight still hasn’t been confirmed because De La Hoya is still waiting to see if the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao fight will get made for May 2nd. Read the rest of this entry »



title Danny Garcia vs. Lamont Peterson & Peter Quillin vs. Andy Lee official for April 11th

garcia100By Dan Ambrose: It’s now official now that Danny Garcia (29-0, 17 KOs) will be facing Lamont Peterson (33-2-1, 17 KOs) on April 11th in a catch-weight fight at 143 pounds in the “Premier Boxing Championship” series on NBC at 8:30 p.m E/T at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The fight is only scheduled for 10 rounds, according to Dan Rafael of ESPN. One can only guess why the fight is only scheduled for 10 rounds instead of the normal 12 rounds, but it’s likely out of concern for Garcia to make sure he doesn’t gas out and look bad in a 12 round fight. Read the rest of this entry »



title Abner Mares to take his third consecutive tune-up against Arturo Reyes on March 7th

mares#1By Dan Ambrose: Former three vision world champion Abner Mares (28-1-1, 15 KOs) slow rebuilding of his career is still underway as he’ll be fighting his third straight tune-up bout next month against journeyman Arturo Santos Reyes (18-4, 5 KOs) on March 7th at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

For some reason, Mares and his adviser Al Haymon have been reluctant to go back to fighting world class opposition ever since Mares was blasted out in one round by the hard hitting Jhonny Gonzalez in 2013. Read the rest of this entry »



title Pacquiao and his losses

By Hans: As casual watcher of boxing, I would advise people to look into the stats of Manny Pacquiao to learn about what kind of fighter he is. They would see that Pacquiao has 57 wins with 5 defeats, 2 draws and 38 knockouts during his career. He has already 5 losses, so why would he be the one to beat Floyd Mayweather Jr with his unblemished record of 47-0? Read the rest of this entry »



title Mayweather-Pacquiao talks bring “nothing meaningful” today, says Pugmire

pac4534By Chris Williams: The well-respected LA Times reporter Lance Pugmire if reporting that today’s discussions in the Floyd Mayweather Jr and Manny Pacquiao led to nothing eventful for their proposed May 2nd mega-fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“The phrase I was told today about Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao talks was “nothing meaningful,” Pugmire said on his twitter.

This still doesn’t mean that the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight won’t take place. It just means that nothing special occurred today. Read the rest of this entry »



title Billy Joe Saunders passes up N’Dam fight, wants Lee-Quillin winner

saunders67By Scott Gilfoid: #1 WBO middleweight contender Billy Joe Saunders (21-0, 11 KOs) passed up a fight against Hassan N’Dam in what would have been a battle for the vacant IBF 160 pound title. Instead of taking that fight, Saunders wants to face the winner of the April 11th bout between WBO middleweight champion Andy Lee and former WBO champion Peter Quillin.

Saunders is hoping that Lee will beat Quillin so that it sets up what would likely be a nice money fight between Saunders and Lee. The only problem with this idea is that Lee is likely to get beaten by Quillin, which means that instead of Saunders facing Lee, he’ll be fighting the hard hitting Quillin for the WBO title. Read the rest of this entry »



title De La Hoya: Pacquiao has a lot of wear & tear, Mayweather beats him

pac678By Chris Williams: Golden Boy Promotions president Oscar De La Hoya is counting on the Floyd Mayweather Jr vs. Manny Pacquiao bout taking place on May 2nd. De La Hoya believes the fight will be great for the sport of boxing due to the huge amount of attention the fight will get from the casual fans.

With that said, De La Hoya thinks the 36-year-old Pacquiao simply has too much wear and tear for him to beat a skilled fighter like Mayweather. Because of that, De La Hoya is picking Mayweather to beat Pacquiao soundly. Read the rest of this entry »



title Will Nonito Donaire excel or just hide in the 122lb division?

donaire012By Gerardo Granados: Will
Next March 28 at Pasay City, Metro Manila at Philippines the once awarded fighter of the year Filipino Flash Nonito Donaire W33(21)-L3-D0 will fight against William Prado W22(15)-L4-D1. This is his comeback fight after losing his WBA feather belt and it is no surprise to see him engage a low risk opponent to build back his confidence but what will happen after this tune up fight?

Will Donaire challenge the super bantamweight Champion of the World Guillermo Chacal Rigondeaux or will he play it safe avoiding to end up badly beaten? Logic tells that Donaire won’t come close to Rigondeaux any time soon but the pride of a hurt lion can force him to take big risks. Read the rest of this entry »



title Is Gennady Golovkin this generations Mike Tyson?

By Wilmar Patino (Boxing’s Finest): Now before we jump the gun on crowning Gennady Golovkin as “the next Mike Tyson” lets begin with some of the similarities between them. Of course there are notable differences like the division they fight in, age difference between them in their best years, but as far as being “The Monster” of their respective divisions as Max Kellerman once said about Gennady Golovkin they do have some striking similarities between them when it comes to their aura in Boxing amongst others. Read the rest of this entry »



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